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I am from Omaha, NE and I've been a Club Horse member for 5 years, 4 months and 14 days
Age: 5 years old
Height: Fox Valley Oliver - 2008 Spring Release
A champion ambassador for the breed, Fox Valley Oliver, an 18-hand Shire owned by Kathy Whitaker of Flying Feathers Farm in New Providence, PA, excels in halter and driving competitions as well as in the sport of combined driving. From 2000 to 2003, he earned several reserve championships in the U.S. and Canada and was named Senior Champion Stallion at the Ohio State Fair in 2003.
Color: Grab your passport and prepare for an international adventure as BreyerFest Global Gallop showcases exciting breeds from around the world, July 18-20. Featuring exhilarating equine entertainment and Breyer-inspired crafts and activities, BreyerFest offers a world of fun anyone who loves horses. Meet the inspiration behind the newest Breyer portrait models including DZ Weedo, Bluegrass Bandit, Fox Valley Oliver, and Pimlico RCA! Take a break from autograph seeking and shop till you drop at the Trade Fair! Search for that vintage model you’ve always wanted at the Swap Meet or pick up a great piece of art at the Artisans’ Gallery, both offsite at our official host hotel: the Holiday Inn North. Try your hand at Stablemates® Painting and other horse-themed activities at the Craft & Activity Center hosted by the Explorium of Lexington. Come join us as BreyerFest takes the world by storm!
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My Horse's Achievements: Bluegrass Bandit
Bluegrass Bandit, a 2002 grey Tennessee Walking Horse mare, is known to steal the show when it comes to Trail Pleasure classes. At the 2005 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, Bandit was crowned the World Champion in Youth English Trail Pleasure and in Amateur Owned and Trained Western Trail Pleasure. In the end, she was named the World Grand Champion in Western Pleasure and was voted the Trail Pleasure Horse of the Year by Voice of the Tennessee Walking Horse Magazine. Come meet Bandit and her owners Chip, Bonny and Jared Carrier of Gobblers Knob Farm in Franklin, KY.
My Horse's Favorite Treat: BreyerFest 2009 Dates are Here!
Mark your calendar! BreyerFest 2009 is coming to the Kentucky Horse Park July 17-19. BreyerFest is turning 20 and we are planning a birthday party like you've never seen before!
My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Pimlico RCA
Sired by the 11-time Egyptian Arabian Sire of the Year, Thee Desperado (2008 Breyer Spring release model), Pimlico is a stunning example of the undeniable beauty, tall carriage, and movement of the Egyptian Arabian. This Western pleasure horse has many awards including: 2004 Egyptian Event Supreme Champion Stallion, 2003 Egyptian Event Champion Stallion (6-9 Years Old), 2006 Top Five Stallion Region Nine Championships and 2007 Region Nine Champion Stallion.
Pet Peeves: DZ Weedo - 2008 Spring Release
DZ Weedo, endearingly known as Odie by his owners Doug and Sue Schembri of Char-O-Lot Ranch in Florida, is a 1994 buckskin Appaloosa stallion. He is particularly well-known in the Western show ring as a multiple national and world champion in Western Riding and trail competitions. His offspring have won several world and national championships, as well as eight Bronze Medallions in racing, 1050 performance points and 304 halter points. Son of the Hall of Fame mare Merry Weedo, DZ Weedo's accomplishments include 1997 Appaloosa National Champion in the Trail Horse division and 1998 Appaloosa World Champion in the Western Riding division.
My Horse's motto: "If well chosen it is the noblest horse in the world; the most beautiful that can be. He is of great spirit and great courage and docile; has the proudest walk, the proudest trot ... the loftiest gallop and is the lovingest and gentlest and fittest of all for a king in Day of Triumph."