Friday, August 22, 2014
MEPSA 2014 Championship Show Results
While I don't have the MEPSA box of prizes and awards yet, I saw the MEPSA book with the results available from Lulu as a PDF for 10 dollars, so I decided to go ahead and buy it. However, my dad had to buy it, and he was on vacation with my mom for their Anniversary, so he bought it and tried to send it via email to me. It didn't work. So I got the brilliant idea of having the Novice results copied to document word, then sent down to me. Some of the pages were cut off and a little hard to read, but I read it.
Maybe I shouldn't have.
It seems as if the judge was the tiniest bit "in favor" of one shower (granted, her photos were great). She got Overall Grand Champion, Reserve Champion Halter, AND Overall Grand Champion, Reserve Champion Performance PLUS Overall judges choice! While I was happy for her....I was a little disheartened. I was crying after I read the rest of the results.
5th place Stallion, 8th place STOCK (He is gaited)
6th place Stallion, 9th pace ARABIAN/MORGAN (He is an appaloosa)
Reserve Champion Mare, Third place Sporthorse, 6th place head-study (I am very happy with this one)
7th place Mare, Champion Morgans (Ok, I am happy).
7th place Draft, 5th place Liberty (Remember how he won 1 Grand and 1 Reserve Grand in his first two shows)?
Reserve Champion Pony, 6th Place Western Trail
4th place Spanish
8th place Gaited
3rd place Pony
Champion Foal, Champion Sporthorse
7th place Headstudy
8th place ARABIAN/MORGAN (she is a Quarter Horse), 8th place Western Pleasure.
10th place ARABIAN/MORGANS (He is an appaloosa)
6th place Western Pleasure
9th place Mare
I don't know what happened. How could my Stock horses be in the Arab class when they are clearly Appaloosa's or Quarter horses (it say's the breed on the back of the picture) and how could my obviously Gaited Saddlebred be in Stock? How could they place (very badly) in these classes? Why weren't they just DQ'ed from the class they didn't fit in? I am sure that I double-checked the classes to make sure I had the right ones for my horses before I sent the pictures to the show.....
I don't know if it was a misunderstanding of the book publisher, the judge, or me. However, I can't be angry. After all, another Championship Show will come, and I hope to kick butt then. On the bright side, I have always wanted the green-colored ribbon. :)
IMEHA, ABRA, Next season MEPSA and Live Showing, here I come!!!
One (or more) of every color!
NOTE: These are the Australian ribbon colors. I couldn't find an American colored ribbon picture!