This year's theme was "Good Things Come in Small Packages." Not surprisingly, all the finalists were minis. I was especially taken with Christina Riley's teeny tiny Suffolk Punch, who'd started life as a Mini Whinny.
The Performance finalists included Lauren Hoeffer's Pony Express Flash,
Lauren Wood's cantering Cleveland Bay...and Leah Korper's awesome Roboclop.
This versatile model has two separate manes and tails, making him perfect for both English and Western events.
The Fantasy division consisted of a Kirin by Gretchen Glover, Poseidon's Horses by Sovae Art...
and Tiffany Purdy's stupendous hippocampus.
Although I'm not usually a fan of fantasy models, I absolutely love Troutany. She is just so delightfully fishy!
|photo by Tiffany Purdy|
Jennifer Kroll's Bobby Jo...
and Melanie Miller's Shannondell.This was another one of my favorites. Just look at all the itty bitty hairs!
Last but certainly not least, the Extreme customs included a lying down pony by D'Arry Jone Frank,a jumper by Laura Skillern...
and Kylee Parks' giant Shetland pony, Toadstool.
Can you believe this guy used to be a Wixom? He is amazing.
|photo by Kylee Parks|
to hear Breyer's Stephanie Macejko announce the winners.
The Theme class was won by the Carissa Kirksey's adorable chestnut pony. Lauren Hoeffer's Pony Express entry claimed the Performance title...
and the Gretchen Glover's Kirin won the Fantasy grouping.
Melanie's Clydesdale was victorious in Finishwork...
and Kylee's "little" Toadstool was the big winner in Most Extreme.