The Painted Trotters of Goshen return

Goshen. The fourth annual Goshen Art League’s public art event reflects the times we will in.

| 08 Aug 2020 | 04:06

The Goshen Art League’s fourth annual Painted Trotters public art event features 26 two-sided trotters throughout the Village of Goshen.

They will be on display until mid-September when they will be auctioned off in the community.

Normally the panted trotters are auctioned at Limoncello’s at the Orange Inn. Now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the auction will take place online. The time and date have not been released. The proceeds will be split between the artists and the painted trotters program.

“This year is especially poignant,” said Carly Glasse of Illuminate Goshen, the fiscal and producing entity of the Painted Trotters. “Many of our artists had more time than usual to complete these stunning works. But many also overcame obstacles to be able to deliver. And deliver they did! This is a smaller batch of Trotters than usual but the creativity and beauty are extraordinary. Enjoy.”

In the coming weeks, The Chronicle will look to publicize each of the painted trotters the artists whom created them.

The history of the event, as well as the official trotter map, is available at

Orange County, and Goshen in particular, is the birthplace of Hambletonian 10, the ancestor of all American Standardbred horses.
Many of the early Hambletonian races were held in Goshen at the Good Time Park mile track.
Established in 1838, the neighboring half-mile Historic Track is a National Historic Landmark, the oldest harness horse track still in use in the United States. Stables still operate on the grounds and races are held annually.
The museum opened in 1951, during Goshen’s Hambletonian Stake era.