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Big Ben

(c) Janice Cox    (c) Janice Cox

Big Ben was introduced in 1996 and is the portrait model of the Belgian Warmblood champion show jumping horse of that name. This mold has a molded on horseshoes, a "© Breyer Reeves" linear stamp inside the right leg, a "96" engraving on the inside the left thigh, a tiny, upside down "JEH" stamp on the left hock, and a tiny "By Moody" under the mane on the right side of the horse's neck. The "JEH" stamp refers to John E. Harrold, who made the metal-injection mold used. Big Ben was sculpted by Kathleen Moody (hence the "By Moody") and is Breyer's mold #483.

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

483 Big Ben
aka "Big Ben, Belgian-Bred Warmblood Canadian Show Jumper" (1997-1998 catalogs)
red chestnut to medium dark brown, star with connected stripe, lighter chestnut mane/tail, black or bi-color eyes, two hind stockings 1996-2004 Models in 1996/early 1997 have bi-colored eyes. Showing 1990's version.
483 Big Ben
aka "Big Ben, Belgian-Bred Warmblood Canadian Show Jumper" (1997-1998 catalogs)
red chestnut to medium dark brown, star with connected stripe, lighter chestnut mane/tail, black or bi-color eyes, two hind stockings 1996-2004 Showing later 2000's version.

483 Big Ben darker liver chestnut, sharper and narrower star/stripe 2010 World Equestrian Games Reissue
(48 made)

1232 Milton
Show Jumping Warmblood
light grey, shaded face and ears 2004-2008
(c) Janice Cox (c) Janice Cox 1456 Gathering Storm Charcoal grey pinto, hind stockings, white mane/tail Jan-Jun 2011 Collector's Choice
1719 RCMP Musical Ride black, four socks, star, maple leaf on hindquarters 2014-2015 With hang tag.
(c) Janice Cox (c) Janice Cox 9105 2010 Games Collector's Edition Blue decorator. Depicts the official 2010 Games artwork of famed sporting artist LeRoy Neiman. 2010 Ceramic model developed exclusively for the 2010 Games, comes with an attached base and a certificate of authenticity.
9151 Rio
George Morris Action Figure - Deluxe Set
bay, black points, star, near fore coronet, off hind sock 2015-2016 Chronicle Support Network
(250 made)

Fundraiser for equine charities. With Certificate of Authenticity. Some promotional material calls this model Sinjon. Gold signature stamped on belly.

90115 Apropos buckskin extended blanket, black mane/tail, blaze, leg barring 2001 Connoisseur Series
(350 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity

430040 Rose Grey Sabino  rose grey sabino 2023 Test Piece Raffle Model
(1 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity

700301 Stormchaser shaded dappled grey, star, snip, dark grey tail with white tip, dark grey mane 2001 Breyer Tour Model

With Certificate of Authenticity

700301 Stormchanser Showing Certificate of Authenticity
 700999 Molokai bay, small star, black points 1999 BreyerFest Celebration Horse
(4,200 made)

Not certain if blanket came with the horse or was sold/given away separately.

701500 Nautical palomino, wide blaze, lighter mane/tail, shaded muzzle, far hind sock, broad blaze 2000 USET Festival of Champions
(750 made)
(c) Erin S 701500 Nautical glossy palomino, lighter mane/tail, shaded muzzle, far hind sock, broad blaze ? Live Show prizes
(2 made)
701603 Brentina semi gloss shaded chestnut, darker mane/tail, small star, off side socks, small white "birdcatcher" spots on quarters and neck 2003 USET Festival of Champions
(750 made)

Modified to a mare for this release.

701704 Double Exposure
With Warmblood SM
olive grullo, off side socks, black points, blaze 2003 Just About Horses Subscriber Special
(3,000 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity

710004 Cryptic grey granite with glow-in-the-dark skeleton, "RIP" brand 2004 Halloween Horse Series
(c) Janice Cox (c) Janice Cox 711131 Wish on a Star rose grey pinto, three stockings, not off hind, bicolor mane/tail 2011

BreyerFest Special  Run
(1,100 made)

"BreyerFest 2011" stamped on belly

(c) Janice Cox 711203 Sgt. Pepper glossy dark dappled grey, white stockings, grey mane/tail, wide blaze 2003 BreyerFest Special Run
(1,500 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity

711426 Sonnet glossy bay four stockings, blaze, pink muzzle, black points 2006 BreyerFest Volunteer/Live Auction
(120 made)
(c) Sara Donovan 711448 Monaco bay pinto, bi-colored mane/tail, stockings 2008 BreyerFest Open Show prize, Live Auction
(9 made)
711515 Brahms glossy black leopard mismark appaloosa 2022

BreyerFest Special Run
(2,200 made)

"BreyerFest 2022" stamped on belly

711638 Stanhope flaxen liver chestnut sabino 2023 BreyerFest Open Show Reserve Champion Prize
(10 made)
770898 Serengeti glossy Copenhagen, white mane/tail, bald face, stockings 1998 BreyerFest Raffle, Live Auction
(26 made)
(c) Elaine & Meredith Rook Big Ben
With video and red blanket
chestnut, same as #483 1999 Spruce Meadows Masters Classic
(100 made)
(c) PolarVrtX Bay Pinto bay pinto, three socks, not off fore, black points 1999 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
(c) Jackie Hamilton "Adonis" - Fantasy Golden Metallic Big Ben golden metallic, star, dark shaded legs, light cream mane/tail 2000 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
Silver Twilight Sabino grulla, dappled, dorsal stripe, black points, blaze, stockings 2001 Breyer Tour Raffle
(10 made)
(c) jkira (c) jkira Design Your Own Breyer Model bay pinto, extensive white body, bicolor mane/tail, pink muzzle and hooves 2001 BreyerFest Silent Auction
(1 made)
(c) Wendy Hick Dun Apropos dun extended blanket, blaze, snip, shaded muzzle, black mane/tail, stockings with white markings 2001 BreyerFest Live Show Prize
(24 made)
Opalescent Grey with Silver Shoes grey with darker grey mane/tail, knees 2001 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity.

(c) A. Reese Chestnut Apropos glossy chestnut extended blanket, lighter chestnut mane/tail, same pattern as above 2002 West Coast Jamboree Auction
(1 made)
Hickstead glossy red bay, hind socks, blaze, black points 2002 QVC
(c) Marisa Hildebrandt Gold "Apropos" Big Ben metallic gold with extended blanket, black points, stripes on legs 2003 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
With Honors glossy shaded dun splash white, dorsal stripe, leg barring 2003 Hobby Horse News
(1 made)
(c) Bill Robertson "No Bones About It" decorator skeleton pattern 2004

BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity

Big Ben dark bay, snip and two hind socks 2005 FEI Competition
(>50 made)

Stamped "2005 FEI World Cup Show Jumping and Dressage"

Silver Dappled dappled silver day, blaze, white/cream mane/tail, three socks, not off hind 2005 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
(c) Sharon Walbridge Grullo Overo "Mauvelous" grullo overo, stockings, blaze 2007 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
Big Ben dun pinto 2008 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
(c) Janice Cox Big Ben in Color-Change Florentine Filigree Florentine filigree 200 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
(c) Kira Hamilton Denim Big Ben Solid Blue 2009 Lone Star Experience
(1 made)
(c) Reeves International, Inc. Soft dapple grey with custom tail dapple grey, hind stockings, darker grey mane/tail 2012 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
(c) Reeves International, Inc. Glossy Black Tobiano Big Ben glossy black tobiano, bicolor mane/tail 2013 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
Glossy Silver Bay on Mold No. 483, Big Ben glossy silver bay 2016 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
Big Ben verdigris bronze 2017 Seen in the BreyerFest Collector's Club tent.

Example of Big Ben releases. Left to right (Original Big Ben 1990's, Later Big Ben 2000's and WEG Big Ben as shown with hangtag).

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