Travels With Charlie: Sea to Bay Model Horse Show
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Travels With Charlie: Sea to Bay Model Horse Show

August 17, 2019


YOU’D THINK THE IDEA OF AN “INDOOR HORSE SHOW” WOULD WORRY THE MAINTENANCE STAFF OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER IN POCOMOKE, BUT THEY WELCOME SUCH AN EVENT EVERY FEBRUARY. IN TONIGHT’S TRAVELS — CHARLIE INTRODUCES US TO SOME ELEGANT… AND IMMACULATE… EQUESTRIANS. NATSOUND TRAFFIC UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE WE’RE AT THE POCOMOKE COMMUNITY CENTER AT THE POCOMOKE FIRE HALL. THEY HAVE A MODEL HORSE SHOW GOING ON TODAY. ANNOUNCER : OK, YOU CAN START BRINGING YOUR HORSES UP! IT’S ARTIST RESIN CLASS NUMBER 221 WHICH IS OTHER PURE MIX HALF BREED… RING NUMBER 1, CUSTOM LIGHT SPORT FOALS. KIMBERLY WHITE-LANDON & JEANETTE EBY / SEA TO BAY MODEL HORSE SHOW IT’S A HORSE SHOW, WE HAVE EXHIBITORS FROM NEW JERSEY TO NORTH CAROLINA. WE… PLAY WITH PLASTIC PONIES. NO, WE DON’T PLAY. ANNE IT’S JUST LIKE REAL. GOT TO MAKE SURE SHE’S SITTING DOWN WHERE SHE’S SUPPOSED TO BE AND EVERYTHING IS IN ORDER. INGRID PARKER / JUDGE WE’RE TRYING TO TRANSFORM SOMETHING THAT IS IN ONE POSITION, AND TRYING TO IMAGINE IT PERFORMING IN REAL LIFE. THE EQUIPMENT HAS TO FIT, THE HORSE HAS TO BE DOING WHAT THEY SAY IT’S DOING. AND, IF IT HAS A RIDER ON IT, IT HAS TO BE IN THE CORRECT POSITION. IT’S JUST LIKE A REAL HORSE SHOW EXCEPT WE’RE CATCHING A SNAPSHOT IN TIME, AND IT HAS TO BE CORRECT. KIMBERLY WHITE-LANDON SOME OF THEM CAN BE QUITE AS EXPENSIVE AS A REGULAR HORSE. GAIL ASPINWALL / EXHIBITOR I HAVE ONE THAT’S AN EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLAR HORSE…. AND ITS PLASTIC. ANGELINA & MORGAN THAT’S A CLYSDALE, HIS NAME IS ESKRIDGE PHOENIX. YES! INGRID PARKER / JUDGE IT PROBABLY STARTED WITH A BUNCH OF KIDS, IN THE WORLD OF RUBBER-BAND BRIDLES AND YARN IT PROGRESSED TO NOW, WHEN CUSTOM SADDLES AND EQUIPMENT FOR MODEL HORSES CAN COST IN THE THOUSANDS. ANNOUNCER : RING NUMBER 4 IS BREYER WHITE FOALS. GAIL ASPINWALL / EXHIBITOR THEY’RE HORSE LOVERS, AND IT’S JUST LOVE OF HORSES. A LOT OF US, WE HAD TO GIVE UP OUR REAL HORSES, GO TO THESE BECAUSE THEY’RE JUST THE NEXT BEST THING. ANNOUNCER : “CUSTOM RESINS, FINAL CALL! NOBODY SAYS ANYTHING, THE CLASS IS CLOSED!” MORE THAN 40 ENTRANTS JOINED IN THIS YEAR’S SEA TO BAY SHOW. THE “NORTH AMERICAN NATIONALS” MEET IN LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY IN JULY HOSTED 140 ENTRANTS FROM 33 STATES AND 6 COUNTRIES. FACEBOOK

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  1. It's nice to see model horse shows get some recognition in the news. The model horse hobby is bigger than most people know.

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