One of my primary hobby goals for the last year was to get back into photo showing. Specifically, I wanted to build and campaign a show string in hopes of qualifying for and competing in the big MEPSA International Championship Show.
I didn't do a bang up job of that, but I did manage to enter two qualifying shows. Thirteen of my photos earned entry into last month's Championship Show. Yesterday, I found out how they fared.Rajun Cajun won Horse of the Year in the Foal Division. This was not news, as the HOTY winners had been chosen by popular vote on the MEPSA blog at the completion of the show year. Still, it was really nice to see his picture in "the Book."
Upwey Brass was my top halter horse, winning the Reserve Light Breed Championship in the Custom Division.
Halter prizes are nice nice, but performance is always my main interest. Happily, that's where I had the most success. Little Spring Fever's scene entry won the Judge's Choice award...
and Khompounded Interest was English Pleasure Grand Champion. Hurray!
This is a "big prizes" show, but my loot picture is pretty modest. I got a gift certificate to Chelsea's models, a new in box Breyer American Pharoah and a tiny green dragon. Not bad for thirteen photos!
This wasn't the amazing return to photo showing that I'd envisioned, but it was a reasonably successful return. I'm calling this mission semi accomplished and am making plans to do more in the upcoming show year.