Annual Hold Your Horses! Exhibit and Sale

July 8th through September 24th, 2023

Opening Reception & Members Preview on Friday, July 7th at 5:30PM

Members FREE and Guests $20 at the door

The Phippen Museum’s annual Hold Your Horses! Invitational Exhibition & Sale is dedicated to that loyal and hard-working companion of all mankind…the horse. This inspirational presentation of outstanding artwork features fine artists who are recognized specifically for their outstanding ‘art of the horse’.
The close relationship shared between horses and humans has dramatically changed both species over time. And people have bred horses to make them faster, stronger, bigger, or smaller. But horses have also changed humans in dramatic ways. How we have traveled, traded, played, worked, and fought wars have all been profoundly shaped by our relationship with the horse. In fact, this majestic animal has arguably had a greater impact on the evolution of human civilization than any other. And their powerful influence on mankind is just one of the many reasons this event was created. So we hope you will join us for this popular, annual tribute to the very versatile and incredibly steadfast horse.

2022 People’s Choice Winner

The People’s Choice Award went to Land of the Free by Western artist, Steve Atkinson of Prescott, AZ. Congratulations Steve! In honor of this special recognition, he will be our featured artist at the Hold Your Horses! 2023 Exhibition and Sale.

2023 Hold Your Horses! Exhibit and Sale Gallery

To purchase a piece of artwork from this gallery,
please contact Jeannette Holverson, Curator at 928-778-1385
or email