Imperador das Aguas JM will not attend BreyerFest


(Lexington, KY - July 20, 2016) -- Breyer announced today that Imperador das Aguas JM, the 2016 BreyerFest Celebration Horse,will not attend BreyerFest Carnival this week.

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce today that Imperador das Aguas JM will not be able to attend BreyerFest Carnival 2016." said Jaime Potkalesky, BreyerFest's manager. The grey Brazilian Mangalarga Marchador stallion was taken ill last week. In the intervening days, his veterinary team determined that Imperador was showing signs of laminitis and they have been taking aggressive action to keep the stallion comfortable. Though his condition appears to be stable at the moment, Imperador will not be able to attend BreyerFest.

Imperador das Aguas JM

"We are very grateful that Imperador's owner C&C Bellandi - Mangalarga Marchador is in a position to send Imperador's stable mates to BreyerFest in his place. We also send our very best wishes to them in this difficult time," said Potkalesky.

"Of course we are incredibly disappointed that Imperador will miss BreyerFest," said Claudia Bellandi, owner of C&C Bellandi - Mangalarga Marchador at Oak Bell Farm. "But Imperador's health is our main concern at this point. I will be bringing some of Imperador's stablemates, the stallion Lendario das Aguas JM and mare Irana days Aguas JM, both imported from Imperador's home Fazenda das Aguas JM in Brazil, to BreyerFest to help spread the word about this wonderful breed. I am grateful that BreyerFest guests are horse people and understand the challenge that Imperador is facing. It feels good to know that thousands of people will be sending good thoughts his way."

BreyerFest Carnival will take place July 22-24 at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. For additional information, please visit our website at Single day tickets for BreyerFest and tickets for the BreyerFest Celebration of Horses evening spectacular (held Friday and Saturday evenings, July 22 & 23 at 6:00 pm at the Alltech Arena) are available for sale on site at the BreyerFest Ticket Booth and at the Alltech Arena ticket booth prior to the show each evening.

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BreyerLover2222 Says:
03/29/2017 at 1:52 pm

I just hope something like this does not happen to Nazruddin for this year's BreyerFest!! That would be terrible...:(

Shaw505 Says:
03/26/2017 at 6:29 pm


BreyerLover2222 Says:
11/10/2016 at 10:35 am

I know. :( I felt so bad for the guy.

Popperz Says:
11/09/2016 at 6:20 pm

I really wished that I could have got to meet him! hope he gets better! :(

BreyerLover2222 Says:
08/09/2016 at 1:37 pm

He is better now, but they were keeping it low key for him as he had his laminitis right before BreyerFest.

ilovedoc Says:
08/07/2016 at 4:07 pm

poor thing

I hope he Is better by now!

BreyerLover2222 Says:
07/22/2016 at 7:20 pm

Oh, I see that is says up above that his condition has been more stable, but they are still keeping it low key for him.

The Lurker Says:
07/21/2016 at 10:40 pm

Umm I believe it takes longer than ONE DAY to heal that problem! LOL.

BreyerLover2222 Says:
07/21/2016 at 11:56 am

Does anyone know if Imperador das Aguas JM is better from his laminitis yet?

The Lurker Says:
07/20/2016 at 9:34 pm

WELL not we'll

The Lurker Says:
07/20/2016 at 9:33 pm

Isn't recurring laminitis the reason they couldn't save Barbaro in the end?

Anyway, sorry to hear that this beautiful boy won't get to meet his new fans at BF. Hope he heals quickly and we'll!

BreyerLover2222 Says:
07/20/2016 at 1:44 pm

That is is just way too bad!! Feel better soon, Imperador das Aguas JM! I feel so sorry for you and everyone who wanted to meet you, beautiful horse!!!

Intermittent Says:
07/20/2016 at 10:56 am

From what I have heard laminitis is extremely painful and difficult to treat. Best wishes to Imperador for a full recovery and no recurrences.

tennisace1976 Says:
07/20/2016 at 8:50 am

Get well soon!

Bummer news! But thankfully they are doing what's best for the horse. I know I'll have a blast at Breyerfest regardless and I'm looking forward to seeing the guest model in person.

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