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Gem Twist

(c) Janice Cox

The Gem Twist mold was introduced in 1993 and is a portrait model of Olympic and World Champion show jumper Gem Twist, owned by Michael Golden. The mold has only the linear " Breyer Reeves." stamp. Early molds have 39 thin braids, some of which are indistinct. In 1995 these braids were replaced by 20 braids that are shaped like tiny hourglasses and this continues to the present day. The model was sculpted by Kathleen Moody and is Breyer mold #495.

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Photo Photo Box Card Model Number Name Color Release Dates Released Through/Notes

(c) Melissa Frey

    495 Gem Twist Champion Show Jumper white, grey muzzle, mane, white tail with brown-grey shading, brown-grey shaded kneecaps and points of hock, 39 braids, every other braid painted with red stripe 1993-1994 With hang tag

(c) Janice Cox

  495 Gem Twist Champion Show Jumper white, grey muzzle, mane, white tail with brown-grey shading, brown-grey shaded kneecaps and  and points of hock, 39 braids with red dots 1994-1995 With hang tag

  495 Gem Twist Champion Show Jumper white, grey muzzle, mane, white tail with brown-grey shading, brown-grey shaded kneecaps and  and points of hock, 20 braids with red dots 1995 With hang tag
(c) Jamie Dulin     726 Grey Appaloosa Sport Horse grey blanket appaloosa, black points, three socks, not off foreleg 1998-1999

(c) Hilary Hurley

      959 Monte, Thoroughbred reddish chestnut, diamond star, black or bi-color eyes, slightly darker chestnut mane/tail, four socks, alternating orange and green braids 1996-1997

(c) Janice Cox

 

1101 Biko, Famous Three-Day Eventer light bay, black points, broad blaze over chin, off side hind sock 2000

Limited Edition

With hang tag

    1101 Biko, Famous Three-Day Eventer     Showing box sticker, hang tag
(c) Reeves International, Inc.       1251 Commander Riker
2003 World's Best School Horse Winner
chestnut, lightly darker mane/tail, blaze, eye whites, shaded muzzle, near hind sock 2004-2005
      1251G Glossy Commander Riker glossy chestnut, lightly darker mane/tail, blaze, eye whites, shaded muzzle, near hind sock 2004 BreyerFest Live Show Prize Model
(4 made)
(c) Janice Cox (c) Janice Cox     1291 Picture Perfect Thoroughbred
Includes disposable camera, flower box, background, a decorative photo frame and a 16-page instruction booklet.
smutty palomino, white mane/tail, blaze, eye whites, white ribbons, near fore and hind socks July-Dec 2007  
(c) Kellie DeFosset     1705 Pinto Sport Horse bay pinto, bi-colored black and white mane/tail, eye whites, stockings 2013 Mid-year release
(c) Barbara Schweder   3359 Fox Hunting Gift Set
With Red Fox and English Fox Hound
blanket clip bay, black mane/tail, dark shaded legs 2001-2003  
(c) Kellie DeFosset   9107 Sapphire bay, black mane/tail, two socks 2010-2012  
  700118 Peppermint Kiss dark grey, dark tail shading to light grey at tip, near fore sock, off hind sock 2015 Holiday Horse

"Seasons Greetings" printed on belly

(c) Reeves International, Inc.   701105 Snowman pearlescent grey, shaded fleabitten grey 2005 PetSmart/State Line Tack
(c) Jen McClelland   701196 First Competitor
Came with brown leather English jumping saddle,  brown cord and leather bridle, blue quilted saddle pad.
buckskin, crescent star, snip, black points, four stockings, red, white, and blue braids. 1996

Limited Edition
(5,000 made)

Most numbered by hand on belly. Two color variations shown.

  701196 First Competitor     Additional photos
(c) Julia Harmon (c) Julia Harmon     701606 Authentic shaded bay, black points, eye whites, black braids 2006 USET Foundation
(750 made)
      704295 Gem Twist
With leather Canongate English jumping saddle and hunter/jumper bridle
white, grey muzzle, mane, white tail with brown-grey shading, brown-grey shaded kneecaps and  and points of hock, 20 braids with red dots 1995 Q2 Home Shopping Network
(30 made)

Same as #495

  711274 Desi dark bay blanket, hind stockings 2017 BreyerFest Open Show Reserve Grand Prize, Live Auction
(~10 made)
(c) PolarVrtX         Chalky Shaded Grey Roan with Tri-Colored Eye shaded grey roan, black mane/tail, tri-colored eyes, four socks, red ribbons 1996 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
        Dappled Mahogany Bay dappled mahogany bay 1997 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity

(c) Jackie Hamilton         Dun Appaloosa dun snowflake blanket, darker mane/tail, extended star, snip, shaded muzzle, foreleg knees, near side stockings 2000 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
(c) Jackie Hamilton         Bay with Checkerboard Pattern bay with checkerboard pattern on hip, black mane/tail, off white muzzle 2001 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity.

(c) Kellie DeFosset         Show Jumper dark rose grey, lighter mane/tail, near fore and hind socks, red braids 2002 QVC
(c) JRT Mom         Gem Twisted   2010 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

With modified mane/tail

        Forrest Fire dapple grey, darker grey points 2013 Lacey Jamieson Memorial Gift
(1 made)
        Buckskin Blanket Appaloosa Gem Twist (mold #495) buckskin blanket 2016 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

Breyer dealer catalog introduction


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