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The 2015-16 Championship Show is in the Books!
All divisions were judged quickly this year and most entrants have already received their packages full of show loot. Below are some pics that they have posting on Facebook and Yahoo. The Book is available to order through Lulu and the Grand Champion pictures will be uploaded to the Gallery soon. If you purchased the eBook version and would like a copy of the covers, you can download them in pdf. Click here for the front cover and click here for the back cover.
2016 prizes
Picture by Allison Malone
2016 prizes
Picture by Katrina James
2016 prizes
Picture by Corina Roberts
2016 prizes
Picture by Melissa Mathews
2016 prizes
Picture by Shana Bobbitt
2016 prizes
Picture by Tia Ossenkop
2016 prizes
Picture by Terry Boaz
2016 prizes
Picture by Anne Field
2016 prizes
Picture by Charlotte Martin
2016 prizes
Picture by Renee Jordan

To see more pictures, visit the Unofficial MEPSA Facebook page.

Versatility Award Challenge!
For this year we have the new Versatility award. Laurel Dedes created this award and is sponsoring it as well. The prize is either a traditional sized Breyer from Breyerfest 2016 or a Stone horse or like value (Laurel's choice). What a GREAT prize! To participate all you need to do is have one horse that qualifies (1st, 2nd or 3rd) at a qualifier show in halter AND at least two performance champions or reserves under at least two different judges. Only the current 2015/2016 show season counts.

And the winner is ... ANNE FIELD AND BOOTLEGGER!

Anne wins a 2016 BreyerFest Special Run "Sheila"

Start planning your entries for next season as Laurel will be hosting this award once more. There are just a few changes to the qualifications.
"There will be some changes: I intend to drop the Halter qualification, but require at least two Championships or Reserves including two in different sections of performance. Yes, so get out some harness, some costumes, your reference materials, and your imagination... I'm also thinking of separating this into a mini division and an open division, with a BF SR SM awarded to a mini division winner. But I'm not sure yet- stay tuned to MEPSA for details."

Contact Laurel for more information at

New Show Season Dates are Posted Along with a revised Class List!
The Show Dates for the 2016/17 season have been posted Here!

Also, we made some minor revisions to the Class List for OF Manufacturers and Other Performance. Check out Classes 55, 56, 60, 61, 62 for clarification on wording for these classes and 112 for a split in the Costume class.

Make sure to double check your entries against the Current Breyer List which can be found Here.

2016 HOTY Winners!
Div A
Division A
"Little Biscuit" o/b Corina Roberts
Division B
Division B
"Peerless" o/b Elizabeth LaRose
Division C
Division C
"Mercedes" o/b Elizabeth LaRose
Division D
Division D
"Sky Hurricane" o/b Ardith Carlton
Division E
Division E
"Autumn Rein" o/b Carolyn Bailey
Division F
Division F
"Bootlegger" o/b Anne Field
Futurity Foal
"Ragun Cajun" o/b Jennifer Buxton

Consider Joining the Board!
We currently have 2 vacant positions available on the board.
- Donations Coordinator
- Judges Coordinator

If you would be interested in running for either of these positions or would like more information, please fill out the application and submit it to Anne Field (VP).

Next Up - the Tack Making Contest!
MEPSA is holding a model horse tackmaking and costume making contest as a MEPSA Benefit. This contest is open to ALL. Winner will be decided by popular vote. Voting will be open to ALL. One person = one vote. Voting will be done on the modelequines blog at - You do not have to join any group in order to vote.  This is a great way to get your work shown to a potentially huge audience, win a new LSQ rider doll by Anne Field, and help MEPSA put on a terrific Championship show.

Contest Rules
1) All tack must have been made by the entrant. All major parts of any sets must have been made by the entrant. For example, you may not make a saddle pad, and enter someone else's saddle with your saddle pad as an entry. However, if the saddle is your work, a saddle pad made by someone else (and noted) may be included as part of one entry.  The tack may be previously made, or made especially for this contest. Your identity, as tackmaker, should be kept under wraps until the voting is over. Please don't tell everyone which entry is yours. Guessing is part of the fun!
2) Tackmaker may enter any type tack (Western, English, Native costume, historical, circus, other) in any scale, and the tack may be anything, ranging from a halter and lead set to a complete set with saddle. If we have enough entries (10 per division, we will divide between proven tack makers and new artists, with a smaller prize for the second division)
3) All finished tack may have a clear digital or scanned photo of each side, on a model, sent in to MEPSA- Laurel Dedes- - and Laurel can do the photographs for you if needed, when the tack is received.
4) ALL entered tack or costumes becomes property of MEPSA to raise funds or use as Championship show awards. This is a MEPSA Benefit contest. Tackmaker must send the finished tack to MEPSA upon completion- Laurel Dedes, 5193 Coventry Ln., Barboursville, VA  22923-1618- at their own expense. There is no other fee to enter.
5) Winner will be awarded a brand new custom rider doll from the very talented Anne Field of Field Of Dolls Studio. This is a lovely western show rider in red on a Yvonne doll.
6) Winner of a second division, if there is one, will a NIB recent release Breyer model, or something or similar or greater value.
7) The contest will be publicized heavily on Facebook and in model horse groups. Please help spread the word!
8) Deadline for producing your tack and entering it is July 15th, 2016. Voting will take place in mid-to late August. We will accept entries from now until July 15th.
9) MEPSA appreciates an intent to enter statement as soon as you determine that you will enter, sent to Laurel Dedes- This is not binding, but will give us an idea how many entries to expect.

Thank you! Please help support model horse photo showing by entering!

Congratulation to the Winner of the Stablemate Custom Contest - Carissa Kirksey with her Andalusian cobra mare!
Stablemate Contest

- Prize is this HA Shetland Pony resin!
Mini HA Shetland
To see all of our entries, Click Here!
Congratulations to the Winner of our Writing Contest, Anne Field!
The winner was selected by: Jeanne Grunert
Lifestyle & Marketing Writer
Book Author | Content Marketer | Freelance Writer

"Once again we had some fabulous entries. I really enjoyed reading them all! This year's contest was difficult to judge because there were so many wonderful entries. My "short" list contained six entries, and deciding among them was really tough. But in the end...I chose the following:

1st place: Calf Roping by Anne Field!
2nd place: Photography in Snow by Corina Roberts
3rd place:  Interview with Sue Sifton by Corina Roberts

Honorable Mentions: Building an Armature by Carissa Kirksey and Show Jumping by Traci Durrell-Khalife

Thank you again for a most enjoyable contest to judge!"

You can look forward to seeing these articles and more in the 2016 MEPSA champ show book!

Congratulations Anne! And thank you to everyone who submitted an entry to the writing contest!

And a huge thank you to Jeanne for judging!

Anne's prize is this Sandicast stock horse painted by Meghann Hoscheid Lorei
Sandicast painted by Meghann Hoscheid Lorei

Robin Nere
It is with heavy hearts that we share our loss of one of our own: Robin Nere. Robin passed away suddenly on November 9, 2015. She was a good friend, a MEPSA board member for 10 years and an avid supporter of model horse showing who gave tirelessly of herself so that others might enjoy our hobby. She will be sadly missed.

Congratulations to the Winner of the Prop Contest, Carissa Kirksey with her Cowboy Shooting Set!
Prop Contest

-Prize, unfinished Rearing Kalinda resin by Moody donated by Marilyn Jensen
2015 Prop Contest prize
To see all of our entries, Click Here!
Congratulations to the Winner of the Tack Contest, Jennifer Buxton with her Racing Set!
Tack Contest

-Prize, main prize- Doll by Anne Field
2015 Tack Contest prize
To see all of our entries, Click Here!

Congratulations to the winner of the Holiday Custom Contest, Carissa Kirksey with her Glow-In-The Dark Halloween Horse!
2015 Contest Winner

-Prize, CM SM by Shawn McNeely and painted by Donna Lorello of Sunshine's Creative Endeavors in your choice of color, even patterns!
2015 Holiday Custom Contest prize
To see all of our entries, Click Here!

The Number of Qualifiers per class has been Increased!
Due to the large quantity of horses being entered, the Board has decided to increase the number of qualifiers from 3 to 6 for classes that have over 100 entries. This is primarily for Division A Gender and Manufacturer classes since those can be huge.

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