I arrived Friday afternoon to help set up the show hall and unpack the many auction and raffle donations. But first, I made a quick visit to the local hobby shop and toy store conveniently located right next to the hotel to check out their Breyer selection. The temptation was great, and I happily added the new grey Shannondell to my herd.
Saturday started bright and early with a full room---the show drew in many of the local regulars as well as friends from as far away as New Jersey, Colorado, and Oregon!
I judged chinas, both OF and custom glaze, and the competition was fierce. Here are some of the OF lovelies from the breed classes.
|The breed champ call back table|
|Marcherware Rose Oberon and Hagen-Renaker Thoroughbred Mare|
|Hagen-Renaker Morgan Foal and Rearing Stallion|
|An exquisite HR Saddlebred|
|Stunning HR Arabian Mare in rose grey|
|Another shot of the call back table|
|Oberon was the overall breed champ|
|And the lovely Saddlebred was the reserve overall champ|
The show was running on a pretty tight time line as we had to be completely out of the show hall by 5pm, so unfortunately, I didn't get any pix of the fabulous custom glaze entries other than my breed champs. Both of them were Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig's incredible Imp sculpture. I wish I had more pictures of the CMG pieces to share because just about all of them deserved rosettes. The workmanship and level of artistry on these horses was mind-blowing.
|Overall CMG champ|
|Overall reserve CMG champ|
|Breyer Mini Whinny chase piece|
|She looks like a trouble maker.|