NEW DAY THIS YEAR! FRIDAY, 6 pm
Please note that the Costume Contest is now on FRIDAY and the Live Auction is now on SATURDAY.
For this year's costume contest we're inviting our entrants to let their imaginations run wild – what makes a hero? From caped crusaders to members of the armed services, heroes come in many varieties. Who is your hero? Proudly show off who your favorite is in our fun contest! Prizes will be awarded to the winners!
All costumes must be family friendly! Any costume deemed inappropriate by the judges will not be allowed to take part in the Costume Contest. Prizes will be awarded to the top three people or groups in each category. Categories include: Individual Adult, Adult Group, Individual Child, and Child Group. The age cut-off is the same as BreyerFest tickets - adults are ages 13 and over, kids are ages 7 to 12. Children 6 and under are welcome to walk in the Children's portion of the contest parade, but will not receive a prize model. Costumes are judged on quality of execution and best overall theme, and prizes are awarded at the judges' discretion.
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On display Friday & Saturday in the Visitor Information Center
To celebrate BreyerFest’s 30th Anniversary, we want to know what your favorite BreyerFest memory is! First time at BreyerFest? What are you most excited to see this year? Present your diorama as a parade float in our Salute to BreyerFest! Diorama Contest. Help us make the greatest parade of Breyer Models the KHP has ever seen!Diorama Contest Rules:
Special Limited Edition models will be presented to winners in four age categories: Under 10 years, 10-14 years, 15-19 years, and 20 Years & Older.
On display Friday & Saturday in the Artisans' Gallery at the Clarion. Entries accepted May 15 through June 13, 2019. See rules for details.
Announcing the 2019 Breyer Best Customs Contest! This contest will honor the best in customizing - re-making and re-sculpting the model itself, awesome finish work, and even possibly mohair and superb tack (not required). Prizes include a Traditional scale Exclusive Special Breyer model and Rosette to first place, and a unique Stablemates model plus Rosette for second and third place for winners in each division. Top 3 custom finalists in each division to be showcased at BreyerFest in the Artisans' Gallery for final judging.
Excellence in Finish Work
Excellence in final paint decoration, including a high level of detail work, smoothness of paint, and a glowing, flawless finish. Judging will be on paint work only. For this reason, no customizing outside of slight modification is allowed. No fantasy entries, realistic equines only please.
Evaluated on both customizing and finish work and uniqueness of entry. Use a Breyer model as your blank canvas, and let your imagination run wild! Judged 60% on creative concept and 40% on execution. A crowd favorite! Any size of Breyer model welcome. All non-realistic entries must enter this class.
Most Extreme Custom
Extensive custom with little evidence of original model or models used underneath. To be judged on the quality of the extensive re-working, conformation and finish work. No fantasy entries, realistic equines only please.
Best Custom for Performance Excellence (shown with Tack and Rider)
Judged on creating that winning performance entry. Judged 80% on the customization of the horse, and 20% on the tack and rider presentation. Dioramas and accessories are welcome and encouraged, as they make an exciting display for our BreyerFest guests, however the judging will be on the actual model and tack itself. This is a great chance for you to introduce kids and those new to model horse collecting to the artistry of Performance showing. Include a small card detailing the discipline and class being performed. No fantasy entries, realistic equines only please.
This class will feature a new theme that will vary from year to year. This year’s theme: “Great Hair Day!” Everyone loves looking their best, so grab any scale Breyer model and give them a new ‘do! From exquisite hunter braids, to perfectly plaited drafters; long and silky Friesians, or windblown mustangs; use your skill to transform their look. Moderate customization of model is allowed, but the original mold should still be identifiable. To be judged on realism of hair, quality of re-working, conformation and finish work. No fantasy entries, realistic equines only please.
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With set jumping courses, participants race against the clock on his or her own two feet. The Horseless horseshow is open to all kids (16 and under) and features a "Grand Prix" and a "Pairs Class.” All sections will be judged and timed and an awards presentation will follow each section of competition. Official contest times will be released in the event program.
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