BreyerFest is a blast but it also gives Breyer and its fans an opportunity to give back to the horse world and other charitable organizations whose work we support. A portion of the proceeds from the BreyerFest benefit raffles and auctions is donated to worthy organizations each year! Over the last 30 years, Breyer has donated more than $1,300,000 thanks to the continued generosity of BreyerFest attendees! We are pleased to support the following groups as BreyerFest Beneficiaries:
Founded in 2003 by former Boston Globe film critic Michael Blowen, Old Friends is a Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY that now cares for more than 155 horses whose racing and breeding careers came to an end. A "living history museum of horse racing", the farm attracts nearly 20,000 tourists annually that get up close and personal with such stars of the turf as 1997 Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm, three-time Santa Anita Handicap victor Game on Dude, Breeders' Cup Sprint Champion Gulch and Breeders' Cup Classic winner Alphabet Soup. By promoting these one-time celebrated horses through a campaign of education and tourism, Old Friends aims to draw attention to the need for widespread Thoroughbred aftercare. The farm is open to the public for tours daily. Reservations are required. Please call (502) 863-1775.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
ASPCA was the first humane society to be established in North America (by Henry Bergh in 1866) and today is one of the largest in the world. ASPCA provides local and national leadership in three key areas: caring for pet parents and pets, providing positive outcomes for at-risk animals and serving victims of animal cruelty.
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
The HSUS is the nation's largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, they've been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hand-on programs. The HSUS is a mainstream voice for animals, with active programs in companion animals, wildlife and habitat protection, animals in research and farm animals. They protect all animals through legislation, litigation, investigation, education, science, advocacy, and field work.
4-H Eastern and Western Roundups
4-H is the nation's largest youth development organization. More than 6 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards, and rural farming communities participate. As the youth development program of the nation's 109 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension system, 4-H fosters an innovative, "learn by doing" approach with proven results.
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.)
Since 1969, PATH Int'l has provided Equine-Assisted Activity and Therapy (EEAT) programs in the U.S.A. and Canada through its network of nearly 800 member centers. Each year, dozens of new centers initiate new programs and more than 42,000 individuals with special needs benefit from activities which include therapeutic riding, hippo therapy, equine facilitated psychotherapy and learning, driving, interactive vaulting and competition.
The Cloud Foundation
A Colorado (501c3) non-profit that is dedicated to the preservation of wild horses on our public lands, and the protection of Cloud's herd in the Arrowhead Mountains of Montana.
Looking for the latest release from Breyer or this year’s BreyerFest Store Specials? Look no further than the BreyerFest Virtual Store. We’ve got everything in stock from tack to Traditionals, plus we are the only place at BreyerFest you can get your hands on the coveted, limited edition BreyerFest Store Specials.
The Vendor Marketplace at BreyerFest is home to an amazing collection equine-themed furnishings and gifts, model horse accessories, and unique jewelry. This year’s online vendor marketplace will feature links to the online boutiques of our participating vendors.
To celebrate this year’s Celtic Fling at BreyerFest, entrants are invited to create dioramas, using any scale Breyer model, depicting scenes from Celtic mythology or something from the history of Great Britain and Ireland. The British Isles have a deeply-rooted equine history and rich folkloric tales - we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Born in Ireland, this beautiful bay gelding was bought as a six-year old by Carl and Cassie Segal, and it wasn’t long before he and rider Buck Davidson formed an incredible bond. Nicknamed “Reggie” at the barn, this name comes from a play on the initials RM in his name – Buck named him after basketball great Reggie Miller. Reggie has certainly lived up to the expectations of this nickname!