Thursday, April 19, 2018

Seth saves the day

A lot of people contributed to my performance entries for Rocky Mountain Spring Fling, including my new friend, Maire Lanzafane.
Maire designed multiple tack sets for Breyer in the early 2000's, but has only recently started making things for the model horse hobby at large.
I met her earlier this year, when she traveled to Denver on business. She brought along some of her pads, and I was instantly a fan.
I ordered a pair of half pads for Rocky Mountain Spring Fling. 
After they arrived, I asked Maire if she would make me a quarter sheet. 
It was scheduled to arrive the day before the show, but the mailman came and went without leaving anything in my box.
I was extremely disappointed, not just for myself, but also for Maire. I explained the situation to Seth, and he immediately offered to drive it to the show hall as soon as it arrived on Saturday.

"You don't have to do that," I said. "I'm only using it in one class. It's not a deal breaker. Plus, the show hall is thirty five minutes away."

He insisted. Secretly, I was delighted.
The quarter sheet arrived just in time for the English Natural Trail class.
It looked absolutely awesome on Olivia... except for the dangling butt strap. Oops.
Still good enough for second place.  
Thank you so much to Maire and Seth for their help with this particular class. It really does take a village to show performance, and I am so glad to have both of you in mine!


  1. That butt strap was the reason for red, this entry was great!

  2. Thank you soooo much for writing that Jen! It was really great to meet you as i have been a fan of your blog for quite some time and you definately inspired me to give this a whirl... It was my pleasure and honor to create those for you! wow, I guess i am no longer a "ghost" in the hobby. I look forward to making alot more pieces and hopefully meet more of the amazingly talented and passionate artists that i admire. please thank Seth as well for me as that was very sweet of him to get that out to you in the nick of time.---so does this mean i can tag my work as "LSQ"???

  3. I have that dog! Had my sister paint it up to look like an English Shepherd, though. :D