There’s a first time for everything! We know that we are all operating in uncharted waters here. It’s been a tough year and the anxiety that we are all living with is beyond anything that we might have ever anticipated. We are extremely disappointed that the posts related to our BreyerFest Celebration Horse, Intuit, included personal attacks and misinformation to such an extent that, for the first time in our history, we've removed the entire post.
We appreciate our fans communicating their thoughts with us, and we thank those who expressed their opinions with civility. However, we will not tolerate personal attacks, politicization, broad characterizations and sweeping vitriol.
We are all passionate for the horse industry. Finding places to learn about horses and interact with them is becoming more difficult in many parts of the country, and it is our goal to help make that first introduction to horses - that is our vision! We seek to connect people with this magnificent animal, especially children, and celebrate the wonderful breeds and disciplines found in the horse world. We're appreciative of all the generous horse owners, riders and trainers that come to BreyerFest to share their love of horses with fans from all over the world. Where we have difference, there can be meaningful dialogue and discussion in a respectful manner.
In a statement from the Bradshaws, “It is with a very sad heart we relay the news that we have elected to withdraw Intuit as the 2021 Celebration Horse for BreyerFest. This has been a difficult decision on our end as we were honored to have this opportunity for Intuit and be a part of something greater. We want to thank Breyer Model Horses and Reeves International, Inc. for supporting and appreciating Intuit as we do. We know this was never the intent or foreseen outcome.
Unfortunately, due to the negative comments surrounding Intuit as the Celebration Horse, we feel as though this is the best decision. We fully understand and respect the fact that each individual has the freedom to their own opinion and personal view on each discipline, but it is our duty to be the advocate or voice for Intuit, who did not ask for this attention. We wholeheartedly love our horse and because of this we only want the most positive life for him.”
Breyer embraces the horse world in all its diversity and wonder. We have a genuine desire to encourage and include people to share their love of horses. That’s what Breyer stands for. And we hope you’ll stand with us.
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