Wednesday, April 16, 2008


You see - I am looking for a unique logo that I can stencil onto our new horse trailer...and later have it sewn onto stall curtains that are used at horse shows ...and then maybe even on shirts and caps and such. But - I am looking for some fresh ideas....not a copy of someone else's logo with my name on it!

Here are a few Saddlebred logos already in use - so that you get the idea of what the horse must look like!

Must have a high head.

..a high set tail..

..and exhibit great leg action.. both front and back.


I am looking for a logo that displays our farm name and all or part of a Saddlebred horse.

The Farm name is Equus Villa. (FYI - It is Latin for horse farm)
I love the Old English font...but am open to others.
If a horse is used in the logo - it MUST represent a Saddlebred.
Our Farm colors are Black and White with silver as an accent color.

This contest is open to ANYONE who is interested - you do not need to have a blog and there is no age limit.

What is the prize you ask??? Well - just to cover all the bases of what EVERYONE would or might want... It will be a crisp $100.00 bill!

Contest deadline is midnight June 01, 2008. Please tell all of your creative friends, relatives, children...etc. etc. etc. I REALLY REALLY need a logo and have turned to the most creative group of people I know to find one!

I must have at least 20 entries from no less than 15 people...and even if I do not use one - I will just pick my favorite and award that person the money. If there are less than 20 entries from 15 people but one logo is perfect - I will award that designer the money as well! There is no limit on how many logos you can submit. Please e-mail them to me at


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

What a nice thing to do Julie! I love the idea. I wish I could draw :( My mom is a beautiful artist. I will forward this on to her!


Tina said...

thanks for the invite! My sister Kathy lives in Magnolia, Tx. she and her husband have horses..they go on trail rides all the time...FUN! We also lost our sweet Daddy in '05, Nov. 24..I know just how you feel in the loss of your Mother...I'll be thinking about the contest!

justabeachkat said...

Wish I was creative enough to help you. I'll let you know if I think of someone who can help.

Good luck!

Lisa said...

My free hand is not as good as my other crafting efforts. Good luck finding the right design. It will be fun to see what people come up with.

pedalpower said...

Neat idea! I'll have to put my thinking cap on.

bj said...

Oh, my, how I wish I was creative and could draw...I would help you out! So sorry I can't, but I do know a LOT of folks that can draw and I will send this over to them right away. In fact, may I put your contest on my sidebar?
Good, good luck!
hugs, bj

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

JUlie, I have mentioned it on TCB.
Maybe I should get a finders fee? :)
Totally kidding, you know.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Oh if only I could draw! I'll be giving it some thought anyway!
What a nice prize you are offering!

vivian said...

I wish I was a good drawer.. but I am not.. thats a great contest opportunity for some people! I bet you get some great entries! I will mention your contest on my blog next post!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, Julie, that sounds like fun! I love all those other logos you've posted. I'm totally not creative in things like that and cannot draw at all, so I don't think I could be any help with this. I hope someone very artistic comes up with a wonderful drawing of a horse & your pretty Equus Villa font on there. I love the name of your farm. I'll try to mention it on a post next week for you!


Jen r. said...

Okay, I'm in, June 1st. I'll see what I can do... ;)
Jen R

restyled home said...

Hi Julie!
Oh how I wish I could draw...!!! What a great idea to get a unique logo. There are so many talented ladies out there in blogland. Sadly, when it comes to drawing or graphic design, I am not one of them!!

Good luck, and thanks for the heads up!


karen akaliz said...

how fun! but i can't even draw a decent stick figure! hope you find the perfect design!

love your fave quote, btw. :)

restyled home said...

I promoted your give-away on my blog! Hope you find the artist of your dreams!