Registration for ALL Workshops will close at midnight EST on July 10.

Workshops at BreyerFest offer hands-on learning experiences for everyone! Whether you are a novice or veteran in the model horse hobby, we have a workshop for you. 


Workshop are open to Three Day Ticket Holders only. Log in by using the account used to purchase your Three-Day tickets to register!  Reservations are first-come, first-served. Classes are limited to 15 people and cost $30 each.

Workshop Schedule

Workshops provide you with the tools to learn more about the artistic activities associated with the model horse hobby.  All wokshops require a fee and are hands-on.  Workshops are open to all ages and skill levels.  All materials are provided and are yours to keep.


Levels are defined as follows:
Beginner - has never taken a workshop,
Intermediate - has taken a similar BreyerFest workshop or has experience in the subject,
Advanced - has extensive knowledge of the subject and has taken previous BreyerFest workshops.

Advanced Sculpting
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
A great class for adult sculptors! Take your sculpting to new levels! Focusing on biomechanics and anatomy, Morgen Kilbourn, will bring each student through the intricacies of adding movement and detail to your sculptures!


Arabian Halter 101
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Work with Tiffany Purdy and learn how to make your own Arabian halter. Supplies are provided, but you may want to bring along your favorite Arabian model!

Bejeweled Breyer Necklace
Skill Level: Beginner
Finally a use for all your Breyer catalogs and horse magazines! Sommer Prosser shows you how to make pendants for charm bracelets or necklaces using Breyer catalogs, old JAH magazines or your own horse photo!

Dream Horse Kit
Skill Level: Beginner
Students will work alongside Kristin Albert as she guides them through this fun kit for painting a model horse and adding a mohair mane and tail. Each student gets his or her own kit including a Breyer Classics scale model horse!

English Bridle
Skill Level: Beginner
Learn the ins and outs of tack making with LeeAnn Masters as she teaches you how to create your very own English bridle!

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Work along side Val Starcher to learn how to add detail and intrigue to your favorite model horse. Due to the use of sharp objects, this workshop is limited to intermediate to advanced students.

Suncatcher Stablemates
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Due to overwhelming popularity, we have added a second session!  Using glass paint and clear Stablemates models create unique suncatchers with a translucent finish with hobby expert Sommer Prosser.

Horse Jewelry Making
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Tina Dils teaches you how to make the most fashionable horse jewelry around. From necklaces to bracelets, make it at BreyerFest and wear it home!

Introduction to Customizing
Skill Level: Beginner
Ever wanted to try your hand at customizing but didn't know where to start? Let Mindy Young get you started! Using Stablemates® models, try your hand at customizing your first horse.

Judging 101
Skill Level: Intermediate
Jaime Rott’s hands on judging tutorial takes model horse collecting to a whole new level! Learn what makes models stand out from the crowd. Find out how to spot a winning model in your collection!

Just for Kids! Painting
Skill Level: Intermediate, 10 & Up
Pick your favorite color! This class is for kids ages 10 and up who want to learn advanced skills for painting their own model horses. Classics model included.

Manes & Tails
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
A new mane and tail can give any model a whole new look. Using epoxy, experienced artists, Darian Buckles, Kim Harvey and Bonnie Robb will show you how to give your model a new 'do!

Mini-Scale Scene Making
Skill Level: Beginner-Advanced
Join Kim Haymond-Baker and Kathi Haymond of Tabletop Studios and learn how create the equestrian scene in mini-scale! Each student will go home with a complete scene.

Model Horse Tote Bag
Skill Level: Beginner
Jane Tilton is back with fun tote bag workshop! Armed with tons of fun craft ideas and supplies, Jane will guide you though the process of customizing your very own tote bag.

Prep, Prime and Paint
Skill Level: Beginner
From prepping the model to first base colors Darian Buckles, Kim Harvey and Bonnie Robb show you the steps to start customizing model horses. Once you have mastered the basics, move on to Detailing or the next steps!

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Learn how to add shading, dappling and dun factors, to your models with Darian Buckles, Kim Harvey and Bonnie Robb. Finish up with eyes and hooves that really shine.

Skill Level: Intermediate, 10 & Up
Pastels are a great way to layer soft, realistic colors on your model horse and add shading and detail. Laura Thomson demonstrates the techniques for using these chalks including how to make them stay on when you're through.

Pinto and Appaloosas Painting 101
Skill Set: Beginner to Intermediate
Learn how to create perfect spots and dots on your custom models with artist Karen Zorn! You learn how to create the perfect mottling on an Appaloosa and difference between and Overo and Tobiano in this fun class!

Pinto and Appaloosas Painting 201
Skill Set: Intermediate to Advanced
Karen Zorn takes your Pintos and Appys to new heights! Learn how to create different patterns based on genetic factors, how to create ermine spots and more!

Repairing Model Horses
Skill Level: Beginner
Think of it as plastic surgery for your models! In this hands-on class, Darian Buckles, Kim Harvey and Bonnie Robb will walk you through the methods f repairing a broken leg, ear or tail. Class requires use of sculpting epoxy and motor tools.

Scene-Making for Beginners
Skill Level: Beginner
Ever wondered how to create a life-like scene to use in photo shows and performance classes? Learn how with artist Carmen Robertson!  Now is your chance to make anything from an English countryside to a Western town, complete with props!

Sculpting 101
Skill Level: Beginner
Learn to sculpt with pro Morgen Kilbourn. Students will learn the basics from armature to final figurine.

Western Halter
Skill Level: Beginner
Hobbyist Lisa Bickford shows you making a western style halter is easy once you know the ropes. Bring along your favorite horse to "custom fit" your halter.