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RE: Have questions about model horse showing?

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RE: Have questions about model horse showing?

Jan 15,2013 3:35 pm by PintoLover98

I probably should have mentioned...

You're technically not "supposed" to touch up horses with paint if you plan to show them in the OF division. I once saw a judge eliminate a horse that had had a rub on its hindquarters covered up with paint since it was technically a custom, even though the painted area was very small. I would adivse against using paint on any main area of the body for this reason. Ear rubs, however, can be fixed pretty easily without the results being very noticeable. Not that I've ever done that... ;)

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RE: Have questions about model horse showing?

Jan 15,2013 3:23 pm by PintoLover98

I think breyerluver16 summed it up very well! Just a couple additional pieces of advice...

- as far as damaged models go, you never know until you try. I once brought a model that I considered too beat up to be LSQ to a show and he ended up winning Grand Champion! Also, I've had luck touching up rubs like the ones you described with paint. Just take your time matching up the colors!

-joining NAMHSA isn't necessary (I'm not a member). However, it may be good to get in touch with your Regional group. In my region, we have this awesome database where we can enter all of our models and print out show lists and tags, and even register online for some shows. It's a lifesaver! I don't know if other regions have similar things, but it's worth investigating.

- I don't show performance (so I can't answer any of your other performance questions), but I have seen people showing glossies in that division.

-I've been showing in the open division since 7th or 8th grade. The "youth" shows are mainly for novice showers whose horses aren't as rare/fancy/LSQ as the older showers'.

-like breyerluver said, documentation is a good idea for the rarer, more obscure breeds. It's also a good idea if the horse you have is an unusual color for the breed you've assigned to it.

-personally, I wouldn't put the SJW as a thoroughbred. Even if some TBs are heavier like that, the lighter, more "typey" molds (Lonesome Glory, Cigar, etc.) will probably be favored by the judges, especially since the TB class is usually HUGE!! I would recommend some type of warmblood. As for the name, my horses have separate "barn names" and "show names", much like real horses do. You can change his name for the show but still call him "Whirligig's Red Rocket" at home. Love the name, by the way! :)

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RE: Have questions about model horse showing?

Jan 15,2013 2:16 pm by sant

Its the Show Jumping Warmblood mold. And for the display, I meant a base like the ones on MHSP that are for performance showing.
And I saw the bell boots, and might buy some. Thanks for the advice!

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RE: Have questions about model horse showing?

Jan 15,2013 7:30 am by breyerluver

P.S. If you do want some bell boots, there are some on MHSP right now. :)

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RE: Have questions about model horse showing?

Jan 15,2013 6:46 am by breyerluver

Ok, a lot of questions! I'll answer them as best as possible.
1. You can show a model with rubs, but it is not advised. Try to pick only mint condition ones. Sometimes though, a horse with rubs will win, you never know.
2. You don't have to join NAMHSA. I think people who join are mostly involved with nationals, but i don't know.
3. You can show a glossy horse in both halter and performance.
4. Youth categories are not strictly the only classes for kids. If there is no youth category, you are open to show in the open class. Youth classes are usually just there to help with kids not winning. Usually it is harder for kids to go up against the adults, but not always.
5. No, a rider is not required unless you are doing showmanship, or something similar. If you use a doll, they need to be appropriately dressed for the type of riding. It will depend on what class they are doing.
6. For a jumping horse, it is advised to have boots, but it is not mandatory. The judge might deduct a few points from your score, but as long as the rider is positioned right(if you have one), you should be fine.
7. This question will depend. I don't know what display you mean. Let me know what you are doing, and i'll try to help you more.
8. Breed references are highly suggested for rare breeds. If you have a QH, don't bother, the judge will know what that is. A rare breed, like a Marwari, will need documentation. It is not required, but highly suggested. You earn more points that way. Make sure the picture closely resembles your model.
9. What mold is that? Sorry, i don't know the abbreviations very well.
Let me know what you mean by the other two questions, and i'll help as best as i can!

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RE: Have questions about model horse showing?

Jan 15,2013 12:42 am by sant

Okay, I have a CM horse with an NAN card, but it was from his previous owner, and I'm new to showing, so I have a LOT of questions.

Can I try showing horses with small rubs on their ears, mane/tail, and tail?

Do I have to be a memeber of the NAMHSA, and if so, how do I join? I've been to their website, but I don't really know how to use that website.

Can I show a glossy horse in performance?

I'm under 18(I'm 13), and there isn't a youth category, can I still go to that show and participate in normal classes?

Do I HAVE to use a rider on performance classes(can I just use saddle, bridle, etc)? And do my riders HAVE to be in show gear and have braided hair/ hair in a bun, or can I do a performance theme of them training the horse?

Do I have to have to use bell boots, slpint boots, etc for show jumping or can I go without those?

For performance, do I have to have a whole display, or can I just have the horse, tack and rider?

Do I have to provide breed references?

Also, would the SJW mold pass for a Thoroughbred too? I have the chestnut SJW and I named him Whirligig's Red Rocket, which is more of a Thoroughbred name.

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RE: Have questions about model horse showing?

Jan 06,2013 9:56 pm by Sommerpony

Hi Shelbis,

You can find a full list of shows in your area by checking the NAMHSA web site. For a list by state, go here:

http://www.namhsa.org/membershowsbyregion.htm

Looks like last year, there was just one Live show in Michigan, near Detroit, at a horse festival. You can contact the show holder to see if she is planning to hold it again in 2013. There are over 100 model horse shows in the U.S. but even so, it is still very common for people to travel 2-8 hours (each way!) just to reach a Live show. Be sure to check out shows in northern Indiana and even Chicago areas.

Shows can be very expensive, but some show holders do discount for young or novice showers. Be sure to tell the show holder if you are a young shower, just in case. It never hurts to ask! Though the entry fee can seem high, remember that most shows are very expensive to run and are NOT done for profit. They are just charging enough to cover the basic costs.

Shows take up a lot of space, so the biggest expense is renting a ball room to hold a show in. A hotel ball room can cost $1000 or even more per day to rent! So the person holding the show would have to charge 30 entrants about $34 each just to cover the hall rental. And that doesn't cover awards, or paying anything for judges. Know that if a show holder is charging $40 or $50 for show entry, that's the reason why!

PS. If your town has a big, affordable hall to rent out, be sure to join your regional NAMHSA list (each state is in a "region" and there are discussion groups for each) and tell everyone about the hall. The show hall is always the biggest expense of any show. You might tempt a show holder to drive to your area and hold a show where you live, if there is a big, affordable hall near you! (Bingo halls, community centers, and any open room with lots of tables and chairs available work fine.)

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RE: Have questions about model horse showing?

Dec 26,2012 6:54 pm by Shelbis

Thank you so much! That will be very helpful :)

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RE: Have questions about model horse showing?

Dec 24,2012 11:48 am by PintoLover98

The shows I go to are usually $30 to $50, though sometimes the ones that cost more include lunch in the price.

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RE: Have questions about model horse showing?

Dec 24,2012 11:04 am by breyerluver

Shows are everywhere, you just have to know where to look. Check out NAMHSA.com. This is where a lot of shows get posted. You'll need to find what region you are in, and then it will list any qualified shows. Not all shows get posted there, but most do. As to cost, i depends. My first show was a youth show, and that cost $15. The last two shows i have attended have cost $35. That seems to be about the average. It is rather expensive, you can buy a brand new Breyer for that! Good luck!

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RE: Have questions about model horse showing?

Dec 23,2012 3:08 pm by Shelbis

I am interested in model horse showing! I would like to know how much live shows typically cost, if anything, and if there are any in the southwest Michigan area for 15 year olds! Thanks

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Dec 13,2012 1:17 pm by BreyerWebMgr4

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