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Model Horse Glossary
Below is a list of some of the retailers and
other sources for Special Run (SR) Breyer models. SRs are those models not
available through all dealers and are not listed in the annual
manual. Some may be listed on Breyer's web site, but Breyer doesn't always
mention the goodies that they let slip out!
- Now-defunct department
store that declared bankruptcy in 1982.
American Quarter Horse Congress - The world's largest
single-breed horse show. The show receives more than 16,000
horse show entries and will house more than 8,500 registered
American Quarter Horses during its three-week schedule.
Royal - The American Royal is a not-for-profit, community volunteer-based service
organization which raises funds to fulfill its vision & mission through
endowments contributions, sponsorships and event revenues. They hold horse
shows at their facility in Kansas City, Missouri.
dealer in equestrian apparel had a promotional model available from November
17 through December 28, 2007. It was a new sculpture, free with $59.95
Bentley Sales Company - One of the first and largest mail order
dealers, Bentley offered many exclusive special run models. The company
still offers the entire Breyer line through its web site on
Black Horse Ranch (BHR)
- Black Horse Ranch produced their own line of model horses, and in past years they also sold a
wide variety of exclusive Breyer models. Karen Grimm, the owner of BHR,
amassed a collection of more than 9,500 pieces, considered
to be one of the largest in the hobby.
- The video rental chain sold exclusive Classic and Stablemate models as a
tie-in to the video release of the movie Hidalgo.
- This annual Breyer event offers special run models for
sale and offers them as raffle prizes and 'thank you' gifts
for its live show judges. The latter two are of very limited
run and are highly prized.
- A live show sponsored by Breyer that was held on the
west coast of the U.S. Not as large or as well known as
BreyerFest, it was still a great opportunity for collectors
who live out west to attend a Breyer event.
- Online suppliers of early childhood educational toys,
equipment, books, records, tapes, videos, art supplies, and
teaching aids. Offered a
special run version of the Paddock Pals Carrying Case.
Enchanted Dollhouse - I believe
this was a mail order company operating out of Manchester, Vermont. They
specialized in miniatures and dolls from around the world and apparently
closed in about 1999.
Internationale (FEI) - The
international body governing Olympic equestrian sports.
Breyer regularly offered models available only through the JCPenney catalog. See
Parade of Breeds for a
listing of the Stablemates sold.
Just About Horses
- Breyer's magazine offered models available only to subscribers. See
Connoisseur Series page for
K-Mart - This retailer has had models available in its stores that
are apparently not available anywhere else.
- Lone Star Experience Event - A
JAH subscriber event held in Fort Worth Texas on October 30-31,
2009. Exclusive special run models were available at
the event. For more information see the
- A retailer in the Midwest with Breyers for sale in its stores but apparently not online.
Distributing - A variety of models have been released through
Mid-States over the years. You can search their web site for a store near you,
and some of their stores, such as Rural King, have an online catalog where you can
order current Mid-States releases and other Breyer models.
Model Horse Congress
- The annual
live show of the International Model Horse Association (IMHA) that was held throughout the 1970s and 1980s in the Midwest.
Montgomery Ward -
This department store used to sell Breyer models in store and through their
Christmas catalog. They currently don't offer any Breyer models for sale.
American Nationals - NAN - Annual championship model
horse show, hosted by the North American Model Horse Showers
Models and other collectibles are donated to the annual auction
to raise funds for the event. The 2009 auction can be found
Offers special run models as well as selections from the regular Breyer lines
through its website and some retail stores.
Kids - Offers occasional special run models only through their
Horse Outfitters - Sponsored by the American Quarter Horse
Association, purchases support the American Quarter Horse Foundation's
Scholarship Program, Equine Research and Educational Outreach Projects.
Currently offers one exclusive model online, Easy Jet, as well as other
QuarterFest - A Breyer-sponsored celebration of the
American Quarter Horse. First held in 2009 in Murfreeboro,
Tennessee during Kentucky Derby weekend.
QVC - This home shopping
network has sold exclusive Breyer models in the past and still sells a number
of regular run models through its online catalog.
Manufacturer of miniature horse drawn vehicles and handcrafted oak household
furniture. They don't sell Breyers online, but do sell them at their "Riegseckers
Marketplace" in Shipshewana, Indiana. They have also flocked Breyers
in the past; not sure if they do it these days.
- Sells Breyers, farm and home supplies from its retail stores
in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Michigan
and through their online store. Carries the Mid-States Distributing special run models.
- In past years Breyer has made special run models available
through the Sears Christmas catalog.
clothing and home decorating online catalog which has offered special run
Breyers for sale. Not currently offering any Breyer products.
Masters Classic - Equestrian tournament held annually in Calgary,
Alberta. No models are available through their website.
State Line Tack
- Like Mid-States Distributing, State Line has offered exclusive
models through its stores and online.
Target - This
retailer is apparently now selling exclusive special run models in its
retail stores. Two such sets are shown here.
Thomas Bainbridge - An equine artist who has done product design
work for Breyer.
- A discount retailer who sometimes has models for sale in the toys section
of their stores. Has released at least one SR model as well.
Toys 'R' Us - This
retailer sometimes offers exclusive models through its stores and online
catalog. Regular run models are also available.
Tractor Supply Company (TSC)
- While the models released through TSC are not currently available online,
the web site does offer you a way to find the store nearest you.
United States Equestrian Team
Foundation (USET) - Currently the USET is selling an exclusive model
through their website.
- USET Festival of Champions - Annual equestrian event showcasing
dressage, show jumping, endurance and reining.
- Velvet Rope - Special Breyer
event open only to JAH subscribers. Includes a tour of the
Breyer office and factory, a look at their test models and
upcoming regular release models, guest speakers, and the
opportunity to buy Special Run models. For more information see
the Special Event
This chain sells Classic and Stablemate models seasonally, and has offered Wild Mustang
sets exclusively through some of its retail outlets.
Horse Equipment (WCHE) - This company, known online as E-Horse
Equipment, sold an exclusive series of Midnight Sun models from 1996 though
2002. Current models are still on the site.