Breyer Horses’ Mane Beauty Stardust Unicorn | Source: Breyer

The leading maker of equestrian-inspired toys, gifts, and collectibles received a big honor this month.

Breyer — a division of Reeves International —  was named the recipient of the 20th Annual Equine Industry Vision Award by Zoetis, in partnership with American Horse Publications. The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding leadership, creativity, and meritorious contributions toward positive changes in the equine industry.

“As one of those little girls whose own passion for horses was first realized and inspired through a Breyer model horse, today’s Equine Industry Vision Award is one with profound personal and professional significance,” says Stephanie Macejko, vice president of marketing and product development for Breyer. “I’m a real-life example of how a Breyer model horse can welcome newcomers to the horse industry and inspire a career path and experiences in the equine world beyond their wildest dreams. I am honored to accept this award on behalf of Breyer, a company committed to visioning the horse world in timeless ways as we engage new generations and old.”

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