Breyer Horse Classics: Starry Night

March 13, 2017

When you hear Starry Night, the reminder of a famous painting probably comes to mind for many people. Vincent Van Gogh’s master work is recognized by so many, and captures the heart of so many more! Now, Golden Oak Stables brings you a special classic that has a special magic all its own and is unlike any other that has come before it!

Starry Night is the fourth in a series of decorator Classic scale models and is unique as ever. As many collectors know, decorators have become some of the most collectible and beloved models in any collection, and it’s easy to see why! The first decorators were made over fifty years ago, in shades of blue, gold and even painted like wood! Since then, they’ve evolved to be any number of non realistic horse colors and designs!

Using the beloved blue decorator color, Starry Night takes a darker tone to the midnight sky with deep blue shadings that lighten subtlety as it paints across it’s body. Bright stars give a shine throughout, and glitter and star dust make way for details that are beyond compare, and as magical as the milky way galaxy itself!

Do you have room in your collection for something a little fanciful? Starry Night is the perfect way to bring that special decorator into any collection!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Events: What Is Live Showing?

March 6, 2017

You might have heard the term “Live Showing” around the model horse corral once or twice. It’s a big part of the model horse community, but sounds pretty confusing when you think about the word “Live” and model horses.

Live Showing is simply an in person event that Breyer collectors hold and attend, where their models are brought to be judged. Because the event takes place in person, these events have been dubbed “Live Shows”. The idea of competition for Breyer horses is just about as old as collecting itself. The first live shows began in the 1960’s and 1970’s and were much less formal from the ones we know today. Most of these shows were held in people’s homes or back yards and were advertised in hobby publications and through word of mouth.

In the decades to come, live showing grew as did the hobby itself. In the 1980’s shows became more formalized, and small clubs began to form and shows became established. ┬áIn the 1990’s Breyerfest began and brought a large show along with it. In the mid 1990’s a group of hobbyists came together to form The North American Model Horse Showers Association, or NAMHSA as its better known and began holding a yearly national show each year.

Now, live shows can be found all over the country, and all over the world! But things are always changing, with the arrival of the internet, online events like photo shows and videos are taking the model horse world by storm.

If there’s anything for certain at Golden Oak Stables, it’s that things are always changing, but the love of collecting never will!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse New Releases: Espresso

February 16, 2017

In the past few years, there has been one rather large addition to the Breyer stable, a foal that is unlike any other that has come before it. This lovely large lady is the first, and only 1/6 scale Breyer, and stands tall among the others. New for 2017, Golden Oak Stables welcomes the second release of this special horse, sure to case as big of a stir as she did the first time around.

Espresso stands ten inches tall at her eartips, which makes her even bigger than some of the largest traditional adult models in the Breyer stable. Her sweet sculpture perfectly captures the wobbly first steps of a brand new foal. Her long legs are delicate and trying their best to find their ground under her. She has a sweet and gentle face that could capture any heart, which gives her adorable appearance even more heart.

This little appaloosa filly has a stenciled blanket over her hindquarters that is a stark contrast to her delicately shaded liver chestnut coat. Caramel shadings accent her espresso color coat, which is her namesake. A star and a snip make her face stand out in a beautiful way and three socks finish off her beautiful coloring.

Sure to take up a big part of your heart, and a little bigger spot in your collection than normal, Espresso is just waiting to wobble on home with you!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Collecting: All About The Fantasy!

February 9, 2017

Breyer certainly creates some of the most realistic horses in the entire world, there’s no question about that, but there’s always a little bit of fantasy under the surface.

Fantasy horses have been around for centuries, tales of unicorns and other magical creatures have dominated many stories, and still live throughout lore today. These amazing creatures have mystified generations with their lore, appeal and magical auras, and as such, have found their way to the hearts of horse lovers and Breyer collectors alike!

Breyer has created countless unicorns, winged horses, and decorators that stretch the limits of what fantasy means. Every color of the rainbow has been found in the Breyer stable and it seems like around every corner there are new and exciting fantasy horses that couldn’t be imagined!

Galloping into Golden Oak Stables, you’ll find tons of fantasy horses that are just aching to be asked into your stable. From the classic and beloved unicorn to horses that paint the sky with delicacy and beauty, there’s a wide rainbow of fantasy horses that you can choose from, but you’ll probably find that’s the hard part!

But don’t worry, there’s plenty of room in any collection for a myriad of fantasy models, pick your favorite, and start collecting!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse New Releases: Heroes of the West

February 6, 2017

New releases are always exciting, there’s no question about that. Classics collectors have a lot to be excited about this year with so many new releases, but there’s a new set that brings three of the newest molds in new beautiful colors, together in one set!

Heroes Of The West comes to Golden Oak Stables, new for 2017. This exciting set celebrates the horses that made the west, and does so with new models that are beautiful as ever. The set starts with a stunning and proud light grey stallion tacked up in a black western saddle and bridle. This lovely stallion stands square and tall, just waiting to ride off and chase some cattle. A grulla mare joins him, with a soft flowing mane and tail and wide blaze on her face. Her delicately shaded coat makes her so lovely and beautiful, to go along with her playful pose. Finishing the family off, a little black foal trots along gently with his fuzzy foal coat; truly the perfect picture of a sweet young foal!

Along with this wonderful family comes a corral, water barrel and bucket to help you contain and care for them! These accessories are perfect to start or add to your classics collection, because every horse needs them!

Ready to saddle up and hit the trail? This lovely little family is just waiting to come home with you, and bring a bit of the West with them!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse New Releases: Barrel Racing Tack With Bling!

February 2, 2017

Most tack is utilitarian, made to help the rider and horse communicate and work together. Breyer tack always has been created in the latest fashions of the real horse world and kept abreast of current trends, but their newest tack set takes this to new levels!

Western riding has a bit of fashion and flare to it, there’s no doubt about that. Bling and sparkle has been used to not only catch the attention of judges, but also to express the personality of the horse and rider with little special touches! Barrel racing has always been a sport that brought the bling to the show ring, making the fast horses and ladies shimmer and shine as they race at lightening speeds around the arena!

Now, Breyer gives collectors a Barrel Racing Set that is binged, glittered and pink to the nines! The set starts with a saddle in a lovely natural brown with a black seat, but then brings on the bling with glittered pink piping! A black saddle pad matches well with the same glittered pink detail. Not to be stopped there, the bridle matches in beautiful brown leather and bright pink gaming reins not only add accuracy, but also a bold touch. Lastly, safety is always important, but so is looking good, so what better to finish this set off with but four sparkly pink sport boots? I can’t think of anything!

So, saddle on up and ride on our with style and Golden Oak Stables!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse New Releases: Bella Horse Of The Year

January 30, 2017

For five years now, Breyer has brought us a new classic scale sculpture to serve as horse of the year. These models have become collectible and anticipated by collectors, with much excitement for each every year! 2017 is no exception, and a few and feisty new horse is already galloping into Golden Oak Stables.

The Horse Of The Year Bella is a classic scale model that has been eagerly anticipated all around! Bella has come to us in the form of a beautiful buckskin Appendix Quarter Horse. The Appendix Quarter Horse is a beloved breed, that is a straight cross between a Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse, bringing the best of both breeds together. These horses can still be registered as Quarter Horses and maintain many of the characteristics of both Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds!

Bella has been sculpted in a full gallop, with her head down in strong focus as she heads towards whatever is catching her eye. A wide blaze and pink nose give her face a flashy look and striking contrast to her metallic, deeply shaded, buckskin coat. Gentle shadings fade into dark points on the mane, tail and legs, where on two of her legs, white socks sit!

This feisty little lady is a fun new sculpture that is unlike any before her. Let her gallop on into your stable today!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


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