Breyer Events: Golden Oak Stables Saddle-Up For Spring 2011

January 31, 2011

The time has come and warm weather is in the minds of many and the first Golden Oak Stables model horse show for the year is quickly approaching! In less than 8 weeks Golden Oak Stables will open their doors again for Saddle-Up For Spring. The first of the year in what is sure to be another successful show season filled with 5 events!

Have you been thinking about trying model horse showing? Are you in the New England area? Saddle-Up for Spring is your chance! On March 26th Golden Oak Stables will be home to their one of a kind shows that cater to new and budding hobbyists! Golden Oak Stables’ Novice shows are specially created to give those new to the hobby or showing all the information needed to have a great time! The shows are full of fun classes and divisions that mimic a large scale open show, so they are perfect for learning everything you can about model horse showing!

The judges are always happy to answer questions too and give you feedback on what you did well or could do better next time, because there’s always room for improvement and the only way to do better next time is to know what needs changed.

There’s a myriad of classes that will fill the day and fun activities for the whole family! A Breyer Fun Day will also take place along with all the shopping you can imagine from Golden Oak Stables. Lunch and snacks are even provided  to keep you full and energized all day long!

So what are you waiting for? Pack up your ponies and head on our to Golden Oak Stables for Saddle-Up For Spring 2011, its an experience you won’t soon forget!

Click here for more information on Saddle-Up For Spring and other Golden Oak Stables Events!

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~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Accessories: Meet The New Breyer Riders!

January 27, 2011

We all know Brenda Breyer, the wonderful and versatile rider that has been a champion rider for over 20 years! She’s been a cowgirl, a dressage rider, a saddle seat rider, an Arabian princess and more. She’s jumped in the grand prix, and championed every hurdle you’ve put in front of her, but now she’s got two new friends in the barn that will bring a wonderful new spin on Breyer Riders!

Eva is a lovely blonde doll with her hair tied back so that she’s ready to hop on a horse and go! She’s dressed in an exciting bright pink and white stripped polo top. Her tan riding breeches tuck into her muck boots so she’s ready to finish up her chores and then head on out. She comes with a Western Saddle and bridle that is Classic scale and in a lovely middle color brown. After her ride she can give her horse a well deserved bath with the sponge and bucket that come along with her.

Olivia is ready to finish off her chores in the barn and then ride on out. Her long brown hair is tied up in the back in a long braid to keep her hair out of her eyes. She wears a flannel shirt in shades of blue and a pair of blue jeans. Her blue jeans are rolled up to the top of her black Western Cowboy boots keeping them clean as the chores are done. She ties her green and red apron over her clothing so that she can keep her other clothing clean as well! She comes with a rake and shovel that she uses to clean stalls at her barn with and she also brings carrots and apples to treat the horses! After she’s done with all her chores she can hop up and take a trail ride!

Both new dolls are scaled as Classic scale (1:12 scale) adults or Traditional (1:9 scale) youth riders. All are lovely as can be and have lots of new fun accessories that will create a ton of new adventures in your barn. Bring home a new friend for your horses today from Golden Oak Stables!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Race Horses: Zenyatta In Stock!

January 24, 2011

Golden Oak Stables has Zenyatta back in stock just in time to catch the excitement swirling around this proud mare!  Breyer’s Zenyatta has been one of their most popular models in a very long time, which is no surprise to anyone! This mare has been heating up the scene with her unbelievable record and lovable personality. She arrived in early December to Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky to start her life as a broodmare, but there’s another Kentucky connection in Z’s history. In 2005 Zenyatta was purchased at the famed Keeneland sale for a mere $60,000 as a yearling!

A few weeks ago Keeneland welcomed horses of all ages to the January horse sale.  Horses from all over the country came to be sold to new owners at the famed sale, some of the buyers even coming from Europe and Asia! Thousands of attendees came to Lexington hoping to find their next champion. 1021 horses were sold for a total of over 25 million dollars! The most expensive horse sold topped 1.4 million dollars and is headed to Japan where horse racing has a big following.

Here’s a few sights from the January 2011 sale. Will one of these horses end up as the next Zenyatta? We’ll just have to wait and see!

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Inside the sales pavilion: A horse being auctioned

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A lovely Dapple Grey on the Auction Block

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The outdoor sales pavilion

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The outdoor sales pavilion: Horses on display before auction

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Horses being brought into the outdoor pavilion

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Horse being examined before auction.

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A rare Palomino Thoroughbred

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Barns where sales horses are stabled

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A snowy shot of the Keeneland Grounds

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Sale: Valentine’s Day Special at Golden Oak Stables

January 20, 2011

2011 is here and perhaps you have been waiting to grab some of the new releases? Breyer has released some very exciting models for the new year and Golden Oak Stables has perfect opportunity to bring the new models you’ve been waiting for, home today!

Valentine Special
FREE “I Love Breyer Horses” Necklace
Minimum Order $75.00. Click here to place your
Free “I Love Breyer Horses” Necklace in your shopping cart; then at checkout use the coupon code
VALENTINENECKLACE (value $21.95). Expires February 6, 2011

 

With a $75 order you will get a free “I Love Breyer Horses” necklace to show your love of your models! Wear it to any horse event, or wear it every day to show your love of Breyer!

You can grab the appropriate  GG Valentine and Heartbreaker are the perfect Valentines gift for a Breyer lover or for yourself! These are available in both a gorgeous matte finish as well as a glossy finish! So pick your favorite finish and bring this beautiful set home today!

The thrid in the Bonanza series is Chub and is now available for the 2011 season and is neat as can be! This stunning bay Quarter Horse will fit in with his Bonanza brothers and fit into your stable with a fitting western look.

You can also bring home a myriad of accessories for your Breyers that are new for 2011! There’s a new Cowgirl doll, Taylor, dressed in a gorgeous pink and black outfit which will stand out in the show ring! There is also a dressage rider that is ready to join your stables and help your horses get into the winners circle! Breyer has released a beautiful deluxe tack box that is a lovely light stained wood color with gorgeous accents. This will be a beloved piece in your stable, perfect for bringing from stable to show! The Breyer Horses Box Jump is created in a wonderful pink and white color that is sure to create a beautiful look on your competition field, its simply lovely with standards, rails and a brushbox. And there are also two new classic scale riders! These also double well as youth size riders for your traditional horses, so don’t be afraid to put them to work! Eva comes with accessories to keep up with her daily barn duties and head out on a trail ride.  Olivia is dressed to do her chores around the barn including feeding and cleaning, because there’s always a chore to be done!

So mix and match and take advantage of not only the opportunity to get a free “I Love Breyer Horses” necklace but also to bring the newest models home today!

 

 

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse New Releases: WEG Fever Is Still Strong!

January 17, 2011

The World Equestrian Games may have ended back in December but the fever’s still going strong! These wonderful games were seen as a success by all and Breyer was honored with being the official model horse of the games! There were many special models available only to attendees of the games, but Breyer and Golden Oak Stables have released two very special horses for 2011!

Cedric and Headley Britannia were two of the special runs released by Breyer for the World Equestrian Games. Both are equestrian stars produced in a stunningly detailed portrait style, and now Breyer has brought these hard to find WEG Special Runs to you!

Cedric is ridden by Laura Kraut. This stunning horse is a lovely fleabit grey and Breyer has produced this horse on the dynamic showjumping mold. The eye for detail is amazing! Cedric is shown in mid-canter and headed over to his next jump. He comes with a base which allows him to stand on one leg and be in the correct position for taking off!

Headley Britannia is a small but powerful champion eventer that has made her mark in her sport! Owned by Lucinda Fredricks, she stands a petite 15.3 hands high and is still going strong even at age 13! In 2008 she produced her first foal and I’m sure a line of champion eventers aren’t far away! Breyer’s version of Headley Britannia is created on the Strapless mold, a portrait model created in the spirit of a champion hunter mare that is simply feminine and simply perfect for Britannia!

Golden Oak Stables brings you these two WEG exclusive models that you can add to your collection, so don’t delay! These releases are limited and once they’re gone, they’re gone! So let us not only bring you a special Breyer but also take a short tour with us of some of the WEG sights!

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~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Collecting: Winter Projects

January 13, 2011

With 49 of 50 states in the United States having snow and some towns covered in feet rather than inches, chances are, many of us are looking for something to do during this very snowy winter!

Winter is the time I set aside for model horse project, I don’t have an excuse not to sit down for a few hours and work on tack. Many other use this time to their advantage of getting creative with their horses and you should too!  These cold days are just perfect for getting your hands dirty and diving in!

Have you ever customized your own Breyer? Turned it from one horse to another? Its very easy to paint your own horse and turn your horse into the horse of your dreams!  You can paint a model horse with Acrylic paint that can be found at any craft stores, other medias are also used by some artists such as oil paints, airbrushing, and soft chalk pastels. Starting in Acrylic is a good way to jump in, just be sure to make sure you want to customize the horse because once he’s painted there’s no going aback and also to spray him with a coat of primer which will make the paint stay so you can enjoy your horse for years to come!

Tack making is also a wonderful activity. Leather cord and lacing can be made into fun halters and bridles with the combination of a bit of glue and jump rings. Many tack makers are also very successful with grosgrain ribbon to make super realistic nylon stable halters! If you are feeling very ambitious try making a saddle! One of the easiest ways to get started is to get a tack catalog and start paging through, pick a saddle and strive to make it as close as possible. It will take time, but with some practice you can be a famous model horse tack maker too!

If you aren’t creative, Winter is the perfect time to organize and dust that collection which gives you time to just enjoy your models, and there isn’t anything better than that! If you are creative though, visit Golden Oak Stables for a myriad of activity kits that can get you started!

 

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Golden Oak Stables Contest 2011: Breyer Horse Monthly Video Challenge!

January 10, 2011

Youtube has become one of the fastest growing social networking sites for Breyer horse collectors in the past two years. It hosts thousands of creative videos by just as many creative individuals! It’s a wonderfully exciting and fun way to share your love for Breyer and now Golden Oak Stables is hosting a monthly Video Challenge for you to share your love for your models with all of us!

Videos on youtube range from the informative to the dramatic! Some users create elaborate storylines for their models where the horses come to life and act out extensive scenarios. Others simply show videos of their collections for all to see! Some share opinions and reviews of their new models and others share information, creating instructional videos to help others learn!

The possibilities are endless with this new type of social media for Breyers and Golden Oak Stables encourages you to enter their montly video challenge. You can bring home a Golden Oak Stables gift certificate by creating a video about your models! With 5 different categories, you can let your mind go wild!

Golden Oak Stables 2011 Monthly Video Challenge*
Exclusively for the friends of Golden Oak Stables and those that Love Breyer Horses.

Summary of Challenge (No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this challenge)

Create a short video about Breyer Horses
You must have a YouTube Account.
Videos can be any style: fiction or documentary, animated or live action.
Videos must be no longer than three minutes.
Music is not allowed unless it is your own original work.
Videos must be in English or have English subtitles.
Videos must be an original work.
Videos must be created after January 1, 2011.
Videos must be posted and then submitted to Golden Oak Stables Video Challenge at: http://www.youtube.com/user/StableNews no later than Midnight January 31, 2011.

Winners will be announced via email and the Stable News no later than the 15th of the following month.

One Prize will be awarded per month. Entries can include any or all of the following:
1) Creativity – Use your imagination to innovate something that is new.
2) Reality – Use actual events or facts in a simulation.
3) Informational – Use your knowledge to provide instruction.
4) Choreography – Use your artistic talents.
5) Videography – Use your skills to provide an organized production.

Visit Golden Oak Stables today to read all about the video challenge, and get your camera dusted off and start working on your video! You have 12 chances to win this year, so don’t delay!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


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