Real Life Breyer Horses: Rolex Three Day Winner!

May 2, 2016

The 2016 Rolex Three Day Event is in the books and as in past years, this year was filled with ups, downs and everything in between. The competition was fierce and at the end of competition Sunday, it was clear how talented the horses and riders of the weekend were!

Competition started Thursday and Friday with dressage tests that challenged riders and their horses in a precise and challenging test. Nearly 90 riders took to the dressage ring to strut their stuff in a difficult test that brought out the best in each horse and rider team. Favorite Michael Jung Fischerrocana FST finished in first place following the dressage tests with Allison Springer and Arthur in second going into Cross Country.

Cross Country day brought a wet and messy course that made the course all the more difficult, especially as the day went on. Marilyn Little and RF Demeter, who finished in third place after Dressage, were eliminated on the Cross Country course and Allison Springer and Arthur ended up in 20th place with their disappointing run on the Cross Country course. This shook things up going into Show Jumping and opened up the field.

Michael Jung and Fischerrocana FST were still the favorites in first place going into the Show Jumping phase. Favorites like Phillip Dutton and Boyd Martin were sitting at the top of the leaderboard along with Lauren Kieffer, Sinead Halpin and Maya Black. The tightly timed course proved difficult for many riders and when rain storms popped up near the end of the day, competition got truly interesting as favorites faltered!  Michael Jung proved an immovable force as he finished in first place securing his second win at Rolex. Lauren Kieffer on Veronica came in behind him in second place and Maya Black and Doesn’t Play Fair rounded out the top three.

Golden Oak Stables has all the makings for you to live your own Rolex dream. From horses to riders and everything in between, there’s nothing stopping you!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Real Life Breyer Horses: Rolex Three Day Event

April 28, 2016

Today the most talented three day eventers from around the world start the trial of the Rolex Three Day Event. The only Four Star Event in North America, this prestigious event has become a staple for the worlds equestrian riders and fans alike. This year, riders will be riding their hearts out for not only a chance at the prestigious winner’s circle, but also a chance at the Olympics in Rio!

The Rolex Three Day Event starts off with the Dressage trial. This test of precision and delicacy shows the intimate connection between horse and rider and serves as the integral first stage of three day eventing. Riders will then take to the cross country course where they will test their endurance over a tough series of jumps and elements that are difficult to say the least! Finally, the last day of competition is a fast paced show jumping trial that is a finale to this exciting and difficult test.

Eventing is a beloved sport for many reasons, so it’s no wonder that Breyer and Golden Oak Stables have everything you need to live the eventing life with your Breyers! From jumps, to tack, to cross country elements, you can build courses to test your models. You can then pick your perfect mount, tack and rider and head into the Rolex arena yourself!

Live the dream with a little imagination and you can be the next horse and rider team in the winner’s circle!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse New Releases: Classic Race Horse & Jockey

April 25, 2016

Spring means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but most horse lovers think of one thing, racing season! The coming of spring is the start of the Thoroughbred racing season, and each year fresh faces and champions alike come together to make history! This year, Golden Oak Stables brings you a sweet set that will help you live your own racing fantasies with your collection!

The Classic Race Horse and Jockey is a fun new set that brings the action of horse racing to your collection. This adorable bay filly is created on the classic Ruffian mold and stands approximately 6 inches tall. Her deep bay coat is understated and beautiful and her small sock is reminiscent of Ruffian herself.

She comes dressed in her own set of silks that are beautiful and feminine in light purple lavender and white. A female jockey rides her in matching checkerboard silks and a matching helmet, making them easy to pick out on race day. A saddle and bridle complete their set and make them ready for the starting gate!

Horse racing might be a far off distant dream for many of us, but with Breyer you can bring a little bit of the horse racing world to your collection and a little bit of excitement too!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Real Life Breyer Horses: Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth!

April 21, 2016

One of the most well known and longest ruling monarch’s of the world is also one of the most established equestrians with a long history of loving horses. On Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday we take a moment to appreciate her equestrian life!

The Queen has always been a lover of horses, since childhood, and has always been a supporter of equestrian sport in all types. From racing to show jumping, The Queen has supported the horse in many forms. Many members of the royal family have competed over the years in equestrian sports, from polo to the Olympics, the Winsors have always been patrons to the horse under Queen Elizabeth’s guidance!

Queen Elizabeth has several Breyer connections too. Her famous mount Burmese was created in the 1990’s as a special run for European collectors, and is still a rare find today! Rumor has it that The Queen even has sent her hand maidens to Breyerfest to pick up horses for her, so who knows what her collection might look like.

Currently you can add one of The Queen’s favorite mounts to your collection from Golden Oak Stables, Carltonlima Emma! This little Fell Pony is not only royal, but a new sculpture as well. Part of the British Breeds series, this little pony is full of British and royal pride!

Celebrate this momentous occasion with a fellow equestrian and Breyer lover! Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Collecting: How Do You Play With Your Models?

April 18, 2016

Play can mean a lot of different things to many different collectors, but all of us do it in one way or another. That’s a big part of the fun of collecting, finding a way to play with your models!

Just about any activity you do with your Breyer horses is playing, from collecting, to showing and everything in between, there’s so many ways that you can play with your horses! Most of us started off playing with our horses in a traditional way, setting up stables, and tacking them up to have adventures in our bedroom or back yard. Playing with our horses that way can drum up tons of memories for so many of us. Imagining the stables of our dreams has made it possible for so many of us to have the adventures with horses we could only imagine!

Other collectors find that customizing their models is a special way to play with their models. With a little creativity and some  paint and epoxy, anything is possible! Tacking up can be playing, and so can creating your own tack for your models. Creating replicas of tack, stable accessories and more is an art all it’s own, and makes playing all the more fun!

Showing models is one of the most interactive ways you can play with your models, and meet other collectors along the way! Both live and photo showing are popular events for hobbyists and create an interactive activity for your models. Recreating the real show experience is the ultimate in playing!

That’s just the beginning, whatever fun you have with your horses is a way to play with your horses! What do you do to play with your horses? Golden Oak Stables has everything you need to make playtime awesome!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Collecting: Loving What You Collect

April 14, 2016

Collections don’t happen by accident, and they certainly don’t happen without your help, so it’s no wonder why we love them so much! When you look at your collection, can you remember where each one is from, or why you chose that one? Chances are that you probably can, which is the first step in happy collecting.

With so many different choices out there for Breyer horses, it can be a little overwhelming to pick one out. All of the different breeds, colors, scales and sizes can make your head spin, but choices are also amazing! At any time you can bring the horse of your dreams into your home and add it to your collection. Horses that you never imagined could be yours can stable up with you and stay there forever!

Collecting what you love sounds easy enough, but it can actually take a little work to make sure that each horse you add will stand the test of time. When you look at your collection, do certain horses speak to you? Certain ones stand out above the others as a favorite? There’s probably a few that do, and you probably gravitate towards them more than others.

So the question is, how can you make sure each horse in your collection is like this? The first step is to choose what you love, without any hesitation. Getting hung up on things like color, artist or scale when you love something really doesn’t matter in the end, you’ll love it regardless of anything else. You also need to remember that you love it, so if a friend doesn’t care for a particular model, that doesn’t matter, it’s yours and only yours.

What you love is the only thing that matters to your collection! Happy collecting from Golden Oak Stables!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Accessories: Riders

April 11, 2016

Riders are a crucial part of any horse’s life, without them, they’d still be wild and feral, but with them, they can do almost anything. The bond between horse and rider has created so many possibilities and those possibilities can come to your stable as well!

Golden Oak Stables has a stable full of riders that can help your horses do the events of your dreams and everything in between. There are so many places to start, but like all riders we can start with schooling. The Junior Rider and Nadia are both young schooling riders that can help take your horses to their first horse shows and ponies into the hunter classes.

Brenda is waiting to take your horses to the next level, in the show jumping arena. If dressage is your forte, the Dressage Rider is dressed to the nines and ready to take your horses to the top levels of competition. Finally, you can finish out your three day eventing if you choose with the Cross Country rider!

Western lovers will be happy to add either Taylor or Austin to their stable. Both of these cowpokes are equipped to work the ranch or the show ring with your favorite western mounts. Both of these versatile riders are ready and rarin’ to mount up and do a hard day’s work at the stable!

Last but certainly not least, are two people that every stable needs at their disposal, the Vet and the Farrier! Without these important people,  your horses wouldn’t be happy and healthy. Every good rider knows the importance of them!

What riders make up your stable?

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


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