A fully-loaded two day model horse show extravaganza in Georgetown, TX, just North of Austin, TX! A gala of glamorous
proportions, come join the mayhem and don your wintry blues and icy silvers for the first ball of the season!
FRIDAY - We will be at the Show Hall by 2 PM to set up and
get things ready for Saturday morning. You may arrive anytime
from 2 PM on and *help* set up, and then claim a table after
I sort all reserves and shower needs. You can stay up until we
leave for supper, and then you have to skedaddle too! We plan
on hitting the Monument Cafe for supper Friday night - should be
done in the show hall around 6 PM, and then after the show on
Saturday night for carousing and merriment!
*Kitchen - we have a huge one! You may bring all the food
you wish and make use of the refrigerators and stoves. But
remember there is *NO MICROWAVE* - unless someone brings
the ole Proctor Silex for everyone to use.
Extra tables - A 'Limited' number of EXTRA Tables are
available for the show for $15. Please email Shannon as they are limited in number.
Awards are going to be even more fantastic and rockin' this
year! Here is a 'Sneak Peek' of our *exclusive* sculpture by Kelly Savage Sealy - awarded to *sectional champs and reserves*!
**SHOW HALL INFORMATION**
FRIDAY - You can arrive at 2 PM to help set-up, and then claim a table and unpack. You can stay till we are finished setting up, and then we are locking up
for supper and sleep!
SATURDAY - Show Hall will open at 7 AM for setting up. We will shoot for starting by 8 AM, but definitely calling the first classes by 8:30 AM.
SUNDAY - Show Hall will open at 8 AM for setting up. We will start classes promptly at 9 AM.
~FANTASY Equines - NAN Qualified - You are now able to show
your OF Breyer, Stone, AR and Custom Unicorns & Pegasi in
OF Collectibility and CM/AR Workmanship classes only. Not available in
Performance for all you thinking how cool it would be to have a
'Roping Bucephalus' Class!
NAMHSA Fantasy Specifications
~CLASS LIST - The 2015 Class List is up.
There were some tweaks to it, most notably in the OF Breyer Halter
Classes - Test/OOAK/VLR - Runs of 60 and under will be one section,
Limited and Special Runs of 61 - 500 will be another section. Everything else will go in
the regular Breyer Halter Classes. This way, all the Glossy Prize Models,
Raffles, Volunteer, and super low runs of SRs will be together with the
Tests, higher number SRs like Conns, the Web Specials, Vintage Club
Pieces, and higher run Volunteer Models will have their own section -
this hopefully will give everyone a better chance at 'like competing
5. Fantasy Equines/Medallions: Fantasy equines (and other animals) as well as medallions remain ineligible for any form of NAN qualification (approved 11-1, 12/07 #23011, and 10-1, 2/09 #27229). **Eligibility for fantasy
equines only has been changed in the bylaws and the policy document. Other animals and medallions remain ineligible. Item 6. reflects this change.**
6. Fantasy equine eligibility **is now approved** and limited to equine-based "unicorns" and "pegasi" (or a combination of the two) only **in OF Collectibility and CM/AR Workmanship classes only. (approved 12-0, 3/13, #45299)**.
For NAMHSA/NAN qualifying purposes, a "unicorn" is defined as an equine with a single horn attached at or near the forehead. A "pegasus" is defined as an equine with wings attached at or near the shoulders. Wings can be of any type found in nature, and will not be limited to bird-like only.
Eligible animals will basically be equine in nature, with an equine head, neck, body, and legs. Goat-based or
half-equine creatures will not be eligible. The head and body must remain equine in form. Hooves can be
equine or cloven, tails can be of any type, and extra hair, scales, feathers, or other textures on the head and/or body are permitted, so long as the head and body are still equine in form. Bodies may be skeletal in nature as long as the skeleton portrayed is equine in form. Sculptures can be realistically colored or decorators. The base equine can be any equine--horse, pony, donkey, mule, zebra--of any breed type, with no stated preference given to one type over the other. (updated 11/2013 to include skeletal equines, approved 5-4, #48225)
OF models will be judged based on collectibility criteria already outlined on the NAMHSA website and in the NAN packet.
CM/AR entries will be judged based on artistry of the sculpture, lack of prepping and painting flaws, and proper equine biomechanics of the head, neck, body, and legs. Wings and horns will be judged based on the skill and
artistry with which they are added to the equine. Whether or not it looks as though the animal can fly will not be a stated criteria for judging. These are imaginary creatures, after all, and, just as there are flightless birds, so, too, can there be flightless winged equines.
~HALTER - 3 horses per class in all halter divisions, EXCEPT China which has an *unlimited* class entry.
~If there is a Draft and/or Pony Division, this is the division you will put ALL your drafts and ponies regardless of breeding! They WILL NOT go in the final Division in the Other Pure, Other Part/Mixed classes. They will NOT be judged if you put them there, so please put them in the Draft Division or the Pony Division respectively. EXCEPT, if the draft/pony/other is ALL ONE DIVISION, then they would certainly go in those other pure and part classes.
~Judges of each division will have the final say on the necessity of *splitting out* classes if need be. We have the class list assembled according to the actual numbers of horses that showed up for The Ball over the past few years, and even looked at numbers from Lone Star. So, if you do not see a class for your specific breed or type, it may be that there was not enough showing up to warrant it - hence the catch-all classes. Bring your extra show horses for possible splits, just in case, as not only quality of breed choice, but quantity will help the judges decide if a split is warranted! This changes year to year with all the molds and models and horse goodies that come out, of course!
~DOLLAR BUY-IN - Yes! By popular demand, we will be keeping our *dollar buy-in* not only for Halter Horses, but also for some Performance Classes. The Dollar Buy-In allows you to add your favorite extra halter horses to your favorite classes for just $1, you may add as many as you like throughout the show weekend. Just put the dollar down with your extra entry and the judges will pick them up!
~You Must Abide by the TIME ALLOCATIONS and get all your horses in the ring on time - *including* your extra Buy-In Horses
~All Halter Classes, All Divisions are eligible for the *Dollar Buy In*
~Performance Classes allowed for the *Dollar Buy In* TBA
~PERFORMANCE - 2 entries per class
~Will run before China on Saturday
~Entry Fee is $15, payable at the door
**SPECIAL NEEDS - SEATING REQUESTS**
If you have a special request, please let me know as I will be saving
tables during set-up for folks.
**TRIVIA TRIVIA TRIVIA**
Throughout the show, I will shoot off hobby questions to the crowd!
Show Annoucer-Go Getter - Vic Zanutto
Major Show Helper Player Web Designer - Lynn Weber
Tentative Judging Schedule
Children/Youth - TBA
OF Breyer Breed Halter All - TBA
OF Breyer Collectability All - TBA
OF Stone Breed Halter All - TBA
OF Stone Collectability All - TBA
OF Breyer MINI Halter All - TBA
OF Breyer MINI Collectability All - TBA
OF Stone MINI Halter All - TBA
OF Stone MINI Collectability All - TBA
OF China All - TBA
CMG China All - TBA
Performance - TBA
AR Breed Halter - TBA
AR Workmanship - TBA
Custom Breed Halter - TBA
Custom Workmanship - TBA
AR MINI Halter - TBA
AR MINI Workmanship - TBA
Custom MINI Halter - TBA
Custom MINI Workmanship - TBA
Show Shirts, Totes and Mugs:
Check out our Cafe Press shop and get your show gear today! Midwinters Ball or NAMHSA Region 5
Tags: Front of tags should have only the model's entry number, breed and gender showing (name is optional). See example at right, XYZ being your number, 001 being your horse's number. Only this side should be where the judge can see it. Back of tags may have your name and the horse's name so you can ID them. You can find your show entrant number or get a number by emailing Daralyn Wallace. There is a list on the Region 5 Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/namhsaregion5/files/ but Daralyn has the most up-to-date one.
Please email your horse list to Brad. It's much easier for him than typing it all in, and we want him to keep doing results for us.
Please contact Shannon Southard at ssouthard(at)austin.rr.com or 512-257-9511 for information, or if you have items you wish to donate or sponsor!
Co-Show Hostess - Kim Wandrey at kim(at)lmsassociates.com
Shannon, Kim & Brad