I have been showing performance for a lot of years and for the longest time my goal was to figure out how to show the same horse in enough classes in a division to have a shot at a champ or reserve champ rosette. I have also made myself crazy rushing around and have forgotten little details (like jump flags, taking boots off for classes where they are prohibited, etc) so this show my goal was different. I wanted to make sure I didn't forget those little details that are so important to a good performance entry.
My first class of the day was Judged Stockwork. I decided to do a Reined (working) Cowhorse entry. So this entry started with research. I didn't really know much about Working Cowhorse so I learned about it. I watched a YouTube video on Reined Cowhorse, I found a pattern that was commonly used and I found photos that I thought would help emphasize what my horse was doing. I made my documentation, had a detailed list of what the horse should be wearing (even made closed reins for one of my bridles!) and then on show day it turns out none of my cows were quite right so I borrowed this cow from Ann Harris. I love Region X!
Bootlegger is the horse. He is a customized (by Alicia Miller) Rose reiner, painted by Meghann Lorei. I have no idea who made his tack but the doll is my Elecktra doll wearing some ladies cutting chaps and a borrowed hat.
Then we had western pleasure-stock type. Mocha Latte did extremely well earning second place in the class. She was only beaten by the undefeated Kahanamoku owned by Marisa Evans. Mocha Latte is a Loping Leggs resin sculpted and painted by Liesl Dalpe. She's wearing a saddle made by Pam Perkins and her bridle was made by Danielle Hart. I made her doll.
Next up was the sporthorse division. Phantom, an Eclipse resin sculpted by Mindy Berg and painted by Joan Yount, is wearing BCS tack (Jennifer Buxton) and boots by Joan Yount. The beautiful jump was made by Marci Driscoll. I made the doll. I was impressed that Phantom got 3rd place in such a large class.
Next up was the English division starting with games. Phantom played with this Housewife Scurry entry. I really like how this entry turned out.