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Nov 02,2017 1:21 pm by BreyerLover2222

GREAT!!!! :D

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Oct 26,2017 2:12 pm by strawberryroan3000

Yes I do know that there is a kids forum and I will be posting soon.

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Oct 26,2017 1:36 pm by BreyerLover2222


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Sounds like fun sassylittlepony.I wish I could show.I love to just look at all the shows at the namhsa website and the closest show to me is in arizona.Are there ever any shows in NM?I am prob going to breyerfest this year so I can build my collection.I can't wait until june.

You're going to BreyerFest?? That's awesome!!!! :D :D I got to go to BreyerFest for my first time this year, and let me tell you, it was 3 days of fun and horses!! It was awesome!!! Did you know that there is a Kids Forums, strawberryroan3000? :) :)

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Oct 20,2017 10:53 am by strawberryroan3000

Sounds like fun sassylittlepony.I wish I could show.I love to just look at all the shows at the namhsa website and the closest show to me is in arizona.Are there ever any shows in NM?I am prob going to breyerfest this year so I can build my collection.I can't wait until june.

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Oct 19,2017 4:38 pm by strawberryroan3000

Those are some awesome tips,thanks soooo much!I can not wait until my first show.I have a question,how much money should you bring?

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Aug 02,2016 1:54 pm by BreyerLover2222

Lots of great tips!

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Jan 21,2014 11:29 pm by SassyLittlePony

Forgot to add:
-Don't be afraid to change your tags to different breeds- because you miss your class or someone helps you to find a better one... Have a sharpie to cross out and a pen to write new!
-I'm planning to make two more stands before my next show so I can lay out the horses the order they'll show in, not just where there's room... Helps to keep organized!
- it's not about how much you spend on the model! My two most expensive (prize models purchased) didn't bring home more than a 4th., and the 4th was just because there were only 4 horses in the class! Yet Iron Metal Chief won the Gaited Division Breed Grand Champion! It's about the right breed match and models with good paint and condition. Keep in mind the Arabian and Marwai class had several of each premier model- some placed and some didn't!
With that it's just like real horses, your paying for one persons opinion and tomorrow's a new day!

Anything others can add?

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Jan 21,2014 10:35 pm by SassyLittlePony

I finally made it to my first live show and it was great! The show was 3.5 hrs away but I had a friend I could stay the night with so it was just fuel cost... The OF classes were divided by quantity made VLR (1-60), SR (61-500), & RR (501+). There was a limit of 3 entries per class but you could pay $1 to put more in. Classes were simultaneously judged on Breed & Collectability. So here's a further break down for all the others new to showing- hopefully something will help you in your preparation!

My experience- I...
-Stuck with only OF Breyers and Halter
-Took 61 traditional models and 2 classic foals
-Made documentation for all my VLR & SR models ( I used the IDYB format and printed on card stock)
-Made breed documentation for rare breeds or rare colors, again printed on card stock
-Modified a dish rack to hold unstable models upright on my table ( by modified I removed every other rack then covered them with felt... not exactly fancy but functional and the right price!)
-Took 6 plastic totes and lined them with quilt padding then placed horses by division (Light/ Gaited/ Spanish etc and stuck a label facing out with which models were in that particular box) (Horses were in velvet bags or plastic/bubble wrapped as supplies allowed)
-Took large envelopes and put the corresponding documentation for each division in the top of each respective box so they were ready to go & took extra envelopes to place my ribbons in (optimistic thinking that paid off!) taped to the top of each envelope was a print off of the class schedule with the models names I was showing highlighted (Can't tell you how many times I second guessed which horse was when etc... and though I made the final call on one, I managed the entire day without missing a class!)
-Am proficient with Excel so I had a spread sheet with the assigned number, OF name, breed, gender, my name ( to be used for labels), show name, class number and class name. That allowed me to copy the required columns and send to the show secretary as required and also allowed me to print labels (30 per page) that fit perfectly on my tags!
Set up Friday night which I was weary to do but took the gamble and it cut down the stress on show day tremendously!
-Took every opportunity to talk and ask questions of other showers, and took notes of what molds were winning specific classes, what breeds others listed their models as, and when I could what breeds won the class... those list made it easy to come home and tweak show string for next time!
-Had a tool kit of colored pencils, spare tags, q-tips, brushes etc. and lucked out that the lady at a table next to me did touch-ups so I had her fix a few ear tips and box strap rubs on models I had brought... very excited bonus!
- as pictured in my album, I took group shots of my winners and tried to write down what each won as we went along.
-Enjoyed the day but wow it was a long one! Classes started at 8:30, lunch was an hour and the OF wasn't over until 10p and that's with them running the VLR at the same time as the SR the last hour! I changed out of my boots into flip flops by lunch...


Lessons Learned/ Advise:
-Stick with one type of showing to begin with ( OF Halter OR China etc) there were 4 rings running at the same time and you never know when conflicts will arise!
-I'd advise sticking with closer to 40 Traditionals so they can fit on the table at once and you're not running back and forth like crazy
-Easier to show only 2 horses per class because you can carry them in one trip, but don't be afraid to bring more- they often split up large classes (Pony/ Draft, Stock became QH/ Colored)
- Don't be shy and Take every opportunity to ask questions but don't touch models unless you have permission!
- Bring a table cloth and extra blanket/ cloth to cover the models you set out overnight... I didn't think about this ahead of time!
-buy or learn to make pony pouches! They just make life easier... on my to-do list!
- Bring a book, snacks and comfy shoes- its a long but fun day!
- TAKE CASH! There are vendors with everything from girl-scout cookies to pony pouches, tack to models, raffles etc so cash/ small bills is good to have.

And most of all consider the day a success if you learned even one thing! I've come to the conclusion that model horse showers know more about breeds than real horse showers and I have a ton to learn! I went in like another fellow first timer hoping for at least A ribbon and walked away with over 70 including 13 NAN cards (And the other newbie won DOUBLE OVERALL GRAND CHAMPIONS!) I found out about other upcoming shows and already signed up for my next one =)

Best of luck to all this year!

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