Earlier today, I told Erin that I felt like I would be happy to never write another blog post again. "You can't quit," she told me firmly, then added, "Do you want me to write a quickie post for you about prepping for BF?"
Of course I said yes, so here it is. Thank you, Erin, for saving this blog. Maybe tomorrow will be better.
Like the Shark in Jaws
by Erin Corbett
Breyerfest. IT'S COMING.
If you have noticed some of your friends becoming a little jumpy, maybe a little sleep-deprived, and definitely counting the days until July 19th, don't fret! They don't think the world is ending in 117 days... that day marks this year's Breyerfest Live Show. It's way harder to win at BF Live than it is to win a gold cookie at NAN. For some, this show is the be-all, end-all of model horse shows. They spend all year planning, obsessing, laying awake thinking about their entries.
I am one of these crazy few!
Planning for Breyerfest Live starts 1-2 years in advance, especially if you are showing performance. I usually have each year's setups confirmed about a year ahead of the actual show date, down to which horses that don't exist yet need to still be commissioned (begged for) from friends.
|An in progress picture of Erin's Purdy performance horse|
|Erin's 2015 Breyerfest spreadsheat with details blurred out to preserve the element of surprise! The red areas indicate tack changes.|