I will always be a hunter girl at heart, and English is my favorite performance division, both as a shower and a judge. Happily, the English showers at last weekend's BreyerWest Open Show gave me a lot to smile about, both in quantity and quality.
The division opened with a combined Jumper/Cross Country/Eventing class that was won by Leah's little palomino.
The hunter class was dominated by the Newsworthys, with Jackie's Skipper Dan claiming the blue...and Heather Visser's pony picking up the red.
Other English/English Games was a particularly strong class,
especially for the minis.
Second place went to Shana Bobbitt's mule. I can't imagine a better way to show this particular model in performance than this endurance entry.
The winner was Leah's reliable Puns and Roses.
I loved every part of this Bridleless Dressage set-up.
So many little details!
and PHF Richard Squared finished the division with a bang, taking the top prizes in the Dressage class.They went on to win the English Champion and Reserve Champion titles...
then Richard Squared was named the Overall Performance Reserve Champion.
The 2016 BreyerWest Open Show Overall Performance Championship was won by Leah's other horse, Puns and Roses.
Leah with her two champions.
Well planned, well executed performance entries like these don't happen by accident. Leah worked very hard preparing for this show, and it really showed. Congratulations, Leah, and good luck at BreyerFest!