Well I had a great weekend at (usually) the only live show that I make in a year, the New Years Bash Live in Ashland Ohio, 3/5/16.
I had orders from Deb Buckler to take LOTS of pictures to share, so I made an effort to get more than my usual five pictures. So here you go!
What a day! There was never a break! Even over lunch I didn't have time, not even for lunch! Had to buy, tear, & fill out tickets for myself, my proxy, & a friend, & then fix a CMs eye for a friend. I love to show but boy is it ever go go go! I was up 'til 1:30 working on last minute things, then up at 4:30 finishing up one horse (who won his class btw!), getting ready to go, & confusing my real life horses by doing morning chores at the crack of dawn. Then out the door late at 6:30, get to the hall at 7:15, find my table, haul in, unpack, start showing! The show started at 8 & wasn't over 'til 7:00. But it was a blast! I got to sit between my best friends Kati & Angel, so that made it all the better!
On the showing end of things, wow, tough show!!! I didn't do as well as I have in years past, especially in OF! That's ok though! I still had a great time! LOTS of drop dead GORGEOUS horses! Zowie!
I am ever so pleased with several of my own horses wins; Aggie, Baskerville, Honey (101 Lbs. Of Fun), Wing (Wingardium Leviosa), Wence (Wenceslaus I), & Raj's (Sundara)! Especially Aggie since she was just patched up from molding; chipped off or painted over the molding dirt, covered over the few exaco marks, & patched up the two cracked bobs! & Raj is still beating his 'sons'- his casts! & it was Baskerville, Wing, & Wence's first show. Honey's shown two or three times & always wins something. Kati has a whole herd of my work & they did well, with Salazar topping them all! His first show too; after winning the MEPSA Khemosabi Makeover contest by a landslide, I hand delivered him to his new mama at this show. He has a good show home now & will be going to NAN & BF this year! I proxy horses for my friend Jo out in MT. too; boy she's got some stunning horses!
For the first time ever I didn't sell anything at this show, so that kinda bums me out. I did buy three SM bodies; a G2 Clyde, A G3 Belgian, & a G3 Standing Stock Mare, & traded for four trad & two classic bodies; two Hucks, a Cody, A Gem Twist, a Classic WP QH, & a yearling Mestino. Bought a new splash G2 SM, I like her! Got an OF Platinum Star, a Wyatt body, & a sulky in trade. I'm excited about the sulky since just got a Highflyer AR! He looks spiffy in harness with the new sulky! Platinum Star/SWF More Than A Pretty Face won me a second in the Paint class which blew me away! Super B-I-G huge class Paint was!!!! it was split into mares & stallions/geldings & they were still huge classes!
Oh! & I am so excited!!!! I won a Babyflo in the raffle! I have never ever won at a raffle in all my 6 years of live showing! I have every intention of repainting her & KEEPING her! I am thinking brindle, I've been wanting to try brindle. My CM Desatado for the raffle was well received, several of my friends really wanted him; even I put in a couple tickets for him! Though none of us got the Desatado I did get a hug from the complete stranger who DID win him! :) I hope he does well for her! Chunk, one of the show holders who I am friends with, text me that the raffle brought in about $800 for the Our Mims TB Retirement Refuge!! WOW!!
I think that's it... Enjoy the pictures! As you can tell, I am more interested in the ARs & CMs than the OFs. I'm sure the perf was splendid, but I never managed to get more than one pic of that div.
Here's a load more pictures from the Bash taken by PawPrints Saddlery https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.801464923330636.1073741872.167084630102005&type=3 Including apearences by Sal, Aggie, Gala, Bindi! ;)