THE FANTASTIC PLASTIC CLASSIC #10
AN ALL PLASTIC MODEL HORSE EXTRAVAGANZA!
April 6, 2013
12415 Murphy Ave
San Martin, CA 95046-9527
Divisions & Judges:
BREYER/HARTLAND/OTHER BREED: Shawn McNeely
HARTLAND COLLECTIBILITY: Shawn McNeely
BREYER COLLECTIBILITY: Karen Harper
STONE BREED: Heather Visser
STONE COLLECTIBILITY: Mary Reardon
YOUTH: Robin Kent
MINI SCALE: Cindy Ruth
Show Hall opens at 8:00AM - Judging will begin at 9:00AM.
Showhall will open at 8:00am and show will start at 9:00am. Lunch break will be at 12 noon (approximate) and will last 1 hour to allow for model unpacking for the afternoon classes. Show is schedule to run until 6:00pm or until finished.
Breed and Collectibility will be shown together on one table under two judges.
Each of these divisions will have an assigned table:
Breyer/Other (includes Hartland's)
Youth (morning) and Mini (afternoon)
Between each of these tables will be overflow tables to be shared as classes require.
To help keep this large show moving along - please read your class lists and be ready to self-load the next class as a completed class is excused. WE all seem to do this anyway - but if there are new showers in the room, please help the learn the pace of the show tables.
This show is a benefit for Thoroughbred Friends, and for THOROUGHBRED FRIENDS directly. Thoroughbred Friends is a non-profit, privately owned and operated direct horse rescue refuge located in woodland California. Thoroughbred Friends focuses on Thoroughbreds - but has helped horses of other breeds as well. You can Google Thoroughbred Friends or go directly to their website at www.tbfriends.com. In this period of economic down-turn, horses have been forfeited to Joe and Kathy Shelton daily form private families and ranches undergoing foreclosure. Joe also takes on the heartbreaking task of rescuing horses bound for slaughter, and those that have been rescued out of a miserable life as Mexican Rodeo tripping horses. I appreciate each and every bit of help you offer by way of attending my show; it allows you to have a good time while achieving a worthy cause.
NAMHSA: This show will be a NAN (North American Nationals) qualifier - 1st and 2nd place horses in all Workmanship and Collectibility classes will receive a yellow NAN card that qualifies that horse to enter the NAN shows in 2012 and 2013.
REGION 2: This show will also be a Region 2 qualifier; any horse with a 1st through 4th place will qualify for the 2012 Region 2 Championship Show.
Class Limitations: Class limit is 3 horses per class.
Extra Horses: limit of 2 horses per class may be added at the rate of $1.00 per horse - payable at the table. Class participation limits per horse: a model can compete in one (1) collectibility class and one (1) breed class total - earning a maximum of 2 NAN cards at this show.
General Class Information: Classes may be split, combined or canceled, depending upon the number of entries, at the discretion of the judge and/or showholder.
Scale Descriptions: The models commonly termed Traditional and/or Classic will show in the regular classes. Models commonly termed Stablemate, TinyMite, Littlebit, Pebbles and Chips will show in the Mini classes where a mini class alternative is noted.
AWARDS: Paper Flats to 5th Place in Classes, rosettes to Championships and Over-All Grand Championships
Each entry must have a 3"x5" card. WHITE CARDS for Breed classes, COLORED CARDS for Collectibility classes. On the up side, type or print clearly the class number, breed and gender. On the down side, print the horse's name and the shower's name. For security purposes, you may tag your horses but please be careful to have only the horse's breed and gender showing when you place it in the show ring. Do not place your horse's hooves on another entry's card or leg tags. Entries without Entry Cards will be disqualified. Please do not use scraps of paper or Post-It notes -- 3" x 5" index cards ONLY.
Documentation for your horses is welcomed and is almost required in collectibility classes - please do not assume your judge knows every detail that could help your horse place in the ribbons. As a courtesy to other showers, please limit the size of your documentation to a maximum of 8-1/2 x 11 inches.
Tickets for the sponsorship raffle will be given at the rate of one ticket per estimated dollar of donation value. Tickets will be available via class, section and division sponsorships, and via raffle and auction donations.
STRAWBERRY FIZZ PONIES:
This year I asked for donations of Stablemates and Chips that can be transformed into customized special effects Strawberry Fizz Ponies for Showers' gifts. These will be handed out to pre-entered showers on show date and will come complete with a hang-tag. Everyone who donated one or more Stablemate or Chips model will be getting a raffle ticket for an exclusive Strawberry Fizz Prize drawing!
RAFFLES AND AUCTIONS:
This is a fundraiser show to fund Thoroughbred Friends so of course there will be raffles! Raffles and silent auctions will be active throughout the day, with winners and drawings held at 3:00PM; we are gladly accepting donations for the raffles, silent auctions and door prizes up to and including the show date.
SEE CLASSLIST FOR DESCRIPTIONS WITHIN EACH DIVISION.
For the majority of the collectibility classes, please enter Breyers with dating information (pre-1980 or post 1980).
Note: Enter Hartlands with any documentation possible.
This class is to include the accepted and traditional Decorator colors for Breyer - Copenhagen, Wedgewood, Gold Charm and Gold Florentine and/or Silver Filigree. Ageless Bronze is included here. Charcoal horses have their own class.
This class is to include all forms of charcoal color... matte and gloss, brown toned or deeper true Charcoal, all size scales. The class is judged on the charcoal color and finish. Please enter Breyers with dating information (pre-1980 or post 1980).
Woodgrains / Woodies / Woodcuts:
These are available for each manufacturer's division... Breyer Woodgrains, Stone Woodies and Hartland Woodcuts. Please enter Breyers or Hartlands with dating information (pre-1980 or post 1980).
Gem Series (Stone):
This class includes all the gem colors released to date: Lapis, Rose Quartz, Malachite, Amethyst, Onyx, Tiger Eye, Opal, Cinnabar, etc. Does NOT include Pearls. Includes 'Palouse "Sandstone" if shown as the mineral sandstone.
These classes are judged on the Pearl finish... with one pearlies class for Breyer/ Other Brands, and one for Stones in their respective Collectibility sections. Hartland pearlies go into Hartland Woodcut/Unrealistic Color class. Please note on card if your horse is a rare version of a pearlized model. Includes true pearl finishes only... no Opal colors in this class please - Opals go into the Gem classes..
Yes - any and all other unrealistic color includes scenic series and horses with images such as Breyer's Halloween series, Christmas painted scenes or decor, dragon horses, etc.; or Stone's sunset series, snowflakes patterns, holiday themed horses, the leaf pattern Vermont, etc. Class may be split if there are enough simple colors (blue, green etc.) compared to scenics/design themes. Unrealistic Color Classes are available for Breyer/ Other Brands, Hartland and one for Stones in their respective Collectibility sections.
The horses in Collectibility Classes will be judged on
2) condition (absence of rubs, scratches, flaws and discoloration)
3) breed assignment/type accuracy and overall judge's impression.
Documentation about dates issued and limited run sizes will be an asset.
Horses judged in the Breed classes will be judged on
1) breed type and correct, acceptable color for that breed or registry.
2) biomechanics - the correctness of limb positions and anatomy.
3) the excellence of workmanship to include seams, paint overspray and surface finishing.
Documentation about unusual breeds, new breeds or unusual colors will be an asset.
If a shower chooses to lay their entry down on the table rather than place it in a standing position, they automatically give the judge the authority to pick up the horse for judging so that the other side of the model may be seen. The judge must be allowed to pick up the model for judging. Showholder(s) and judges are not responsible for any damage that occurs on the show table should a "tippy" horse fall over. Please lay horses down on a modestly sized piece of neutral colored fabric or bubblewrap to protect your entry.
Decisions of the judges are final! Please do not question them while they are judging a class. If you have a question regarding a placing, please ask the judge politely and promptly after the class. Some classes may be team judged or another judge may fill in for a short break. Please feel free to approach the showholder to intercede on your behalf with a question for the judge if there seems to be a serious conflict occurring during the actual judging... only the showholder may interrupt the judging for any reason.
PLEASE do not hover, take photographs or approach any portion of the table while the judge is judging a class!
Groom/dust your models PRIOR to bringing them to the table. Excessive time spent dusting slows the show down and the dust you brush off your model into the air can settle onto another shower's model. Please be aware.
DO NOT touch any models other than your own unless you have the specific permission of the owner.
ANY QUESTIONS? PLEASE ASK YOUR DIVISION JUDGE AND/OR SHOWHOLDER BEFORE THE CLASS BEGINS!
Arabian: All purebred Arabian strains recognized by the Arabian Horse Registry. NOTE: The Shagya Arabian although of Arabian ancestry is not "of type" as recognized by AHR and should be shown in Other Sport.
Part-Arabian: All part Arabians of extreme Arab type show in this class. Part Arabians showing more type of their other half should show in Other Light/Part Breed, or where appropriate for their body type. For instance, a Quarab that appears more like a Pure Arab would be shown in Part Arabs in the Arab division, whereas a Quarab that appears more like a Quarter Horse would be shown in Other Stock/Partbred in the Stock division. National Show Horses - both gaited and non-gaited - will show in NSH classes.
Warmblood: Horses shown as Warmbloods are actually descended from or a blend of hot-blooded breeds and cold-blooded (light draft) breeds... they are not simply sport-conformed versions of other breeds. Examples are Belgian Warmblood, Budyonny, Danish Warmblood, Danubian, Dutch Gronigen, Dutch Warmblood, East Bulgarian, Finnish Universal, French Trotter, Gelderlander, Hispano, Holsteiner, Hanoverian, Trakehner, Hungarian Warmblood, Irish Draft aka Irish Draught, Kladruber, Knabstrup, Latvia, Mecklenbury, Oldenburg, Rhinelander, Salerno, Selle Francais, Swedish Warmblood.
Sport Horses: Athletic breeds used for actual sport in their native lands and sport conformed individuals that have evolved in modern era to fulfill the needs of today's competition. Examples are Akhal Teke, Appaloosa Sporthorse (Appaloosa x Warmblood origins) , American Sport Horse or American Warmblood (basically Quarter Horse or Paint crossed on Thoroughbred or breeds with Warmblood origins, possibly Mustang and Thoroughbred or Warmblood crosses), Canadian Sport Horse, Furious, Irish Draught Sporthorse, Metis Trotter, Nonius, Terek, Waler, Westphalian and all other pure or part of the above breeds showing Warmblood characteristics, used for all aspects of combined training including geographically located racing events (i.e. in North American harness racing horses are Standardbreds, but in Russia they could be the Metis Trotter or Orlov Trotter breeds.)
Carriage Breeds: Such as Cleveland Bay, Friesian, Friesian Sporthorse, Hackney Horse, French or Norman Cob, Lippizan, Orlov Trotter, Welsh Cob section "D", all other pure or part of the above breeds showing Cob, or Carriage characteristics, used for driving.
Gaited Horse: Any breeds exhibiting gaited characteristics, i.e. is NATURALLY inclined to perform gaits other than a walk, trot, and canter (such as a running walk, rack, foxtrot, etc.) A high trot does NOT constitute a specialized gait. The Spanish Walk is a movement that can be taught to any well-conformed breed and is not a gait. Spanish breed or descended breeds such as the Mangalara Marcheador, Paso Fino or Peruvian Paso are encouraged but not required to show in Spanish Breeds, rather than in Other Gaited (there may or may not be a separate Gaited Spanish class offered.) However - Non-Gaited Spanish breeds must show in the Spanish classes. The American Saddlebred, American Spotted Saddlehorse, Missouri Foxtrotter, Tennessee Walking horses of either show/padded shoe "Big Lick" version or cowboy shod version "Plantation Style", Rocky Mountain Horse, Walkaloosa, and all other pure or part breeds showing gaited characteristics show in this Gaited class.
Ponies: Any breed exhibiting pony characteristics of height and conformation, or those generally recognized as "pony." Includes but isn't limited to these breeds: American Shetland, American Walking Pony, Assateague, Bali, Basque, Batak, British Shetland, British Spotted Pony, Carmargue, Chincoteague, Chinese, Dales Pony, Dartmoor, Fell Pony, Galiceno, Hackney Pony, Marwari, Mongolian, New Forest Pony, Paint Pony, POA, Quarter Pony, Rocky Mountain Pony (Welsh Section "A") Welsh Section "B", Welsh Cob Pony Section "C" and any other pure or part ponies exhibiting pony characteristics. American Saddle Pony and other Gaited Pony breeds should show here in Other Ponies. Hackney Ponies, which are not gaited, go in Show Ponies.
Stock Breeds: Any breed typically used for working stock, or of a body type considered as "stock", Appaloosa, Australian Stock Horse, Canadian Cutter, Colorado Ranger or Rangerbred, Mustang, Paint, Quarter Horse. All breeds not listed that would be used in its native country or region for working stock or general ranch work. For this show, please show BLM Mustangs, Kiger Mustangs, Cayuse Indian Pony/ Cayuse Indian Horse, and other Mustangs of various types and sub-groups in the Mustang class. Spanish Mustangs may be shown in either the Mustang class (the preferred location) or they may be shown in the Spanish classes (if they already have NAN cards in that class.) Any other pure or part breed exhibiting stock characteristics: American Indian Horses may show in either the Mustang class or the Other Stock class; Fjords and Brumbies may also show here in Other stock, as they are used as stock horses in their native lands. Documentation will be a big help in the Mustang and Other Stock classes.
Draft Breeds: Any breed typically used for medium or heavy draft work, including pulling loads, farm work, etc. and exhibiting draft confirmation. Ardennais, Auxios, Belgian, Brabant, Boulannais, Breton, Clydesdale, Comtois, Dole Gubrandsdal, Dutch Draft, Italian Heavy Draft, Percheron, Suffolk Punch, Shire, Swedish Ardennes, Vladimer Heavy Draft and any pure or part breeds showing draft characteristics or conformation, used for heavy farm/harness work.
Spanish Breeds: Breed originating and perpetuated in the Spanish/Iberian region of Europe and any breed developed and now bred primarily in the New World (North and South America) maintained as a controlled pure breed with roots in the Spanish/Iberian region of Europe. Alter Real, Andalusian, Lusitano, Azteca, Barb, Criollo, Paso Fino, Peruvian Paso, Soraia and all other breeds pure or part exhibiting similar characteristics and bred primarily in the Spanish/Iberian region of Europe. Spanish Mustangs show in this division as Other Spanish Breed.
Other Purebreds: This class to include horse breeds that include more than one body type such as the American Cream, Bahskir Curly, Russian Don, Kathiawari, Lokai, Malapolski, American Miniature, Turkoman, Wielopolski, all other pure breeds recognized by tradition or breed registries.
Other Partbreds: may compete in the halter division best suited to their conformation and type. For instance, Ara-Apps (Arabian and Appaloosa crosses used for endurance and pleasure riding) may show very Arabian characteristics and do better in Other Lightbreed, or may show very stock characteristics with an Arabian influence in the head and neck and show better in Other Stock. This is up to the shower's discretion. Grades and unusual cross breeds should show where Other a part breed classes are offered.
Longears/Exotics: All mules, hinnies, donkeys and burros are considered longears. All non-domesticated, extinct, or living primitive breeds such as Przewalski, Tarpan, Wild Ass, Onager, Quagga, crossbred Zorse and Zony models and Zebras are considered exotics.
Jane Morehouse, Showholder
510-351-4859 - until midnight Pacific Time
510-351-1174 - message machine
510-427-0169 - cranky cell phone