The new year is a reminder of many things for many people, but one of the things I look forward to each year is the release of Breyerfest information in January! This year marks the 21st anniversary for Breyerfest and Breyer is rolling out the red carpet with the theme “Lights, Camera, Action”. Not surprisingly Breyer has pulled out all the stops to bring a true star to Breyerfest!
This year’s guest horse is the World Grand Champion Standardbred Roadster, Old Glory. Old Glory is the prized champion owned by the famous William and Elizabeth Shatner. He has been the winner of 12 World Championship wins since 2002 and is a great representation of the Standardbred Roadster type, with his high-stepping knee action, amazing work ethic and a quick speed at the trot. All Glory is unlike many celebrity horses because he is actually shown by his owners! He has won his championships under the saddle when ridden by Elizabeth and “to bike” with William! What’s best of all is that every three day ticket holder will receive a traditional scale model of “Old Glory”!
Each Breyerfest also brings a myriad of workshops, events and shows, and this year is no exception. Dozens of workshops are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, including customizing classes, drawing, jewelry making and tack making! These events are hands on and tend to fill up quickly. Seminars are free and open to anyone holding a three day ticket. Topics include Showing, Horses in Hollywood, Repairing Models and even a special seminar about a wild horse sanctuary!
Last, but certainly not least are the model horse shows! Not only does this year host the North American Nationals the week prior to Breyerfest, but Breyerfest also hosts a Children’s Show, a Youth Show and an Open Show. The competition is often tough, but the prizes are amazing!
Stay tuned to Stable News for information, Golden Oak Stables will keep you in the know and help you get prepared, and even if you can’t get to Breyerfest, Golden Oak Stables has events planned all year, so you don’t have to miss out!