Breyer's Collector Event, Passage to the Pacific, Was Great Fun!

11/12/12 - Held October 19-21, 2012 in San Diego, CA

Breyer's 2012 Collector Event, Passage to the Pacific, was a blast! On Friday, guests were treated to a private viewing of The Horse exhibit at The Nat Museum in beautiful Balboa Park. The museum also had an exhibit dedicated to Robert Vavra's amazing equestrian photography! After the private viewing, everyone headed upstairs for a rooftop reception and got to check out the SR's!

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Breyer staff in front of The Nat Recognize those horses? A fan checks out the Del Mar room
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Guests checking out the SR models! Enjoying the rooftop reception at The Nat


Saturday was a day full of fantastic farm tours! At Scripps Miramar Ranch, owner Michele Macfarlane treated guests to an authentic circus parade! Guests also enjoyed seeing beautiful Saddlebreds, including Like Thunder, who was the event's portrait model! Tours were given of the Ranch's amazing collection of antique carriages and vehicles, and they even had a photo booth where guests could pose with Like Thunder or an adorable mini while wearing some colorful attire!

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At the Scripps Miramar Ranch, guests were treated to a circus parade! The circus parade continues with the swan float!
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Michele Macfarlane of Scripps Miramar Ranch with Like Thunder. Guest strikes a pose with Like Thunder and Michelle Macfarlane


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Saddlebreds wearing beautiful Bohlin parade saddles, with riders in authentic Nudie Cohn parade outfits! Antique vehicles imported from England
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Close-up of the incredible Bohlin silver parade saddles Stunning calliope wagon


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Stunning costumes and smiling faces! Nancy Van Sickle posing in the photo booth with Like Thunder!


At Friesian Focus, Passage to the Pacific attendees toured the beautiful hacienda-style stables, and greeted the beautiful Friesians who lived there! Owner Joan Fernandez and her staff put on a great show for guests, with their beautiful Friesians giving demonstrations including several different riding styles, costumes and carriages! Breyer presented Joan with a model Friesian Farms' champion stallion, Monte 378. Only three models of this horse were made! The other two were raffled off at Saturday night's dinner.

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Friesian Focus' owner, Joan Fernandez, and Breyer's Stephanie Macejko The Breyer model of Friesian Farms' champion stallion, Monte 378
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Monte 378 and trainer Sandra presented their winning musical freestyle dressage test, which had earned them the National Championship at the 2012 Friesian Grand National! Four lucky Breyer fans were chosen via raffle to ride in this elegant Friesian-drawn carriage!


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Greeting the farm's residents!


Monte 378 with trainer Sandra Williams
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Combined driving demonstration

Rouke at liberty
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Guests got an up-close look at these magnificent horses! The lovely courtyard in the center of Friesian Focus' stables


Dinner was full of good friends, food, fun and raffles! Sunday was shopping day, and guests went home with some incredible models and great memories!

To see more pictures, check out our Passage to the Pacific photo album on our Facebook page!

Check out this video of the circus parade performance at the Scripps Miramar Ranch that Passage to the Pacific guests were treated to!



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BreyerLover2222 Says:
12/14/2016 at 2:07 pm

It sure does look like a ton of fun!!!! :D

squick912 Says:
11/14/2012 at 2:58 pm

Trip of a lifetime

Thank you Breyer for such an amazing event out here on the West Coast. It's hard to put into words just how lucky I feel to have been able to attend & expereince all of this. If there is ever another event like this on the West Coast I will do eveerything I can to attend!!

Shelbis Says:
11/14/2012 at 1:07 pm

Wish I could have gone!

I really wish I could have gone - - this looks like SO MUCH FUN!!!!

LaraA Says:
11/14/2012 at 2:01 am

Thank you Breyer and the Hosts for an amazing experence!!! Hope this is the first of many events on this coast and hope I get to attend more of them ;) Thanks for making my frist ever Breyer event a blast!

Purple Fox Says:
11/13/2012 at 4:39 pm

Great Time

Thanks Breyer and our Hosts for the GREAT GREAT time
The horses were BEAUTIFUL,
Thank you again.

breyerfever Says:
11/13/2012 at 10:46 am

wish i could of gone ! looked like so much fun. hey,didn't Monte look totally identical to Goffert ?

corgis2 Says:
11/13/2012 at 10:25 am

Passage to the Pacific

This event was the first of its kind I have been able to attend. It was wonderful to say the least. I enjoyed all 3 tours, the food was great, the models were fabulous, I had a great time. The ONLY thing that would have made it better would be to go on the tours with my friends. We were separated by the color of bag we had. Both Friesian Focus and Scripps Saddlebreds went all out for us and really put on a show. I loved it! Hope you will hold another event like this in California. THANK YOU!

MEW Says:
11/12/2012 at 8:54 pm


Woowee!!! It was SO MUCH FUN!!! Thanks for the great time!!!

sant Says:
11/12/2012 at 5:08 pm

Oh, and one more thing, PLEASE HAVE THE FRIESIANS AGAIN!

I miss California SO much!!!!!:( I lived in Riverside California(about a 45 minute drive to where Passage to the Pacific was), I would have gone, but we moved to Washington in September:(

sant Says:
11/12/2012 at 4:57 pm

Please do this next year! I might be able to go if you do!

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