Saturday, June 25, 2011

More NAN performance awesomeness

NAN 2011 may have been the smallest NAN to date, but don't be fooled.  At least as far as Custom and Resin performance goes, this show was plenty competitive. 

The day started with Harness.
photo by Jamie Stine
Deb Omel's fabulous Sicilian donkey cart was shown atop a mirror  so the judges' could properly appreciate all its amazing details. 
photo by Jamie Stine
Not surprisingly, Sugar Beet was the unanimous choice for the Custom/Resin Harness championship.  Congratulations, Deb!
photo by Diana Parker
It's hard to follow an entry like that, but Colette Robertson's amazing Marwari costume by Cary Nelson was more than up to the task.
photo by Kim Carter
Boom Shakalaka is a Carol Williams Valor resin customized by Karla Rankin.
photo by Kim Carter
 Just an amazing set-up and a very worthy winner of the Custom/Resin Other Costume Championship.
photo by Diana Parker
The Scene class is always full of interesting entries.  This year those ranged from circus set-ups...
photo by Kim Carter
 to trail rides.
photo by Kim Carter
Uh oh.  Those rascally raccoons have raided the picnic basket and one of them is eating a ham sandwich!
photo by Kim Carter
The Over Fences classes included several grey Valentino resins.  Not sure who owned this guy, but Annette Dean's LZ Arctic Knight ended up winning the Reserve.
photo by Diana Parker
The winner was Lyn Norbury's Come A Chameleon.
photo by Diana Parker
I can't be certain, but I think I recognize those reference photos
photo by Diana Parker
I love the jumpers...
photo by Diana Parker
so I feel compelled to post lots of jumper pictures!
photo by Diana Parker
Ditto for the event horses! 
photo by Jamie Stine
The winner of the Show Jumping/Cross Country class was Spot the Money owned by Paula Anderson.  Kevin McFarland built this amazing jump.
photo by Jamie Stine
Come a Chameleon came back to win a Reserve Championship in the English Trail Class.  This horse is a Sheila Anderson Bishop Sundance resin that was customized by Lyn.
photo by Diana Parker
The Saddleseat Championship went to one of Lyn's other horses, Summer Shades... 
photo by Diana Parker
And Jamie Stine's Pik Atari BWS was triumphant in Dressage.  Jamie is the author of the  Dressage and the Model Horse series--congratulations, Jamie!!
photo by Diana Parker
Last one--this is Christine Armstrong's custom Percheron competing in Draft Horse Barrel Racing.  This time I know I recognize the documentation!
photo by Jamie Stine
Thanks to Kim, Diana and Jamie for sharing all the wonderful photos.  I would have loved to have been therein person, so pictures like these are the next best thing!

5 comments:

  1. Scary thought, I was there and missed most of this. Even if I was showing in it!

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  2. As I said to Deb, if he judges didn't pick her's they needed their eyes examined! That is just the coolest thing ever.

    Thanks for sharing the photos with us. Every one of them is "WOW". I have to admit I love the Clydesdale, pinto jumper (OMG). Those scenes are so fun! That would be my favorite class. Is that a NAN show class (as in to get qualified?) or just something they put on at NAN? I don't recall it at any shows but then again it has been a few years.

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  3. Cool pictures!

    That Valentino is 'Windsong' owned by Susan Hargrove :).

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  4. OMG THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL MODELS! I WISH I HAD ONES LIKE THESE.... :/

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  5. Wow ALL these models are gorgeous! I especially love the appaloosa, and the marwari, and the eventing paint, and the draft barrel racer and and and....

    Thank you for sharing all the photos!

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