Whoops, this was a bit late, but I've been busy! North Star Live 2017 happened a couple weekends ago and it was great! By far my most successful show yet and I had a good time talking to people, seeing some pretty horses, and overall having fun. Here is my haul from the show:
Out of my 40 horse show string, I came back with 27 ribbons, 7 fresh NAN cards, and a division champion. I'd say I did alright! This was also my first time ever getting a division champ. Last year at North Star Live 2016 I walked away with two division reserve champions. My champion was Rainier, the first in this year's Breyer web special series I was lucky to get.
Now, for some other updates. It was my plan to sell off a bunch of OF traditional models after this show. Raise The Roof Live was announced for June and I was tempted to hold onto them until then, but I'm sticking to my original schedule. Unfortunately that means some horses have had to move out! This includes Rainier, which was a hard one to let go, but I want to get out of OF plastic and more into resins and he's a great way to fund that. Plus, he's a total shelf eater! A few others have also already been sold and shipped and I have more up for sale.
Because of this, however, I now have some funds to do something I've been meaning to do for a while: get my two naked resins painted! Gabriel is the first one out, currently with (who else) Angelica Nelson of Elk Horn Stables Studio. I wont reveal what he's being painted as just yet, but I don't think any other Gabriel has been done in this color thus far. Tinkerbell will be next but I'm waiting a bit on her until I have a very comfortable amount of funds set aside for that. And I am still somewhat undecided on a color. Usually I know exactly what I want them done as before I even have the resin in my hands, but as soon as this girl showed up I was torn between what I had planned and a dozen other options. Woe is me!
In the mean time, I will be traveling to visit family over the next two weeks and will get home just before Raise The Roof Live - literally just a couple days before! There will likely be no updates until then, so expect the next post here to be those show results!