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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~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Events: BreyerWest and BreyerFest

March 17, 2016

Breyer events are one of the most special parts of collecting Breyer horses. Getting the chance to meet other collectors and participating in model horse shows, workshops and seminars are all exciting for any collector. This year, Breyer brings it’s events to both sides of the country, for the first time in many years!

This weekend a special event is coming to Albany Oregon, BreyerWest! For the first time ever BreyerWest is being held in the Pacific Northwest and collectors are giddy with excitement! Held in conjunction with the Northwest Horse Fair, this event is filled with the most prestigious of hobbyists that will be sharing their knowledge through seminars, workshops and judging two model horse shows! If you are in the area, this event is not to be missed!

Of course, Breyerfest is gearing up for it’s well known July date at the Kentucky Horse Park. This year celebrates Carnival and Brazil in honor of the Olympic games that are quickly approaching. Model horse shows, an evening horse gala, seminars, celebrity horses and more are all on the ticket, as they are every year. There’s still plenty of time to plan a trip to Lexington for this year’s festivities!

Even if you can’t attend, Golden Oak Stables will keep you in the know with the latest news, events and releases! So stay tuned!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Real Life Breyer Horses: Smokin’ Double Dutch At Breyerfest 2015

August 3, 2015

There’s so much to love about a little pony with a lot of power, and Smokin’ Double Dutch is a prime example of this! With fans all over the world, this little Quarter Pony has captured the excitement of Breyer collectors and was a welcome guest horse at Breyerfest 2015 where collectors and fans got to meet this incredible pony in person!

Smokin’ Double Dutch is the epitome of versatility performing in just about every discipline you can imagine. This talented pony shows all of his fans just what it means to excel across the board. She has earned the Quarter Pony overall high point, or reserve high point an astonishing 6 out of the last 8 years and has achieved the Quarter Pony Association first Supreme Champion honor for her titles in trail, halter, english, equitation and driving!

Fans got a chance to meet this incredible pony at Breyerfest 2015 and to get to see her strut her stuff and perform as a guest horse! Fans also could get their very own Smokin’ Double Dutch model signed at Breyerfest and see up close what makes an exceptional pony!

 

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This beautiful little mare may be on her way home, but you can still bring Smokin’ Double Dutch to your stable from Golden Oak Stables. Breyer, as always, brings the most incredible horses to collectors, both in person, and in model form!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Events: Breyerfest 2015 Around The Park

July 30, 2015

Breyerfest is the event of the year for any Breyer collector, and those lucky enough to attend have the chance to see so many different things. For those of you that couldn’t attend, Golden Oak Stables takes you on a little journey through some of the many events that take part during Breyerfest!

Always Popular Room Sales at the Clarion

Always Popular Room Sales at the Clarion

A Scene From The Breyerfest Children/Youth Show

A Scene From The Breyerfest Children/Youth Show

Stablemate Painting

Stablemate Painting

A Display of The Hobby Info Booth

A Display of The Hobby Info Booth

A Clydesdale Awaits Her Performance

A Clydesdale Awaits Her Performance

Fun Activities Were Waiting For One And All

Fun Activities Were Waiting For One And All

The Hall Of Champions. A Favorite Stop For Many.

The Hall Of Champions. A Favorite Stop For Many.

Performers Meeting Their Fans

Performers Meeting Their Fans

Celebration Model Simba Relaxes

Celebration Model Simba Relaxes

As you can see, there were so many different things to see. If you didn’t get to attend this year, there’s always 2016, and if not, Golden Oak Stables will bring you the action!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Real Life Breyer Horses: Chocolate Chip Kisses At Breyerfest

July 27, 2015

Breyer is known for making exceptional horses that are unlike no other. Famous and talented horses are Breyer’s portrait specialty and Chocolate Chip Kisses is a prime example of this!

Chocolate Chip Kisses is an exceptional paint horse that has taken his young rider to the winners circle dozens of times and the pair have won Pinto World Championships 28 times! This is an exceptional record for any rider, much less a young rider! Chocolate Chip Kisses competes across the board in English and Western events and excels in them all! It’s no wonder he’s not only taken the Pinto world by storm but also excited Breyer collectors!

 

Chocolate Chip Kisses Meets His Fans

Chocolate Chip Kisses Meets His Fans

 

 

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Chocolate Chip Kisses was welcomed to Breyerfest 2015 as a guest horse, an illustrious honor! He showed off his many skills for crowds of his adoring fans in the main covered arena each day. Fans also got a chance to meet Chocolate Chip Kisses after his performances and to also meet and greet with him at autograph signings and at his stall at the park all weekend long!

Collectors may have had the chance to meet Chocolate Chip Kisses at Breyerfest, but you can always bring home your own Chocolate Chip Kisses from Golden Oak Stables!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Events: Breyerfest 2015 Wrapup

July 23, 2015

Breyerfest 2015 galloped into the Kentucky Horse Park last weekend and with it came a weekend filled with model horse mania! We take a look back at some of the highlights from the event so that you can get a piece of the action!

Breyerfest might take place over three days at the Kentucky Horse Park but collectors gather in Lexington Kentucky earlier in the week to get a piece of the action. Collectors descend on the Clarion Hotel, the official host hotel of Breyerfest, for room sales and events throughout the week and weekend of Breyerfest. Collectors can browse through each other’s rooms for models to buy and take part in events like meetups, a swap meet, workshops and even a model horse show at the Clarion.

Room Sales At The Clarion

Room Sales At The Clarion

Breakables Live At The Clarion

Breakables Live At The Clarion

Friday brought collectors out, despite the record temperatures, to the Kentucky Horse Park. With a heat index over 100 degrees, it was one of the hottest Breyerfests on record, but that didn’t stop collectors! Three Day tickets were sold out before the gates even opened, and collectors anxiously stood in line for hours to get their first look at Breyerfest 2015.

 

 

 

The Kentucky Horse Park Welcomes Breyerfest

The Kentucky Horse Park Welcomes Breyerfest

 

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The weekend was filled with amazing horses, exciting events and collectors connecting with other collectors all over the world! It’s no surprise that this is the event of the year for just about any hobbyist! With Breyerfest 2015 behind us, collectors are already scrambling for next year, when Breyerfest 2016 will bring a Carnival to Lexington Kentucky!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Events: Breyerfest 2015 Guest Horses

July 13, 2015

One of the most exciting parts of Breyerfest are the guest horses that come from far and wide to meet their fans for one weekend in July. This year, Breyer has brought an exceptional group of horses to Breyerfest that will have fans from all over excited to see their favorite equestrian stars!

The guest of honor is better known as the Celebration Model by Breyer collectors and for 26 years Breyer has honored some of the most outstanding horses in the world with this honor. Each year, Breyer creates a model in the likeness of this horse which is given to each three day ticket holder. This year, Simba du Pont de Tournay, a rare Ardennes stallion has been given this honor. Originally imported from Belgum, Simba lives in Florida where he works as a stallion and also drives!

Other guest horses for 2015 include Oration, the 2013 Arabian Sport Horse of the Year that will show fans the versatility of the Arabian breed. With years of championships under her belt she truly is an exceptional example of her breed. Smokin Doubledutch is a little pony with a whole lot of talent. This pinto pony has already made a huge name for herself in so many arenas. Champion endurance horse, OT Sara Moniet is sure to draw crowds from far and wide to learn about the sport of endurance. A new addition to the Breyer line for mid-year 2015, Chocolate Chip Kisses will be making an appearance and teach others about determination and hard work. Last but certainly not least, Lil Ricky Rocker will be there once again to brighten up everyone’s day!

Can’t make it to Breyerfest, you can bring home some of the guest horses from Golden Oak Stables today and get a feel of the action right from your home! With such a versatile group of horses, what’s not to love?

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Events: Breyerfest 2015

July 9, 2015

In just over a week thousands of model horse lovers will descend upon Lexington Kentucky for a weekend full of model horse madness! With only a few days left until Breyerfest 2015, let’s look at what all of the excitement is about.

This year marks the 26th anniversary of Breyerfest, which started in 1990. Still held in at the same venue, The Kentucky Horse Park, Breyerfest has grown in leaps and bounds since it was first held. For the first few years, The Big Barn was able to contain most of Breyerfest’s activities, but over the years it has grown beyond what some could imagine.  Now Breyerfest uses most of the horse park, including the two indoor arenas, the visitors center and many of the areas surrounding. Breyerfest also “takes over” local hotels, farms and restaurants with the thousands of attendees exploring the town along with Breyerfest.

This year, the theme is Viva La France! Breyer and attendees will celebrate all things French along with their models and real horses. Rare French breeds, performers and more will all be on hand to make it an experience to remember. Along with Breyerfest’s normal activities, it’s sure to be a weekend full of fun, friends and horses!

Can’t make it to Breyerfest? Golden Oak Stables and Stable News will be keeping you updated with coverage, so stay tuned for more about Breyerfest 2015! Au Revoir!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Events: The Horses Of Gentle Carousel At Breyerfest

July 21, 2014

Each year Breyer picks several charities to donate the proceeds of some of the Breyerfest proceeds to. These charities have grown and flourished over the years with donations from Breyer made possible by the generous attendees that support the raffles and silent auctions. This year, one charity hits very close to home for Breyer collectors, not only is it one that has been made a part of the Breyer family, but they also were in attendance!

Magic and Hamlet were added to the Breyer stables earlier this year and have become quick favorites since. These two miniature horses are not only adorable, but also bring with them a wonderful mission as well. These adorable miniature horses are therapy horses for the charity Gentile Carousel, an organization which brings miniature horses to those who are sick. Each year, Magic and Hamlet visit thousands of adults and children in hospitals, hospices and assisted living facilities.

Animal therapy has been known to improve the lives of the sick and the recovering for many years now, but miniature horses have only recently become a known to the animal  therapy world. Magic and Hamlet along with Gentle Carousel are at the forefront of this amazing world of animal therapy. The horses of the Gentle Carousel have traveled all over the United States to help those in need and have touched so many lives along the way!

Golden Oak Stables brings Magic and Hamlet to you with models of their very own. These two adorable miniature horses are small in size but match up perfectly with all of the Traditional sized horses. Their sweet expressions and adorable looks will have you hoping to add a miniature horse or two to your stable!

Bringing healing and love to thousands, Magic and Hamlet are an adorable pair of miniature horses that are ready to snuggle into your stable!

 

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Events: Breyerfest 2014 Scenes From Around The Event

July 17, 2014

Breyerfest 2014 has made it’s mark and come and gone for the year. With memories that will last a lifetime and experiences unlike any other, this year was unique and memorable for all. Take a moment and spend some time at the Kentucky Horse Park and Breyerfest with Golden Oak Stables.

 

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Breyerfest 2014 Auction Models

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Early Morning Bath

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A champion grazing at the Hall of Champions

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Guest Horse Stabling.

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Champagne Run Horse Trials Taking Place At The Park

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A lovely Saddlebred.

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Catching a moment to graze.

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A mother and foal showing what is amazing about the Miniature Horse.

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Silent auction items.

 

 

 

 

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


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