Monday, May 27, 2019

Indian Paintbrush Live, part one

Saturday morning, we woke up bright and early and headed over to the VFW hall that was the home of Anna Miller's Indian Paintbrush Live.
It didn't look like much from the outside...
but the inside was bright and cheerful with plenty of room for a medium sized model horse show.
As per usual for a non-performance show, I brought way too many horses. My table was overflowing...
so I borrowed a little space from Teresa...
and Fabian.
Love my Colorado peeps!
Fabian Rodriguez, Teresa Buzzell and Angelo Zunic
The show started with foal classes in every ring. Cuter Than Pixel was second in the Resin division,
Baby Rattler...
and Speckles swept the Custom Foals class...
and my brand new pony won the OF Breyer Pony Foal class. Woo hoo!
I wasn't able to sustain that level of domination, of course. Not one of my three entries placed in this big Resin Lightbreed class.
Still, it was a good day for Team Braymere...
in the Custom...
and Resin breed divisions.
Both the Resin and Custom divisions wrapped before lunch. Here's several views of the Custom callbacks table.
It was a hard decision, but in the end, judge, Alex Aarons...
awarded top honors to this Saddlebred...
with the Appaloosa Lady Phase in Reserve. 
The Resin callbacks table was just as impressive.
With so many nice horses on the table, I wasn't expecting much. I was surprised and delighted when judge, Nelli-Jeanne Lucas awarded top honors to Cuter Than Meeka.
Pony power! 
We broke for lunch and I started preparing for the most important part of the day: the Fun Division. More on that in my next post!


  1. Ooh, I never knew you showed Halter! If you're ever in a pinch, I'd be more than happy to provide some breed documentation (if you'd want; by no means do you have to at all!)

    1. I think everyone shows halter, at least occasionally!I have a nice group of resins and customs that I enjoy showing on occasion.

      That's a kind offer, but documentation is less of a thing in the artist divisions, since there aren't identical models showing against one another. Most of my models are the breed they were sculpted to be, and no documentation is necessary.

    2. Oh, okay! I really only show OFP and the occasional mini CM, so I'm very unfamiliar to the AR Halter world. That's good to know :)