Every year Lexington Kentucky makes way for the largest model horse event in the world, Breyerfest! Nearly ten thousand collectors come from all over the world to Lexington in late July for a weekend of model horse mania! This year, the event has a country western feel that is sure to excite Breyer lovers!
The Kentucky Horse Park has been the home of Breyerfest for over 20 years. Each year they open their doors for model horse collectors to come, visit the park and it’s horses and to experience the Kentucky bluegrass. Horses from all over the world reside on the park and hundreds of events take place there every year and Breyer collectors get to experience this for the three days of Breyerfest!
Breyer also has dozens of events that take place that weekend. Horse exhibitions from famous horses and their owners take place in the covered arena all weekend long and show the diversity and capability of the horse. There’s also tons of model horse workshops where collectors can learn new things about the hobby like customizing and fun crafts to do with their horses. Talented model horse hobbyists are also on hand to teach seminars on subjects like how to show your models and subjects like equine genetics!
One of the most exciting events are the model horse shows that are some of the largest in the nation! Here model horse showers compete to win ribbons and other wonderful prizes as well as bragging rights! There is a show on Thursday for only china or breakable models, Friday hosts the open nationals (NAN) qualifying show and Saturday is two shows in one for children and youths. These shows are some of the toughest in the world and it’s truly a point of pride to win any ribbon at these competitive shows!
Breyerfest is a destination that any model horse lover needs to get to some day but if you can’t make it this year remember the wonderful events at Golden Oak Stables throughout the year. There’s no excuse to not have a little bit of Breyer horse fun in your life!