Earlier this month I attended one of my favorite show, Rose City Live. I’m totally spoiled to have a show like this every year just 15 minutes from home. Showholder Vicky Harms always does a great job putting on a fun, well organized show.
This year I judged performance and then showed halter in the afternoon. Performance was relatively small, so between classes I entertained myself by helping call classes for other judges, hawking Erin’s sale horses, and oogling other people’s entries.
I just finished a new horse- Maggie Bennett’s micro mini cob, Rockwell. I painted him as a surprise gift for Maggie, but he was done just in time for the show so I had to bring him!
I was delighted when Microsoft Clippy took first in breed and second in workmanship. I was chuffed to be able to send along two ribbons and two NAN cards when I mailed him to his new home :)
My micros had a stellar day overall. Thumbelina was AR Reserve Champion Draft/Pony/Other and Dirt Nap took first in AR Mix Breed Draft.
The biggest surprise of the day was Hovito being pinned AR Reserve Champion Stock Breed, AR Reserve Champion Pattern/Other Workmanship, and then Overall Reserve Champion Resin!
I have never, ever had a horse get a rosette in breed and workmanship at the same show, let alone go on to earn an overall! By the time this championship was pinned I had started packing up my table, and for a long time I didn’t even notice what happened. It didn’t even occur to me that I might have won- I just knew I needed to go pick up my horse later. When I did finally look I was absolutely speechless!
It was a stupendous ending to a wonderful show!