Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Outhouse Class, part one

Erin Corbett doesn't like outhouses in performance entries, so of course, Heather decided that Rocky Mountain Spring Fling's performance division would include an Outhouse Class. Also of course, I immediately decided this was The Most Important Class of the entire show. 

As luck would have it, I already owned a beautiful outhouse made by Alaina Richardson of Bookshelf Barns. I really wanted to use this, but I couldn't figure out how to make it work with a cantering pony.
Eventually, I decided to go another way. I bought two cheap, unfinished outhouses...
and turned them into a cross country jump. Teresa Buzzell helped me with the sponsor banner.
Since Erin loves snails even more than she loves outhouses, I decided to make a few of those to go on the jump.
Okay, I made forty one of them. If something is worth doing, it's worth overdoing, right?
Then I asked Jana Skybova to make a snail themed saddle pad and fly bonnet. She was happy to oblige.
I was so excited to put this on the show table. It was truly a thing of beauty.
Erin loved it.
She can pretend she didn't, but I know the truth.
Every show should have an Outhouse class. That was awesome.

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