A Ball in the Fall

September 15-17, 2017 - NAN Qualifying 2-day show
Somervell County Expo Center Exhibit Hall
202 E Bo Gibbs Dr
Glen Rose, TX

Hosts: Shannon Southard, Kim Wandrey, & Brad Johnson

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A fully-loaded two day model horse show extravaganza in Glen Rose, TX!


FRIDAY - We will be at the Show Hall in the afternoon 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 breaking 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!

**GENERAL INFORMATION**

acorn  **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.

**UPDATES!!**

Made With Love Raku Foal
~MWL RAKU FIRED ARABIAN FOAL China Challenge~

I got an amazing email from Liz Holm a couple weeks ago, and she offered up an wonderful idea with an even more wonderful prize! This lovely Lying Arabian Foal sculpted by Maureen as the spoils to the winner of a Maureen Love Challenge Class in China. Bring your OF China, bring your CMG China, bring all your beloved models sculpted by her and place them on the table for the chance to add this little girl to your collection.

Liz's Description - Made with Love calendar foal: An adorable lying down Arabian foal sculpted by Maureen Love, cast and raku fired by Laurilyn Burson. Although not a typical "show model", it is a cute bit of hobby history by one of our most beloved sculptors.

Gracious and lovely donation -


Are you ready? If you haven't let Kim or I know that you are coming to the show, you need to do so right now!! We are pretty much at capacity for the Show Hall and I will be sorting tables and sending off a layout to the Expo Center.

~Seating Requests - if you haven't let me know your preference on sitting close to Perf or Halter rings, or if you want to sit next to a friend - text, message, or email me - 512-799-6926 or ssouthard@austin.rr.com

**Exciting Vendors**

Lori Batchelor with Pony Pouches ~
Cheryl Farrens with all manner of Shiny Clinky Goodies
Taylor Trent with Copper Fox

***Lori Batchelor will be judging Children's/Youth Halter & Novice Performance - SO if you have ever wanted to dabble or try out your performance skills, not matter your age, now is your chance! Lori is awesome and will be able to help you get on track for future tack addiction!!

**China will start with every other Halter Division since we have a separate CY/Novice Judge!

JUDGES & STAFF

Kim & Shannon - Show Hostesses
Brad - Computer Guru
Lynn Weber - Web Mistress

SATURDAY
Youth/Novice - Lori Batchelor

OF Breyer Breed - Kim
OF Breyer Collect - Shannon
OF Breyer Test/VLR Breed - Kim
OF Breyer Test/VLR Collect - Shannon

OF Stone Breed - Daralyn
OF Stone Collect - Carmen
OF Stone Breed - Daralyn
OF Stone Collect - Carmen

OF Breyer Mini Breed - Lynn
OF Breyer Mini Collect - Melissa
OF Stone Mini Breed - Lynn
OF Stone Mini Collect - Melissa

OF China Breed - Leah
OF China Collect - Sue
CMG China Breed - Leah
CMG China Work - Sue

CM/AR Performance - Amber

SUNDAY

AR Breed - Kim
AR Work - Leah

CM Breed - Daralyn
CM Work - Sue

AR Mini Breed - Lynn
AR Mini Work - Melissa

CM Mini Breed - Carmen
CM Mini Work - Carmen

OF Perf - Amber

acorn  **CLASS CLARIFICATIONS**

~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

    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.

~CLASS LIST - We will be using A Midwinter's Night Ball classlist with a few tweaks.

~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!
    RULES ~
    ~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

acorn  **YOUTH/NOVICE**

~Will run before China on Saturday
~Entry Fee is $15, payable at the door

acorn  **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.

acorn  **TRIVIA TRIVIA TRIVIA**

Throughout the show, I will shoot off hobby questions to the crowd!

acorn  **JUDGES**

Tentative Judging Schedule
SATURDAY

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
SUNDAY

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


acorn A Midwinter's Night Ball Show Shirts, Totes and Mugs: Check out our Cafe Press shop and get your show gear today! Midwinters Ball or NAMHSA Region 5

acorn 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

Take Care,
Shannon, Kim & Brad

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