Tuesday, August 11, 2009

MEPSA rocks!

Oh happy day! Look what the mailman just delivered:
Nope, not a new resin. These are my prizes from the MEPSA 2008-2009 Championship Show. Looks like my ponies did pretty well.
As nice as those prizes are, this is the best thing in the box.
I love the Championship Show book. This year's edition is 106 pages of results, color photos and articles.
This Performance Guidelines article by Sherry Ball is a particularly good resource.
MEPSA has six divisions--OF Plastic, OF China/Resin, Artist Resin/Original Sculpture, Custom, OF Performance and Resin/Custom Performance. Each division has its own extensive classlist and section championships. This page spotlights the section champs and reserves for the OF China/Resin Division. I can not resist pointing out that three of these lovelies belong to me!
More winners. That chestnut Legionario is also mine.
Of course the best way to get a copy of the MEPSA book is to participate in the MEPSA show series. There are two or three qualifying shows each month, and every horse that wins a first, second or third placing is eligible to show in the Championship Show. There are no membership costs and show entry fees are quite reasonable. If you're even a little bit interested, be sure to check out the MEPSA website (http://mepsa1.tripod.com/mepsa.htm) for more information. This truly is one of my favorite organizations in the entire model horse hobby.

In the meantime, you can order your own copy of the book at http://www.lulu.com/. Just type MEPSA into the search box, and it should take you right to it. Happy reading!

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations Jennifer!!! Woohoo!!

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  2. Congrats on your wins! That championship book is AWESOME. It would be so cool if NAMHSA would put together something like that for NAN.

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  3. Congratulations! What bounty!

    Since you brought up MEPSA...
    I am starting to get back in photo showing (or rather, the model horse hobby itself, and I have been taking point and shoots...) and I was wondering what service (online, local, etc.) you use for printing digital photos for mail-in photo shows like MEPSA (as opposed to TOPSA, which is oh-so-handily digital). Any tips or recommendations would be great :)

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  4. Leah, I've been using Walgreens just because there is one within walking distance of my house. I can load the pictures onto their site, order prints and pick them up all within the space of an hour. I haven't even tried to find something cheaper because I really like the whole instand gratification thing. So far, the quality has been just fine, too.

    I am judging the new MEPSA season's first Resin/Custom qualifier later this month, so expect more photo showing posts in the near future!

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