BreyerFest Silver Jubilee, the annual fan festival and horse fair hosted by Breyer Animal Creations, which makes realistic horse models for play and collecting, returns for its 25th year. The three-day event is scheduled for July 11 to 13 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.
This year, special guests will include Waller Farms’ Novelisto D, the equine star of Winter’s Tale; and TJ, equine star of Hidalgo, along with trainers Cari Swenson and Rex Peterson. Knights of Iceland, a group of Icelandic horses, will be on-hand to perform their native gait, the tolt, at high speeds in formation. There will also be portrait model horses on-hand.
On the evening of July 12, BreyerFest will host the BreyerFest Celebration of Horses, starring Gala of the Royal Horses, which captures the beauty and maneuvers of baroque horse breeds favored by European royalty. Performers will include Andalusians, Friesians, Lipizzaners, and Arabian stallions.
For the first time, BreyerFest will feature the Tonka Fun Zone, a play area featuring the Tonka T-Rex monster truck, as well as lots of Tonka toys. Once again, the festival will host the Eastern Regional Splash Dogs Trials and Championships, an event involving the new sport of dog dock diving. The championship will be held on July 13.
Tickets can be purchased, and complete information can be found, at breyerhorses.com or by calling (800) 413-3348. Single-day ticket purchasers can upgrade for the Saturday evening Celebration of Horses, or buy tickets for that event only.