Almost the first thing I saw upon entering the show hall was one of Kim Jacobs' entries. They have a certain flair all their own; the scale is unmistakable. I had never before seen a horse dressed up as an elephant... I wouldn't've thought it possible!
As a break between harness and my next subject to focus on, here are a couple of horses that should have been in the Halter post. An uncustomized Stone Arabian Foal, showing the new mold (those ears! that tail!),
The next photo transitions to a focus on dolls. This was an interesting entry. I'm not quite sure which class this is or what she's doing: perhaps pouring tea? Checking the water level?
This part of my blog could be called 'unusual Performances.' I'll spare you the horse jumping the dragon and other cute stuff, but this double Jumper entry was intriguing to me. They are in fact two different resin sculptures.
A years-long mystery was solved.
Moving on to Arabian costume, here are just two examples of the riches in this class.
With Niki in the room of course there had to be something from Doctor Who. I was enchanted with the lanterns on the tops of the standards: they are actually lit up, as are the windows. She is using doll house technology.
If you're exhausted, remember this day was TWO shows, run simultaneously. Each one had many divisions. At any one point in time there were 8 or 10 classes going on. It's amazing I was finished by dark.
Intermediaire, the less competitive of the two shows, always has some fun classes towards the end. One of these is my perpetual favorite, the only known Stable Wear class. I swear I'm gonna enter it next year...
https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=4509244029880511769#editor/target=post;postID=6942474828648581870;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=0;src=postnameThank you Didi. May there be many more shows like this one.
I'm aware that many blog post subjects have been promised in the past on this site. An actual count gives me something like ten. It is my hope to combine some of them eventually. New ones are continually arising, alas: I must spend time making tack and drawing (drafting) plates for my next book. All I can ask for is your patience. Know that it is appreciated!