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Breyer Animal Creations, makers of the world’s most realistic model horses will hold its 26th annual festival for horse lovers and model horse collectors at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, starting today through Sunday.
This fun, family-friendly festival celebrates the world of horses and especially the real horses that inspire the Breyer models.
Breyer marks its 65th anniversary this year and the iconic toy company’s biggest fan festival, BreyerFest, will bring more than 10,000 horse lovers and 200 guest horses from around the world to the Kentucky Horse Park.
BreyerFest’s theme this year is Vive La France, and Simba du Pont de Tournay, a rare French Ardennais, one of only 15 in the U.S., is this year’s Celebration Horse. Simba, a red roan stallion weighing approximately 1700 lbs., is owned by Joyce and Gene Concklin of Florida. A limited edition collectible Breyer model of Simba is included with every three-day ticket purchase to BreyerFest!
New to BreyerFest this year will be the exciting sport of Horseball. Horseball is fast-paced team sport that combines aspects of polo, basketball and quidditch! Presented by the American Horseball Association in cooperation with the International Horseball Federation, top international players from France, Spain, Portugal and Canada will present an exciting demonstration of horseball each day.
Other special equine guests include: Wismer Clydesdales six-horse mare hitch from Canada; 2011 Endurance Horse of the Year OT Sara Moniet RSI and owner/rider Crockett Dumas from Utah...
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