This year at BreyerFest, we were thrilled to surprise our in-person attendees with a pair of extremely limited run models that were raffled off to fans on the Saturday and Sunday of BreyerFest weekend.
Our Saturday model, Quadriga, was done as a flashy dun frame overo pinto on the fan-favorite Fireheart mold, #801, sculpted by Rayvin Maddock. A Quadriga is a cart or chariot that is drawn by four horses abreast (as opposed to in two pairs, like a four-in-hand), and is most famous for appearing in races during Classical Antiquity – think the Circus Maximus of Ben-Hur. In addition to being used for sport, quadrigas were the preferred method of mythological transport for deities like Helios and were emblems of triumph in classical art.
Our stunning Sunday raffle model, Hippodrome, has been one as a beautiful bay varnish pintaloosa on the new Paso Fino mold, #817, sculpted by Jennifer Scott. A Hippodrome is the Ancient Greek name for the stadium used specifically for horse and chariot racing, and was the predecessor to the ancient Roman Circus stadiums. A Hippodrome was a semi-circular course, which made them particularly dangerous! Unlike the later Circus courses, which were continuous ovals, the hippodrome had a post at one end that drivers needed to go around to change directions and finish the race.
25 of each of these beautiful models were raffled off to guests during BreyerFest, and one of each was auctioned as a part of our live auction on Saturday night at BreyerFest. Were you one of our lucky winners?
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