U25 Equestrian Creativity Awards: The Art & Design Category Winner Is…!

The U25 Equestrian Creativity Awards is an international competition to recognize the creative talent of young equestrians under the age of 25 in the following five categories: photography, blogging, art and design, entrepreneurship, and video production.

Ten finalists per category were selected by Heels Down Media. As a part of the judging process, the HDM U25 Award Winners are determined by a panel of expert judges (75% of the final score) and a public vote (25% of the final score). The winner of each category being determined by the highest combined score from the public vote and the expert panel decision.

The winner of the U25 Equestrian Creativity Awards for the Art & Design category is….

Madison Claire Chalfant

Madison is an avid equestrian and artist, who brings the elements of patience and timing into her visual art. Her work has been exhibited in the National Soaring Museum, Arnot Art Museum, as well as other venues. She has also had her work published in Life on the Finger Lakes Magazine. Madison is attending Cornell University, where she will continue to develop and expand her passion for the art and equine worlds.

Our judges said…

Beautiful work.

Very well done.

Lovely use of lines and light.


“Madison’s wood working is impressive, I’d like to see what else she will do with it. Beautifully articulated in a way that only an equestrian can do and finished with an obvious attention to detail.”

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Madison will receive a full page featuring their work in an issue of Heels Down Magazine, an opportunity to contribute to Heels Down Media and a portfolio free for a year on the Equestrian Creative Network.

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