Sunday, March 26, 2017

NaMoPaiMo Spotlight - Lisa Smalley

Lisa Smalley of Smalley Saddlery is one of many tack makers who successfully completed the NaMoPaiMo challenge. Prior to February, she had airbrushed one horse with help from a friend. Her goal this time was to paint one all by herself and to use blue painters tape for masking. The following set of pictures shows the progression of her model from base coat to show ring. What a wonderful transformation. Congratulations, Lisa, you are a winner!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

BreyerWest performance

A year ago, I judged the performance classes at BreyerWest Live. It was a competitive division, with lots of really nice entries, and I felt like I pinned some very worthy champions.
Leah Koerper and her champion performance models
I did not attend BreyerWest this year, but judging from the photos, this year's competition was even better. Thank you to everyone who photographed yesterday's live show action. Here's a small sampling of what was on the tables!
photo by Bethany Shaw, entry by Allie Davidson

photo by Bethany Shaw, entry by Laura Skillern

photo by Bethany Shaw, entry by Laura Skillern

photo by Bethany Shaw, entry by Sandy Sanderson

entry and photo by Jackie Arns-Rossi

photo by Bethany Shaw, entry by Sandy Sanderson

photo by Bethany Shaw, entry by Allie Davidson

photo by Bethany Shaw, entry by Allie Davidson

photo and entry by Shana Bobbitt

Video tote board, Photo by Jackie Arns-Rossi, entry by Laura Skillern

Skipper Dan, Reserve Champion English
photo and owned by Jackie Arns-Rossi

photo by Bethany Shaw 

photo by Bethany Shaw

photo by Bethany Shaw

photo by Bethany Shaw

photo by Bethany Shaw, entry by Jackie Arns-Rossi

photo by Bethany Shaw, entry by Sandy Sanderson 

photo by Bethany Shaw


photo by Bethany Shaw

photo by Bethany Shaw

photo by Bethany Shaw, entry by Laura Skillern

photo by Bethany Shaw

photo by Bethany Shaw

photo and entry by Sandy Sanderson

photo by Bethany Shaw

photo by Bethany Shaw, entry by Shana Bobbitt, dust by Darcy and Emma

photo by Bethany Shaw, entry by Allie Davidson

Frankly Scarlett, Overall Performance Champion
photo and entry by Sandy Sanderson

Friday, March 24, 2017

BreyerWest

Last year BreyerWest was held in conjunction with the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo in Albany, Oregon on third weekend of March.
I flew to Oregon,
judged the live show,
taught a workshop,
painted a stablemate,
spotted dogs with Mackenzie,
rehomed Breyers with Leah,
toured Portland with Erin, Sandra, Barb and Heather,
rode Tracy's wonderful Falcon,
and took about a million pictures.
It was a great weekend!
This year both BreyerWest and the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo were moved back to the fourth weekend of March. This conflicts with my kids' spring break, and family obligation prevented me from attending.
So today, I am living vicariously through all of your Facebook posts.
photo by Sandra Gibson
It's not as good as being there in person
photo by Jackie Arns-Rossi
but it's a whole lot better than nothing.
photo by Erin Corbett
Keep the photos coming, everyone!
photo by Dayle Steinke
Your friends at home need them.