When I was still active in live showing, NAN wasn't a major deal like it is now. Getting a horse qualified for NAN was a perk, but since there weren't that many NAN shows yet it wasn't really all that important. I'm not real sure how that whole thing goes as I've never shown in a NAN qualifier. The annual show I used to go to wasn't yet part of NAN before I had to stop so I've never gotten a NAN card or NAN cookie. I'm sure, had I been able to show, I would've been all over that, though. Knowing how I was about chasing the ribbons and trophies. I won a few, sure, but only one time did I ever win what I thought was the grail of my local show.
In either 1995 or 1996 I went to a live show in Las Vegas and saw a lot of neat scene set-ups. One girl had done a camping scene and put gold fish in a small pond. I thought that was the coolest thing. And at that time, it was pretty innovative. But nowadays, the scenes are so much more involved. These photos were taken by Martina Vannelli at NAN over this past weekend and are used with her permission
But the NAN show wasn't just about nifty scene set-ups. There were halter classes as well and here's some of my favorites
Well, Breyer has announced another web special. It'll be the third in their Greek mythology they're doing. I didn't win the first two, Poseidon or Apollo and I don't know if I'll try for the new one. I'll have to see him first. Of course there's all sorts of speculation as to which mold it is. The chance to enter to win won't be until July 2nd and I'm not sure when they'll let us know what it looks like. Soon, I'm sure. But this is what they've revealed so far
I'd better get to work. It's gonna be a busy day for me.