All tickets for in-person BreyerFest, being hosted in Kentucky, go on sale mid-week next week, but in the meantime, we’ve got some long-awaited news for fans about how Special Runs will work in 2022. For an in-depth review of what’s included with each ticket type, you can read more in this detailed post. The TL/DR version of that post is: Special Run models are only available to VIP and All-Access ticket holders that will be joining us in person in Kentucky and must be picked up at the event. General Admission, Online Traditional Access, and Online Stablemates Access tickets do not have the ability to purchase Special Run models.
If you’re new to Breyer or BreyerFest, Special Run models are stunning representations of Breyer’s artistry and are exclusive to attendees of the event. You can see all of this year’s lineup here. These beautiful models represent an array of colors and breeds, including fantasy colors and a non-equine animal option - with so many fun options there is sure to be something for everyone!
If you joined us for BreyerFest in 2021, then the process for purchasing your Special Run models will all be very familiar to you. However, if you’re a veteran fan who previously joined us in-person in 2019 or before, we’ve got some big changes that we know will make your BreyerFest experience a more streamlined and enjoyable one! If you’re brand new to BreyerFest, not to worry – the process for purchasing these models is fairly simple and is outlined below.
Fans interested in purchasing VIP tickets will be able to do so and will immediately purchase their two Special Run and two Limited Edition models* all in one transaction. (Special Run and Limited Edition model selection will happen at the same time as your ticket purchase and is at an additional cost to the ticket price.) This selection is guaranteed and VIP guests must pick up their models on site at BreyerFest (models will not be shipped to VIP ticket holders). VIP tickets will be sold first-come, first-served and be limited to one per account. We definitely recommend that if you’re new to BreyerFest and interested in purchasing VIP tickets, you take a look at the Exclusive Models page and make a note of your favorites before tickets go on sale.
If you’ve been to BreyerFest before, or heard about past experiences from guests who have attended BreyerFest in the past – there are no longer hourly Special Run timeslots. We are sticking with the process from 2021!
Guests who purchase All-Access tickets,who purchase their tickets on or before May 22, will be able to reserve their Special run models in advance of BreyerFest, for purchase and pick up on-site. After May 22, 2022 (we will let fans know the exact date via email, blog and social media posts), All-Access ticket holders will submit preference forms where they rank the Special Run models in order of their preference, via a form on BreyerHorses.com. Models will be assigned to ticket holders based on availability and preferences and All-Access ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase these models in during BreyerFest weekend, on-site using the reservation tickets included in their ticket books.
All-Access ticket holders are not required to purchase any (or all) of the models that have been assigned to them, but the assigned models are the only options that are available for you to purchase. (Model swaps through Breyer Customer Service will not be accommodated.) All-Access ticket holders can purchase their Special Run models on site during BreyerFest.Reservation tickets will be included in ticket books that are mailed in advance.
During BreyerFest weekend, present your Special Run model reservation tickets at the BreyerFest Model Handout tent to receive your Special Run models – it’s as easy as that! Not a fan of the options selected for you? Trade your reservation ticket with someone else at BreyerFest for the model you’ve got your heart set on, then pay for that model!
Ticket Book Information
**International fans please note- International orders will not be mailed. All ticket books ordered by fans joining us from outside of the United States must be picked up at Will Call.
In summary - In 2022, ALL BreyerFest Special Run models will be pick-up only on site with model reservation tickets. There will no longer be a timed-by-hour Special Run line at BreyerFest and you will not be able to receive Special Run models without a reservation ticket. So, if you’ve got multiple tickets for several Special Run models, simply bring all your reservation tickets to the Model Handout tent any time during BreyerFest weekend to receive all your models at once – no more waiting in lines for hours! Then, enjoy the rest of BreyerFest!
Next week, we’ll go over which ticket types have access to which models and where on-site to pick up those models, so check back here on the BreyerFest Blog. Have a great weekend and see you then!
*Limited Edition selection does not include the online-only models “Rhenish Draft” & “Torlinie”
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