We are closing out the month of May, and concluding our nice, long weekend, with a Vendor Marketplace spotlight! We would like to introduce sisters who share their passion for horses through their southwestern inspired art!
Meet the Snicklefritz Sisters!
The sisters’ early life was centered around horses. Their grandfather started farming in the early 1900’s with mules and their mother had a horse growing up, named Red. Their father attended Culver Military Academy and rode in their Black Horse Troop Honor Guard. After his graduation he taught equestrian skills to recruits at Fort Riley, Kansas. They credit their father with starting their career in riding horses, as he would take them riding on the weekends. He even purchased two riding horses for the family! This led to the family’s active participation in riding and showing horses. One sister was very successful showing horses which led her to attend William Woods University, majoring in Equestrian Science, and start a career in training saddlebred horses.
They moved around quite a bit as children (dad was a pilot/engineer in the Air Force), but spent many school years in San Bernardino, CA. The duo then settled down in Arizona where they currently live today. They love the western life style, and of course horses, which helped inspire them to start creating unique handcrafted equestrian-related items. They actually started out by making model horse pouches for their niece and granddaughter, so they could transport their Lil’ Ricky Rocker models to BreyerFest to have them signed. From there they started imagining and creating their own wire-wrapped art, beaded horseshoe sun catchers, beaded horseshoes, jewelry, and more! They love being able to create together and are always looking for new ideas!
They enjoy spending time with their niece and granddaughter who love Breyer! They love helping them expand their collections, learn more about horses, and have them participate in workshops!
On a trip to visit family in Lexington in July of 2018 they stumbled across BreyerFest as they checked into their hotel. They had no idea what it was and after a long day of traveling, thought it was a festival for ice cream! When they found out it was for model horses, they were thrilled and started taking their niece and granddaughter in 2019. They are both ecstatic to be selling for their first time this year at BreyerFest: Horse of a Different Color in July! Check the Snicklefritz Sisters out on Etsy!
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