Tuesday, May 5, 2009

American Heartland Live

I attended AHL this weekend in Platte City, MO and had a blast. I came home with some winners in the performance and halter divisions, including Reserve Overall OF Performance with my Breyer SR John Henry, aka "Fishbiscuit" (Lost fans should get the reference ;) ):

This is my new favorite performance horse, I can't wait to make some more tack for him. :)

A few more photos...

My Stone AH Bubbles Palouse, aka "Ayala", in English Trail. I went with a crossover style bitless bridle instead of a snaffle. She won first place. The doll is a slightly customized Breyer vet doll with new hair, a new hat, and the checkered jacket from a Breyer farrier doll that met a grisly demise (don't ask! LOL).

And here's my Newsworthy in Hunter/Jumper, where he placed fourth:

The jump was made using Breyer jump standards with the velcro(!) removed, painted white with holes drilled for the jump cups. The cups were made using soda can cuttings which were painted black.

A few more photos can be seen at my Webshots album.

The saddle sets are both sold, the harness will be up on eBay this week.

Many thanks to the showholder and the judges for a fun show!