Breyer Horse New Releases: Totilas Dressage Champion

September 24, 2012

New for the end of 2012 comes one of the most exciting horses is trotting into Golden Oak Stables with a new mold that is sure to capture the hearts of horse lovers everywhere!

Totilas is a star of the Dressage world that has taken the world by storm with his astonishing performances! Being the first horse to ever score above a 90 in Dressage is Totilas’ claim to fame along with winning three gold medals at the 2010 World Equestrian Games and two at the 2009 Dressage Championships! On top of that he’s won the FEI’s award for the best athlete. Totilas is also a breeding stallion creating the next generation of Dressage champions, all while still competing.

Breyer went to beloved German artist Brigitte Eberl to sculpt their portrait model of this ever deserving horse. Brigitte brought Totilas to life in Traditional scale with her attention to detail. Sculpted in an extended trot, Totilas is the epitome of an equestrian athlete and Brigitte has captured that perfectly! With his eyes intent and focused on the prize, Totilas is ready to compete!

Created in perfect likeness, Totilas wears his mane braided up and his tail groomed neatly. His stunning black coat is a sight to say the least and looks beautiful as he makes his way across the arena. His four white socks are perfectly recreated as are the star and snip that he wears on his face.

Bringing together both the realism of an astonishing athlete and the beauty of the horse, Brigitte has a way of capturing the spirit of a horse, and Totilas is no exception!

Sure to become a favorite among collectors, Totilas makes his way into Golden Oak Stables this December! With his dynamic pose and superstar qualities, Totilas is sure to cause a storm as he makes his way into the Breyer lineup!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Real Life Breyer Horses: Rolex 3 Day and Reining!

February 10, 2011

Hot off the presses, the 2011 Rolex Three Day event will incorporate one of the most exciting and popular events in the equestrian sport, Reining!

Reining was the star of the show at the World Equestrian Games 2010 and was one of the most exciting events! This sport brings the excitement of western working events and the elegance of classical training into one event that showcases the versatility and power of  the Western working horse! Riders perform a pattern the first night and they are judged on how well they perform that series of movements including the sliding stop and the spin. These are two of the more well known moves that make reining iconic. On the second night the audience will view Freestyle Reining that is a choreographed pattern by horse and rider that uses a bit of creativity to bring the elegance of reining to life!

The Kentucky Reining Cup will be held in the all new Alltech Arena. This is the same venue for the Breyerfest Live shows! This lovely arena played host to the Reining competition at the WEG and makes a wonderful venue for this lovely event! This event will be the only five star Reining event in the Western Hemisphere this year! This event is sure to become a favorite for many and paired with the Rolex 3 Day Event, this is shaping up to be an exciting weekend of equestrian competition!

Breyer has a stable full of Western stars that you can add to your stable from Golden Oak Stables. One of the most popular Breyer horses in recent years is Big Chex to Cash. This reining horse is a champion of the ring in both real life and in the Breyer horse ring. He’s a stunning palomino pinto with a bit of a metallic touch to his coat. He’s got high white socks and a small amount of spotting on his belly. His coat is full of dapples all over and he even carries his ranch brand! Chex has become a favorite among Breyer collectors for his high level of detail and stunning appearance!

Check out the all new Kentucky Reigning Cup along with the Rolex Three Day in Lexington Kentucky April 28th – 30th 2011, and if you can’t make it to Kentucky you can still bring a champion home with Golden Oak Stables!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse New Releases: WEG Fever Is Still Strong!

January 17, 2011

The World Equestrian Games may have ended back in December but the fever’s still going strong! These wonderful games were seen as a success by all and Breyer was honored with being the official model horse of the games! There were many special models available only to attendees of the games, but Breyer and Golden Oak Stables have released two very special horses for 2011!

Cedric and Headley Britannia were two of the special runs released by Breyer for the World Equestrian Games. Both are equestrian stars produced in a stunningly detailed portrait style, and now Breyer has brought these hard to find WEG Special Runs to you!

Cedric is ridden by Laura Kraut. This stunning horse is a lovely fleabit grey and Breyer has produced this horse on the dynamic showjumping mold. The eye for detail is amazing! Cedric is shown in mid-canter and headed over to his next jump. He comes with a base which allows him to stand on one leg and be in the correct position for taking off!

Headley Britannia is a small but powerful champion eventer that has made her mark in her sport! Owned by Lucinda Fredricks, she stands a petite 15.3 hands high and is still going strong even at age 13! In 2008 she produced her first foal and I’m sure a line of champion eventers aren’t far away! Breyer’s version of Headley Britannia is created on the Strapless mold, a portrait model created in the spirit of a champion hunter mare that is simply feminine and simply perfect for Britannia!

Golden Oak Stables brings you these two WEG exclusive models that you can add to your collection, so don’t delay! These releases are limited and once they’re gone, they’re gone! So let us not only bring you a special Breyer but also take a short tour with us of some of the WEG sights!

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~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


New Breyer Releases: More Exciting Releases for 2011!

January 6, 2011

We’ve already had quite a few exiting releases for 2011 including the beautiful GG Valentine and Heartbreaker, Kripton and Kong as well as a neat Stablemate set and wonderful Classic Mare and Foal sets! While all of those are exciting enough, Breyer and Golden Oak Stable has more in store for 2011 including some more very exciting releases that they are bringing to you!

Continuing in the Breyer Bonanza series, 2011 brings the next in the series, Chub. Breyer has created Chub on one of the oldest Breyer molds in their library, the Quarter Horse Gelding. This model dates nearly to the beginning of Breyer’s inception and is a favorite of many collectors. Done in a beautiful chocolate bay with three stockings he’s sure to stand out!

Two of the most exciting models Breyer has released are Cedric and Headley Britannia. These to models were previously only available to attendees of the World Equestrian games! So this is your chance to add these exceptional equestrian athletes to your stable. They will only be available for a limited time, so don’t miss your chance and order today!

Continuing in Breyer’s charitable model series, this year brings a model to benefit one of the most important organizations for animal lovers, the ASPCA! Breyer Horses ASPCA Benefit Animal Rescue Gift Set is a wonderful gift set that not only features a stunning quarter horse but also a couple animal friends. The beautiful liver chestnut quarter horse is stunning enough, but he also comes with a cat and a dog representing the wide variety  of animals that the ASPCA cares for every day.

Two adorable gift sets feature everything your imagination could desire! There is a wonderful Artist Set that is perfect for those creative types and it comes with not only an adorable foal but also an artist doll and accessories to bring the love of art and horses together! Also available is a Pet Sitter set that comes ready to care for all living things with a foal as well as a puppy and kitty!

There are many more choices for 2011, so take a look today! With so many fun sets its hard to choose where to start!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse New Releases: Holiday and Fall Items are Here!

October 21, 2010

New Breyer releases are always a fun part of the fall season. This year Breyer has not only released a great line of holiday items but also some fun fall releases that are ready for you to add to your collection today!

One of the most frighteningly festive of the new relases is Bats in the Belfry, a scary mustang done in a eerie decorator color. He’s ready for Halloween with his black, bat covered coat that looks upon a fall sunset. Done on the Nakota mold, this model is bound to be a collector favorite for both Nakota collectors but also for those Halloween lovers out there!

Straight off the trip to the WEG, Ravel and Sapphire have trotted their way into the Breyer line in a spectacular way. Ravel is done on the amazing Idocus mold as the mount of the amazing Steffen Peters. This stunning horse made history at the WEG and is ready to make history at your stable! Sapphire is the mount of the talented McClain Ward and is done on the amazing Gem Twist mold. These stunning horses have been heating up the Equestrian circuit in the US and now after the WEG, they have brought their presence to the world!

Two of the most impressive mares in racing have galloped her way into the hearts of America in the past year. Rachel Alexandra is is the 2009 Horse of the Year, this amazing filly with an even more impressive racing record has created a stir wherever she goes. You can bring her home as a beautiful traditional or as a holiday ornament for your tree! Zenyatta is the huge filly with an even bigger racing record. 19 for 19, this amazing filly has captured the attention of the world. She has one more race left for her before she’s retired this year, the 2010 Breeders Cup Classic where she’ll fight to make her final record 20 for 20. You can also bring her home as a traditional or as an orament!

Speaking of Ornaments, gallop on over to Golden Oak Stables to check out the Holiday 2010 items that are all in stock right now, including the exciting Holiday Horse, Jewel!

With all the new models it will be hard to choose, so start making room on those shelves for all of these amazing horses!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Real Life Breyer Horses: A Tour of the World Equestrian Games

October 11, 2010

On Sunday, October 10th, there came a bittersweet moment for the equestrian world: the FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games came to an end. Princess Haya, the president of FEI, closed out the sixteen days of amazing competition with a poignant speech on the Kentucky Horse Park grounds.

These 10 days brought the games to America for the first time and Kentucky rolled out their southern hospitality to make the dozens of countries welcome to their beautiful state. The hundreds upon hundreds of competitors brought their world class horses from all over the world to bring spectators the highest level of competition and made a wonderful show for all.

Lets take a little photo journey through some of the important parts of the games!

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The front gates of the Kentucky Horse Park welcoming visitors.

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The main arena where many of the competitions took place.

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Alltech, the title sponsor of the games provided a huge educational pavilion teaching about their green technologies.

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Alltech headquarters!

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A peek at the cross country course!

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American born Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum at the Vet Check prior to competition.

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A fun perk of the games waswatching the warm-up rings while competitors practiced.

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On the final day of three day eventing, show jumping warm-ups could be seen behind the arena!

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Breyer was in attendance and started a new generation of collectors with Stablemate Painting!

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The enormous Breyer store! You can get your own World Equestrian Games models from Golden Oak Stables! No travel required!

This is just a tiny trip through the games; there were thousands of things to see and do. What could be called the most amazing 16 days in American Equestrian Sport has come to an end, but at least we have memories of the wonderful competition, riders and horses until next time!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Real Life Breyer Horses: Three Day Eventing at the WEG!

October 7, 2010

This past weekend was a weekend full of tough competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games. Three day eventing is one of the most popular equestrian discipline and it brought out fans that packed the stands of each event and some of Breyer’s brightest stars were there in all their glory!

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Thursday and Friday began the first leg of the event with Dressage. Dressage is a bit like dancing on horseback and shows the relationship of man and horse. 79 competitors would compete in the two days that would make up the Dressage portion and Germany, Belgium, Italy and The United States’ riders wuold rank at the top of the list.

Saturday was the second leg in three day eventing, Cross Country. This exhilarating sport shows the endurance and ability of a horse to make his way through a course made out of natural elements. Horses are expected to take this 3-4 mile course at quick speed and also negotiate their way over obstacles such as jumps and water elements along the way. This competition left France, Canada, Great Britain and the United States at the top of the charts for the day, but there is still one day left!

Sunday brought the finale of three day eventing, the Show Jumping portion. This final leg of the competition requires precision, speed, grace and endurance to ride and jump over very high obstacles with as few faults as possible and in the quickest amount of time. This event typically makes or breaks a rider as scores from all three days are averaged to choose the winner. This event is so popular not only because of the excitement but also because it requires so much from a horse and rider. These horses and riders are very talented and diversified to be able to compete in a rigorous event such as this.

At the end of the third day, Great Britain would take home the gold, Canada took home the silver and New Zealand took home the bronze! Just six points off of the podium, The United States came in a close fourth!

One of the most recognizable riders on the American team is Karen O’Connor, who is as close to eventing royalty as they come and her mounts have been created  by Breyer time and time again. Truly a world class rider, Karen O’Connor and her mount Mandiba helped to bring the USA as close as possible to that podium!

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You can find your own stable of eventing horses at Golden Oak Stables, and you can check out all of the WEG models as well! Don’t delay, these are only around for a short time!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Real Life Breyer Horses: Steffen Peter and Ravel Make History At The WEG!

September 30, 2010

Yesterday marked a page in American equestrian history! For the first time ever, an American won his way up to the podium in the individual dressage competition at the WEG!

Dressage competitions are commonly dominated by European teams which have hundreds of years of history with the sport. Steffen Peters, a German-American that came to train in the United States in the 1980’s, and Ravel, his faithful mount, gave the Europeans a run for their money this time around! This duo is one of the most successful Dressage pairs that America has ever had! Winning time and time again at world class competitions is this team’s specialty and in the Beijing they missed the bronze medal by mere points!

Steffen and Ravel got what they were due on Wednesday with their amazing ride in Lexington Kentucky. With a score of 78.542 this dream team rode an amazing ride and made their way into the history books on their home turf! Not to be outdone, the Netherlands came home with a huge score of 85.708 to bring home the gold and Great Britain was awarded silver with a a 81.708, two amazing scores!

After the ride, Steffen noted noted how good his ride felt and how happy he was with the ride and how well Ravel performed. Upon standing on the podium he noted his overwhelming emotion from the disappointment with the fourth place finish in Beijing. Steffen and Ravel were finally awarded that Bronze medal that has eluded them since Beijing.

You can bring home half of this dream team from Golden Oak Stables! Ravel is recreated on Breyer’s new Idocus mold. This portrait of a now champion can come home and live in your stable as the champion he is! This beautiful warmblood stands tall with a stately expression ready to perform for his faithful mount.

Breyer’s stable of champions is a wonderful place to start filling your stable. Creating champions is Breyer’s specialty, but even then, you can still add your favorite backyard pony to your stable! With Breyer and Golden Oak Stables, you can live the dream of a world class rider!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Real Life Breyer Horses: WEGs Are Underway! USA Brings Home Gold!

September 27, 2010

Saturday began the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in picturesque Lexington, Kentucky! This is the first time ever that the games have left Europe and the United States welcomed the world in grand scale!

The first day of competition began early in the morning with Reining. This sport that originated in the United States was added to the games 8 years ago when the games were in Spain and America has been a top contender every time! This is the only sport in the games that is of the western discipline and uses primarily American Quarter horses. The horses compete over a myriad of disciplines but find their largest niche in Western events.

Reining is the pride of many parts of the United States and to the United States Reining team there is no other place than Gold! Performances started off strong with Tim McQuay and Hollywoodtinseltown yesterday. Strong performances followed by  Craig Schmersal, Tom McCutcheon and Shawn Flarida. Belgum came in second and Italy followed a close fourth!

Reining Team Competition United States – Total: 674.5 points
Tim McQuay on Hollywoodstinseltown
Craig Schmersal on Mister Montana Nic
Tom McCutcheon on Gunners Special Nite
Shawn Flarida on RC Fancy Step Belgium – Total: 659.0 points
Jan Boogaerts on Gumpy Grumpy BB
Ann Poels on Whizdom Shines
Cira Baeck on Peek a Boom
Bernard Fonck on BA Reckless Chick Italy – Total: 655.5 points
Marco Ricotta on Smart and Shiney
Stefano Massignan on Yellow Jersey
Dario Carmignani on Red Chic Peppy
Nicola Brunelli on Spat a Blue

We can’t all be world class reining champions, but we can bring home our own reining horses from Golden Oak Stables to you! Bet Yer Blue Boons is a beautiful red roan western horse that would look great under the saddle in reining classes. This beautiful mare was originally released as Stacy Westfall’s Roxy For Breyerfest 2009. This is your opportunity to add this wonderful mare to your stable of champions!

Stay tuned to Golden Oak Stables for more WEG coverage and all the latest Breyer news! Stable News is, as always, your first stop for the latest news and information!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Once In A Lifetime, Breyer Horses and the World Equestrian Games

September 23, 2010

This Saturday marks the opening ceremony for the World Equestrian Games. For the first time ever, the world’s fiercest competitors will descend on the Kentucky Horse Park to mark the first time ever that the games have been held outside of Europe! Sixteen days of competition spanning eight disciplines will fill the park grounds with the most famous and talented horse competitors out there!

Breyer has been named the “Official Model Horse” of the World Equestrian Games and fittingly so has produced some wonderful models in honor of the games! In addition, Breyer will have a large presence at the games with a full area devoted to Breyer horses and the model horse hobby! Hobby demonstrators will be on hand to teach others about the hobby from all facets: showing, customizing, collecting and more! Breyer will also have hands on activities for attendees, contests, raffles and more!

If you can’t make it to the games, Golden Oak Stables has the full line of WEG merchandise available for you to bring home today! Esprit the official model horse of the games is a wonderful addition to any collection; this Kathleen Moody sculpture is a beautiful metallic grey stallion with a full mane and tail! You can also pick up Esprit in black bisque porcelain; he’s stunning and understated, perfect for home décor or to simply enjoy! Esprit also makes his mark in the form of Cloisonné Pins and a water globe perfect for collecting!

In addition you can also bring home Ravel and Sapphire, two of the horse superstars of the games! These two sport horses have taken the sport by storm with their performances at key events all over the world! Breyer has also created eight Stablemates for the games, each representing one of the eight different disciplines exhibited at the games. There’s also Mini Whinnies, a stable rug and more to collect!

I’ll be visiting the World Equestrian Games October 2nd and 3rd and will bring you all the latest news from the games! So stay tuned to Stable News for coverage of this once in a lifetime experience! We’ll bring you all the news from the Cross Country course as well as all the news from the Equestrian Village and Breyer’s presence at the games! You won’t want to miss it!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


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