Breyer Horses Classics: Western Horse and Rider Set

August 18, 2014

Breyer Classics are one of the most exciting scales of the Breyer horse collection. With so many fun accessories, different breeds and amazing paint jobs, classics stand out as a special scale that is unique and beautiful. Golden Oak Stables brings you a fun set that will have you dreaming of days on the ranch and a special horse as your mount.

New for 2014, the Classics Western Horse and Rider Set is a fun new set that brings everything you need to create your own western adventure to you in one set! The set starts off with your faithful mount, a beautiful red roan quarter horse. This beautiful roan horse has a lovely white blaze and two white socks on her back legs giving her a stunning look.

Her rider is a lovely little girl with a long blonde ponytail. She wears a casual outfit with dark jeans, a pink sweatshirt and a pair of black cowboy boots. This outfit is perfect for an impromptu lesson or a trip out on the trail. She wears a lovely tan cowboy hat with pink trim to finish off her look.

Lastly, but certainly not least, the set comes with a set of black western tack that will help you to have everything you need to saddle up and head on out on whatever adventure you can think up!

Ready to hit the trail? Want to get your seat in a Western saddle? Now you can with a Classics set all your own and full of fun!



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Golden Oak Stables Real Life Horses: Portrait Models

August 14, 2014

As you look over the shelves of your collection, you probably have a wide range of horses that make it up. Big, small, different scale and colors, all of these things that make a collection unique. There’s a special kind of horse that lives in in the Breyer lineup at Golden Oak Stables that stands out though, portrait models.

Portrait models are models made after real life horses that are unlike any other! Breyer has a long history of creating some of the most famous horses and immortalizing them with a model of their very own. Famous race horses, eventing super stars and even movie stars made up some of the first Breyer portrait models and are still some of the most memorable Breyer models in the world. 

Breyer has created hundreds of portrait models in their history, and continues to create many still today! Breyer collectors can now not only add their favorite movie stars, race horses and eventing super stars to their stable, but they can also add more unique horses that are famous for all kinds of different reasons! 

Horses like Lil Ricky Rocker is known for his long time at Breyerfest among other accomplishments. Rare breeds like the Norwegian Fjord have been immortalized with their champions like GVF Sjokolade, who was most recently added to the Breyer lineup. Famous horses from books, therapy horses, and even Mustang Makeover winners have all been created by Breyer, bringing unique and incredible real life horses to collectors!

What models make up your shelves? Do you have any unique portrait horses? 

Breyer Horses Classics: Canterwood Crest- Take The Reins

August 11, 2014

Breyer has always brought the most incredible horses to life and brought them to collectors all over the world! Breyer also has a long history of bringing beloved literary horses to life with models of their very own. Now you can take a journey to Canterwood Crest with a new adventurous story and a horse.

Golden Oak Stables brings you the story of Sasha Silver and her adventures at the Canterwood Crest riding academy, Take The Reins. This elite riding school is the setting for the Canterwood Crest novels that have now come to life with stories and Breyer horses of their own. Sasha and Charm, her beloved horse, arrive on campus and aren’t exactly welcomed with open arms. She finds that the students of Canterwood Crest, one group of girls especially, aren’t ready for a new rider to shake things up. When Sasha and Charm show what they are capable of, the girls are even more determined to not to let Sasha show them up! With that kind of attitude following her around, Sasha becomes determined to make the advanced riding team by the end of the semester, but will she be able to do it?

Her mount, Charm, has been created on a Classic scale Breyer model so that you can have a Charm of your own! The Canterwood Crest Take The Reins set includes the beautiful Charm and a copy of Take The Reins. This beautiful chestnut horse has been created on a beautifully braided sport horse with two white socks and beautiful shading.

You can bring home the story of Sasha, Charm and all of the adventure at Canterwood Crest!



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Breyer Horse Collecting: Model Horse Diversity

August 7, 2014

One of the most fantastic things about collecting Breyer horses is that you can bring just about any breed into your stables. There’s nothing stopping you from bringing the horses of your dreams into your life, at least in model form! It might not be something you think about your collection every day, but when you take a step back and look at all the different horses, you’ll probably be surprised by how diverse it is!

Real life horses vary from one horse to another, but for most horse lovers, exotic breeds of horses aren’t seen in every day life. Even some breeds that aren’t exotic aren’t seen very often. Different regions of the country and the world have certain breeds that tend to be common to it, and even going to a different state or region can show your horses you’ve never seen before. When you think about that, it makes the world of Breyer pretty incredible!

In the past two decades Breyer has brought some incredible breeds to it’s stable that many of us would never have the chance to experience or learn about if not for them! Breeds like the Norwegian Fjord have only recently become a household name and are still an exotic site in most areas of the world. The Gypsy Vanner has been a part of the Gypsy world for hundreds of years, but only recently has this breed become known to horse lovers all over the world.  The Hackney Pony is a unique little horse that might be well known among some riding circles, but is truly a rare sight among many.  As for truly exotic, the Peruvian Paso is a horse that brings all of his South American style and breed characteristics to a model that has become beloved by collectors.

That’s only the start of all the amazing breeds, take a trip over to Golden Oak Stables and discover a new breed today!


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Breyer Horse Collecting: Your Pride And Joy

August 4, 2014

Collecting Breyer horses is different for each and every collector. Some collectors collect what they love, some have just a few horses that remind them of horses they know and other collectors have a lifetime’s worth of horses that grace their shelves. No matter what kind of collector you are, there’s special horses in your collection that stand out among the others!

Collectors of all kinds have pride in their collections, the act of building a collection in itself is something to be proud of. As a collector, we are the curators of a special group of horses that we handpick and choose to be added to our collections. Collectors should take great pride in this, and know how special this really is! Curating a collection is something that takes a detail oriented eye  and an attention to detail. During that process, some horses might stand out from others, and horses that took extra time and care to add to the collection are often given a place of pride in a collection. Do you have any horses that are special like this?

Other collectors use their horses to compete all over the country and world. Whether it be original finish Breyers or customized horses of their own making, these horses often become beloved to their owners. Taking the time to show a horse and to attend live shows builds a sense of pride with the horses that go along with you. Do you have any special show horses in your collection?

There are many reasons to have pride in your collection, and having horses that are your pride and joy are important and special for any collector! Who is the pride and joy of your collection? Or which horse from Golden Oak Stables do you hope will be your new one?

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Real Life Breyer Horses: World Equestrian Games 2014

July 31, 2014

Breyer collectors all around the world will remember the World Equestrian Games 2010. With special models that commemorated the first time the WEG had been held in the United States, Breyer collectors became well acquainted with this incredible event! This amazing event is the most prestigious in the equestrian world and brings together eight different equestrian disciplines from dozens of countries all over the world to not only celebrate the amazing versatility of the horse and the athletes but to also celebrate the competition and the spirit of the horse!

The World Equestrian Games moves to Normandy France for 2014 and brings along with it competitors from 74 countries and over 1000 athletes competing! These horses and riders will compete over two weeks in the disciplines of Dressage, Eventing, Show Jumping, Reining, Vaulting, Para-Dressage, Driving and Endurance with world class competitors to make their way into the winners circle.

World class equestrians from all over have competed to qualify for a chance at the World Equestrian Games, but it doesn’t stop there, the 2014 World Equestrian Games will be the first chance for competitors to qualify to be a part of the 2016 Olympic games. It’s easy to say that the stakes are large for this incredible event!

What kind of competition horses are in your stables? Who from your collection would you send to the World Equestrian Games? Golden Oak Stables has a world of competitive horses that can fill your stable with dreams of the World Equestrian Games in any discipline you choose! Which would you pick if you could choose any to compete in yourself?

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Breyer Horse Collecting: What Have You Done With Your Summer?

July 28, 2014

August is just around the corner and the summer will soon come to a close. Most of us have a little more free time in the summer than other times of the year, so as summer starts to come to an end, let’s look at what projects we’ve started, and how we can finish out the summer with a Breyer blast!

For many Breyer collectors, their first thoughts of summer revolve around around the biggest Breyer event of the year, Breyerfest! This year celebrated 25 years of this amazing event and thousands of collectors spent three days in Lexington Kentucky to celebrate their love for Breyers! Other events also fill the summer days including Breyer Fun Days and live model horse shows. These events are destinations for so many with their fun events and the chance to meet other collectors! Did you make it to any Breyer events this summer?

The summer is also a great time to start projects and Breyer projects are great ones for every Breyer collector. Customizing, tack making and prop making are just the start. Organizing your collection, displaying it, even dusting horses are a great way to spend your free time along with your collection. How is your collection looking? Maybe you have a box of projects started, or your collection half unpacked, now’s the perfect time finish that project and display it with pride!

Stuck at the drawing board for a project? Golden Oak Stables has a ton of Activity Kits that will give you the perfect start. Let your imagination run wild and start or finish a Breyer project today, then share it with us!

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