Kathleen Moody will be Surprise Special Guest at BreyerFest


Kathleen Moody

Master equine sculptor Kathleen Moody will be a surprise special guest at the 24th annual BreyerFest! Over the years, Moody has sculpted more than 50 equine models for Breyer from large scale porcelains to 1/32nd scale Stablemates and from 1/9th scale Traditional series Breyer models to her Carousel Horse holiday ornaments! Kathleen Moody is Breyer's most prolific living sculptor, and this will be her first visit to BreyerFest!

The self-taught Moody's life-long love of horses and art led her first to Disney Studios.  Marriage and a move to the Southwest followed, and Moody soon struck out on her own as a sculptor squeezing her work in between raising eight children. Moody's first Traditional sculpt for Breyer came in 1993. It was Michael Golden's Olympic Champion Gem Twist which was bred and trained by the legendary Frank D. Chapot and ridden by Greg Best. Since then, Moody has sculpted and concepted a wide variety of projects for Breyer including Breyer's Ponies and Wind Dancers, coloring books, fine porcelains, and the Traditional series Breyer models that are most-loved by Breyer fans, like Big Ben, Huckleberry Bey, Othello and the new Gypsy Vanner!


At BreyerFest, guests may attend a free seminar hosted by Moody entitled "From Paper to Plastic," as well as having the opportunity to meet Moody at various free sessions as follows:
Thursday, July 17, 2013 - Clarion Hotel, Artisans' Gallery - 5:30-7:00 pm - Autograph signing/ Meet & Greet
Friday, July 19, 2013 - Kentucky Horse Park - 12:00-1:00 - Autograph signing at Stable Area; 3:00-4:00 - "From Paper to Plastic" - Visitor Information Center
Saturday, July 20, 2013 - Kentucky Horse Park - 10:00-11:00 - Autograph signing at Stable Area; 1:00-2:00/2:30 - Judge the "Most loved class at the Children/Youth Show"; 3:00 - 4:00 - Collector Club Tent

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BreyerLover2222 Says:
07/31/2016 at 8:11 pm

It must of been so cool to meet her!

Secretariet2019 Says:
07/19/2013 at 2:25 pm

That's awesome! I can't go to breyerfest this year because of money issues, but it is my dream to go someday! have a good time Kathleen Moody!

breyercrazy1402 Says:
07/09/2013 at 11:38 am


This is great! My very first year going to BreyerFrest and I get to meet my all time Favorite Breyer Sculpter!!!

Kathleen Moody Says:
07/07/2013 at 2:43 pm

She's been wanting to go for some time. I really hope she enjoys it.
-Her son

ponygal Says:
07/02/2013 at 3:01 pm

Oh, I so wish I was attending Breyerfest this year, it has been my dream to meet Kathleen! I came back to collecting when I saw her first Breyer "Gem Twist" I knew then that Breyer was changing and for the better, and she has never disappointed me yet in the last 20 years! Most of my models are her sculptures and I absolutely think she is by far the best sculptor Breyer has on board. I don't believe I would have come back to collecting if you hadn't brought her on board! :)

Thunderhead Says:
07/02/2013 at 9:56 am


Kathleen Moody is my FAVORITE artist, I'm so exited to meet her!

101iheartmoondancer Says:
07/01/2013 at 11:41 pm


I can't believe she has never been to breyerfest before! Especially sense she has made so much... I would think she would get a free ride... But, nonetheless I'm excited to meet her!

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