I would be remiss if I concluded my Springamathing coverage without discussing the happy surprise that was the Novice Performance division. Historically, novice divisions have not fared well in Colorado, so I was expecting mostly empty classes with a few entries decked out in Breyer tack.
That's not what I got.The Western division included two minis owned by Melissa Addison and their tack was worthy of that magnifying glass. I can't remember who made this set (sorry!)...
but this little lovely was made by none other than Carol Williams. According to Melissa, it's the only stablemate scale saddle Carol ever built!
Barb Horncastle's pair of ISH's where just as well dressed, each wearing a Terry Newberry saddle. Beautiful!
This is Barb's English entry--so cute and also very correct.
Thanks so much to Melissa and Barb for competing in the Springamathing Novice Performance division. I really enjoyed judging your wonderful entries!
And speaking of judging, my Springmathing judges' model is still available for purchase.I'm having trouble upgrading my MH$P account, so posting photos here instead. If anyone is interested, I'm asking $200 plus $15 for shipping.
That's it for Springamathing. Tomorrow we start working towards NAN!