This year I bought my first ever tickets to Breyerfest. And since the show was virtual, I entered the show. The fact that I could set up live show entries and take pictures of them was exciting for me. Breyerfest is only for Breyer horses, both OF and CM, and I only own a very few traditional scale OF Breyer horses. I don't own any custom Breyer horses. So I went looking.
I found Purdy Zippin Chick and decided she was definitely the horse I wanted. Sara and I worked out the detail but then Sara remembered something about the horse, and Breyerfest. If a horse wins a champ or reserve champ they can no longer show at Breyerfest. Which sucks because that was why I wanted the horse in the first place. Sara said I could back out of the deal but I chose to follow through. And then I chose to go off the deep end. Chick needed new tack, since I thought she would look excellent in turquoise. So I ordered a braided bridle from Danielle Hart and I ordered a western saddle from Mandy Claussen. I asked Mandy if she would leave me spaces (we discussed where they should be and size and so on) and she made me a very lovely saddle that I really could have left just how it was. But I have bling plans for this piece.
I was sort of in a weird showing rut for years. I would kind of do the same thing over and over. If I tried something new, and it didn't work instantly, I would maybe abandon the idea. Then there was a trend, which started at Candyland Live, to have very loose classes that the entrants could get really creative with. I love taking a class name, like "Jester" and running with the creativity to put together an insane entry. I went to 2 shows where there were special classes like this in the class list and it got me really excited for showing. Most recently the Breyerfest Virtual show got me excited for showing. And now more and more online shows are popping up. I am excited for this.