For this year’s Autumn-inspired National Breyer Fun Day, taking place on Saturday October 14th, we've assembled a collection of amazing artists from all over the US and Canada to guide participants through a series of fun model horse craft projects. Suitable for all ages and abilities, our artists will take you through their project step-by-step. Meet them below!
All events are held on October 14th, 2023 unless noted otherwise. Please note workshop times listed are EDT.
Learn how to make your very own Pony Pockets to keep your favorite Stablemates safe and cozy at home or on the road! Join Lindsay Diamond of Diamond Fibers and Fabrics as she walks you through how to make a Pony Pocket for your Stablemates. From fall flannel to pumpkins the design possibilities are endless!
Lindsay Diamond has been collecting models since her 10th birthday, focusing primarily on OF, along with some customs and resins. Her favorite mold is the Cleveland Bay, she has 36! She started sewing pony pockets 5 years ago for fun. She then started selling them and working with show holders to provide prizes for shows. Pony pockets are a fun and easy sewing project that anyone can do in an afternoon. Lindsay is so excited to share this craft with you!
Learn how to make this adorable Stablemates scale hay cart. Join Laura Skillern (Don’t East the Paint-Art by Laura Skillern) as she shows you step by step how to make this hay cart come to life! Perfect for your fall set up or year round display!
Laura Skillern Sailer got her start as a model horse artist making custom Breyers over 25 years ago. She started making tack and carts for her Breyers about the same time. Since then, she turned her little side hobby into a professional career, making and selling resins, props, and tack for the hobby. She is a five time winner of the best Customs Contest and sculpted the cantering Stablemates Morgan mold for Breyer.
Follow along with Darynn Bednarczyk of DeeJayBe Studios as she demonstrates how to really make that chestnut color pop out! From darker liver chestnuts like the fallen leaves to the brighter chestnuts like a pumpkin this workshop is bound to get you in to the fall spirit!
Darynn Bednarczyk of DeeJayBe Studios is an equine artist based out of British Columbia, Canada since 2017. Her work includes original sculpture, drastic customization, high quality finish work, video tutorials & fine artistry. She is excited to teach you techniques on how to paint a chestnut that stands out!
Welcome the fall season with these adorable pumpkin costumes for your favorite Stablemates! Join Elizabeth Reeves as she shows you haw to dress up your favorite mold in this adorable pumpkin costume and hat! By the end of the workshop your Stablemates will be heading towards the pumpkin patch!
Elizabeth Reeves is an artist from Washington state. She currently lives and has grown up on a beef cattle farm, working it with her mother and older brother. She has been collecting in the model horse hobby for as long as she can remember, which was around 4 or 5 years old! She started customizing in the middle of the 2020 pandemic as a fun thing to do to pass time in lockdown, and quickly improved and learned lots of new skills!