Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hearts N Horses--Costume and Parade pictures

I did not judge the costume and parade division at Hearts N Horses, but I certainly enjoyed looking at all the entries. Here are some of my favorites. This classic sized Arabian costume had some nice details.I also liked the embroidery and colors on this green costume.I wish I knew who made this stablemate scale costume. It was absolutely gorgeous!Another nice mini costume entry, this one was made by Kim Ford and had its own little oasis.It was this costume, however, that was my hands down favorite. Jennifer Baker Wilson did an amazing job on this one. Lucky Marianna is the owner.The bridle is just as lovely as the saddle. I wish I could make cowrie decorations that looked that nice.Marianna's Octopi won the original finish Indian costume class.Nice custom ISH wearing Indian regalia.Close up of the bridle.
Here is the eventual overall performance champion showing in the custom Indian costume class.
This is the explanation card that accompanied the mule and travois. Some people are too funny!
The parade classes were small and showcased some very different types of parade tack. This traditional black and silver set was made with tooled silver tape. Vicky Norris made this red, white and blue saddle.Close-up of the saddle showing the painted leather and Vicky's trademark stitched edges.The winner of the custom/resin parade class was this beautiful Knightly Cadence and his brand new Pam Perkins parade tack.
I love the colors on this set.
A pretty bridle on a pretty head.Thankfully, the mule survived the barbeque and made it back to the show ring, this time dressed in cavalry tack.
This wonderful little zorse is sporting sculpted on tack. Mini Boreas in a Renaissance Festival tack set.
I am almost to the end of my Hearts N Horses pictures. I'll probably upload one more batch and then it will be back to my regular programming.


  1. I am loving all these pictures you got, thank you for posting them! If it's OK with you, I'm going to link to your blog from the show's website, so people can come over here to see more of the show. :-)

  2. Hi Erin! Please feel free to link my blog to the HnH website. It was such a fun and well run show--I was delighted to be a part of it! Thanks so much for having me.

  3. Do you know who made the first arabian costume shown? I'm in love with the style! It's absolutely stunning. :)

  4. Sorry, Laura. I'm a big believer in giving credit where credit is due. If I don't mention a name it's because I don't know who created the piece.

  5. Hello !
    " I wish I knew who made this stablemate scale costume. It was absolutely gorgeous! "

    It was me - Andra Martolo / Amestarab

  6. I made the traditional scale Native American costume that's being shown on the ISH :-)

  7. That's a wonderful costume. Great work!

    Also, it cracks me up that this OLD post has had two updates in the last two weeks. Did someone post a link somewhere?