We aren’t going to start revealing these beauties to you just yet, but we do have some information we want to brush up on before tickets go on sale in February.
If you’re new to BreyerFest, Special Run models are a category of models made exclusively for BreyerFest. The total number of models offered varies from year to year, but typically there are at least 8 different options, including a non-horse animal option. Within each option we may or may not have included some surprises - like ½ the run is glossy or the entire model is a Surprise! With the "Surprise” model option you won't know anything about the model you are getting until you open it after you turn in your Special Run ticket and purchase the model on site. Special Run models are not included with the cost of your BreyerFest ticket; they must be purchased at an additional cost. Prices and quantities will be listed on the Exclusive Models page on BreyerHorses.com, and generally range from $55 to $85 each.
BreyerFest: Salute to Horse Heroes guests opening their Hero's Welcome Surprise Models, 2019
For 2023, Special Run models will be available for VIP Access, All-Access, and Online Traditional Access Ticket holders to purchase. VIP and All-Access ticket holders will be able to purchase up to two (2) Special Run models per ticket; Online Traditional Access ticket holders will be able to purchase one (1) Special Run model per ticket and will have access to a selection of the total number of options, not all of them.
The purchase process will vary for each of the three ticket types with access to buy.
VIP Access Tickets
VIP tickets will be limited, but if this is the ticket type you purchase, you’ll be able to pre-select and pre-pay for your two (2) Special Run models at the time of your ticket purchase. Simple as that! When you receive your ticket books, they will include Special Run Model REDEMPTION tickets for the models you selected, which can be redeemed on-site at BreyerFest. These models are guaranteed for you, so you can pick them up any time during BreyerFest weekend that is convenient for you.
All-Access ticket buyers will be able to purchase up to two (2) Special Run models per ticket. Ticket holders who purchase their All-Access tickets prior to the Preference Form deadline in the spring (exact deadline date will be announced when tickets go on sale in February) will be emailed preference forms allowing them to rank this year’s Special Run models in order of their preference. Accounts with multiple All-Access tickets can choose to either do a master list or individual lists for each ticket.
Based on your place in the virtual “line” and your submitted preferences, models will be assigned to your account and RESERVATION tickets corresponding to these models will be printed in the ticket books you’ll receive for the event.
If you do not submit a preference form, the models on your list were not available when your place in the virtual line is reached, or you purchase your All-Access ticket after the Preference Form deadline, you will receive WILD CARD Special Run tickets in your ticket book that can be redeemed for your choice of any of the remaining Special Run models on site at BreyerFest. It is also possible that you can receive a combination of Special Run RESERVATION tickets and WILD CARD tickets in your ticket book. This can happen if only some of the models on your Preference List were available when your place in the virtual line is reached, but not all of them, or you indicated that you wanted select models only, nothing other than what is on your preference list.
Either way, whether you have RESERVATION Special Run tickets or WILD CARD Special Run tickets in your BreyerFest ticket books, all All-Access ticket holders must pay for their Special Run models at BreyerFest. As well, there will be no Special Run time slots so All-Access ticket holders can pick up their models anytime that is convenient for you during BreyerFest weekend!
Online Traditional Access Tickets
Online Traditional Access ticket buyers will be able to purchase one (1) Special Run Model per ticket and have access to a selection of the available Special Run models to choose from. These buyers who purchase their tickets prior to the Preference Form deadline in the spring (exact deadline date will be announced when tickets go on sale in February) will be emailed preference forms allowing them to rank this year’s Special Run models in order of their preference. Accounts with multiple Online Traditional Access tickets can choose to either do a master list or individual lists for each ticket.
Based on your place in the virtual “line” and your submitted preferences, models will be assigned to your account and these models will be made available for you to purchase during BreyerFest weekend. If you do not submit a preference form, purchase your tickets after the Preference Form deadline, or the models on your list were not available when your place in the virtual line is reached, models will be randomly assigned to your account for purchase during BreyerFest weekend.
You are not required to purchase the model(s) assigned to your account. If you purchase multiple Online Traditional Access tickets to BreyerFest and have multiple Special Run models to choose from, you can buy some, all, or none of the models available to you – your choice!
We hope this information was helpful to fans. Be sure to check back at the end of this week for another important bit of information!
January 12, 2023
So if I’m understanding this correctly, if I sign up for the online ticket, I can purchase one special run but not all the special run models will be available to pick for the online ticket? For example, if I really want the donkey, he’s not an option for the online special run?
January 09, 2023
Yay! Thanks Breyer I really love speos so hoping for him ❤️❤️❤️
January 09, 2023
OMG THANK YOU BREYER!!!
December 12, 2022
So happy that All Access will once again get a choice of what SR’s they would like to reserve! I am also very happy to see that Online participants will get to pick out a SR if they would like. See you at Breyerfest! <3
December 08, 2022
Thank you so much for giving Online ticket holders a choice for SRs. Getting to choose one is a perfect compromise and much appreciated. :)
December 07, 2022
I’m a bit concerned about the “Online Traditional Access ticket buyers will be able to purchase one (1) Special Run Model per ticket and have access to a selection of the available Special Run models to choose from.” Does this mean that the online get to select from what is left after processing the all-access or does it mean that of the 8 models, 2 will be for in-person only and 6 will be for the in-person and online. How will the allocation between the 2 groups be done?
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January 16, 2023
I am glad that online ticket buyers are getting access to SR models this year. But, I am very disappointed to see that you are restricting what models they can choose from.