Portrait of a Warmblood.

Challengette is a 23 yr old Holsteiner. Her sire was the Oaks stallion, Challenger and her grandsire the famous Cor de la Bryere. She is a gentle, patient horse who is a retired broodmare and hunter. She has spent the last 5 years teaching me how to ride. My first horse and the love of my life.

Thank you for all the votes. Challengette is the winner of the "Equine Art & Photography Portrait Challenge!":http://www.redbubble.com/equine-art-and-photogr...


  • EquestrianBlond
    EquestrianBlondalmost 5 years ago

    Nor surprising that Laura created such a stunning collection of photographic art. Challengette (aka Baby Girl)… what a beauty she is! I miss her every day, wish I could kiss her velvety-soft nose.

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago


  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago


  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful portrait:)

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic work!

  • Laura Palazzolo
    Laura Palazzoloalmost 5 years ago

    Thank you for all your wonderful comments. This portrait is very special to me as it is of my beautiful girl.

  • Laura Palazzolo
    Laura Palazzoloalmost 5 years ago

    That you for all the votes for the Equine Portrait Challenge! I am honored that you chose this photo and Challengette (aka Baby Girl, barn name Jetta) will be thrilled. She was not happy about standing still for me to take this, I have already received the request for more carrots as payment – there will be no living with her now that she is a celebrity.. : )

  • Victoria Jostes
    Victoria Jostesalmost 5 years ago

    an extraordinary image. what you feel for this animal is apparent in the loving care taken in the preparation of his portrait. well done.
    deserved congratulations on your challenge win!!!

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 5 years ago

    Challengette appears to be in the prime of her life for a twenty three year old. I also have a twenty three year old, probably the last one of my career. I treasure every ride, as I am sure you do also. The older ones can teach you so much!

  • Thank you I do treasure every moment with her. Unfortunately she is on stall rest from a torn flexor tendon – so not much riding for the next few months. Too much fun in the pasture…she forgets her age, running around the hill kicking up her heels. We just got approval from the vet to walk around on the flat bareback, so looking forward to that.

    – Laura Palazzolo

  • Barssel
    Barsselover 4 years ago

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