Spirit Horse Live Model Horse Show 

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Spirit Horse Live 2018



WHEN:  Saturday, October 20th, 2018 - Show starts at 8:00 A.M. sharp. Hall opens 7 AM


WHERE:     Broadway United Methodist Church

                     11 Madison Avenue

                     Council Bluffs, IA 5153 


COST: Open Show costs $60 per entrant (Halter AND Peformance), which includes a 6 ft. table.

All entries must be received by Sept 30th.  No walk-ins.

Personal checks are NOT accepted without my consent.  There is a $40 fee charged for any returned checks.


EARLY ENTRY SPECIAL:  If you get your entry in by August 9th, you will receive 5 complimentary raffle tickets.


**** Please note each entrant is required to pay a fee: This includes family members and proxy showers who are showing models.


Entries are due September 30th.  


SET UP: 7:00AM - You will need to check in with Molly Pengra prior to setting up your table.

You must have a signed release form on file (ie your entry form) AND you must sign in on the sign in sheet!


SHOW BEGINS: 8:00 AM sharp.


KID'S DIVISION (14 and under) Setup is from 7 AM to 9 AM and first class call is 9 AM. This division is not NAMHSA approved and will not receive NAN cards. This is for Novice youth showers only. Ribbons will be awarded for 1st through 6th in each class.  There will be a Champion class at the end where neck wreaths will be awarded for Champion and Reserve Champion.  Any model who won a 1st or 2nd will be eligible for the Champion class.


AWARDS: Paper card ribbons for 1st through 6th place are awarded in each class. Overall Divisional Champion/Reserve neck ribbons. First and second place winners will also get a NAN card which qualifies them to enter the 2016/2017/2018/2019 North American Nationals.



This list of judges is *tentative* and subject to change.

Tentative Judges 2016:

OF Plastic-  Jennifer Kay De Bruin

OF Plastic Mini/Micro –  Christy Allen

CM Plastic - Carra McClelland

CM Plastic Mini/ Micro -  Tonya Clapp

CM Artist Resin -  Sara Gifford

CM Artist Resin Mini/Micro -  Sara Gifford

OF Resin/China - Skylar Melbye-Ethington

OF Mini/Micro Resin/China -  Carra McClelland

Custom Glaze China - Skylar Melbye- Ethington

Fantasy/Fun Classes -  Molly Pengra

Performance -  Kate Springer

Youth Division Judge -  Molly Pengra

SCRIBE - Morgan Haberman



NORTH AMERICAN MODEL HORSE SHOW ASSOCIATION rules are in effect for this MEMBER SHOW.  Each horse that is awarded a first or second placing will be given a "NAN Card". This card allows the model entry to the North American Nationals in /2019/2020/2021/2022. It is the winner's responsibility to fill this card out completely and to keep track of it.  Replacement cards are NOT issued by either the show holder or NAMHSA for any reason. Judges are not to show in the division(s) they are judging.  Judges are not to judge the horses of their "relatives/significant others".  Judges may not judge horses they have owned within the last 6 months, nor are they to judge any horse upon which they have collaborated upon creating.  Please see http://namhsa.org


AREA HOTELS: Please see the HOME page at the bottom of the page.


LUNCH: There will be a 45 minute lunch break around Noon.  We are providing a pot luck lunch with sides and soft drinks/tea included. Please feel free to contribute by bringing a favorite dish or treat or a donation of $7. Also, there are several fast food places within 1 mile of the show (Taco Bell, Jimmy Johns, Subway, Blimpies, McDonalds, and Burger King). 


BEVERAGES: Water, coffee, soda, and tea will be provided.


REFUNDS: ALL requests for refunds must be made at least ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE in writing (email that has been received and responded to) to the show coordinator. Refunds will ONLY be made for extenuating circumstances.


CLASS LIMITS: three traditional/classic models per class, three minis per class. You may enter more models by placing $1 next to the model on the table. Each model may only be entered in ONE Breed class in the entire show. 


MODEL IDENTIFICATION:  We will be using the 3x5 note card method Note cards are available in the stationary department of WalMart. The models breed and gender are to be on one side of the note card; the models name and the owners three initials are to be on the reverse. When horses are placed on the table, the note cards MUST be breed/gender side up, with the owner's initials FACING THE TABLE to make the entry anonymous, or the judge may disqualify the entry. Please be sure to make all information on the note card clear and legible. 


SHOW TABLES:  Each entrant will have a 6 foot table space (depending on your entry requirements).  ALL of your personal property must fit on or under this table. We need to be sure to keep all doorways and aisle ways clear in case of fire, and not to mention others could trip, injure themselves, and damage horses finishes and/or body parts.  Any damage is the sole responsibility of those involved.  It is not the liability of the show/show holders.  Please be courteous to others.  Everyone has a small space and we must keep within the space provided.


SALES TABLES:  You may sell from your table.  Additional sales/trading tables are available for $20 each IF AVAILABLE. Show halls space is limited.  Show management retains the right to refuse sales tables to non-showers.  Please contact the show secretary.


ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY:  Electronic devices (phones, lap tops, etc.) are allowed.  Just be reasonable as to the volume.


SECURITY AND LIABILITY: Security is the responsibility of each individual exhibitor.  Show management, judges, volunteers and other associated parties shall not be held liable for any kind of damages or loss to persons or property.


CHILDREN:  Please be advised it is suggested that young children are not brought to the show as they become bored and may cause inadvertent damage of others property (ie show horses).  If you must bring your child/children, please note you are responsibile for their behavior. You may be asked to remove the child/children from the show site if they become disruptive. Classes will not be held up and refunds will not be given. You will also be held liable for any damage that your child/children do.



PETS are not allowed.

No alcohol or smoking in the show building.

Foul language and unsportsmanlike conduct are grounds for dismissal from the show with no refunds.

Do not handle anyone else's horses for ANY reason without their permission.


UNCLAIMED MODELS: Models not removed from the show tables in a rapid and timely manner will be moved to a "Pony Pound".  The show/staff shall not be held liable for damage or loss to these models.


Please stay away from the judges while they are judging. Save your questions for between classes. All decisions are final and are up to the individual judge.



ORIGINAL FINISH MODELS:  OF models are NOT to be ALTERED IN ANY WAY. Repairs only are allowed. These models MAY be restored; however it is the discretion of the judges as to whether or not the model has been restored or repaired properly. Judges may disqualify altered horses at their discretion.


TIPPY MODELS may be shown lying down on a soft cloth. If you do not want this model handled, place a 3x5 card next to it stating that the model is NOT to be touched. If the judge is not to handle the model, the judge may so choose not to include it in the judging. 


BREED QUESTIONS:  If you have questions regarding what class your model should go in, check out the "Breed Guidelines" section.  If you still have a question, please contact Molly Pengra ([email protected]).


PROXY SHOWING:  It is the proxy entrant's responsibility to find someone attending the show who would be willing to show the models.  If you don't know anyone attending, you could advertise on MH$P or some other site to see if someone is willing to show for you.  You would then need to e-mail me for an entry form and pay the entry fee; $5 per model up to 5;  $25 for 5 or more models.


DEFINITION OF CUSTOM:  Any original finish model that has been altered beyond simple repairs, including Sandicast, Starlite, Breyer resins, or other mass produced models.  No artist resin models will be shown in this division.


DEFINITION OF ARTIST RESIN:  Any artist's personal creation sculpted in resin which is not considered "mass produced".  If the artist resin has been structurally altered or altered in any way, it still shows in this division.

JUDGES:  Show management reserves the right to assign any judges to any classes or divisions at any time. All NAMHSA rules will be followed in the assignment of judges and the actions of judges. Judging is the opinion of the individual judge, and personal opinions cannot be controlled or legislated by the show management.

JUDGING CRITERIA informational guideline: https://www.breyerhorses.com/abc




Any profits generated by this show (after all show expenses are paid) will be paid to Hooves and Paws Rescue: