Say hello to our 8th BreyerFest Special Run reveal – Thorn!
Done on the classically handsome Trakehner mold (#54), sculpted by Chris Hess, this icon is being released for this year’s Celtic Fling in a fun softly-metallic buckskin blanket appaloosa complete with mottling on his nose. Another of our fun throwback surprises to help celebrate Breyer’s 70th Anniversary!
Named for thorn, the third in the sacred tree trilogy related to fairy lore, this plant has been long-considered sacred. Combined with oak and ash, the thorn in folklore is said to ward off fairy mischief, but the hawthorn plant itself is regarded for its antioxidant medicinal properties – even today!
You've already met Oak and Ash - Thorn completes our trilogy!
Rudyard Kipling was so captivated by this tree lore that he dedicated a chapter in his fantasy book, “Puck of Pook’s Hill” to these trees. “A Tree Song” is a poem about the trees oak, ash, and thorn that emphasizes their symbolic nature in the history the British Isles.
As a reminder, early bird ticket sales end next week, so if you’re still on the fence about buying tickets, now is the time to buy!
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