Is anyone else planning on attending BreyerFest in June 2012? Have you all seen the Celebration Horse for this year? Since the theme of this year's BreyerFest is British invasion, they picked the breed best known for carrying the Queen's drums. It's one of my favorite breeds – the Drum Horse. Specifically, it's modeled after Mariah's Boon, an American Drum Horse from Moonlit Acre in Florida.
The Drum Horse is actually a mix between three breeds: Clydesdale, Shire and Gypsy. They're beautiful examples of a work horse with grace and beauty. If you look at the pictures of Mariah's Boon, you'll see the qualities of the ideal Drum Horse, with lots of feathering, bright eyes and good bone structure. He was the perfect inspiration for this year's BreyerFest Celebration Horse, at least in my opinion.
I can't wait to see what the special run models will be this year. Naturally, they're only available to people with three-day tickets, which I'm sure will add to their value later down the road. According to Breyer, the special runs will stick with the British theme for this year's BreyerFest. I would imagine there will be some Shires, Hackneys, Gypsy Vanners and Dale Ponies in the mix. Of course, the Celebration Horse inspired by Mariah's Boon will be one of the special runs.
So, is anyone else going? Are you planning to snag three-day tickets so you can get access to the special runs? If you get them, are you planning to keep them or sell them to other enthusiasts? Personally, I plan to hang onto mine and pass them down, along with my other Breyers, to my granddaughters.