Last year when Breyerfest went virtual because of the pandemic, the open show went virtual as well. This was the first time I could even consider showing in Breyerfest Open. The only problem is I don't have a lot of traditional scale Breyer horses. I bought Purdy Zippin Chick before Breyerfest, partially because I loved her on sight, and partially because I really wanted a custom Breyer so I could show in the Breyerfest Open show in the custom division. Even though I found out Chick could not show because she had previously won a champ or reserve at Breyerfest, I bought her anyway. But the idea to have a custom Breyer stayed with me. This year I set up a trade with Julie Brooks to make me a custom True North with a lowered head. Which is how I got Apocalyptic. Apocalyptic is the name of a Halestorm song. And actually, Bring the Mayhem is named (partially) for the Halestorm song Mayhem, which was the very first Halestorm song I heard on the radio. I immediately loved the band and have been buying their music and naming horses in relation to them ever since. Come to think of it, I also named a horse Lizzie. But I have explained enough of my horse name references.
Apocalyptic did not do super well in the Breyerfest Open show. But considering the classes were ginormous, and he placed multiple times, I can say he didn't do horribly. Here are his show photos. Enjoy!
|English Games-horseball, no placing|
|English trail, no placing|
|Hunter over fences, 8th place|
|huntseat pleasure, 8th place|
|Dressage, 4th place|
|English Horsemanship, no placing (I really like this photo!)|
|Roping, no placing|
|Western games- barrel racing, 7th place.|
|Other stock work, no placing|
|Other western- western riding, no placing|
|Western trail, no placing|
|Western pleasure (and western horsemanship), no placing|
|Parade, 7th place|
|Other performance (or scene...) Jester performance, no placing|