This has been such a fun contest, and it gave us a chance to look back at some Pour Horse history. This prize is the only one that I will really miss... but I wanted to give a really nice item on the last day. It has hung in my living room for many years, along with the others that I still have.
You see, when Kristina still lived in the front bedroom/studio, we bought a plate mold... and cast some plates. Then, she drew on them by hand, with underglaze pencils, and glazed and fired them. They are very special, very unique and beautiful. This one depicts a young Thoroughbred, a portrait. Kristina also did me a cantering Draft horse, Saucy, and Dare. All four plates were hung with pride in the living room just before the BOYC show, and have been there ever since.
The winner today is... Susan Natschke!! Congrats, Susan!
Thank you again, everyone, for your support, your kindness, and your heart-felt friendship. When I started this journey years ago, I could never have foreseen the richness of experience and the fullness of achievement that Pour Horse would bring, nor the many friends that would become a part of my life.