This year’s BreyerFest has been inspired by all things German – from music and food to art, literature, culture, and of course all the wonderful horses. We have thus far explored Germany’s incredible folklore, fairytales, traditional clothing, festivals, and their famous Christmas markets - and yesterday, we released a big announcement about BreyerFest tickets.
For this year’s Event Stablemates models we’ve been inspired by the large variety of food, treats, and drinks Germany has to offer! Hope you’re not hungry because these guys are simply delicious! Meet Lakritz, Spaetzle, Doppelbock, and Brezel!
Brezel (mold 5747) has been named in honor of the most famous German treat, the pretzel! The symbol of the pretzel has been used as the emblem of the Bakers’ Guilds in Southern Germany since the 12th century and bakers around the world have since adopted this symbol. From salty and savory to sweet and sugary, pretzels come in a variety of flavors, shapes, sizes, and densities – all of them delicious! Our Brezel has been done on the Fell Pony, sculpted by Kathleen Moody, as a glossy chocolate flaxen, reminiscent of a Black Forest Horse.
Spaetzle (mold 5737) is our tribute to the well-known egg noodle dish that is a staple at German festivals. This delicious dish was developed in Swabia, which today encompasses the German states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. Spaetzle is the Swabian word for sparrow’s nest, which is what this food looks like on a plate. Served simply with butter, or with a variety of toppings, this dish is delicious and filling! To celebrate Prost!, our Spaetzle has been done on a mini Alborozo, originally sculpted by Brigitte Eberl, in a handsome buttermilk buckskin pinto.
Lakritz (mold 5710) is German for licorice! Not only is this sweet and salty treat found everywhere in Germany, it has inspired some tasty beers such as Franziskaner Dark, where subtle hints of licorice can be tasted. Our tribute to this world wide-known candy has been done on the Hanoverian, sculpted by Jane Lunger, as show stopping dark dapple grey with black, red, and yellow braids and finished in a shiny gloss.
Doppelbock(mold 5705B) has been named for the popular German draft beer. Originally brewed by the 17th century Paulaner Friars in Munich, this copper- to dark brown-colored beer is often referred to as ‘liquid bread’ for its satiating qualities. Heavy beers like this were traditionally brewed during times of fasting to sustain the monks. Done on the Clydesdale Stallion with a loose mane, originally sculpted in Traditional Scale by Chris Hess, Doppelbock has been painted beautifully as a shaded dapple bay.
We hope you enjoy these delicious treats as much as we do! If you missed our post yesterday, you can check here to see which tickets include these cuties. Keep your eyes on the BreyerFest Blog! There is more to come!
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