You showed us your Derby hats–now it’s time to choose which one is best. Here are the top 10 finalists.
Top: Illustration by Melanie Eberhardt
Voting will take place May 8 through the 12th. The winners will be announced May 13th.
Cast your vote below! (Only one vote per person.)
A great big thanks to NickerDoodles for sponsoring these amazing prizes!
A custom, framed portrait of you and your horse by artist, Melanie Eberhardt (creator of NickerDoodles). See samples of Melanie’s equine portraiture work at melanieeberhardt.com.
A likeness of you and your horse will be featured in an upcoming NickerDoodle posted on HorseNation.com.
An OTTB T-shirt designed by Melanie (Race Horse, Sport Horse, MY Horse). T-shirts are also available for purchase melanieeberhardt.com.
I am an artist in Atlanta. When I’m not painting, I’m riding horses. I have 3 retired Arabians and a snotty pony at home. They keep me on my toes. Three years ago I bought a young OTTB straight off the track. My new fella, Bubba, and I are learning dressage. Sadly, I’m the weak link on Team Bubba, but I learn something every time we ride so it’s all good. I started NickerDoodles to document the horsey antics that abound within my world. I’m very fortunate to balance my life with things that I love – painting and riding – and NickerDoodles gives me a forum to share. If we’re not laughing at our horses and ourselves, we’re probably crying. I prefer to laugh! I hope everyone enjoys NickerDoodles.
Please visit my central website: www.melanieeberhardt.com.