Real Life Breyer Horses: Ravel 2009 Horse Of The Year!

September 2, 2010

The Breyer fall releases have been announced and one of the most exciting is the release of Ravel the 2009 horse of the year!

Ridden by Steffen Peters, Ravel and Steffen are the only American pair to sweep the CDIO in 2009 in Aachen, Germany! This 12 year old Dutch Warmblood Gelding was one of five horses that was nominated for the 2009 horse of the year. This honor is voted on by the United States Equestrian Federation and symbolizes the pinnacle of equestrian sport. He is owned and trained by a multi-cultural team that symbolizes the American dream quite well! Steffen Peters, his rider is German-born , his owners, husband and wife Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang are Chinese-Americans and his groom Rafael Hernandez Carillo a Mexican-American!

Ravel was one of five horses that were nominated for horse of the year including Sapphire, another famous Breyer model, Courage to Lead a Morgan Mare, Kripton-Seni II an Andalusian stallion and CH Our Charming Lady an American Saddlebred mare. This group of talented horses made competition more than difficult for the board but Ravel came out as the superstar!

Ravel and Steffen became the first American combination to win the World Cup in America. With a huge 84.95% score in Las Vegas last year in the Freestyle they outdid the competition to win!

Originally from the Netherlands, Ravel was bought by Akiko and Jerry after the WEGs in 2006 specifically for Steffen. They were seeking a horse for him to ride in the 2008 Olympics, while they missed the bronze medal by 1/3 of a percent, Ravel still proved his worth sweeping up the Dressage competition in both Aachen and Las Vegas and is getting ready to set Lexington on fire!

Breyer’s version of Ravel is done on the ever popular Idocus mold, this beautiful Warmblood mold is the perfect portrait model for the stately Ravel! His stunning dark bay coat is stunningly created by Breyer with beautiful shadings and bits of chrome. He has two socks just like his real life counterpart as well as a blaze on his face!

With a stable full of grand champions, Golden Oak Stables is your destination for adding those champions to your stables! From WEG winners to back yard ponies, whatever your dream horse, Golden Oak Stables has it! So why not grab a champion today?


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