Jackie Rossi and Heather Malone (The Mares in Black)
For BreyerFest this year, the Mares in Black will be hosting the on-site Resin Show, The Resin Renaissance, the Thursday before BreyerFest commences!
Jackie Rossi and Heather Malone (The Mares in Black) host a model horse podcast by the same name that focuses on all aspects of the model horse hobby hobby. Jackie and Heather are both recovering real horse enthusiasts, and model horse collectors since childhood. The MIB podcast covers all makes and media of the miniature equine world, as well as collecting & showing and features the talented artists and other personalities that drive the hobby. The Mares encourage youth and new adult showers into the model horse family by offering mentoring for all ages and background, and promoting diversity and inclusion in the hobby.
Jackie shows mostly performance and custom/artist resin halter, but the bulk of her collection- over a thousand pieces! - is OF Breyer models. She has been a past co-chair for Nationals and actively judges both live and photo shows. She never really left the hobby despite trying before grad school in 1994.
Heather’s family moved so much with the Military, she could not have a horse of her own, so Breyers were the next best thing. Heather collects it all: plastic, china, resin, and custom. She has held several MSOTY honored model horse shows and has been an active judge and volunteer in the hobby since 1994.
When they are not obsessing over tiny horses, Jackie is a Veterinarian and Heather works in Aerospace Communications.