This past weekend, February 24-26, Breyer fans made their way to Denver, Colorado for BreyerWest, which was held in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo. Horse lovers of all ages were treated to fun model horse shows, free stablemates painting, workshops, daily raffles, and more!
The BreyerWest Open Model Horse Show kicked off our weekend in full force. The 60 competitors certainly made it hard for our judges to pin each class. Everyone came ready to win and showed wonderful comradery. Along with the Overall Championships, every year the Spirit Award is given to a competitor who shows outstanding sportsmanship, support, and excitement for other participants. This year’s winner was Heather M. for cheering on everyone, excitedly congratulating winners, and showing all competitors a high level of respect!
Open Show Foals Champion
Open Show Spirit Award winner, Heather M., receiving her prize from Kat
A special highlight of the weekend was that Friday volunteers were the first to meet the 2023 Breyer Volunteer Model, Chevaliere. Two of the three color ways were revealed, the beautiful bay and sunfaded black snowcap Appaloosa, with the third remaining a surprise for our BreyerFest volunteers later this summer.
The glossy wedgewood test was popular among bidders!
Attendees got to pick up their Event Model, Glossy Chardonnay!
Winner of the Friday Free Daily Raffle went home with a beautiful Marc of Charm!
Saturday was also a day full of creativity, with free Stablemates painting, workshops, and artist meet-and-greets galore. We welcomed Breyer artists Maggie Jenner-Bennett, Jennifer Scott, and Melanie Miller on Saturday, along with Heather Puleo, Kristen Cermele, and Christine Jordan on Sunday. Heather Malone and Jackie Arns of the Mares in Black, and Hobbyist Joanne Cermele, were also on hand to answer everyone's questions about the world of the model horse hobby. Plus - what would be a BreyerWest event without cake? On Saturday, we celebrated the innovative work of Maggie Jenner-Bennett!
Attendees hard at work in the Learn Your Stripes Workshop
BreyerWest guests meeting Jennifer Scott, who sculpted Premier Model Hamilton
Celebrating the innovative work of Maggie Jenner-Bennett!
On Sunday, the BreyerWest Youth and Novice Model Horse Show rounded out the weekend! With more than 30 competitors it was a fun day of learning and showing. Everyone brought the best of their herd and gave the judges a hard time picking the winners.
Children and Youth Show Overall Reserve and Overall Champion Prizes
Youth and Novice Show OF Halter Light/Sport Breeds Champion
Finally, a big thank you is due to our wonderful show manger Erin Corbett, our volunteers, and of course Breyer Fans for creating another successful BreyerWest! See you next year!
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