It’s that time of the year when thoughts of summer vacation are starting to creep into everyone’s mind. For Breyer lovers, that means thoughts of Breyerfest! This year Breyer brings the spirit of Great Britain to Kentucky. That’s not the only exciting thing, this year Lexington plays host to the North American Model Horse Showers Association’s North American Nationals in the days leading up to Breyerfest!
The North American Nationals, or NAN for short, is a three day championship show held every year that crowns the best model horses in the nation. Models are required to qualify at one of dozens of shows all over North America with a first or second placing. For three days hobbyists from all over North America to compete for the coveted title of National Champion. Even if you aren’t competing you can still catch a glimpse of the action. So if you are in Lexington early for Breyerfest be sure to stop by and see some of the best horses in North America!
Breyerfest 2012 is the year of the British Invasion and collectors from all over the world will come to Lexington to celebrate all the wonderful things British! From July 20th to the 22nd the Kentucky Horse Park will be taken over by thousands of collectors all there to share their love for Breyer. The guest of honor is Mariah’s Boon a striking bay drum horse that will enchant fans with his beauty! Entertainers also include The Knights of Valor, a famous jousting troop that has taken the world by storm on their television show Full Metal Jousting! Countless workshops, seminars, performances and model horse shows also fill the weekend, so there’s no doubt that there isn’t something to do at any time of the day!
Breyerfest is surely a dream for any Breyer horse lover and the North American Nationals is the same, but if you can’t get to Kentucky Golden Oak Stables has events that will keep you and your horses busy this spring! March 24th brings Youths and Novices to Golden Oak Stables for a fun day of learning and competition. April 14th brings a day of open competition with a NAN qualifying show that will allow you to compete with open showers from all over New England.
There’s a little bit of Breyer fun wherever you look! So get out and have a blast with your horses in 2012!