Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Happy Valley Fun Show

On Saturday I went to the Happy Valley Fun Show. If you aren’t familiar with showing, you may be confused about it being labeled a fun show. Fun shows are model horse shows that aren’t NAN or North American Nationals qualified.
Happy Valley was hosted by Kim Swanger Grove and Susan Benesema Young.
My mom wanted to come along so we woke up early to drive to State College. Saturday was a Penn State game day so we weren’t the only ones on the road early.
The show was held at the State College Best Western. Sue judged.
The prizes were jumbo sized candy. Who wouldn’t want to win so much sugar? Performance champs and reserves also won custom halters by Maddie Klein.
Sue announced the new class with a sleigh bells.
Performance started the show. Harness was the first class.
Next came costume and parade.
How cool is this?

I showed my Dundee in my Game of Thrones set up. My True North wore my Watership Down inspired saddle set (that still needs its own post!).
In scene I did a drag hunting set up.
English came next (even though I somehow missed taking photos of it).  Next came western performance. I showed my Dundee and True North.
In other western my Dundee did horse ball and my True North did cow work.
There were plenty of great entries.

Look how tiny!
The last performance class was tack and stable wear. I scrolled through pictures of tack classes from other shows so I was excited to participate in one. 
In all I won a champ and two reserves. My three performance models each won a halter. 

The first halter class was called family groups. It required a mare, stallion, and their foals.
The rest of the halter classes were pretty standard.
Pretty models were placed on the table.
The final two classes were collective efforts. One Breyer and Peter Stone mold was chosen for the class. Every entrant voted for their favorite model. For Breyer, the selected mold was San Domingo. For Peter Stone it was the American Saddlebred.
This was a really enjoyable show. It was nice to hang out! Plus I won plenty of candy.
I hope to go to the show next year. Thanks for hosting it Kim and Sue. And for inviting me. :D

1 comment:

  1. I love the wire bridle on the Hartland, reminds me of the alternative tack material projects I used to make when I was younger.