I don't actively collect original finish models, but every now and then a company - usually Breyer - makes something so ridiculously cute I just can't help myself. That's how I ended up with Josine Vingerling's Rhian and Cadell.
These little cuties are the newest offerings for Breyer's Premiere Club members. I am not a member, but fortunately, Lindsay Diamond was willing to trade her ponies for a small pile of bridles. Almost all my Welsh ponies have the prefix "Ravenwoods" so I've named them Ravenwoods Lindsay and Ravenwoods Mickey.
The foal is ridiculously cute.
If - god forbid - I ever happen to be judging OF Breed at a show you're attending, please bring me all your Cadell foals. I think he's the best baby in the Breyer line-up.
And this mare...
I adore her.
Mine has a really good paintjob so she will stay OF, but eventually I want one in every (custom) color and hairdo.
She's also a really nice size - just a little smaller than Misty and plenty big enough to use with a youth doll in performance.
Don't be surprised if I have a whole bunch of Rhian sized tack for sale at BreyerFest. This is the OF pony I have been waited decades for, and I'm looking forward to seeing her in the performance ring!