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Vermeer is the second release in the 2020 Collection. The majestic Friesian breed has been documented since the Middles Ages, and gets its name from Friesland, a province of the Netherlands. Originally work and war horses, the modern Friesian is best known for being a stylish carriage horse or riding mount. Add in a bit of Appaloosa blood to the mix and you may get a colorful and sophisticated stallion like Vermeer!
This unique model is the work of two new artists to Breyer who are both horsewomen and long-time hobbyists. Stephanie Blaylock created Vermeer’s original stunning leopard Appaloosa coat, which is full of interesting true-to-life details. Sculptor Lynn A. Fraley accurately translated the noble air of the Friesian into this new piece, from his gracefully arched neck to his feathered legs.
Vermeer’s exquisite original coat color was created by artist Stephanie Blaylock. Both an artist and a horsewoman, she’s well known for her realistic Appaloosa coats. Stephanie shares that Vermeer would carry the grey gene, causing him to whiten and fade as he ages. He’s painted to be approximately 10-years-old, and would eventually grey out to the point that his spots would only be visible when he was wet.
Tasked with bringing this incredible steed to life from clay, sculptor Lynn A. Fraley explains the magnetic appeal of the Friesian: “At a glance, people recognize a Friesian by its graceful vertical neck, luxurious flowing mane, tail and feathered feet. The Friesian’s hallmark proud bearing, harmonious proportions, and elegant free movement are truly regal.” Translating these notable elements into sculpture form, Lynn left no detail undiscovered from Vermeer’s kind eyes and arched neck, to the incredible texture in his leg feathers. With his intelligent expression, eye-catching coat, and noble air, we have no doubt that this athletic stallion would be a dressage or driving standout!
Each Premier Collection exclusive model is a hand-painted work of art, and no two are ever precisely the same.
Original Terms & Conditions:To join the Premier Club, you must have a valid 2020 Collector Club membership, and sign up online by December 31, 2019. Reservations will not be accepted after this date. Each hand-painted exclusive release is only $175.00 plus shipping and handling, which will be billed when your model ships in May, August and November. Non-refundable $100 deposit due at sign up, which will be deducted equally from the price of each model at the time of billing ($33.34/model). When models are in stock and ready to ship, members will be notified via email with a link to complete their purchase online. NO other method of payment will be accepted. This program is a continuity club which means you are obligated to purchase all three models. Failure to do so means you will no longer be eligible for the models or other club benefits, will forfeit your deposit, and will be removed from the Premier Club.
Please note: Reeves International, Inc. reserves the right to terminate any membership at any time and refund the applicable pro-rated deposit or membership amount. If member elects to cancel their membership, deposit and membership fees are non-refundable.