Breyerfest 2016 Horses!

My box of Breyerfest horses arrived, all safe and sound thank goodness! A box from my friend arrived on the same day, containing this adorable classic (Ariat 2007 limited editon) She has really beautiful shading such a sweet face!



I’ll start off with my first special run time. I was ticket number 67, and they pulled 110, so I was WAY back in the line. I was certain my first two picks, the Samba Surprise and Bozeman would be long gone, as my time was also at the end of the day. To my surprise… I got them!!! πŸ˜€

Bozeman is such a beauty, Breyer did a magnificinet job of his roaning and even put pinking on his whites. His eyes are so cute, just a stunning model overall. Mine has no issues at all!


Next up is my Samba Surprise. Mine is the rarest realistic colour, second rarest overall and is limited to 627! He has very nice dapples and gorgeous eyes, and again no major flaws woohoo!


My second special run time was one of my favourite memories of Breyerfest! I again was number 67, and they pulled… Number 67!!!!!! I was so surprised, and it was so special to be first in line! I may have shrieked a little lol. I honestly can’t believe they pulled my number out of everyone’s tickets πŸ˜€

I got Mamacita y Chico and Sheila,  my third and fourth picks. Mamacita is stunning, and the sculpt is so beautiful and feminine. She has lovely subtle dapples and shading!


Chico is such a sweet little thing! They’re both sooty buckskins but of course Chico is very light as he’s a baby πŸ’• I’m so happy I got this set and am able to have them in my collection πŸ™‚



Sheila is beautiful, a very nicely shaded chestnut. I didn’t like her markings at first, but now they’ve grown on me and give her a lot more character. The mold is really nice and she has an adorable expression! 


My last special run was Namid, I bought her on Sunday when they were doing the free-for-all! They actually did a half matte and half glossy on her, which was cool! My mum bought her for me (I bought the rest of my horsesπŸ™‚) and I got matte, which I’m very happy with! The halter was given to me by a lovely little girl, and doesn’t it suit her? 


From the Mercado I bought Copabanca and Chiquita, and also got a t-shirt! Copabanca is very unique and done very nicely, and Chiquita is also well done and ADORABLE! I also purchased Amapa, the single day stablemate.

I only bought one store special, Diablo DC as I wasn’t a massive fan of Dag Dia. I was pleasantly surprised that they still had Diablo in stock, so I picked one with subtle dapples and nice eyes! He is absolutely stunning ❀️

Backtracking a little, the Clarion was an incredible experience amd I got some great deals! On Thursday I bought 2 more stablemate TWH’s for my conga (now at 10, yay!), A King’s Mount Breyer resin, a PS Pony, Oleary and WindtalkerπŸ’™ 


The Peter Stone pony is Wolfman’s Classic, a model that has lots of variations. I got the gelding with one blue eye and the belly spot, and I’m in love with him!


I had arranged to buy Oleary a few days before Breyerfest from someone on Instagram. I’ve wanted Oleary since I first started collecting Breyers, and I’m so thrilled to finally have him! He has some scratches and marks, but nothing major or very noticeable. Last night I made him a halter, dark green with light green crystals.

 
I made the decision to conga the Smarty Jones mold after I bought Windtalker. He was the first traditional horse I bought at Breyerfest, and I got him for a steal! He has a few little scratches but no overspray whatsoever on his markings, and a gorgeous blue eye!


I went back to the Clarion on Friday night for the Instagram meet, and met some really nice people! Afterwards I walked into a room, just browsing, and I saw Sato and Rushmore! Sato had been on my list and was a decent price, so I was going to buy him but before I could get him another girl bought him. I decided to buy Rushmore instead, and a girl reached up and pulled him off the shelf. She looked at him and put him back, so I grabbed him as fast as I could! I thought she put him back because he was too expensive or had some flaws, but I checked his price and it was half of what I expected!!! He had no major flaws and I’m incredibly glad to have him and bring my conga up to four!


The celebration horse is very nice, but so skinny! He isheavily dappled  and has interesting eyes, plus a pearly finish which is quite pretty.


At Breyerfest I bought some stablemates, the Competing at the Games set, some foals for $1 each, a TB foal for $3, American Pharoah and a beautifully shaded running TB for $2! 

My Best Buy from Breyerfest was when I went to the Clarion on Sunday and looked for a final horse to buy. I didn’t see anything I really wanted, as I was looking for another Stone. I went into the Black Horse Ranch room and looked around. I was just about to leave when I decided to have one more look, and saw a chestnut Old Mold Morgan sitting on a shelf. His price tag said 15, and I snatched him off the shelf and checked him over. He was absolutely flawless and I’m not kidding, I skipped over to the cashier and paid for him! I ended up paying $10 as they had a sale πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€ It was a great way to end Breyerfest! I’ll post another post about Breyerfest later πŸ™‚

BREYERFEST 2016 Part 1

Breyerfest was absolutely incredible!!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Before heading to Kentucky we spent a week in Salt Lake City, visiting family. While there I bought Toro who has been on many adventures now! (In waterfalls, snow, on the edge of a cliff, at the Utah State Capital, and on the back of a motor bike!) I’ll be sharing some photos from his adventures a little later πŸ™‚

We had a brilliant few days before BF at Kentucky, we went on a trail ride and also went to Old Friends! Old Friends was lovely and we had a great tour guide, he had such a knowledge about each horse. Id really recommend it, even if you don’t know much about racing (like me) it’s still incredibly special and memorable. πŸ’•

On Thursday afternoon we went to the Clarion! Wow that hotel is complicated πŸ˜†

I met some very sweet people there, and even met a rather large lizard named Cupcake who had the most adorable tiny hands! I got some very good deals there, but I don’t have any of my Traditional horses at the house (we had to ship them back from the States)  They should hopefully be here this week fingers crossed! We stayed at the Embassy which was very nice, and the window displays were AMAZING!  

Since I have lots of photos to share I’ll post part 2 in a little bit, then I’ll post when my horses get here! 

Updates+New Weekly Post!

Sorry I haven’t been too active here recently, everything’s settling down so I’ll have more time to post!

Anyways, here are some updates!

I made some stablemate pony pouches, 

 This one fits foals, This one fits ponies and larger foals, such as the SM Scrambling Foal,  

 This is for larger, longer stablemates, such as the SM Cantering WB and TB
And this fits average sized stablemates! 

Also some of my horses previously in my barn have been put up on shelves! They’ll definitely still appear in regular posts, barn photography and photo stories, but they won’t have a permanent place in the barn.   

 
Also I completed a new custom, but he’ll have his own post πŸ˜‰

Anyway, the new thing I will be trying to post weekly is CWS Spotlight! It’s going to be a short post on something in my barn, e.g riders, horses, a feature of the barn, a piece of tack, etc and will give some info on it. And don’t worry, Caption This! Will still be running as of next week πŸ™‚

And here’s this weeks CWS Spotlight!

  
This saddle is a LSQ Western saddle made by my friend, in  2010. It made it’s first live show debut in January, this year, in a western trail set up which got Reserve Supreme Champion in novice performance, beaten by my own Horseball set up!  I love this saddle so so much, because I’ve had it since I really first got into Breyers and it’s very special to me. It also has three saddle pads, a green one with black leather accents with came with the saddle, the purple one in the photo which I made, and a gorgeous cross stitch pad I won from a raffle in a live show! 

   
The set also came with a tooled breastplate and bridle with beautiful silver accents! 

 
What would you guys like to see in the next CWS Spotlight?

 
   

 

Liebster Award…Again?

Yep! I am so thrilled to have been nominated for the Leibster Award a second time, this time by the lovely Minki! Thank you! πŸ™‚

     
Rules:

– Put the Liebster Award logo on your blog.

– Thank and tag the blog who nominated you.

– Answer their questions and come up with 10 new ones for your nominees

– Nominate 8 blogs (with less than 200 followers*), let them know you’ve nominated them, and link them in your post

– No tag-backs

(copied & pasted from FillieFanatic)

Here are Minki’s questions:

1:What is your favorite place to be?

In my studio, crafting, taking photos or rearranging my shelves. Also in the saddle, nothing beats that!

2: How long have you been blogging?

Since January, 2015

3: What would you’r dream home be like?

Hmm… probably a white two-story country house, with a stable block round the back and paddocks filled with horses and ponies! 🐴

4: How many blog posts have you made?

96! Coming up for that big 100 soon! πŸ˜€

5: What’s your favorite colour?

My favourite colour is a light teal or purple. (By the way, there’s a new horse coming at Christmas who will have these colours as his theme for tack!)

6: Who is your favorite Harry Potter character?

To be honest, I haven’t read the books or seen the movies for a while now, but my favourite character is probably Buckbeak πŸ™‚

7: Have you got any pets and what are their names?

Yep, a spoodle called Buttons, a fat black and white cat named Patches, and a grey and white cat named Tippy

8: Have you ever fallen of a chair? (don’t ask)

I did, and it was in the middle of class and everyone was staring πŸ˜…

9: What brand of model horses do you have the most of if any?

I’m honestly not sure, I think it’s a tie between Schleichs and Breyer.

10: What is your favorite horse colour?

Ohh that’s a really hard question. I love Appaloosas, roans, pintos, especially medicine hats with blue eyes and frame overos!

My questions:

1: Best model horse buy?

2: Ever had a model horse barn set up?

3: Any Peter Stone models?

4: How many Schleichs (if any) do you have?

5: Favourite type of horse riding? E.g barrel racing, dressage, jumping…

6: Ever been to Breyerfest? (Or any other model horse event)

7: Least favourite horse colour?

8: If you could design a Regular Model for Breyer, what would it’s mold, colour, eye colour and markings be?

9: Do you have a subscription to a horse or craft magazine?

10: Favourite thing about the model horse hobby?

My nominees are:

Misty Star Studios
Ridge Farm
Trail Blazer Farms
Bits n Spurs
These blogs are all amazing and I am so excited to see your answers! πŸ™‚

Liebster Award!!

Oh my gosh I just got nominated for the Liebster Award! This is sooooo cool! 

 
I got nominated by the amazing  FillieFanatic! Thank you, it really means a lot to me! πŸ™‚

Here are the rules: (Copied and pasted from FillieFanatic’s blog)

– Put the Liebster Award logo on your blog.

– Thank and tag the blog who nominated you.

– Answer their questions and come up with 10 new ones for your nominees

– Nominate 8 blogs (with less than 200 followers*), let them know you’ve nominated them, and link them in your post

– No tag-backs

Question Time!!

1: If you could go on holiday to anywhere, where would you go?

Hmm… That’s a hard question! I’d probably want to go on a really long road trip around America πŸ™‚

2: Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what are their names? If not, what would your ideal pet be? (Doesn’t have to be realistic.)

Yep, I’ve got three! Buttons, my Spaniel x Poodle, kinda like yours FilleFanatic! I also have two cats, Tippy and Patches, and I think all of you have seen him in my barn or paddock πŸ˜‰

 3: What’s your favourite song/band?
To be honest, I don’t really have a favourite band, or a favourite song. I quite like Taylor Swift and Adam Lambert though.

4: Do you have any hobbies that you enjoy other than what you blog about?

I LOVE writing and photography!! πŸ“’πŸ“πŸ“·

5: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

Definitely shape-shifting! Come on, who doesn’t want to be a Pegasus? πŸ˜‰

6: Which is your favourite model horse brand?

This is a hard question! If I had to choose I’d probably say Breyer, but I love my Schleichs though.

7: What’s your favourite food?

Another hard question! I love sushi, Pad Thai, pancakes, hotdogs on sticks and chips. πŸ˜‹

8:Do you have a favourite TV show/movie?

YES!!!! I am totally obsessed with Dance Moms, an American TV reality show about young dancers and their teacher, Abby Lee Miller. I also really like the movie War Horse πŸ™‚

9: Do you have a favourite breed of horse?

Ok, I have many. Gypsy Vanners, Marwaris, Clydesdales, Appaloosas, Kaimanawas, Irish Draughts and Shetland Ponies πŸ˜€

10: Would you rather have your left arm made of cake or jelly?

Umm… I suppose jelly? I don’t really know! πŸ˜†
Ok, now my questions:

1: Do you ride horses? If so, how often and what disciplines?

2: How many pets do you have?

3: Do you customise model horses? What do you use?

4: Favourite book/series?

5: Best model horse memory?

6: Model horse/horsey inspiration?

7: Worst model horse buy?

8: Favourite horse/dog/cat colour?

9: What’s your dream horse?

10: Any other skills/hobbies?

And here’s my nominees

Beth from Chestnut Heartbeats
Chex and the Heavies
Horse Tender Studio
I love these blogs and can’t wait to read your answers!

-CWS πŸ™‚

πŸ“·Quick PicsπŸ“·

Hi guys, just a few quick pics and updates!

   
    
    
   

 Sorry I haven’t been posting as much, I just haven’t had that much time with school, but I have two week holiday coming up really soon! Expect a lot more posts, crafts, and photography (hopefully)πŸ˜€ 

Anything you guys would like to see more of here?