Erin is a top notch Western saddlemaker who recently moved from Portland, Oregon to Leeuwarden, The Netherlands . This is an account of her first European live show.
All in all, the show was fantastic. There’s another one in June I hope to get to, and then the big ‘Breyerfest’ show in August that I am already entered for. Showing models has been such a big part of my life for so many years that it’s a great relief to have been to a show in Europe and know that they are going to be every bit as enjoyable as they were in the states - at least if the rest in Germany and in Holland are anything like this one was!
Of course none of this would have been possible without Melanie Knuttel. She invited me to stay at her home and go with her to this show, and was my super awesome interpreter for the day! I had SO much fun discussing everything from resins to politics to health care to history with her, and cannot wait to do it again! I am SO thankful for all of her help with interpreting the show information, helping me get my horses in the right classes, and just generally minimizing my opportunities to make a fool of myself.
Thanks again, Erin for allowing me to repost this. If you would like to see more pictures of Erin's tack, please check out her website at: http://everafterstables.homestead.com/.