Saturday, July 9, 2011

NAN Results

I'm not 100% on how many top-tens my tack helped their owners to, but here's one I know of for sure. Stacy Quick commissioned this pony jumping set earlier this year for her Newsworthy model. I featured the set on the blog. Stacy was very kind in letting me know that the tack helped her gain NAN qualification. Her entry ended up getting third, which is a great result. I love the co-ordination between the blues in the set and the gorgeous jump.

Thanks Stacy and Congratulations!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Long time no post!

Sorry its been so long since I've written. Not a huge amount has gone on with tack making for the last month or so. I've been making more Equorum tack and I've had some great feedback about this tack from buyers, which is lovely to hear. I also had a trip to Kazakhstan with work which I may do a post on!

Back in May I held my annual show, the Dartmoor Live. We had 16 entrants this year, 6 up from last year! Personally I think the show went pretty well, over-ran a little bit time-wise, but no-one seemed to mind too much. Lunch time was longer than anticipated due to the excitement of the raffle and my new 'favourite model' awards. I gave everyone at the show a special ribbon prize to award to their favourite model at the show. Everyone seemed to enjoy this a lot but choosing just one was very difficult!

Performance Champion was Heather Irvine's gorgeous Justin Tyme resin with a cross country set up.

And overall Breed champion was Ann Sheppard's cold painted china Valentin, a superb model and my personal favourite of the whole show. Reserve was the little palomino Dauntless clinky and reserve to reserve went to the Indy.

I was very pleased when my HA shetland pony Rhubarb won the UK workmanship championship. He was painted by Amanda Greaves a couple of years ago and finally has his recognition! He won a brand new medallion kindly donated by Kelly Savage, which I have instructed Kelly to send straight to Amanda as a thanks for her painting skills!

It was a tiring day but well worth it in the end!

Hopefully I'll be back on track with the tack soon, I have a lot to do in the next few weeks so I hope I can remember to take some pics to share...