The BreyerFest Youth Show has four performance divisions: Western,
Once again, I was the judge for the Scene Division. This time, however, there were only two classes, which makes it sounds like a pretty cushy job.
The first class, Scene - Realistic, was huge and tough.
The Youth Show is open to entrants between the ages of thirteen and sixteen. No professional tack, props or dolls are allowed. Everything must be made by Breyer or the exhibitor herself.
Let me tell you: these kids know how to make things.
After a lot of painful deliberation, I gave this live show scene the blue ribbon.
The Disney trolley placed second, and then maybe the Man From Snowy River diorama? All the placings were so close, I really can't remember for sure.
Scene - Unrealistic was next.
This class was smaller, but just as amazing.
By the way, this is the model that inspired all the hands horses.
I really loved the semi-rearing mustang dressed as Godzilla,
but the entry that really blew me away was Leah Hopson's Racing Stripes set-up.
The attention to detail on this was amazing.
It would be competitive at any live show in the country.
It was such a privilege to be part of the BreyerFest Children's and Youth Shows this year. Thank you so much to Eleanor Harvey and Kim Bjorgo-Thorne Thorne for having me and also to all the kids and parents who made my job so wonderful!