The fun goes on all day long at BreyerFest!
Following the opening of the gates, check out the Opening Ceremony on Friday morning in the Covered Arena, which provides guests with a sneak peek at the weekend's variety of equine entertainers. At 9:30, the Equine Showcase in the Covered Arena begins, with a new act in the ring every 15 minutes!
Want to meet the real horses that inspire our models?
Autograph sessions are held up at the stables starting at 10:00 am both Friday and Saturday, begining with crowd favorite, Lil' Ricky Rocker! Sunday, autographs start at 9:30 am, so get there early!*
The Visitor Information Center
Down in the Visitor Information Center, BreyerFest hosts a series of FREE seminars! Each is only an hour long and offers a glimpse into a variety of topics. Check out the SEMINARS tab to learn more about this year's guests. Topics will range from model horse collecting and showing to equine performing and horse advocacy.
Also down in the VIC, check out the Live Auction models, which will be on display all day Friday before the Live Auction, which takes place Friday at 6:00 pm in the Hall of Champions. Bid on one-of-a-kind, unique models made specifically for this year's BreyerFest!
All day on Saturday in the VIC, be sure to check out the Diorama Contest entries and see the winners! All Three-Day ticket holders are invited to participate in the Diorama Contest and each year Breyer is blown away by the creativity of the entries. We look forward to seeing what's in store for this year's Gateway to India theme! Check out the CONTESTS page for more information about this, and the other BreyerFest contests.
Around the Park!
There are unique and engaging activities for kids and adults alike. Inspired by the Gateway to India theme, this year's BreyerFest will feature live Bollywood dancers, performing each hour in the Rajah Tent near the Craft & Activity area. Want to get your shimmy on? Take a 30-minute Bollywood dance lesson with our dancers, FREE and open to up to 20 students daily. This tent will also offer guests a shaded place to sit and relax, or even get a henna tattoo!
In the nearby Craft and Activity tent, you'll find Stablemates painting going on all day long each day of BreyerFest. Also making daily appearances will be BreyerFest's circus friends! Be wowed by our magician and juggler, or have your face painted!
Out in Celebration Park, your avid young horse rider can take one of the adorable ponies for a spin. BreyerFest offers FREE pony rides, a petting zoo, and mechanical bull rides for the extra daring! Children's ticket holders can participate in the Kid's Jump Off, a miniature jumps course where YOU'RE the horse! Prizes will be awarded to winners, so put your best foot forward. (See the CONTESTS page for more information.)
Inside the Covered Arena, you'll find the BreyerFest Marketplace, full of rare and unique items. Make your way over to the Breyer Booth, where you can purchase raffle tickets or bid on the lots featured in the Silent Auction. Part of the proceeds from the raffle and silent auction go to support our many Beneficiaries, who are supporting various equine and non-equine causes around the country. Raffles will be called on Saturday at 4:30 pm and Sunday at 1:00 pm. Bidding in the Silent Auction closes on Sunday promptly at 12:30 pm.
Celebration of Horses!
Friday and Saturday Evenings, make your way over to the Alltech Arena for the Celebration of Horses Evening Spectaular. Produced by KYB Dressage, this show will be 90 minutes of exhilarating equine entertainment! Doors open at 5:00 pm, where you will be greeted by BreyerFest's talented Bollywood dancers! Around the concourse, you'll find henna tattoos, a photo booth, entertainers, and concessions. On Saturday, before the start of the show, all Three-Day Ticket Holders are invited to participate in the Bollywood Bash Costume Contest! The show starts at 6:30 and will feature performances by Double Dan Horsemanship, KYB Dressage, Guy McLean, and Rother Horsemanship - it is sure to amaze! Dont forget to stick around after the show for autographs*!
*Autographs are not guaranteed.