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INFORMATION & RULES

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

This event focuses on artists and those who collect, appreciate and want to compete with pieces made by the individual artist or themselves. Our classist reflects this focus and I appreciate everyone's understanding if some of the factory divisions or classes seem limited. Thank you!

Show Hall opens at 7:30am - Judging starts at 8:30am

Classes may be split, combined or canceled, depending upon the number of entries, at the discretion of the judge and/or showholder. Class limit is 3 horses per class. Extra Horses: limit of 2 horses per class may be added at the rate of $1.00 per horse - payable at the table. Class participation limits per horse: a model can compete in one (1) breed class only  and one (1) collectibility/workmanship class only - earning a maximum of 2 NAN card at this show. 
 

Please place your model in a line around the edges of the show table with your card next to your model. Please be considerate of other showers; space reasonably close together and leave room where possible. If the table fills to capacity around the edges, you may place models in the center. But please be extremely careful not to bump other models.

If a shower chooses to lay their entry down on the table rather than place it in a standing position, they automatically give the judge the authority to pick up the horse for judging so that the other side of the model may be seen. The judge must be allowed to pick up the model for judging. Show holder(s) and judges are not responsible for any damage that occurs on the show table should a "tippy" horse fall over. Please lay horses down on a modestly sized piece of neutral colored fabric or bubble wrap to protect your entry.

To help keep this large show moving along please read your class lists and be ready to self-load the next class as each completed class is excused. We all seem to do this anyway but if there are new showers in the room, please help them learn the pace of the show tables.

PLEASE do not hover, take photographs or approach any portion of the table while the judge is judging a class!Groom/dust your models PRIOR to bringing them to the table.

Yes, judges may show in divisions they are not judging but cannot judge horses they have previously owned within the last 6 months. Artist/Judge cannot judge pieces that have created (ex: pieces they have sculpted, customized and/or painted).

No pets or animals, no smoking or alcohol allowed on premises.

Super-CALI is NAN Approved and is a NAN qualifying showFirst and Second place equids as well as eligible fantasy equids qualify for the NAN. The NAN ticket/card will be given to first and second placings, it is proof of the qualification and must be submitted when entering NAN. For more info go to www.NAMHSA.org

LUNCH

An hour lunch break starting at noon should allow time for the new models to come in and be unpacked.

SCALE DESCRIPTIONS

The models commonly termed Traditional and/or Classic will show in the regular classes. Models commonly termed Stablemate, TinyMite, Littlebit, Pebbles and Chips will show in the Mini classes where a mini class alternative is noted.
 

ENTRY CARDS

Each entry must have a 3"x5" card. WHITE CARDS for Breed classes, COLORED CARDS for Collectibility classes & Workmanship. On the up side, type or print clearly the class number, breed and gender. On the down side, print the horse's name and the shower's name. For security purposes, you may tag your horses but please be careful to have only the horse's breed and gender showing when you place it in the show ring. Do not place your horse's hooves on another entry's card or leg tags. Entries without Entry Cards will be disqualified. Please do not use scraps of paper or Post-It notes, use 3" x 5" index cards ONLY. For the divisions being double judged on Breed & Workmanship (AR, CM, CMG) please provide 2 cards - WHITE card for Breed & COLORED card for workmanship.
 
DOCUMENTATION

Documentation for your horses is welcomed and is required in collectability classes - please do not assume your judge knows every detail that could help your horse place in the ribbons. As a courtesy to other showers, please limit the size of your documentation to a maximum of 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

DIVISIONS

OF BREYER/OF STONE/OF CHINA
The definition of "OF" is Original Finish, this would be original finish from the factory.  Restored and repaired models can be entered providing no more than 5% of the original body color has been restored.

COLLECTIBILITY
Documentation for your horses required in collectability classes - please do not assume your judge knows every detail that could help your horse place in the ribbons.  As a courtesy to other showers, please limit the size of your documentation to a maximum of 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

UNREALISTIC

Any and all other unrealistic color includes scenic series and horses with images such as Breyer's Halloween series, Christmas painted scenes or décor, etc.; or Stone's sunset series, snowflakes patterns, holiday themed horses, the leaf pattern Vermont, etc.  Unrealistic Color Classes are available for Breyer and Stones in their respective Collectability sections.
 

FANTASY

Fantasy equine eligibility is limited to equine-based "unicorns" and "pegasi" or a combination of the two in OF Collectability and CM/AR Workmanship classes only. Eligible animals will basically be equine in nature, with an equine head, neck, body, and legs. Goat-based or half-equine creatures will not be eligible. The head and body must remain equine in form. Hooves can be equine or cloven, tails can be of any type, and extra hair, scales, feathers, or other textures on the head and/or body are permitted, so long as the head and body are still equine in form. Bodies may be skeletal in nature as long as the skeleton portrayed is equine in form. Sculptures can be realistically colored or decorators. The base equine can be any equine -- horse, pony, donkey, mule, and zebra -- of any breed type, with no stated preference given to one type over the other. 


PERFORMANCE
Each setup MUST have a written description of the action being portrayed. If the event is a pattern class, your description should include a diagram of the part of the pattern you are portraying, where the horse is in the pattern, the gait and the direction of travel.  Maximum size of any setup is 18”x30”. Multi-horse hitches may be given extra space at judge’s discretion. In Performance classes, please put a green marker next to your entry as soon as it's ready to be judged, or a red marker if it's NOT yet ready to be judged.  This will save time for the Performance judge!

WORKMANSHIP
These classes evaluate the finish work of the model. Preparation work on the model before final painting, any re-sculpting work, and final painting are all considered. These models are never Original Finish models, although they may have begun as OF models.

ARTIST RESIN
An artist resin is a casting of a unique work. Artist resins may be finished by the original artist or by another artist; may be altered from the original casting; may have sculpted or hair manes and tails. Regardless of who finished the model or how altered, if the underlying body is an artist resin, the model should be shown in the Artist Resin division. An original sculpture is a unique figure created by an artist from raw materials; although it may be based on an armature, no mass-produced model or artist resin, regardless of how altered, is used as a base or armature. An original sculpture may be the prototype for an artist resin run or may exist as a single, stand-alone work of art.

CUSTOM
A custom model is a one-of-a-kind created by altering an OF (Original Finish) model, whether plastic, factory resin, china, or other material. Any alteration from original factory finish means a model is customized unless it falls under the rule of no more than 5% of the original body color that has been changed. 

AMATEUR ARTIST/OWNER

Models painted and/or customized by the person showing them are eligible for this division regardless of age of artist, type of model horse or medium used to finish it. AMATEURS ONLY! Honesty is the best policy here! They are workmanship classes so yellow NAN cards will be awarded. 

 

YOUTH/NOVICE

For competitors 14 years of age and under. The goal of the youth/novice division is to foster a spirit of friendly competition in a safe and pleasant learning environment. Our judge/judges will critique selected classes as an on-site tutorial, and we encourage entrants to ask questions designed to improve their ability to present a compelling entry. 
 

 

JUDGING CRITERIA & REQUIREMENTS

COLLECTIBILITY CLASS

The horses in Collectability Classes will be judged on - 
1) Rarity - Documentation about dates issued and limited run sizes will be required.
2) Condition (absence of rubs, scratches, flaws and discoloration)
3) Overall judge's impression.


BREED CLASSES

Horses judged in the Breed classes will be judged on - 
1) Breed type and correct, acceptable color for that breed or registry.
2) Biomechanics - the correctness of limb positions and anatomy.
3) The excellence of workmanship to include seams, paint overspray and surface finishing and condition.
Documentation about unusual breeds, new breeds or unusual colors will be an asset.


WORKMANSHIP

Horses judged in the Workmanship classes will be judged on
1) Body finish work - seams & logo removed/smoothed, legs straightened, joints etc matching, all 4 feet on the floor, good surface prep.
2) Body finish work - manes & tails - does hair have flow pattern correct for movement
3) Paint finish work - quality of the paint job; are details, color and hair directions correct.
4) Biomechanics - the correctness of limb positions, soft tissue movement and anatomy.
5) Breed type and a correct "acceptable" color for that breed or registry.
6) Overall eye appeal/Judge's impression
Documentation about unusual breeds, new breeds or unusual colors will be an strong asset.


PERFORMANCE

1) Model is correctly and safely executing a maneuver that is appropriate (includes proper anatomy, biomechanics and suitability of model for event)
2) Tack fit and suitability/correctness for event
3) Accuracy of documentation, props and horse in relation to event presented
4)  General condition of model, tack and props.

UNPAINTED RESINS

Models must be unpainted, this includes primer. MINIMAL prep work okay.

1) Breed type for that breed or registry.

2) Biomechanics - the correctness of limb positions and anatomy.

3) Quality of mold/casting work - little to no misalignments, flashing, exposed wires, air holes etc.

4) Overall eye appeal/judge's impression

MEDALLIONS

For bas-relief type sculptures, all sizes acceptable. Must be painted, no stand is required.

1) Breed type and correct, acceptable color for that breed or registry.

2) Biomechanics - the correctness of limb positions and anatomy.

3) Paint finish work - quality of the prep work and paint job; are details, color and hair directions are correct and in scale.

4) Overall eye appeal/judge's impression