Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Almost wordless Wednesday

If life had gone according to plan, Emma would still have all her teeth, Seth's car would be running and I would have spent last weekend attending the NW Expo Live Show in Corvalis, Oregon.  

Unfortunately, none of those things happened, but thanks to Erin Corbett, I'm still able to share photos from the NW Expo Performance Challenge. Competitors in this division received a new in box Breyer on the morning of the show.  They were then required to use that horse in a full range of performance classes.  This year's model was Zenyatta, and as you will see, she turned out to be surprisingly versatile.  Congratulations to the big winners, Laura Skillern (champion), Erin Corbett (Reserve Champion) and Tracy Eilers (Honorable Mention).  You all did great!























12 comments:

  1. Did this for years at Great Lakes Congress. Lots of fun!

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  2. Yep, GLC is where I first did it too! I figured why can't we keep doing it, just with Breyers instead of Stones - super glad Traci (Expo Show Hostess) was totally on board! It was great fun and if Traci wants to do it again next year I'll totally sponsor it again!

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  3. These are so creative! Lots of events I've never thought of using a Zenyatta in!

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  4. Really fun idea! And so many great and creative entries!

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  5. I LOVED the performance challenges. They did one up here at a big show in Illinois. Not sure if they still do. It was one of my favorite things to watch and participate in.

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  6. Such a cool idea! I would LOVE to do that!!

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  7. That's a really neat idea. I wouldn't be able to do it because I don't have any tack, but it would be fun to try to come up with different ideas.

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  8. Wow. How did they make that beach scene? The water is awesome!!!

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  9. Do people know ahead of time which model it will be so they have tack ready that fits?

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    1. Nope! That's the whole point - we all got the horse about 20 minutes before the first class, and had no idea what we were getting. The challenge is to adjust your tack and come up with class descriptions on the fly!

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