Breyer Horses Activity: Horse Crazy Real Horse Activity Set

August 27, 2015

Horse lovers are always looking for a new way to express their love for horses. Many find that collecting and creating are two natural outlets for their love for horses. Collecting and creating go hand in hand and Breyer has a way of pairing both of these together in a way that collectors can enjoy no matter what their age!

The Horse Crazy Real Horse Activity Set is a fun way to combine your love for horses, your love for Breyers and a little creativity for a fun afternoon! The set starts off with eight crayons and six markers that are sure to get your creative juices flowing. From there you can use your creativity to color the four coloring sheets that show sketches of detailed and realistic horses.

Once your creative juices are flowing you can dive into the 30 page sketch pad and start creating your very own sketches! Breyer horses make excellent models to draw off of because of their realism and attention to detail! Using your favorite Breyer model as inspiration is sure to spark the creative bug in anyone.

The kit finishes up with a few fun accessories that are irresistible for anyone young or young at heart. A colorful horse pencil pouch will hold your creative supplies when you are done sketching and stickers and self inking stamps are the perfect ways to finish out your creative adventures.

Ready to get a little creative? Golden Oak Stables is ready to help you jump in!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Live Showing: Keeping Track Of Your Models

August 24, 2015

When you attend a live show the excitement of the day can get the best of anyone, even experienced showers. Keeping track of your models is important because as the day goes on, things can get chaotic without proper planning. With a few simple steps you can stay organized and keep track of your models on show day!

Most live showers will tell you, if you’re an OF Halter shower (Meaning showing original finish Breyers as they come direct from the factory), chances are, they’ll be more than one of any particular model on the table. Often times there are half a dozen or more! This can get confusing quickly, especially if they are close together or you have other classes going on at the same time. There’s hardly a show that goes by that a model doesn’t get picked up mistakenly.

When preparing for a show there’s a few things you can do to make sure you take home the right model at the end of the day. A list of show horses will help you keep inventory of your models so that you come home with everyone you brought. Making a list including what classes they are showing in will help you keep track of your horses as the day goes on. Before you leave for the day check your list against the models you are packing up to make sure everyone’s there.

What happens if you pick up someone else’s model? Or someone picks up yours? This can be remedied easily by letting the show holder know, these mistakes happen often. You can take an extra step and mark your tags in a unique way that will help you notice your models quickly or deter someone else from accidentally grabbing yours. Just make sure you follow the rules of the show when it comes to tagging!

As always, Golden Oak Stables helps you get ready in and out of the show ring, and with a little preparation your models will enjoy a fun show day along with you!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Real Life Breyer Horses: Smokin’ Double Dutch At Breyerfest 2015

August 3, 2015

There’s so much to love about a little pony with a lot of power, and Smokin’ Double Dutch is a prime example of this! With fans all over the world, this little Quarter Pony has captured the excitement of Breyer collectors and was a welcome guest horse at Breyerfest 2015 where collectors and fans got to meet this incredible pony in person!

Smokin’ Double Dutch is the epitome of versatility performing in just about every discipline you can imagine. This talented pony shows all of his fans just what it means to excel across the board. She has earned the Quarter Pony overall high point, or reserve high point an astonishing 6 out of the last 8 years and has achieved the Quarter Pony Association first Supreme Champion honor for her titles in trail, halter, english, equitation and driving!

Fans got a chance to meet this incredible pony at Breyerfest 2015 and to get to see her strut her stuff and perform as a guest horse! Fans also could get their very own Smokin’ Double Dutch model signed at Breyerfest and see up close what makes an exceptional pony!

 

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This beautiful little mare may be on her way home, but you can still bring Smokin’ Double Dutch to your stable from Golden Oak Stables. Breyer, as always, brings the most incredible horses to collectors, both in person, and in model form!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Events: Breyerfest 2015 Around The Park

July 30, 2015

Breyerfest is the event of the year for any Breyer collector, and those lucky enough to attend have the chance to see so many different things. For those of you that couldn’t attend, Golden Oak Stables takes you on a little journey through some of the many events that take part during Breyerfest!

Always Popular Room Sales at the Clarion

Always Popular Room Sales at the Clarion

A Scene From The Breyerfest Children/Youth Show

A Scene From The Breyerfest Children/Youth Show

Stablemate Painting

Stablemate Painting

A Display of The Hobby Info Booth

A Display of The Hobby Info Booth

A Clydesdale Awaits Her Performance

A Clydesdale Awaits Her Performance

Fun Activities Were Waiting For One And All

Fun Activities Were Waiting For One And All

The Hall Of Champions. A Favorite Stop For Many.

The Hall Of Champions. A Favorite Stop For Many.

Performers Meeting Their Fans

Performers Meeting Their Fans

Celebration Model Simba Relaxes

Celebration Model Simba Relaxes

As you can see, there were so many different things to see. If you didn’t get to attend this year, there’s always 2016, and if not, Golden Oak Stables will bring you the action!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Real Life Breyer Horses: Chocolate Chip Kisses At Breyerfest

July 27, 2015

Breyer is known for making exceptional horses that are unlike no other. Famous and talented horses are Breyer’s portrait specialty and Chocolate Chip Kisses is a prime example of this!

Chocolate Chip Kisses is an exceptional paint horse that has taken his young rider to the winners circle dozens of times and the pair have won Pinto World Championships 28 times! This is an exceptional record for any rider, much less a young rider! Chocolate Chip Kisses competes across the board in English and Western events and excels in them all! It’s no wonder he’s not only taken the Pinto world by storm but also excited Breyer collectors!

 

Chocolate Chip Kisses Meets His Fans

Chocolate Chip Kisses Meets His Fans

 

 

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Chocolate Chip Kisses was welcomed to Breyerfest 2015 as a guest horse, an illustrious honor! He showed off his many skills for crowds of his adoring fans in the main covered arena each day. Fans also got a chance to meet Chocolate Chip Kisses after his performances and to also meet and greet with him at autograph signings and at his stall at the park all weekend long!

Collectors may have had the chance to meet Chocolate Chip Kisses at Breyerfest, but you can always bring home your own Chocolate Chip Kisses from Golden Oak Stables!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Events: Breyerfest 2015 Wrapup

July 23, 2015

Breyerfest 2015 galloped into the Kentucky Horse Park last weekend and with it came a weekend filled with model horse mania! We take a look back at some of the highlights from the event so that you can get a piece of the action!

Breyerfest might take place over three days at the Kentucky Horse Park but collectors gather in Lexington Kentucky earlier in the week to get a piece of the action. Collectors descend on the Clarion Hotel, the official host hotel of Breyerfest, for room sales and events throughout the week and weekend of Breyerfest. Collectors can browse through each other’s rooms for models to buy and take part in events like meetups, a swap meet, workshops and even a model horse show at the Clarion.

Room Sales At The Clarion

Room Sales At The Clarion

Breakables Live At The Clarion

Breakables Live At The Clarion

Friday brought collectors out, despite the record temperatures, to the Kentucky Horse Park. With a heat index over 100 degrees, it was one of the hottest Breyerfests on record, but that didn’t stop collectors! Three Day tickets were sold out before the gates even opened, and collectors anxiously stood in line for hours to get their first look at Breyerfest 2015.

 

 

 

The Kentucky Horse Park Welcomes Breyerfest

The Kentucky Horse Park Welcomes Breyerfest

 

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The weekend was filled with amazing horses, exciting events and collectors connecting with other collectors all over the world! It’s no surprise that this is the event of the year for just about any hobbyist! With Breyerfest 2015 behind us, collectors are already scrambling for next year, when Breyerfest 2016 will bring a Carnival to Lexington Kentucky!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Collecting: It’s In The Box

July 20, 2015

Every time you receive a model from Golden Oak Stables you’re probably faced with the same conundrum that every other collector is, to open or to keep in the box. Collectors have been debating this question for decades!

Nearly every Breyer comes to collectors in that iconic bright yellow box that we all know and love so dearly. The bright yellow box we recognize came about in the 1980’s and has lived through many different incarnations to become the colorful and beautiful boxes we know today. Before they came about, Breyers were sold in cardboard boxes that made it impossible to see the actual model that you would be purchasing. Today not only do you get to see the model you’ll be buying, but each Breyer box is decorated with photos and information about the horse!

As you can imagine, this can make it hard for collectors to choose what is the best to do with their models.  Some collectors feel that it’s best to keep their models in the boxes and enjoy the art work and decoration that the boxes have. Models in their boxes can sometimes become more valuable to some collectors. Many other collectors prefer models out of the box not only because they want to enjoy all sides of their models but also because they can inspect both sides of the model as well as showing!

It’s all a personal preference, there’s no wrong answer to this debate, whatever you prefer is what is right for your collection! So, do you open your models, or leave them in their boxes?

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


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