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BREYER® Creates a Worldwide Celebration of the Horse at BREYERFEST® Global Gallop

(Pequannock, NJ – Jan. 18, 2008) – Grab your passport, break out the language tapes, and put your steamer trunks on the trailer! Breyer Animal Creations® is going global with BreyerFest® Global Gallop, the 19th model horse collector festival and horse fair, to be held July 18-20, 2008 at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Ky.

BreyerFest Global Gallop will celebrate the international world of the horse this year inviting international breeds that have that certain “je ne sais quoi” and charisma! The event will feature three days of live horse demonstrations and meet & greet sessions with the real horses that inspired the Breyer models, as well as a 50-booth Trade Fair, a Craft & Activity Center hosted by Explorium of Lexington, three model horse shows, workshops and seminars, pony rides, an exotic petting zoo and dog agility. Activities are also held at the Holiday Inn North, BreyerFest’s host hotel, including the Artisans’ Gallery featuring top equine artisans and sculptors, and the annual Swap Meet, the hot spot for buying, selling and swapping model horses.

BreyerFest is the destination for special, highly-collectible models and this year won’t disappoint! Breyer has selected Avi Cohen and Kilimanjaro Ranch’s stunning dapple grey PRE stallion Alborozo as the 2008 BreyerFest Celebration horse. German sculptor Brigitte Eberl (who sculpted Anky Van Grunsven’s Salinero for Breyer) was commissioned to create a new sculpture of Alborozo exclusively for BreyerFest Global Gallop. Her beautifully realized model will be available only with a three-day ticket purchase to BreyerFest. And, to make the Alborozo model uniquely and especially collectible, Breyer is breaking the mold at BreyerFest – something it has never done before in nearly 60 years of production! Don’t wait to order tickets because once Alborozo leaves the Breyer stable door, he’s gone forever!

“BreyerFest® Global Gallop will be a round-the-world journey featuring unique horse breeds, special areas representing different countries, and festive activities!” said Jennifer Stepanek, Breyer’s Promotional Events Manager. “On arrival at the Kentucky Horse Park, guests will receive their BreyerFest passport to fun where families and children of all ages can experience the magic of horses and the fun of collecting model horses!”

Breyer hosts two charitable auctions and two raffles from which a portion of the proceeds benefit numerous charities. Since BreyerFest’s inception in 1990, Breyer has donated more than $650,000 to charities from BreyerFest auctions and raffles. 2008 beneficiaries include: Old Friends, Morris Animal Foundation; North American Association for Riding for the Handicapped (NARHA); and several Kentucky-based non-profits.

Three Day tickets are on sale now. Pre-registration strongly encouraged.

Three Day Tickets:

Early Bird Special – Adults (13 and older): $70 until April 1st; $85 April 2nd and after.

Children ages 7-12: $55.

Children 6 & Under Free (but do not receive a model).

Each three-day ticket includes the BreyerFest Celebration Model of Alborozo, a limited-edition, collectible Traditional® Series Breyer model, available only at BreyerFest (while supplies last). Ticket good for all three days and includes admission to Kentucky Horse Park and its activities (parking at additional cost). Single Day Tickets will be offered for sale in the spring.

Visit our website at http://www.BreyerHorses.com to order tickets conveniently online and to download schedules or call FestCharge at 973-633-5090 to order by telephone.

About Breyer

Since 1950, Breyer Animal Creations, a division of Reeves International, Inc., Pequannock, NJ, has established a tradition rich in quality, value and authenticity. Outstanding play value and collectability combined with accuracy and attention to detail, have made Breyer model horses and accessories the nation’s best-selling and best-loved brand of model horses. Each model horse is decorated and detailed by hand so that no two are ever exactly the same. Breyer branded merchandise can be found at specialty toy stores, tack and saddlery stores, agriculture and feed stores and select mass-market stores nationwide. For more information and store locator, please visit: http://www.BreyerHorses.com.

 

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