Most model shows follow a predictable trajectory: performance classes first, halter second. But when you've got 2 shows going in tandem, many things are happening at once, and my own preferences emerge. For someone who's not a chinahead, I certainly love the look of the clinkies, equus fragilis.
Dozen Roses, sculpted by Kathy Bogucki:
A startling use of the new Wyatt mold, by Morgen Kilbourn, is this Civil War entry.
In central Pennsylvania one can count on performance entries by Kim Jacobs.
And here are all the ladies, deep in performance. I was proud of this shot and hope I can be forgiven for any inelegance.
The next shot is a sort of two-fer in that you can catch a glimpse of a parade entry behind the cantering Arab. The chestnut belongs to Kim Jacobs, I think.
Another rather famous Stone:
I'm including this Stone Mule because he certainly is a new model for me. Stretching the bounds of what is possible with factory customizations!
The at-large photographer got lucky with one of the most heartwarming moments of the entire show.
And more. This hobby almost exclusively involves girls. What few guys you see are either artist types or company managers, or sometimes fathers; occasionally a long-suffering boyfriend. I'm from a generation where guys were never interested in model horses, wore suits and carried briefcases, and where a tattoo was as foreign as Mars.
So when I saw this, I fell all over myself trying to photo it.
I'm sorry I don't know your name, sir. I hope you enjoyed the show....
The standard in performance entries was phenomenal at Intersport. (Intersport is the "open" show; Intermediaire is for somewhat less competitive sorts, and has classes like Stable Blanket.) I was drawn to these two almost-perfect Saddleseat entries.