Saturday, August 2, 2014

A devilish good time

Today, I drove out to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden, Colorado to attend the Red Devil Live Original Finish Breyer Show.
Original Finish halter isn't my thing, so I left my horses at home and spent the day visiting with friends,  
Karen Gerhardt and her one of a kind Cleveland Bays
ogling Teresa's new...
costume by Cary Nelson
BreyerFest goodies, 
saddle by Erin Corbett
and admiring everyone's Breyers.
Dayle Steinke's mules
As I walked around the room, I discovered there was one Breyer I admired more than all others.  Here he is on Dayle's table... 
and again on Collyn's. 
I really think this horse belongs in my collection, so I tried to steal Collyn's.   
For a moment or two, I thought I was going to get away with it, but I ended up going home empty handed.  Oh well, it was still a fun day!

39 comments:

  1. I'm glad I got to meet Karen at NAN, my pony by her ended up as the Reserve National Champ!!

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    1. I saw Karen at the Models & Milkshakes show in May and she had some of the most beautiful horses!

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  2. I believe he belongs in my collection as well;)

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  3. Aurelius is the one you happen to want! he is the 2014 limited edition flagship horse.

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  4. Any odds on how long it will be before you add that glossy hunk Aurelius to your herd?
    : )

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    1. My model horse budget is mostly nonexistent right now, so I'm not actively looking to buy one. However, if someone were to offer me one in trade, I might relax the "no new orders" rule.

      Or... I could just steal Collyn's!

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    2. that works too. ;] ~megan mankevich

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  5. Those Cleveland Bays are breathtaking! :)

    -Kelsey Roe

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    1. right?!?! the only Cleveland bay I currentlyown is my handsome Trooper! ~megan mankevich

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    2. Karen sculpted the Cleveland Bay, so it's only right that she has the BEST Cleveland Bays.

      :)

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  6. I currently only own OF models so that would be the show for me!
    ~AHG487

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    1. unfortunately, I also have just OF, but, I still heart my herd!!!and im still savin for a Marwari, Zenyetta, Totilias, lil ricky rocker, Secretariat...and you know what I better stop now. ~Megan mankevich

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  7. I'm not much into OF either. At least for halter. I will sometimes show a bit in OF performance but recently that's mostly been my showmanship entry (working towards a superior event horse award...)

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  8. Wish I could be there!

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  9. I really wish I could have made it. Next year for sure!

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  10. I love the color on the glossaries!

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  11. Glossies.......lol I like shiny things ever if they are not pink!

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  12. Ah! So shiny, the classic sized model in the first picture really caught my eye. Would anyone happen too know what He is?

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    1. He is a 2009-2011 chestnut in the Keen Classic model.

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    2. If you're talking about the black on on the corner of the table, he's the Breyer 2013 Live Show Benefit Youth/Novice division model - shows that were selected for the Live Show Benefit (and got a Zuni to raffle off) that had Youth/Novice divisions also got him. He's the Black Beauty model on the classic WB, but he's glossy. The show could either award him to someone in the youth/Novice division, raffle him off, sell him... it was up to them.

      There were approximately 22 made. He happens to be mine, he was a silent auction at the show. This year the model was a glossy Mariah (the 2013 Horse of the Year classic) which I won at the local show that got her when they had her as a raffle prize. :)

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  13. Love the costume and the saddle. Gorgeous work.

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  14. I too would like to add Aurelius to my collection - Becky Wilgus

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  15. HEYYY!!!! I saw an Aurelius glossy a couple months ago for sale at my fav tack store! BUT... I could nt buy him, so hopefuly he is still there?.... ~megan mankevich

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  16. Love all the horses, they look so beautiful

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  17. Hey wait I think I have one of those shiney chestnuts!!!!

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  18. Love those cleveland bays, Karen!! Thank you for sculpting him - he is one of my favoring molds. Looks like you had a fun day Jennifer!!

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  19. Lovely tack! Thinking that Breyer needs to release that mold is some customizing-worthy colors!

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  20. That was such a fun show. Didn't win an thing, but it was sure fun!

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  21. I'd offer up an Aurelius in trade for tack.

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  22. That horse is definitely one of my favorites in my collection!
    ~saraht17

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  23. Aurelius is really handsome!

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  24. Gorgeous horses and costumes and tack! I always like seeing Karen's fantastic Cleveland Bays, one of my favorite molds!

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  25. All these models are amazing! Aurelius is definitely one of my favorite OF breyers

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  26. The grey horse in the first pic: which mold is that? I cannot figure it out......

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  27. You must not have spotted Aurelius at my house.. cause he's still here and not back with you in Colorado. ;)

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