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2108 Model Horse Shows

I lived in Boise, Idaho for 17 years, and let me just say that the Intermountain West has many wonderful things to do, but model horse shows weren't often one of them. Our model horse club held shows for many years, and I occasionally traveled to North Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Utah for a show or held a show myself.

So I am excited to be in the Midwest! Where showing is going strong—so much so that show tables spaces often fill up quickly.

This spring and summer, I have plans to attend the following:

March 24th, Hillard, OH - Save the Tigers Model Horse Show
Hosted by Kristen Donato (https://savethetigersmodelhorseshow.weebly.com/)

April 21st, Riga, MI - Tax Time Relief Live Model Horse Show
Hosted by Trina Houser (joeypony1997@gmail.com)

July 13th, Lexington, KY - Breyerfest Open Model Show
Hosted by Michelle Masters (http://www.breyerhorses.com/bf2018-model-horse_shows-landing)


There’s nothing like painting a micro mini model to make a Stablemate seem huge! I chose a blanket Appaloosa pattern with large spots and two-toned legs—this being one of Maggie’s pewter models the legs weren’t as nice as her newer resin models, so I didn’t want to highlight them with white socks. You may have seen photos of my reference on Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/sarahtregay/spotted-mule/).

First, I “sketched” out the blanket shape in White Earth Pigment, using a silicone shaper tool dipped in the dust to draw it on. Any edits wiped off easily with a damp rag because I had sealed the basic bay pastel layer with Krylon Matte spray. 
Once I had the shape I wanted, I sealed the pigment in place and began to paint in with white and black acrylics, and mixing pastel dust with acrylic medium to get a brown “paint” that matched my basic bay. 
Here’s the little guy with his spots:
Best of luck painting your Maggie Bennett Micro Mini... and remember that you can enter her contest…

Micro Contest Hosted by Maggie Bennett

My dear friend, Karen Prescott, participated in Maggie Bennett’s Monthly Micro Mini Subscription where she received a new model every month. We’d just finish oohing and aahing over one when then next would arrive in the mail. For Karen and other Maggie Bennett Micro collectors, this contest is the perfect opportunity to paint one of the models. (Or share a model that you have painted!) It might just be that nudge you need to break out your headlamp, reading glasses, and 000 paintbrushes.

Maybe I should finally paint my jumping mule who has been without color far too long.



The deadline is March 11, 2018. It is free to enter.

The contest will have prizes for all levels of hobbyists, as well as best use of color, best preserved sculptural detail, best presentation, and best photo.

Please visit, http://maggiebennett.com/microcontest for rules and information.