I am sponsored by Lee Courtney Luxury Realtor.
My artist is Tina Hillstrom.
I am here to support The American Heart Association.
And I have a story for you.......
Why do you think we all hum along to the great rock and roll songs of the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s? Because they are really cool of course. That is the message of SSequin II which is the brainchild of fabulous local Pop Artist Tina Hillstrom. She has lived and loved this genre her whole life. She set out to make a time capsule of memories and images for all of us to share and wow did she succeed!
Tina’s stallion is sponsored by Lee Courtney of Lee Courtney Luxury Real Estate who is also affiliated with the Arabian Horse Association. Tina explained that the spelling of her horse’s name is in honor of Lee’s champion Arabian Horse also named Sequin. The first S in SSequin II is in tribute to Sequin’s sire and the number II is that it is the second one. But true to SSequin II’s free spirt, he has an alias which is Rock and Roll on Four.
Tina is originally from Minnesota, but when she and her husband (who is a retired Mayo Clinic Doctor and entrepreneur) branched off into another creative avenue, moviemaking, they moved to Beverly Hills, California. Tina, like her father, has loved the arts forever. She is well known for her iconic paintings of bunnies and she used to paint horses when she was a kid. Four years ago, they moved here to start another business, and Tina has become the biggest ambassador for Scottsdale, because she loves our area so much.
Leave it to Tina’s wonderful “pop art” way of thinking that her horse showcases rock and roll music and the classic images of the people and places that bring us back to a different time. But when you look at her horse you see so much more than just the pictures. Some she painted by hand, and the texture of her work which is brought about in different layers of glue, really brings out this amazing feel of nostalgia. She even put a few images of herself in there to add to the crazy mix of characters. The horse is named Sequin at his core, and all these images are just like more shimmering sequins that she added to the real sequins that are already there.
By bidding on SSequin II you will almost be buying a diary of your youth. Tina really likes that idea, and had that on her mind as she was bringing this amazing horse to life. Andy Warhol is maybe the most recognized pop artist of all, and Tina would have enjoyed seeing him ride SSequin II just for the fun of it. However, you can do the next best thing. Winning the bid (and contributing a lot of money to charity at the same time) you can bring this horse, and its cool vibe, to whatever location you choose. The fun comes right along with it!
Hi, My name is Lee. I was born in Scottsdale and have spent the majority of my life living in Arizona. It is my passion to sell Real Estate here! I have represented buyers and sellers for over 20 years and I pride myself on service and make the process as enjoyable and stress free as possible. In my free time I love to raise money for local charities and ride my horses.
We’re striving to create a world free of heart disease and stroke - a world where everyone can achieve the best possible health - and it starts right here in Phoenix. From developing initiatives that make healthier food options available in all neighborhoods, to protecting our kids from the dangers of smoking and advocating for raising the tobacco sale age to 21 – together we are making it easier to be healthy where we live, work, learn and play.
The Scottdale Arabian Horse Show is a world-class horse show showcasing over 2,000 horses from around the world while providing entertainment for the whole family.
Since 1955 the Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has set the pace in the Arabian horse world. The first show was held at the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel which was a beautiful setting for a horse show. The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show was a first class show from the very first day.
After the show's beginnings at the Arizona Biltmore, Ann McCormick bought 150 acres in Scottsdale and made it into the horse facility known as Paradise Park which served the needs of the show for many years.
Since that time, the show has been held at WestWorld in Scottsdale. It has grown from 50 horses to nearly 2400 horses bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world competing for a chance at winning. A win at Scottsdale can mean big money in the breeding barns.
The 2023 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is proud to benefit these worthwhile charities: Arabian Horsemen's Distress Fund, Arabian Horse Promotional Fund, Friends of Vail Foundation, Healing Hearts Animal Rescue and Refuge, Hoofbeatz USA, Horses Help, March of Dimes, JDRF, Scottsdale Community College, Stallion Stampede, and Youth For Troops.