Monday, June 22, 2020

A Tack Giveaway



I'm holding an Anniversary Tack Giveaway for this year's BreyerFest!  My intent is to give away 2 Akhal Teke model neckpieces.  The point is to spread awareness of my blog:  Enter this Giveaway by commenting on ANY post.  My reason to hold a Giveaway is that this June marks the Timaru Star II's 42nd year making model horse tack... !!!   That's a lotta years...
          And my excuse is I'm lining up my next tack customer.  The winner of the 2 neckpieces shall have the option to order the matching bridle and breastcollar.  Read all about it!!
Come and enjoy BreyerFest from Room 610 with me!!   This Giveaway is what I'd do if we were all there in person.
 The winner shall be chosen by random draw  on July 9, Wednesday at 8pm Eastern Time.  Two free Akhal Teke neck pieces is the prize, in any stone color you want and for any Trad model you desire.  I am limited to stones I have on hand:  emeralds, sapphires, rubies, citrines (golden yellow), cubic zirconias (diamond color) and aquamarines (light purplish-blue).  Unless, of course, you want glass jewels (cabs and facets), many colors of which are also in stock...  :)  The style would be as shown, with an option of silver or gold plates.  The rest of this post shows various colors of stones on two horses (oh, the power of PhotoShop!).
PhotoShopped to blue stones.

Anyone can enter this Giveaway by making a comment on any post on my blog, Timaru Star II.
You can enter more than once:  In fact, you could enter 193 times!!  That's how many posts there are.  Limit yourself to one comment per post, por favor. 
Taken in the AllTech Arena, KHP, 2019.
I know blogging might be considered old fashioned, but it's a place I'm very comfortable with.  I love the room to spread out.  The new blogspot format, while different, is aimed at smartphone users, and that's the future, like it or not!  I'll get a phone eventually...

Long ago I thought I might be writing a book on this beloved hobby; nowadays, I realize I already am.  You might be surprised at the breadth and variety here!  I have covered subjects as diverse as making necklaces, canoeing, etching, engraving, blanket making (and collecting!) and braiding.  Although the main emphasis is on model tack, there are some considerably more personal posts.  Hobbywise there's a whole series here about painting horses (19 posts on NaMoPaiMo--!!), making saddles (12 posts on the first Goehring saddle), making a bosal Hackamore (Fancy's Hackamore in 2015, 4 posts) and on restoring tack (just finished 4 posts on that).  There is history (How the Timaru Star II got its name), family trips (Capulin and the Flint Hills for two), philosophy and more; there are animals (buffalo, a camel!); there are shows (NAN and Intersport), people (Jim West), puzzles (twice) and other tack artists (Peery, Gillespie, Abounader and Nelson for starters).  There is a little natural history (Shield Rock) and there is a pair of miniature snowshoes.  There is even a satellite loop of the 2017 eclipse.  If you don't find something interesting, I hope you're not dead.
PhotoShopped to blue stones.
The appearance of Altynai is inspiring to me.  I do identify with the long lean racing ones.

The winner of the Giveaway shall have the option to order a matching snaffle bridle and breastcollar with drops in the style as shown.  The price of the bridle & breastcollar shall be $325.00 plus postage.  No time deadline can be set as to when this order would be finished, although I hope very much to be done by fall!  The  order does not have to be paid for right away.  The winner shall have up to two months to pay for this order, if they need it (until September 9, 2020).

I can only accept one order for this sort of tack at a time.  Therefore, unless the winner of the Giveaway does not want the bridle & BC, no other tack orders can be accepted.
If they don't want it, an order will be drawn from other entrants.
Any future pieces produced will be offered at auction.
PhotoShopped to purple and silver.

Recap:  Enter the TSII Anniversary Tack Giveaway by making a comment on ANY of our blog posts, one comment per post per person, until July 9.  A winner will be pulled by random draw.  Their neckpieces will be made to the model and in the color of their choice,... when I have the time...!  ...  That could take until fall (but hopefully will be a lot sooner!).  The winner will have the option to order a matching bridle & BC for $325.00, payable anytime up to September 9. 
Thanks for reading!  Good luck!

35 comments:

  1. This is so generous of you! The neckpieces are beautiful. It would be incredible to own one! :)

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  2. Well,if I won I would need Rubies since I was born in July, but I sure do lean towards the emeralds...

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  3. I agree with Nichelle -- this is a hugely generous offer. And I definitely think you should celebrate your blog -- it's one of the good ones.

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  4. How exciting! A chance to own some of your fabulous tack! Thank you, Sue! That's so nice of you!

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  5. There is still the option to switch back to the old blogger format. Which I am very glad of. I very much enjoy reading your blog and certainly don't think blogging is dead.

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  6. I love your give away idea and I will be happy to post comments! I read your blog often and I really love it! I especially love your posts for NaMoPaMo (your horses are gorgeous!) and your posts about model horse blankets! Thanks for the opportunity to add more of your tack to my collection!

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  7. This is so generous of you! I have enjoyed reading your posts and love seeing behind your creative process. Guess it's time to revisit your other postings. ;D

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  8. I have an older saddle and a bridle of yours. Bought them second hand but as a testament to your quality workmanship they are still beautiful. I keep a lookout for your tack and have read/enjoyed many of your blogs. Btw,bought your tack making book. Love the results! Thank-you!

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  9. How wonderfully generous! These are beautiful

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  10. I love your blog and in such admiration of your amazing work, I am lucky to own 2 bridles that you made for me many years ago, very much treasured, this prize is amazing and so generous, good luck everyone :D

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  11. Love your tack! Perfect timing, I need some for my Teke. 😊

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  12. I seriously love these Teke collars. I may just have to order a couple if I don't win!

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  13. What a wonderful idea. I love your beautiful tack. Thank you so much for so many pretty pieces.

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  14. Pick Me! Pick Me! lol! thank you for doing this!!

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  15. I have read your blog for years and you've always been so inspirational. Perfect excuse to go over some of your posts again, thank you!

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  16. Gorgeous set! And what a generous idea!

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  17. Gorgeous Sue as always. Thank you for the give away and all your fabulous work and contributions to the hobby.

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  18. Omg finally a way for my to get tack since I am in college and have no money, so beautiful and I would take the one on this model because this is the color of model I have too. It would look so good on my model.

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  20. Thank you so much for offering this giveaway. However, I didn't need a "carrot" to read your fabulous blog which has much info on hobby history and a chance to see how you make the magic happen. Fingers crossed as I drooled over your Teke tack.

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  21. Gretchen HaskettJuly 1, 2020 at 7:18 PM

    I am commenting...because this is absolutely fabulous!

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  22. Thats a lotta years!! Congrats, and these are beautiful. Wish we could see each other in person this year--this virtual thing will be new and fun I hope! Thanks for this. Beth Rappleyea

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  23. OMG that is a beautiful set!

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  24. I havent had a new piece from you for around 30 years.....Ouch!

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  25. I would be thrilled and honored to win a piece from you my friend! Just beautiful! Hugs! Carrie Sloan Meyer

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  26. So pretty! You have such lovely designs

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  27. I've admired your talent for a long time. I would be thrilled to own a beautiful piece of tack that you made.
    Donna Fredley

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  28. Thanks for the contest Susan! What a great opportunity! I read your blog often and I love it! keep the posts coming and good luck to all of the entries!!!

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  29. I found it! (the giveaway) I have to throw my name in the hat, once at least. Beautiful work, as always! *love* Thank you for holding a giveaway and Congratulations on 42 years of tack!

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  30. This is such an amazing offer!!! Thank you! Happy anniversary!!!

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  31. Im glad i saw this! Gorgeous work i cant wait to read ur blog and ill save it to keep reading i need everything for my horses i want to start showing i just started my collection for the 2nd time 2 years ago when my daughter went away to college and i needed a life of my own. I sold all my breyers back in 1999 to help with buying all her baby clothes and nursery items. I had over 900 and boy do i regret selling now! But at the time i had to.

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    1. Thank you Lunaclectic. This Giveaway ended 2 days ago, but there are many ways to start collecting again. For starters, go to https://modelhorsesalespages.com

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