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Copperfox Is Closing

Posted by Eleda Towle on

Today is a sad day... Copperfox has just announced that they will be closing on August 14th, and that no new models will be produced, including the much-anticipated new Shire. As many of you know, we were fans of Copperfox from the start, or before the start, since we supported their kickstarter to raise the company's initial funding. We loved the idea of more models being available, loved their sculpts, and were a big fan of the owner, Becky Benfield, who started selling models at age 16 and grew Utterly Horses to become one of Europe's largest dealers. We shamelessly...

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Fun at the schooling show!

Posted by Eleda Towle on

The part I am so excited about with these schooling shows is that everyone who participates can also judge each class!  Exhibitors are given judging sheets and shown how to fill them out properly for results to be recorded by the show host afterward.  Experienced judges mingle with first-timers to provide their thoughts on what is important to them, helping train the eyes of those who are new to judging.  They are also encouraged to bring along ribbons or awards for each placing, and to be creative with them, as long as they adhere to the standard color scheme so everyone knows the order they were placed.  We saw some awesome ideas for simple placings:  Everything from printed paper ribbons to foam shapes to seashells... even wrapped chocolates and poker chips!

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Model Horse Schooling Shows

Posted by Eleda Towle on

  Organized schooling shows are a new concept in model horse showing.  While "fun shows" used to happen, the set-up completely depended on the host.  Now we have a way to reach new exhibitors and help experienced ones continue to grow, that is set up in a way that everyone knows what to expect and can be a part of both showing AND judging!  The following was written by Jill O'Connor to explain what schooling shows are and why they exist.  Thanks, Jill!   On Sunday May 27th the “Maine Event” schooling show will be held in Union, ME.  This...

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Announcing our packaging partnership with GrandyOats!

Posted by Eleda Towle on

Triple Mountain is teaming up with GrandyOats to give shipping boxes a second life!    As many of you know, Triple Mountain is working on becoming a B-Corp, a designation that requires a strong commitment to social and environmental responsibility.  Part of our pledge is to reduce the amount of packing material and boxes that need to be created for our use.  Every box we can give a second life to means one more box that doesn’t have to be produced, saving trees and the resources used to process them into cardboard.  To this end, we are proud to announce...

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Triple Mountain's Mobile Model Store Debut

Posted by Eleda Towle on

On Saturday, our new mobile model horse store debuted at Skyline Farm's annual Spring Plow Day.  We were nervous as a young Thoroughbred on race day, wondering how the models would ride in the trailer.  I'm happy to report they all behaved perfectly! Everyone had a lot of fun - Teams worked the field, a blacksmith on a vintage portable forge demonstrated his craft, a wagonsmith worked on restoring a lovely antique sleigh, the local young farmers' group brought their goats out to play, the carriage house museum was a hit as always, as were the treats the volunteer food...

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