Y’all seem to really like this silly contest I created, which is awesome!  We had a total of 42 blogs sign up to participate, and I’m starting things one day early so I can schedule some voting during my vacation at WEF this weekend.

I will start this “Madness” off by admitting that I thought making a bracket was easy.  Turns out it’s super easy if you have exactly as many blog entries as there are NCAA teams competing… if not, it gets a little interesting.

Our is… a little interesting.

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There are too many participants to do one match per day, so I’m going to try to keep it at a reasonable five matches per “Madness” post and leave them up for several days of voting.

Today our first match-up is ColorWash Studios versus Paola’s Horse Blog in the West Coast division.  ColorWash Studios mixes model horses with real life… and Paola’s Horse Blog is a mix of informative posts about horse breeds and history with her efforts learning to ride dressage.  Vote for your favorite below!

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Our second match-up in the Midwest/Other division is Guinness on Tap and Braymere Custom Saddlery.  Guinness is a dressage horse and Braymere combines model horse hobby miniatures with riding and reflection on horses.  Will the victorious horse in this match be plastic?  Vote below!

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Also from the large Midwest/Other group we have SprinklerBandits and Poodles&Ponies.  Will new blog star Courage best some cute poodles and their pony friends?  Cast your vote!

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In the Northeast it’s a dressage versus hunter/jumper showdown with Stories from the Saddle and Redheaded Mare. Pick your favorite in this battle of the blogging disciplines below.

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And finally with our last match-up today, we have a true Texas show-down with two Texan bloggers Flying Free and Wyvern Oaks.  Which ten gallon hat is your favorite?  Let us know!

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I hope this “Madness” exposes you to some new blogs!  I know I’ve noticed some new favorites recently.

I’ll leave the voting up until sometime Saturday evening this week, and then have 5 new matches up sometime Sunday.  Note, I’ll be in WEF this weekend so I won’t get a chance to update the bracket until next week but I’ll record the final winners first five winners before I post the next round Sunday!

24 COMMENTS

  1. What a cool idea! Sorry I missed signing up. Have a great time at WEF and take lots of pictures of Jersey Boy and Uceko if you see them 🙂

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