Thursday, August 4, 2011

Horses N Hangars custom halter, part two

More photos from Custom Halter division at the Horses N Hangars Live show held last month in Broomfield, Colorado.  

The Stock Division opened with a big and tough Appaloosa class.
This Breyer Zippo was customized by Pamala Hutton and is owned by Kim Lovelace.
Paints were next. 
This sweet faced ISH is owned by Christine Holt. 
What's this? A Purdy horse that does not belong to me?!
Two Purdy horses that do not belong to me? The horror! 
Onto Quarter Horses!
Once again there were two Purdy horses on the table. This one's mine... 
and this one belongs to Kim. 
All the first and second place winners came back for the Stock Breed call backs. The ISH on the far right was Champion and the grulla Purdy Paint was Reserve.
The Pony Division opened with the American Pony class. Fresh from a nine month vacation with the cows, the best my custom Flash could do was fourth.
The winner of the American Pony class was Snickers, an absolutely darling Classic Mustang Mare owned and created by Bridgett Murphy. So cute!
Not certain but I'm guessing this pretty boy is a Charlotte Donahue piece... She does the most amazing braids!
And then there's this guy... Isn't he a resin? I swear I've seen him before, but I can't remember his name. 
Onto the Drafters!
I also loved the Long Ear/Exotic class. 
Here's a look at the call back table for the Overall Custom Halter Championships.
And the winner is... I hate to say this, but I'm not really certain. I think it was Kim Lovelace's Prius. 
Congratulations to all the winners. That was definitely the best Custom Halter Division this area has seen in a long time!


  1. Gah!

    ^ *wants* I've always loved those kind of headcollars! It's nice to see some more haired models in the showring - if done well they can look incredible. :D

  2. LOL! Had to laugh about the pony's cow vacation. Are you going to take him to RMR again so he can have another vacation?

    The unknown pony thing is an Oatsville that was originally in china only I believe. I think the one you photographed belongs to Teresa Fedak.

  3. the overall champ was actually the ISH by Diane Capwell. I can't remember who took reserve. or maybe he was reserve. now I can't remember. drat. thanks for another great report! it was such a fun show and there were so many amazing horses there.

  4. I really need to pay more attention! Perhaps Prius won something in the Workmanship division? I could have sworn I heard his name called for something!

  5. Wonderuful pictures!! So many nice!!

    I have a question about this one:
    It really looks like he is having the bit in his mouth. Are there little holes to put the ends of the bit into or how is this achieved? Looks so nice without sticky wax.

  6. The "thing" is in deed "Oatsville" and is a china. He was sculpted by Paul Sanders and only about 25 were made. They were all glazed by Paul, except for a claybody custom that was glazed by Lesli Kathman and now belongs to Jeanene Bernardin. Another claybody custom Fjord was also made by Paul.
    The one pictured is a coldpainted china, I forgot who painted it.
    Hope this helps :)

  7. Thank you for the clarification, Katja! I'm not a clinky collector, and I knew I'd seen him before so I just assumed he was a resin. Shows what I know! In any event, he's a lovely piece.

  8. More photos from Custom Halter division at the Horses N Hangars Live show held ...

  9. The crest on the Oatsville clinky is really something! What breed is he supposed to be? He looks like some kind of pony.