Breyer Horse Collecting: Molds

August 29, 2016

There’s a lot of terminology that comes with collecting, and one that is very commonly used is the term Mold. Mold can mean a lot of different things in different situations, but molds in Breyer collecting are one of the most important things to collectors!

The term Mold is used to describe the sculpture of any Breyer model. Because Breyers are made of plastic, they are molded one by one on a large machine. This process has helped collectors pin the term mold for any one sculpture. Different molds are introduced each year and sometimes they become retired or reworked over time.

With hundreds of different molds, there’s any number of places to start, but chances are you’ve already got a few favorite. When you look at your collection, there are probably a few horses that stand out, and maybe a few more that you have in more than one color. These models are different releases, but are considered the same mold by collectors. Often times, collectors find great joy in collecting as many different models in one mold as possible, making for a fun goal.

Golden Oak Stables always has the newest releases ready and waiting for you. Take a look over your collection to find your different molds, and start adding more favorites to your collection today!


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Breyer Horse Collecting: Starting Young

August 25, 2016

Breyers capture the imagination of all ages, from the very young to the very old and everything in between. The spirit of the horse is always alive and well with any Breyer and the fact that for the last sixty years they have found a way to bring thousands of horse lovers together. Collecting can start at any time in life, but the youngest collectors can take joy in all of the options that capture the spirit of the horse along with their imaginations.

There’s no “right” way to begin collecting, wherever you start is great! But, for some collectors, starting young is the key. Breyer and Golden Oak Stables has just what is needed for every stage of collecting, and for every type of collector. From Traditional models all the way down to Stablemates, there’s a scale and breed for everyone!

The youngest of collectors might be enchanted by the Pony Gals line, which is specifically created for children. These fun models feature hair that can be styled and fanciful looks! A little bit of creativity and fantasy bring the world of horses to life with a touch of whimsy. The touch of whimsy makes these horses all the more lovable and fun when it comes to playtime!

Whether young or young at heart, there’s a perfect horse for every horse lover!


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Real Life Breyer Horses: Valegro

August 22, 2016

The Olympics are in full swing and the equestrian events have been fierce with competition. The world has watched as nations have competed for the gold medal, and equestrians all over have watched as history was made by one of Breyer’s most recent portrait models, Valegro!

Valegro and his rider Charlotte Dujardin have already taken the world by storm with their amazing partnership that has stretched the world over. Valegro is the current record holder for both freestyle and grand prix style dressage and at the 2016 Olympic Games he set a new record for the highest dressage score at an Olympic Games. He and Charlotte then went on to win the coveted gold medal, making it their second!

Breyer’s Valegro is a perfect portrait of this amazing horse, with his strong profile and delicate movements, he has been created in the elegant Pirouette. Bringing his dark bay coat and striking white markings to his model, he is indistinguishable down to every last detail from the real life Valegro!

Known around the barn as Blueberry, he has captured the world with his talent. Now, Breyer collectors can celebrate the gold along with Blueberry, Charlotte and Great Britain!

Congratulations Valegro!


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Breyer Horse Collecting: Which Will You Have?

August 18, 2016

Collecting models can be a task, especially when it comes to picking your next model. Choosing between so many can be a tedious process, but with a little work you can assure yourself that the additions you bring to your collection will be those which will be cherished forever.

When you start to look at what models you would like for your collection, starting a wish list is always a good place to start. Listing the models you hope to add to your collection is a great way to narrow down your wishes and desires. Seeing it on paper can also help you visualize what you are hoping to add to your collection.

Once your wish list is down on paper, it’s time to put some order to it. Looking at your collection is a good place to start. Taking into account things like, what you like to collect and what your favorite models are, you can start to see what would be the next good addition to your collection. Maybe you think you have too many bay horses? Or that you only like to collect bay horses? The choice is all yours when it comes to your collection!

Prioritizing what models you want is important, start with those which are limited in release or that you know that your collection must have in it! These models will likely be hard to track down after some time, and it will be best to get them sooner rather than later. Then start figuring out what you would like after them, and so on and so forth. Take off any that don’t fit your criteria and be sure to be thorough so you don’t forget any that you won’t be able to live without!

Golden Oak Stables is here to fill your stables with the horses of your dreams, you just need to figure out where to start!


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Real Life Breyer Horses: Cortes C

August 15, 2016

The world has its eyes on Rio and the American Equestrian team as they compete for the gold. The Eventing team has already brought home individual Bronze thanks to Phillip Dutton! Now the world focuses their eyes on the Dressage and Show Jumping arenas as they compete for a chance to make the history books.

One special horse Breyer collectors will recognize is Cortes C, mount of Beezie Madden. Already immortalized as a Breyer model, Cortes C is a stunning black Belgian Warmblood gelding that has already stunned the world along with Beezie in so many different winners circles. He’s also been named the 2014 International Horse Of The Year!

It’s easy to see why this gelding has caught the eye of the world and of Breyer! Excitingly, he is the first regular run release of the new Carrick mold and collectors have been clamoring to get their hands on a Cortes C of their own!

Now, you can sit back, and watch history as Cortes C competes to immortalize himself in the history books once more, as an Olympic medalist! Time will tell who makes the history books and who will end up Olympic medalists in Rio. It may still be up in the air, but Cortes C certainly stands a good chance!


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Real Life Breyer Horses: Congratulations Team America!

August 11, 2016

The Olympics have started and this first week of competition is almost completed. In that week, the first Equestrian event has been completed in stunning fashion and with competition that was beyond fierce!

Eventing was the first event up for the Olympic Equestrian events starting on Saturday. Through four days of competition horses and riders competed through a grueling marathon of Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. This tough lineup is no stranger to Eventers, but it proves to always be a challenge that truly shows the versatility of the horse and rider as well as their stamina and precision!

Dressage proved to be a test in patience and precision as horse and rider completed the difficult test put in front of them. Cross Country proved to be one of the most challenging tests. The difficult course caused many eliminations and shook up the scoreboard with some surprising horses and riders rising to the top and slipping to the bottom.

The third test, Show Jumping further tested these riders and horses with a course that truly separated the competition. Going into the Show Jumping final, two American’s were left in the top twenty five, with Phillip Dutton pulling off an impressive ride and securing the bronze metal for Team USA!

Ride along with Golden Oak Stables and join us as we congratulate Phillip Dutton!


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Real Life Breyer Horses: The Olympics Have Started

August 8, 2016

In sunny Brazil it may be winter, but it is sunny, warm and equestrians from all around the world are there for a chance at history! The Olympic games have come to Rio and the equine world is watching history be made!

On the first weekend of the Olympics the Dressage section of the three day eventing test began. On Saturday, competitors entered the arena to take the difficult Dressage test that awaited them. This section of three day eventing challenges the poise and delicacy between horse and ride and shows the exceptional connection that so many share. Using precise movements and delicate communication, horses and riders performed this difficult test while the world watched.

Britain’s William Fox Pitt finished first after the competition, coming back from a traumatic injury in October 2015. Astonishingly in under a year he has risen back to the top of the equestrian world and has gold in his sights! Germany ended up first after the Dressage phase of the team competition, with France and Australia not far behind. The United States is sitting comfortably in sixth place, and nothing can predict what will happen on days two and three. Maybe a metal is within the United States’ grasp?

Cross Country starts today, and this grueling test always brings out the best in horses and riders. Sit tight with Golden Oak Stables and follow as the equine world competes for a chance in history in Rio 2016!


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Scenes From Breyerfest: All About The Hobby

August 4, 2016

One of the the exciting parts of Breyerfest is getting to immerse yourself in the different parts of the model horse hobby and all you can do with it! At Breyerfest, the Hobby Information Booth is filled full with all kinds of different examples of some of the many activities in the hobby. There are even model horse hobbyists that are always on duty to demonstrate the different things that can be done with your models!

From customizing, to collecting and everything in between, Golden Oak Stables takes you on a visual journey through the Hobby Information Booth from Breyerfest 2016.

















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Breyer Horse Events: The Real Horses Of Breyerfest

August 1, 2016

One of the biggest draws of Breyerfest is the chance to see the real horses behind the models and dozens of other real life horses. The Kentucky Horse Park has resident horses that span the gamut of horse breeds as well as famous horses that have come to retire there. This is an opportunity that doesn’t come around very often!

Breyerfest also brings in dozens of horses, many of them famous in their own right, to entertain guests from around the world. No other event brings together such a wide variety of horses from so many disciplines and different areas of the equine world. Guests get the chance to see them perform their talents in performances throughout the weekend, as well as meeting them up close and personally!

So sit back with Golden Oak Stables and take a look at some of the beautiful horses from Breyerfest 2016



















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