The Third release for this year is Georg, a Rhenish German Draft. A horse of few numbers but many names, the Rhenish German Draft is also known as the Rhenish German Coldblood, Rhineland Heavy Draft, and Rheinisch Deutsches Kaltblut. This drafter was developed in western Germany for working on farms and hauling heavy loads. While once plentiful in their home country, the need for these workhorses was reduced drastically by the availability of vehicles and tractors. The breed is now extremely rare.
Artist Brigitte Eberl captured the essence of these uncommon horses in her first coldblood sculpture for Breyer. Standing 16-17HH, this well-muscled draft is accurately depicted with its proportionally small yet well-defined head and gracefully arched neck. Their broad chest and strong legs speak to their history of agricultural work, and Georg is no exception. With his alert yet calm expression, Georg gives the impression that he’s done it all, and is the steady partner any horseman would be proud to call their own.
Georg's original coat color was created by artist Sommer Prosser. A lifelong horse lover and artist, Sommer’s hobby of painting models turned into a full-time career. While bay may not seem like the most exciting color, Sommer added a new depth to the hue by taking his breed’s job into consideration. She explains, “I love how bays can come in so many shades, from a pale near buckskin color, to almost black, and every shade of brown in between. I added a bit of a sunburnt effect to the edges of the mane for even more interest, something you wouldn't see on show horse always kept sheltered inside a stall.”
Each Premier Collection exclusive model is a hand-painted work of art, and no two are ever precisely the same.
Complete your order by 11:59pm EST on 11/21/19.
To join the Premier Club, you must have a valid 2019 Collector Club membership, and sign up online by December 31, 2018. Reservations will not be accepted after this date. Each hand-painted exclusive release is only $175.00 plus shipping and handling, which will be billed when your model ships in May, August and November. Non-refundable $100 deposit due at sign up, which will be deducted equally from the price of each model at the time of billing ($33.34/model). When models are in stock and ready to ship, members will be notified via email with a link to complete their purchase online. NO other method of payment will be accepted. This program is a continuity club which means you are obligated to purchase all three models. Failure to do so means you will no longer be eligible for the models or other club benefits, will forfeit your deposit, and will be removed from the Premier Club.
Please note: Reeves International, Inc. reserves the right to terminate any membership at any time and refund the applicable pro-rated deposit or membership amount. If member elects to cancel their membership, deposit and membership fees are non-refundable.