Showing for the first time can be very intimidating for anyone, especially if you don’t know anyone that is showing with you. While its quite easy to make new friends at the event itself, we took a look at how to find collectors in your area. You may also want to mention to the show holder that you are new to showing and may not know anyone that will be there. In most cases, she’ll be more than happy to put you next to someone that lives near, or someone that she feels would be a good table buddy for the day. Its also normal to ask to be seated next to someone who’s more experienced and can help you with you questions. Breyer horse collectors are very friendly and eager to help by nature, so don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Before you go to the show you’ll want to take some time to pick your very best horses to show. Choosing which models to take to a live show can be difficult, but you’ll need to remember to choose your very best models only with the least amount of flaws. Once you’ve chosen what models that you own that are the best condition, you’ll want to try to pick the ones that you feel are suited best for the breed. Choosing horses that are realistic and that have realistic coloring will show best. If the show has collectiblility classes, it may seem confusing as to what makes a Breyer horse collectible, but a few simple guidelines will help you understand why it is rarer than the next model.
Lastly, before you leave for your show you will want to make a first aid kit so that you have everything you could imagine in case of emergency. It will be the best thing you can do for yourself the day of the show.
If you are in the New England area tomorrow please make plans to stop by Golden Oak Stables! Its an event not to be missed. If not, try to seek out a model horse show in your area. Its great to get involved with your models and meet others that have the same interests.