|Tootsers - 2023 BF BCC Winner in Extreme Custom|
The Highlight of BreyerFest 2023!
This is my 250th post! Over the course of 14 years when I started this blog, that's not really saying much! I am not a prolific blogger, but I do like to share once in a while. Thanks, readers who are still here, for sticking with me, even if I'm delinquent in doing so. I have about a dozen things to blog about from this past year, but I'll narrow it down and share a recap of the BreyerFest highlights for this post. Better late, than never, right?
WEDNESDAY - I made the 12+ hour drive from CT to KY in one day. To make it in time for the NAMHSA dinner, I got up before the crack of dawn. There is something to be said for being almost a third of the way into your trip about the time you normally wake up! This was my first time attending the dinner and it was really nice to see old friends and get to know people in person that I've only ever met online. The food was quite good and the company fantastic! After the dinner, I ran around and picked up a couple things that I had purchased ahead (because I really needed that miniature fly strip before Friday, thanks to Grace Newhouse!). I may have set up my room sales and then gone to bed. It's a bit of a blur.
|Pulled out my banner and hung it outside my room at the CHIN|
THURSDAY - I had the honor and enjoyment of judging mini workmanship at Resin Renaissance. I came away completely inspired to paint ALL THE THINGS (which, sad to say, has not happened yet). So much artistry and talent. Check out the albums I posted on Facebook of the show! Here are the overall winners from the division I judged:
|Champion Overall Mini|
|Reserve Champion Overall Mini|
The show was fantastic, ended at a good time, had a crazy amazing auction (even if I didn't win that Jacobus!), and was filled with great competition and people. I snuck out at lunch to go set up my BreyerFest Best Customs Contest (BF BCC) entry because it was still hush-hush at that point.
|Kate Dwyer has given Bert & Ernie's tree a new life. |
Doesn't her set-up look amazing?!
Not surprisingly, it won the English Natural Trail class.
After the show, I first checked out all of the BF BCC entries, as not all had been set up when I was there at lunchtime. I posted an album on FB of all the BF BCC finalists. Here is a highlight of each finalist:
I then checked out the rest of the Artisan's Gallery, hit some room sales, and returned to my room to finish prepping for BF Live. I may have stayed up until 3 am making paper pom poms...
FRIDAY - I attended BreyerFest Live for the first time as a shower. I knew it would be highly competitive and came with a game plan. I was tickled when both Molly Magoo and Bert won their classes.
My greatest focus, however, was the custom performance division. BF Live has very specific rules for the performance division. You can only show a horse in one division plus 2 additional classes in one or more of the other divisions. I showed Blonde Ambition in English and Driving.
|paper pom poms in action|
|requisite fly strip included|
|Giuseppe went on to win Reserve Champion Other Performance - hooray!|
Tootsers won her division for Extreme Custom. What an amazing way to end a fantastic weekend!