Breyerfest 2012 wrapped up yesterday at the Kentucky Horse Park after three days of excitement and fun for thousands of model horse hobbyists. With the highest attendance ever, Breyerfest 2012 brought everything British to life with it’s celebration of everything from the United Kingdom. From the horses to the culture, Breyerfest 2012 was a fittingly British affair for everyone!
Breyer’s celebration model, Mariah’s Boon, is an American Drum Horse that brings all of the characteristics of the Queen’s personal drum horses to horse lovers all over the world! With his gorgeous paint markings and one blue eye, Mariah’s Boon stands out in a sea of horses! Boon didn’t always have an easy time though, he was once very ill from an accident that developed an abcess. After a year of expert care Boon was looking better than ever and wowed his fans at Breyerfest by carrying the twin drums on either side of him as his rider brought the spirit of the drum horse to Breyerfest attendees.
Attendees also had the opportunity to meet real British hobbyists like Amy Davies and Donna Chaney! The fun didn’t stop there though, with three horse shows, Breyerfest had chances for china collectors, adults and children to show off their best horses in hopes for that coveted blue ribbon!
Breyer also brought a myriad of workshops and seminars to the Kentucky Horse Park! From how to show and judge model horse shows to learning about equine color, the seminars were both informative and fun! There was no excuse not to learn something new at Breyerfest this year! The workshops gave aspiring artists and collectors a chance to create something new for their collection. Sculpting and painting with some of the most well known artists in the hobby isn’t a chance you get every day and it certainly was the chance of a lifetime for many! You could even learn fun things like jewelry making or making your own model horse tote! There truly was something for everyone!
Breyerfest 2012 may have come and gone but there’s still plenty to talk about! Stay tuned to Golden Oak Stables and Stable News for all of the info on the guest horses of Breyerfest 2012, you won’t believe how amazing they are!