Triple Mountain Events

Join Us For a Fun Model Horse Weekend! May 2 & 3, 2020

Posted by Eleda Towle on

We're still firming up the details (stay tuned!) but we're going to have one heck of a fun weekend to start off May! The venue is to be announced soon, but we're locating it in southern Maine near Portland to make it easy for folks traveling in to find a good hotel and restaurants.      Saturday May 2nd will be a 4-hour, open-to-the-public Artisans' Hall / Swap Meet / Fun Day - Basically all things "model horse."  Artisans are already signing up to have a table to demo their work and sell their completed pieces.  We hope artisans will use...

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Collectability Classes - Where Collectors Go To Be Jealous

Posted by Eleda Towle on

  Collectability Classes are my favorites in the show!  This is a great opportunity to show off our treasures, see models we've never seen before, and even learn a little Breyer history!  Collectability classes are where you show off your rarest or most valuable models, like Eleda's cherished Copenhagen Running Mare, shown here.  Collectability is judged on: Scarcity - How many were made?  It may be a limited edition or perhaps a one-of-a-kind factory oddity.  Or, it could be a model so old that few exist in good condition these days. Desirability - Models on more sought-after molds usually place...

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Collector's Class - A Class Like No Other!

Posted by Eleda Towle on

 Let's talk about Collector's Class!  I'm excited about this because Collector's Class is often one of the most fun classes in a show!  It's definitely the most fun for other exhibitors to look at.  It's your way of showing everyone, "Here's what I collect!" and getting to see what they collect. Collector's Class is technically part of the Collectability Division, but is a very special class, different from all others.  While the rest of the show focuses on a single model for each entry, Collector's Class is a display of 12 models shown together!   Rules vary between shows, so...

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How To Win Performance Classes

Posted by Eleda Towle on

While Halter classes are pretty simple:  Basically, make sure your horse is in great condition and place him on the table, Performance Classes are a lot more challenging.    Performance Entry Requirements 1) A horse. Obviously!  The horse should be moving correctly for the move you state he's performing.   Is he cutting a cow, approaching a jump, closing a gate in trail class?  Does he LOOK like that's what he's doing?  2) Tack.  Tack is required for Performance classes in our show.  It can be homemade, purchased from a tack maker, Breyer brand, or whatever.  The important things to...

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It's Halter Time!

Posted by Eleda Towle on

[Arabian halter by Jennifer Buxton]   If you're just starting out in showing, it can seem pretty complicated.  Performance and Collectability can take a lot of work and learning, so if you're nervous, starting out by showing just in Halter Classes is a much easier way to break into showing. The judge from our Spring Show, Ashley, gave us some advice on how she judges halter classes:    How Do You Judge Halter Classes? First, can the model be a "real" horse? Does its anatomy allow it to transfer seamlessly into the motion and action of the real horses it's...

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