Thursday, July 18, 2019

BreyerFest Wednesday

It's a long drive from Aurora, Colorado to Lexington, Kentucky. Google Maps clocks it at seventeen hours and five minutes, but let me tell you, no one has ever done it that quickly. Between gas stops, pee stops, child drop-offs and traffic slowdowns, Heather and I spent most of two days in the car.
We arrived at the host hotel mid-afternoon on Wednesday. I helped Heather unpack her things, then ran off to stand in my first line of BreyerFest 2019.
For the last several years, Heather Wells has been dispersing Karen Grimm's model horse collection at various events across the country, including this year's BreyerFest. I was fortunate enough to draw a low number for her Member's Only Reception Event (MORE) at the Clarion, and although I arrived without a specific shopping list, I knew that I really wanted to buy something.
Once inside, I was sorely tempted by the dazzling array of Hartlands...
and Breyers. 
It wasn't until I entered the Ceramic Room, however, that I found something I just had to have.
Shockingly, it wasn't a North Light
Although, trust me, I was tempted! 
Instead, it was this beautiful Beswick. He's a nice, older version of a very common colourway. I wanted this model so much when I was younger, and I am delighted to finally add him to my herd.
After shopping, I reunited with Heather for the NAMHSA Dinner and Annual Meeting.
The meeting closed with the results of the 2018/9 Member Show of the Year award. Shannon Southard's A Midwinter Night's Ball won the top prize...
with runner-up honors going to Kylee Parks' Super-CALI-Fragilistic Live and Heather Malone's Candyland Live. Congratulations, Shannon, Kylee and Heather! All three of your shows were amazing.
My BreyerFest was off to a great start, and the best was yet to come.

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