Sunday, July 21, 2019

BreyerFest Saturday

Saturday is the day of the BreyerFest Youth and Children's Show. 
I was on the staff this year, which meant I was required to report to the show hall at six AM. I am a morning person, so this would have been fine had I not stayed up until two AM talking to Kylee. Oh well, it's BreyerFest. Who needs sleep?
Apparently, not Kylee
I judged the Scene Division for both shows. All the classes were extremely competitive, and I was absolutely blown away by some of the entries. 
This girl right here is the future of model horse performance showing.
The show wrapped up around three PM, and most of us headed over to the covered arena for shade, shopping, entertainment and the Saturday raffle.
No one in my group won anything, but we still had a lot of fun.
After that, it was on to the Hall of Champions for the Breyer Benefit Live Auction.
I got a kiss from Point Given...
then squished my way into a seat next to Fabian. Everyone knew this would be a record-breaking year, so the stands were absolutely jam packed.
Bidding was fast and furious.
I watched a couple of my friends bid on..
and win some of the "bargain priced" offerings.
Of course, the highlight of the evening was the sale of The Alborozo. He went for Twenty two thousand dollars! It was amazing!
From there, I should have gone back to my hotel to freshen up or at least grabbed something quick to eat. Instead, I got distracted and rolled into the last night of the Artisan's Gallery hot, tired, sweaty and hungry hangry. It was a long, hard night for me - and Fabian stole my minivan! - but I did enjoy watching the announcement of the winners of the Best Customs Contest.
This was perhaps the "most BreyerFest" day of this year's event. I loved it, I hated it, I loved it and I can't wait to do it again. 

2 comments:

  1. From a novice of true Breyer collecting, what made the Alborozo so valued?

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    1. A lot of things. It's a very good, very popular sculpture that only had one release before it's mold was broken. That alone makes it very sought after. Beyond that, this one is extremely attractive. The color and pattern are outstanding, plus it's glossy!

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