Saturday, June 22, 2013

NAN watching

This is how NAN watching works for those of us who aren't actually in the showhall.  

First, you open the NAN results page.  Since data and photos are uploaded throughout the day, it's important to refresh this page often.
Next, you sign onto UStream to watch and listen to Jim West's oddly compelling Live Feed from the show hall. 
Thanks to Ryan's mad tech skillz, my NAN feed went to the television rather than the computer!
Lastly, there's Facebook.  Depending on your friends list, this is quite possibly the single best source for up-to-the-minute NAN news and photos.
It's amazing how close you can get to the action by utilizing these three sources.  Here are some of my watching highlights from yesterday's Custom/Artist Resin Performance  division.

The day got off to a good start when Tiffany Purdy's Leeuvonhoek was named Reserve Champion of the CM Harness class with his brand new BCS harness.
Tiffany Purdy photo
He finished right behind Jackie Arns-Rossi's Heidi, who I had the great pleasure of judging last month at Springamathing (she won under me, too!).
Erika Ipes photo
Also in the Top Ten was Tiffany's other horse, Donnertanzerin and the pink Purdy mobile.  I'm actually kind of glad not to have had a part in this entry!
Erika Ipes photo
CM Arabian Costume/Parade was next.  Tiffany's parade horses swept the top placings with Tiffilicious claiming the gold cookie...
Erin Corbett photo
and Darringly Sassy grabbing the silver.  Although I didn't make any of the tack for either of these entries, my kids named Tiffilicious and I took the reference photo accompanying Darringly Sassy.  That's worth a little credit, right?
Erin Corbett photo
Here's another Purdy entry that didn't include Braymere tack.  This was the winner of the CM Scene class. 
Erika Ipes photo
Tiffilicious and Leeuvonhoek both came back in CM Other Performance... 
Erika Ipes photo
 and claimed Top Ten honors with help from their BCS tack.  
Erika Ipes photo
The CM Over Fences-Hunter class was huge with twenty nine entries.  I probably had some tack on the table, but I didn't see much of it in the results.
Erika Ipes photo
No matter!  I'm happy to cheer for my friends' horses no matter whose tack they're wearing.  This is Erin Corbett's ES Granite wearing a saddle and bridle made by Jennifer Kistler. 
Erin Corbett photo
Oh, wait!  I think that's one of my saddles on Karen Meekma's Schmitterling!

Erika Ipes photo
And look!  There's Tiffilicious with yet another prize!  This time she's shown winning the CM Saddleseat class with her BCS saddle and bridle. 
Tiffany Purdy photo
The CM Huntseat Pleasure-Stock/Pony class was a BCS sweep, with Anne Field's Caramel Latte winning the gold...
Erika Ipes photo
and Tiffany's Purdy Zippin Chic claiming the silver. 
Erin Corbett photo
Donnertanzerin picked up another Purdy Top Ten placing with this entry in the CM Dressage class.  I can't tell for sure, but Tiffany owns two of my dressage saddles.  Odds are good that this is one of them.
Erin Corbett photo
Rounding out the English division is this super cute CM Other English Performance entry.  I didn't make the tack and I don't know the owner, but this one makes me happy every time I see it so I feel compelled to include it!
Erika Ipes photo
Buttercup, owned by Mary Butler and customized by D'arry Jone Frank
On to Western!  Or maybe not...  I have to admit, I don't have the same obsession enthusiasm for Western that I do for English.  In fact, I'm able to limit this post's Western photos to just one.  That's Tiffany's Purdy Zippin Chic wearing a brand new saddle by Erin Corbett.  What a great looking entry!
Erin Corbett photo
I'd still rather be in Harrisburg, but thanks to NAMHSA's tech gurus and all those busy Facebookers,  I've had a pretty good NAN watching experience here in Colorado.  Love you guys and please keep up the good work today!

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for the watching guide. I didn't think to keep an eye on the NAN results page; I'm a dummy!

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  2. I have been staying in touch with NAN in the same way as you (live feed/results/Facebook) but they are all on the computer. I am not cool enough to have feed on the TV.

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  3. I love that little pony too! I'm waiting for Jim to upload more photos for me to add to the results pages. The wait is killing me!

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  4. I missed seeing several of these photos on facebook - thanks for posting!

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  5. That pink driving entry....oh god. XD It could only be a Purdy entry couldn't it? :P
    Oh now you've got me looking through ALL the class results! I'll be here all day now!
    The winner of the CM Over Fences - Jumper/Cross Country is fantastic, definitely my favourie performance entry thus far. I'm a bit irked to see a British Spotted Pony in the British Native class though, as lovely as it is, BSPs aren't strictly speaking 'native' types...

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  6. Buttercup is the name of the pony in the lead line class. She was painted by D'Arry, who also made the dolls. I dressed the judge and made the plants and wall. Buttercup was also the Reserve Champion for English trail, where I made all of the props.

    Mary Butler, Manchester, MD

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    1. Thanks for the information. I will add it to the post. Buttercup is absolutely adorable. If she ever needs a new home, there's a spot for her in Colorado!

      :)

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