Sunday, September 29, 2019

TJS halter, day one

In 2016, Jennifer Scott and I conspired to hold our dream model horse show, and we did except for one thing: In reality our big show, was two mostly separate shows held in the same room at the same time. One of our primary goals this year was to create a more cohesive event. To that end, we decided to take on some of each other's projects. I helped cast medallions, and now, Jenn is writing blog posts. Woo hoo and thank you, Jenn!

The Jennifer Show Saturday Halter Recap

by Jennifer Scott

It’s been two weeks since The Jennifer Show and my brain in general is still doing this:
It was a giant effort to co-hostess such an event, but I’m filled with satisfaction. And inspiration! My co-hostess has been regaling you with images of the Performance classes, but I can assure you the halter division was just as jam-packed with outstanding entries. Day one included the Custom Glazed pieces,
customs both big and small...
and our Amateur Artist Division.
When you couple this with Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig’s “A Good Vintage” it was such a full circle of showing. In one room, we had our hobby history and where we’d come from, then today's current customs and lastly the future in Amateur Artist.
It's been three years since our last The Jennifer Show, and it took awhile to shake the rust off. I didn’t get as many photos as I’d have liked this first day, but I did manage to take photos of our overall champs!  Our judges couldn’t wait to hand out our venti-scale Anises for those overall prizes!
Custom Glaze Winners included a familiar face for me – a Josine Vingerling bone china “Fausto” I glazed back in 2015. It was a delight to see him again!
Partnering him in the championships were an Adalee Hude Adagio, sculpted and glazed by her,
a Lynn Fraley Marshall, sculpted and glazed by her, and an Eberl Gustav by Horsing Around.
Kylee Parks and Barb Ness continued dolling out the Anises in the Custom Division!
Winners included Melanie Miller’s freshly painted Hamilton...
and Amanda Brock’s mare “Malibu."
Malibu is a customized Breyer Geronimo. I want to steal her.
I’m sorry to say I missed photographing the remaining champion of this group as he’d vanished from the table by the time I finished the other's photographs. To be fair, we were operating at a clipping pace by this time of the day.

Our Custom Mini champs were decisive with both horses taking honors in both Breed and Workmanship! Both these models were owned and painted by Lauren Hoeffer.

And saving my favorite for last is the Amateur Artist Division.
My co-hostess and I were absolutely delighted to see the strong turn-out for this division. For a while it seemed to be dying, but clearly not at this show! 
These tables were filled with amazing works of art all day and it made my heart go pitty pat to see them all. Champion and Reserve honors went to two horses by Lauren Wood. Congratulations, Lauren!
This was an absolutely amazing day in the halter rings. Everyone was a winner in my book!

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