Saturday, April 28, 2018

RMSP performance wrap up

Tempting as it is, I'm not going to write a post about every single one of my performance entries at Rocky Mountain Spring Fling. Suffice it to say, most of them were well planned and well executed set-ups that I was proud to put on the table.
A few, however, deserve a little extra mention, if only so I can remember how to recreate them later.  
One of these was my Liberty entry in the combined Showmanship/Liberty class. Olivia wore her "fast" mane and I used a little stand under her hoof to add extra animation to her gait. The handler doll held a whip with a plastic bag attached to the end and an Arabian show halter. 
Another entry that turned out extra nice was my Versatility Challenge set-up in Other Performance.
This isn't the first time I've depicted a Versatility Challenge, but it is the first time I did so with a great, big wheelbarrow. Thank you, Enterprise Props, for the fun new addition.
I used my rubber chicken from Austin in English Arena Trail, which was very satisfying... 
and I absolutely loved my Father/Daughter Pairs Class entry in Other English Performance.
Historically, I've treated cattle classes a lot like scene classes. I know Lu and Sandy are going to beat me, so why bother? I tried harder this time, which was not reflected in my Roping entry, but I was very pleased with my well documented Ranch Cutting set-up...
and my Steer Undecorating entry in Other Stockwork. 
All in all, it was a very good day for me, but I simply can't close this post without mentioning the awesomeness that was Sandy's jumping horse.
She put him in everything... 
and... 
I...
do...
mean...
everything...
 and all of it was amazing.
I never would have guessed that a jumping horse could be that versatile. Congratulations, Sandy. That was a performance tour de force!
Thank you again to Heather Malone for hosting Rocky Mountain Spring Fling and to Erin Corbett for judging the performance classes. It was a real privilege having a show of this caliber so close to home. I can't wait for the 2020 edition!

2 comments:

  1. Truly the first time I've seen a TSII silver saddle on a jumping horse -- or ANY silver saddle on a jumping horse! Also, Sandy, you need my snowshoes.

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