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Educating new collectors and horse lovers has always been a staple of BreyerFest! Not only do guests have a GREAT time with horses, they learn something too! BreyerFest instructors offer a wealth of knowledge about horses and the model horse hobby. All of our seminars are FREE and do not require registration.
Be sure to check back leading up to BreyerFest as this schedule is subject to change and new topics will be added.
Cloud: The Legend / The Fight to Save Wild Horses with Emmy® Award-Winning Filmmaker Ginger Kathrens
Meet Emmy®award-winning filmmaker Ginger Kathrens and learn more about her work with mustangs in America. Ginger will be hosting two seminars during the weekend where she will discuss what is currently being done to support this horse population and what you can do to help.
Intro to Model Horse Showing with Kim Bjorgo-Thorne
Take your Breyer collection to the next level- show them! We will review how to prepare your Breyer models for showing and what to expect at your first show. The seminar is ideal for first-time Breyer show attendees (especially Children and Youth Show exhibitors and families) and anyone wishing to learn about showing model horses. Handouts provided.
Learning to Collect with Penny Lehew
Join Penny Lehew as she gives you insight into the world of model horse collectability! She will teach you how to determine the value of your collection plus help you identify mystery models you may own. This is one seminar that can’t be missed!
Repairing models with Jenn Danza
Don’t we all wish we could touch up some of our favorite models once they start to show signs of age? Now you can! Jenn Danza’s step-by-step lecture will help you fix the most common types of damage seen on model horses from leg and ear breaks to yellowing. There will be a question and answer period too. Need a more hands-on experience? Register for one of our many workshop!
Social Media Panel hosted by Breyer’s Maddy Stover
Calling all Breyer Social Media aficionados! Join this panel discussion, hosted by Breyer’s very own Social Media Coordinator, Maddy Stover. This panel will chat about YouTube, Instagram, and other outlets, and how we use those platforms as hobbyists.
The Story of Sergeant Reckless with Robin Hutton
Join acclaimed author Robin Hutton to learn all about the life of real horse hero Sergeant Reckless, who fought for the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Beloved by her platoon, get a glimpse into the life of this amazing horse through archival photos and learn about her three colts. There's never been another horse like Reckless. She wasn't a horse - she was a Marine!
The World of Equine Therapy with Marcia Laver
Join Marcia Laver from All Riders Up, a Path Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, as she talks about the benefits of equine therapy. This seminar will feature a viewing of the short film “Unexpected Miracles” which highlights the variety of ways people engage with horses as a part of their therapy, including treatments for PTSD and autism.
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