mercredi 10 août 2022

Spotlight on some of my hobby friends!

As I said in my own recap of the live show, I came with 3 friends. We do not live in the same part of France, but we booked an hotel room together and it was planned that they came at my home after the show.

There was...

 
The youngest of us, with her small but competitive herd.
 

 That we could spot all day long competing...

Yep she bought that idocus during the show, congratz to her! (and yes you can see my stand right behind hers)

But the real star was her criollo resin...

Wich is in fact painted by the second of my friend I have to introduce to you...

@Manghorse_Modelhorse

She's an active painter and even have done a few medallions. Her work is sooo stunning, she deserve to be seen more! You can find everything you want about that on this link!

She was selling and showing her exquisite own paintjob all along the day... as well as judging some class.

 The medallion class was ruled by both Manghorse and Kelly...


And the last of us, that you know already if you've read this blog... (because she's an old friend of mine, that I already met in real several times now)

@AGrassStory

The oldest wich is also one of the very first to have started the modelhorse hobby in France!


She was all there for the "depiction" class...

And even her entries were promoting our Shirtless Torso Calendar project (wich the 3rd run is on facebook every month this year)


(All pictures that's doesn't belong to me or my friend were found on the LS drive and mostly taken by @Loustic_et_Lucie)

I do believe we all had a good day! A great start for what was coming next... breyer shootings and pony riding! And here's a preview...




mardi 9 août 2022

More pictures from the liveshow!

I've explained in my first blog post how I didn't had the time to do that much pictures at the liveshow, so here's some I've found.

Here's the color class, where you can see all my horses are on the same table :')

And a glimpse of the competition...

Here's the tack class, where my horses really had a spotlight! I've not found them around the other competitor but only by themselves.

& Some more pictures...

All thoses pictures were found on the LS drive, I do believe them came mostly from @Loustic_et_Lucie


Instagram snaps by @a.lot.of.models

vendredi 29 juillet 2022

(very first) Live Show!

In France, live show are as rare as unicorns.
On the very few that we had in the past, I wasn't able to attend. But this time there was one organized by Snowy & Lennox (two french collectors) with the AMEC  and... I was available to go. I choose, of course, to have a table and to show my model horses as well as my drawings..

Reading the program, I planned to first show my horses in breed and color, and then to tack them for a class called "depiction" (wich is supposed to be close to performance).

So my table was just showing the horses "loose" first, with the goal to have all my performance horses ready on it by the end of the day!

Also, I wasn't alone as I shared a hotel room with 3 of my best hobby friends, and they got some georgeous table too!


@Kelly_Breyerhorse

@Manghorse_Modelhorse

And @AGrassStory that you know already if you've read that blog!


As it was my first show ever, I also met a lot of hobby people I already knew from the internet (or didn't knew at all) and the day was all about showing and chatting. I didn't saw the rush coming so in fact, I planned to do plenty of pictures and in the end couldn't. I apologize to all the other  pretty tables and horses that I cannot show here.

Following the program, the first competition was the breed class, and I had 7 horses entering.
I snatched a picture of the show tables while the judges were doing their job...

Then the results came...
My ambition was to be able to took each of my horses with their winning cards and whole class... I was able to do it for breeds but it was the first and last time I could.

Applause Me got a first place and a finished Champion of his table for "other breeds" as tiger horse.


Aventin got a second place for "Iberian : other pure breed and crossbred" as a spanish jennet.

Wintery Glen got a fourth place in the "Asian/African breed" section as a karabair.

Lady Bee got a first place and Reserve Champion of her table, as well as Dark Side of the Moon got a third place, both in the "Warmblood : other pure breed and crossbred" table and both as wielkopolski.


Poltergeist got a first place in the "Draft horses: other pure breed and crossbred" section as a noriker X gypsy.

And Silver Lining got a second place in the "Stock: Appaloosa" section as a modern appaloosa.

Then the day just got... wild. Things accelerated, I was able to put my horses in the color classes, ended up judging the "mini" classes and didn't followed what was happening elsewhere.

Picture by @Ecurie_de_la_pie_noire
(Here's a picture I found of me judging for the first time, not following my own program of the day)

While judging that huge mini class, we runned out of cards and had to make some new ones... I remember how hot the day was and how I just runned from a side of the room to another.

So well... sorry no pictures of my horses in color classes, I got the 6 horses I showed and their winning cards back at my table only and because my friends are awesome and cared about them for me. They also helped me tack my horses in a rush for the tack class wich was coming next and a part of them was able/ready to show in time.
No pictures again, but I found this one... where you can see some of my tacked horses in the back :')

Picture by @Surimixeurinator

After that class, I lined my horses back again in my own table for the "depiction" class, but it was mixed with the diorama class as a last minute change so I got no chances. My sceneries where thinked as performance and not as diorama... lack of props on my end, no winnings.

I did took the time to snatch a few pictures of my planned entries, just for the record.

A cutting scene, with Silver Lining, Anne and my cows.


A native scene, with How Beautiful Delilah, Coahoma and a foal.

 
A side saddle scene, with Lady Bee and Aisling. (And that's when you see that carrying bag not fully attached that you feel the rush... sorry).


Well it was... a try! Here's a closer look to my table, thoses pictures where all taken right before I pack everything to leave.


And a clearer picture of my obstacle and english set that showed in the tack class ;)


I shared the candies that I used as deco for that obstacle at the end of the day (and lost the walnut).
It was a good day. I'm really glad I could attend a show at least once in my life!

Once back at home, I took the time to have a closer look to my other winnings, so here's all my horses with their cards (and the additional results then).

Applause Me got a second place in "Appaloosa color: Blanket".


Aventin got a first place in "Appaloosa color: near, few & snow".

Chess Game got a third place in "Appaloosa color: Pintaloosa" and a first place with it's obstacle prop.

Dark Side of the Moon got a first place in "other tack" with the Japanese (Samouraï) tack that finished as the Overall Champion of all the tack class.

Lady Bee got a first place in "Appaloosa color: other" and she finished as Champion of the Appaloosa class!

Poltergeist got a third place in "Appaloosa color: near, few & snow".

Silver Lining got a first place in "western tack" with my western set.

Wintery Glen didn't win anything else in color class.


I feel really glad about that day, and it was just a start as it was followed by a few day at my place with my friends!


Our adventures will follow... so I let you with a few pictures I found on instagram of my stand...