It's fair to say that the performance classes at Glyn Haven's Autumn Horse Faire were not most competitive I've ever judged. Still, this was an absolutely delightful division filled with fun tack,
and abundant good humor.One of the most enjoyable parts of my day was watching Teresa go "old school" with her Stock Horse Stallion, Bronze.
I was a little dubious when she first brought this horse to the table...
but her entries with him were uniformly interesting and well documented.
Other contenders in the English division included Regan's Nas Sombras...
and Vaguely Familiar...
and Teresa's Mindless Self Indulgence.
Athough Bronze tried his best...the English division title went to his more modern stablemate...
with Nas Sombras taking the Reserve.
Moving on to the Western division, we started with Sidesaddle Cutting...and Sidesaddle Roping. Ha! Actually, these set-ups were whipped up at the last minute by Regan and Fabian when it became obvious that there were no serious entries in either class. I was more than happy to award the effort with blue ribbons and NAN cards.
Here's Fabian's serious sidesaddle entry in the Western Pleasure class. Like his funny entries, it also earned a blue.
When it was all said and done, Fabian had won the Judge's Trophy (for being the most improved performance shower, not for the poop),Teresa's pony was Overall Reserve Champ,
and Regan's best boy was the Grand Champion.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in this most fun and happy performance division!