Giddyup Gala Cover Contest

We want YOU to show off

your artistic talents and

design our 2024

Giddyup Gala Program Cover!

All cover art designs must

be submitted by

Wednesday, April 24. 

Image shows a diagram of a program cover with dimensions 11inches of height and 4.25 inches width.

Contest Requirements

✔️ The design should be 11 inches (height) by 4.25 inches (width)

✔️ Art must feature Sterling, our 2023 Horse of the Year (see reference photos)

✔️ Do NOT include any words in your design! These will be added later when the design is digitized.

✔️ Use any medium of art! Note that the final cover will be digitized so some edits may be needed to ensure a perfect fit.

How to Submit

Submit your cover art to Kat ( by WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24th.

Questions? Contact Kat (

Last Year’s Cover Art

Image shows the 2023 Forward Stride Giddyup Gala Program Cover with a red barn and horse grazing in from on the barn

About Our Cover Star, Sterling

Sterling is an Appendix Quarter Horse gelding. Before Forward Stride, Sterling was used for western riding and cow work. Now, Sterling is a star in the Riding and Vaulting programs and in 2023 was Forward Stride’s Horse of the Year!

Use any of the below reference photos of Sterling for your art contest submission!