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Model Horses

Model Horse Dressage results:  "What a lovely class of horses, riders, trainers, and photographers!  I was amazed at the creativity and care shown by the exhibitors in this class.  It was a pleasure to judge, and was certainly difficult to place."

Ribbons and a prize for 1st place are available for pickup at the barn. Thankyou Heather Keith for volunteering to judge this difficult division!

1st:  Maya Volpe, “Intro Test.”  I really appreciate how well behaved Taffy was in this test, and what good equitation the rider has.  She must have a good trainer!  I also appreciate how straight Taffy was on the center line and how she did her transitions right at the letters.  And nice work training this horse and rider team to salute together.  Well done! Click on the link below to view:


2nd:  Savanah Kirby, “Pirouette.”  This horse has a lovely pirouette!  The rider is nicely balanced, letting this naturally talented horse show his beautiful movement.  I also appreciate how well turned out the horse and rider are.  The rider looks so nice in her formal attire.

3rd:  Molly Czub, “Purple Rain.”  This horse is performing a lovely canter pirouette at liberty.  I love to see paints with such talent and natural balance!  I also appreciate the amazing background and photography.


4th:  Charlotte Thompson, “Panda in the Water.”  What a well-behaved horse to so willingly walk in the water!  This horse is well turned out with his braids and sparkling white socks—a lovely and obedient dressage prospect.  I really liked the photography—the backdrop makes me imagine a real horse walking through a mountain stream.


5th:  Savanah,  “Extended Trot.”  I wish my horse would extend so nicely!  And look at how well the rider sits that big trot.

6th:  Molly, “Forest Dweller.”  You are an excellent photographer.  I love how you used shadow and light to showcase this lovely model horse in nature.

Additional submissions appear below. They are fabulous!!!!

Passage, by Savana Kirby, age 13.

Extended trot, by Savana Kirby, age 13.

Collected canter, by Savana Kirby, age 13.

Stretchy trot, by Savana Kirby, age 13.

Canter transition, by Savana Kirby, age 13.

Dressage Horse at Liberty

Tayah Fuller with Top This Absolute

Charlotte Thompson’s “Lacey” at Liberty.

Molly Czub’s “Majestic” at Liberty.

Molly Czub’s "Queen Elle” at Liberty.

Spring Dressage Show Artwork

Ribbons and prizes (for 1st place) can be picked up at the barn.


10 and under:

1st place Inza Sirjane colored pencil and crayon

Judges comment: "Very original, and shows wonderful action and joy."

2nd place: Alexandria Ryan colored pencil

Judges comment: “Nice use of colors, and attention to detail.”

3rd place: Knox Sirjane acrylic

Judges comments: “Very nice use of color.”

4th place: Maya Volpe watercolor

Judges comments: “Very nice use of color and texture in watercolor.”

Age 11-13

1st place: Savana Kirby “Halo & Joey” acrylic on canvas.

Judges comments: “Nice handling of the dapple grey texture, and drawing of the eyes.”

Age 14-18

1st place: Molly Czub “Piaffe” pencil drawing.

Judges comments: “Good observation and attention to detail.”

Additional submissions appear below. They are all WONDERFUL!!!!!!!

Thankyou Nancy Weis for taking on the difficult job of volunteering to judge our Art!

Horsehead Watercolor, by Maya Volpe, age 8.

Painting, by Maya Volpe, age 8.

Colored Pencil Drawing, by Inza Sirjane, age 7.

Paint & Glitter on Wood, by Alexandria Ryan, age 8. 

Pencil drawing, by Maya Volpe, age 8.

Liberty Classes

Just for fun!

Dressage Horse at Liberty Photo—is your horse being abducted by aliens from above? Is your horse practicing Grand Prix moves, or Airs Above the Ground during turnout? Catch him for eternity with a great photo of his potential for dressage!!

Dressage Horse at Liberty Video—do you like to play with your horse at Liberty? Do you free longe, do yoga or carrot stretches? Do you dance with your horse? Human-Horse Pas De Deux? Have someone video your play session, and submit it to our fun online show to share with the world (and compete for awesome prizes)!

Spring Dressage Show entry 2020

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