Saturday, 29 August 2015


Check out this TSC exclusive, isn't he just cute?

Not sure his colouration really screams palomino to me though!

Monday, 24 August 2015

The Latest Teeny Tiny Night Heather

I never actually photographed the last two! Should really do that...

But check out this little girl in progress, she is a chestnut pinto.

This is my reference picture:

And this is my girl currently:

She still needs quite a lot of work as you can see! But she now has the majority of her colour done, time to finish off the mane and tail and do the details such as eyes and hooves. She could do with a few more layers of white as well, particularly on her legs.

Soooo many bodies.....

I have far too many in my possession right now! There are already over 50 on the website and loads more to come.

If you can't find something perfect for your next customizing project then I fear there is no hope!

Remember we also sell paints and brushes so grab some supplies at the same time :D

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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Introducing the Chestnut Ridge Writing Contest 2015!

Hello everyone!

Chestnut Ridge is pleased to announce a special contest for readers of our blog....the Chestnut Ridge Writing Contest 2015!

Get your pens (or keys...) at the ready, this is your chance to win an amazing prize.

How to Enter

To enter you need to submit an article to us under the title of 'What the Model Horse Hobby Has Done For Me'.

Articles should be 500-2000 words long (no more and no less please, those entries which are not within these limits will not be accepted).

Articles should be written in English, please make sure you check all spelling and grammar before submitting, articles should be suitable for all ages, so no vulgarity!

Submitting Your Entry

You can submit your entry to

Please attach your article as a .doc or .docx document and include any pictures you would like to go with it.

Please include your name, age, email and postal address.

The competition is open to all, although international competitors will be responsible for postage costs.

Important Things

Deadline: 30th of September 2015


0-12 years
13-18 years
18 years +

The Prizes

There are three categories as above, there will be a winner, 2nd place and 3rd place in each category.


The winners will receive:

  • Traditional Breyer Horses Model
  • Publication of their article in the Chestnut Ridge Magazine and on our website (
  • Goody bag
  • A copy of the completed magazine (PDF format)

The second place winners will receive:

  • Classic Scale Breyer Horses Model
  • Publication of their article on our website (
  • Goody bag

The 3rd place winners will receive:
  • Stablemate Scale Breyer Horses Play Set
  • Publication of their article on our website (
  • Goody bag
Boring Stuff

The usual terms and conditions apply, for full copies of these please email

  1. The deadline is 30th of September 2015 at midnight GMT. Entries received after this date will not be accepted
  2. Articles must be between 500-2000 words long. All articles outside of this range will not be accepted.
  3. Articles must be written in English. Non-English articles will not be accepted.
  4. Please note - all articles may be edited before publication to correct spelling or grammatical mistakes.
  5. Articles must be entirely your own work, all images supplied with the article must be your own and you must have permission to publish them.
  6. We reserve the right to decline any entries which we do not feel are suitable for publication. This includes but is not limited to, vulgar language, defamatory statements, insulting or derogatory statements or any other article that may cause arm or offend.
  7. Postage within the UK is free. Winners outside of the UK will be responsible for postage costs for their prizes.
  8. In entering the competition you are allowing the publication of your article (as above) and any images with it. Full credit will always be given to you as the author of the work.
  9. Entries will be judged on writing style, content and persuasive argument. We are looking for articles that encourage participation in the hobby and show the incredible benefits it can offer. Articles will be read and judged by myself and another independent judge who is not a hobby member.
  10. Before judging all entries will be anonymised. I will give each entry a number to keep track of them but all will be printed out with names removed, this is to help ensure fairness in the judging.

Monday, 17 August 2015

POWIE Live Show 2015

Well it was an unusual day yesterday! I'm not sure I ever expected to be explaining vajazzles at a live show nor be not to sure about whether I actually was proud to win a rosette...

But Laura, Vicki and Melody (and Melody's mum) did a great job, thank you so much guys :D

Full pictures of 'The Pony Way Is Essex Live' can be found here:

And here are some selected highlights...

First up I would like to make it very clear that I was forced to enter the POWIE class....

Dressage entry

And another one

CCR Heavy class

Brandy was in an 'Essex' mood...

I am not happy with the rosette....I'm embarrassed by it....this is not an achievement....

Beautiful Western entry

Performance Champion

Performance Reserve Champion

Donna of Animal Artistry did some incredible prizes! This was the raffle prize:

And this was one of the AA championship prizes

The show in full swing!

Commercial Resin/China Champion

Commercial Resin/China Reserve Champion

Workmanship roan class

Squishy roan ISH

Another shot of Donna's sparklies!

Gorgeous Deb Brown custom

Workmanship Champion

Workmanship Reserve Champion

I love AA dragon horses

Another nice Deb Brown custom

Animal Artistry Champion

Animal Artistry Reserve Champion - CRS Ana Bahebak (owned by myself)

Animal Artistry Reserve to Reserve Champion

I GOT A SPARKLY HORSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grey gorgeousness

And appaloosa gorgeousness

Yay for Breyer Zebra!

More grey gorgeousness

And spotty gorgeousness

Some Stone Weanlings


I do love this model

One of the new Best of British Irish Draughts

Little squishy palomino pinto

And a larger squishy pinto custom

Looks a little self conscious at my photography!

How dare you stick your tongue out at the judge?!?!?!

AR partbred class

Beautiful face

A couple of nice Gretle customs

I do love this CollectA

Artist Resin Champion

Artist Resin Reserve Champion

Custom Champion

Custom Reserve Champion

CTF Champion

CTF Reserve Champion

Supreme Champion

Supreme Reserve Champion

Supreme Reserve to Reserve Champion