Meet the horses that inspired the models!
All horses and riders will be available for photos and autographs at BreyerFest! The autograph and ring schedule will be announced in the event program and on our BreyerFest App! The event program will be available online in June.
Owned by Francesca Kelly, 2006 stallion Nazruddin is one of fewer than 15 Marwari horses living in the United States. First bred in western India in the 12th century, the Marwari has been used as a cavalry horse by the Marwar people for centuries and is notable for its loyalty and bravery in battle. In addition to their long military history, these horses are bold and swift under saddle and are excellent endurance or dressage contenders. Marwari horses have large and expressive eyes and scimitar-curved ears that are unique to their breed.
Paint Me A Pepto
Not everyone can say they have it all, but if you're Paint Me A Pepto, you possess both beauty and talent in spades! The 2006 Paint Horse is the only tobiano mare to be sired by legendary cutting horse Peptoboonsmal. True to her lineage, "Deja" has made a name for herself in National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) competition! Owned by Painted Valley Ranch, Deja is currently taking some time off from showing to raise the next generation of cutting stars!
Lil' Ricky Rocker
Appaloosas are noted for their unique spotted coats and Lil' Ricky Rocker doesn't disappoint! The flashy 1992 leopard Appaloosa gelding made his show debut at age 3, but then colicked and was given little chance of survival. Not only did Ricky pull through, he came back the next year to become the Reserve World Champion in Junior Reining!
On top of his showing accomplishments, Ricky has also held an important job at BreyerFest: Being the trusted mount of Breyer's own Stephanie Macejko during the opening ceremonies! Ricky adores people and attention, so he is right at home in the spotlight!
|Stephanie Macejko on Ricky||Lil' Ricky Rocker - Breyer Model
Owned by Ron and Donna Georgyi of Ohio, Ricky has had success is many different classes, including earning several National and World Championships in Appaloosa Heritage. In this exciting class, stages of the breed's rich history are portrayed with the horse and rider costumed to represent anything from Native Americans to Spanish conquistadors! The horse and rider are judged on the authenticity of their attire and equipment, markings of the horse, written description, and a 60-second oral presentation. Ron and Ricky show in the attire of a Plains Indian from the 1850-1870's, which is all realistically crafted in the same materials that would've been used at that time.
Fantasia Del C and her filly Gozosa SCS
Also known as the Pure Spanish Horse or Andalusian, the P.R.E. (Pura Raza Española) hails from Spain in the Iberian Peninsula. With roots going much farther back, the breed was codified in the 16th century. These elegant and athletic horses are known for excelling at dressage.
Owned by Sarah C. Shechner of Origin P.R.E., Fantasia Del C and Gozosa SCS are a mother and daughter duo and superb ambassadors of their noble breed. Fantasia, bred by Barbara Currie of Oak Hill PRE in Southern California, has enjoyed incredible success in Morphology (conformation) competitions, and is a "Qualified Mare" (Calificada). This means she has passed rigorous inspections and vetting, and upholds the very highest breed standards.
Her 2012 filly, Gozosa SCS, is preparing to follow in her mother's footsteps. Sired by Qualified Grand Prix Dressage stallion Dominante XXIX, Gozosa has beautiful movement and conformation. She is beginning her under-saddle training in dressage, and will also compete in-hand in the future!
Repeat the Beat
Repeat the Beat ("Pete") is not your ordinary Tennessee Walking Horse. No longer the high-stepping show horse he once was, today, he is the high-flying, triumphant, oddly-colored little horse that leaps into the heart of everyone he meets. And he is proof that there can be a different future for Tennessee Walking Horses.
When owner Lisa Murray discovered that Pete could jump, she was initially a bit baffled. But she had had enough of the Tennessee Walking Horse show circuit and wanted to give Pete a different life. She found several young women who were willing to give Pete a try and his new vocation was underway. It wasn't long until Pete soon had his own team of highly skilled riders campaigning him in Jumpers, Three-Day Eventing, and Handy Hunter Field tests.
As one of his riders says, "Repeat the Beat is living proof that you should never judge a book by its cover. This horse is all heart and will give you 100% with every ride." For owner Lisa Murray, Pete is everything she ever wanted in a horse and with every jump that he takes, Pete proves the true scope of the versatile Tennessee Walking Horse.
Please note: Autograph and Meet & Greet sessions are held in front of the Stabling Area and are limited to the first 200 people for each Special Guest. Please check-in with Breyer Staff at the Autograph tent for a number. Autographs are not guaranteed and are limited to one model per person. Guests will only be signing Breyer merchandise. Be sure to check the schedule and plan accordingly!