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Strut your trot
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Published: July 3, 2018
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RESULTS: 1st and Judge's Choice :dummy: 

Show: Rouge's Spring into Summer Show

Horses Name: Sejrbank Spiegelau

Breed: Danish warmblood (DWB)
Age: 16 yrs
Gender: Gelding
Rider/Handler Name: Simon Kvark Guldborg
Class: Halter

Representing: Stridsholt Dressage
Country: Denmark 
Flag of Denmark by EmilyStor3  

Story: For Simon and Spiegelau a halter class in a predominantly western-themed event was not their typical outing - to say they were a little out of their element would be an understatement. But a little variety never hurt anyone and it would be a nice, fresh touch after their busy last few months with dressage shows en masse.
Spiegelau had not been shown in-hand since his early days at the Danish Warmblood gradings, but he was used to doing the trot-ups before large shows. As for Simon, said trot-ups were his only experience in the halter discipline. Not that it concerned him the least - he knew his horse through-and-through . And although Spiegelau was prone to happy outbursts of energy he was not a horse who would run you over or drag you off. Just that 'showing off' characteristic that Simon valued so highly (...in part, admitted, because he possesssed it himself).
As they waited for their turn, Simon took the chance to eye of the competition. A dark-haired, bearded man leading a grey Zlesdin caught his attention and he looked them up on the starting list: Oliver Loran and Havhingsten. Meeting another entrant from Denmark so far away was a fun coincidence; it only happened so rarely. Perhaps he would stroll over later to exchange a few niceties - as this pair was new to the show scene he had a feeling he would be seeing them again.
But first: a selfie.

Word count: 244


Show advertised on my landing page :)

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It's been a while since I last made a halter entry... For reasons unknown. I rather like making them; horses strutting and handlers trying to keep up = win/win :giggle: 
...unlike Phuong (whose short legs reeeaally have to work for it XD ), Simon has no issues keeping up with a long-legged warmblood in the trot. Boi can run. And while he's at it; he wastes no chance to dress up and be fabulous.
Danish warmbloods are traditionally shown with handlers dressed in red/white (like so: dvherning.dk/images/ImageRotat… ) buuut that's not fancy enough for an Official Appearance for this dude... Sticking to the red/white colour scheme, though ;) 

Spiegelau may have rounded 16 and is a seasoned dressage veteran, buuut that has never stopped him from striking out in weird poses, hehe :giggle:  Wanted to try a somewhat unconventional pose; so here's an energetic outburst just to announce that he's HERE and ready to show himself off. Like owner, like horse... x)


Nnnnot sure the building in the background has the right colour (doesn't show on map, so I picked the same colour as foreground building), but here's the Angle it was intended as ^^ 




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Spiegelau and Simon reside with meee
Wood texture: cgtextures
Own grass texture (partially overpainted)
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Molfar-Spirit's avatar
Molfar-Spirit|Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, this took my breath out!!
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Zoubstance|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! The boys and I both appreciate it :la: 
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Ysval's avatar
this just knocks me off my feet!! :faint:
Lets start with Simon because a man in a suit and red socks is just the best! and his shades
Then there's the sheer force of Spieg's movement. You are a dressage horse act like it. jk. :giggle:
I've said it before and I will say it again, this shading style is my absolute favourite. 
And then there's this background that just makes me feel like I am there! it has such a garden/ lawn/ greenery? feel to it and I love it!!

more halter entries from you please
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Zoubstance|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, thank you so much! This comment totally made my day <3 
Oh yes, those red socks... well spotted! :D 
Spieg...does not always act his age or with the supposed grace of a dressage veteran XD He is a bit of a teenager by heart, haha.
Thank you! I am definitely hoping to do more halter shows as well :D 
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CSStables|Professional Digital Artist
Gods this is epic! Especially that movement! QQ And Simon looks so dapper!
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Zoubstance|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you think so :la: Hehe, Simon is probably trying not to be outshined by his horse entirely, hehehe |D
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CSStables's avatar
CSStables|Professional Digital Artist
I dare say Simon is impossible to outshine xD
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Zoubstance|Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure HE thinks so :lmao:   Thank you! ^^ 
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TimberLakeLaneEC|Hobbyist General Artist
wellll i was gonna enter this class, buuuuttttttt xD this entry is just too gorgeous
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Zoubstance|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^ 
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Poolpaw|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is breathtakingly beautiful
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Zoubstance|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :la: 
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Poolpaw|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome
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Volt-Draws|Hobbyist Digital Artist
:faint: Everything looks so beautiful! 
Incredible work!
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Zoubstance|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :la: 
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Mendokusee|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow wow wooooow Eyes 
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Zoubstance|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ;U; 
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theRyanna|Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is gorgeous!! I'm jealous you make my barn look way better than I do xD
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Zoubstance|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :la: I hope your barn is recognizable; I tried ^^;
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theRyanna|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did fantastic! And off of very little reference material because I'm terrible at finishing anything like that xD
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Eefketje|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Da bois ar on fiyaaaaaaaaaah :la: Spin 
Really, Zoub -- I tend to love Kvark, but I know I shouldn't because you'll make him a total... squirrel again when the storyline (Zdoryline?) continues. WHY IS LIFE BOTH SO MUCH HARDER AND SO MUCH BETTER WITH KVARK IN IT. Can't he just magically turn into the good guy? Please?
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Zoubstance|Hobbyist General Artist
Yaaasss fiery boys doing their thinggg :giggle:
Hehehe, well... we will see. Kvark is a bit of a love-him-or-hate-him kind of dude; but we'll seeee what he's truly made of eventually ~ 
Thank you so much! :heart: :la: 
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I'm not actually sure who is the sexier male in this picture... Drool 
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Zoubstance|Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, dont let Simon hear you... :giggle: Thank you!
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