Breyer invites families to its 27th annual fan festival and horse fair, BreyerFest Carnival, to be held from July 22 to 24 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Breyerfest is dedicated to model horses that inspire Breyer’s models. In addition, as a tribute to the host country of the 2016 Olympic Games, Breyerfest will celebrate the ‘brio’ of Rio’s Carnival and Brazil’s equine heritage.
BreyerFest is a hands-on, family-oriented festival that encourages kids to get up close with horses and meet their owners, take pony rides, visit a petting zoo, and participate in craft activities such as Stablemates’ paint-your-own-model-horses and play tables. Every ticket purchaser will receive a limited edition Breyer model made exclusively for BreyerFest.
Breyer will welcome the first Brazilian Mangalarga Marchadors (the national horse of Brazil) as well as SAMBA NEW YORK!, a samba dance troupe to help celebrate BreyerFest’s Carnival theme this year.
Imperador das Aguas JM, a grey stallion imported from Brazil by owner Claudia Bellandi of C&C Bellandi Horse Racing at Oak Bell Farm is the inspiration for the 2016 BreyerFest Celebration Horse model, which is the model received by each three-day ticket holder. Renowned sculptor Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig created a new sculpture for Breyer of Imperador to be introduced exclusively at BreyerFest. Then the mold will be retired to the Breyer Vault and not available again in the U.S. until 2019!
BreyerFest offers opportunities for guests to see, touch, and experience horses close up. Activities include three days of live horse demonstrations featuring some 200 horses of more than 20 breeds, meet and greets with equine guests, pony rides, a petting zoo, 65-booth Trade Fair, a Breyer super store filled with models created especially for BreyerFest, a Craft and Activity Center with free craft activities, face painting and story-telling, model horse displays and shows, workshops and free seminars.
All BreyerFest tickets also include access to activities and museums at the Kentucky Horse Park. Click here for a full schedule of events.