Ophir is available in an unpainted resin edition limited to two molds. Approx. 50 castings can be obtained per mold. Ophir stands 2 3/4" at his highest point. He is the same size as a Breyer Stablemate model. The resins are solid cast with wire reinforced legs and tail. Customizing this model is only permitted on the condition that you do not cast the resulting piece.
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Love Model Horses!
Plan on attending these model horse shows hosted by NAMHSA, Breyer Model Horses and Stone Horses for Collectors of Model Horses and Lovers of Equine Art and Figurines!
The North American Nationals
July 17 - 19 2009 at Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. Hosted by Breyer Model Horses. You are invited to join in the festivities at the 20th annual BreyerFest. It is the largest gathering of model horse lovers in the world! Breyer model horses hosts this weekend of model horse shows, model horse sales, artisan's gallery, seminars, contests, real horses, swap meet and shopping! Learn about real horses and the model horse hobby. Plus you get to meet some of the real horses that are honored as Breyer models! Hosted by Breyer Model Horses.Check out the Breyerfest Blog
June 12 - 14 2009 at theWestern States Horse Expo in Sacramento, California. Hosted by Breyer Model Horses at the largest and most comprehensive equestrian exposition in North America. Once in the gates, come down to The Breed Pavilion and enjoy Stablemates® painting, fun crafts and activities, model horse information, raffles, and a Breyer model display where you can be the first to see the newest Breyer product. Two great model horse shows, Open and Novice, are also available for additional fees.
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July 10, 2008
"Hundreds of trainers withdrew their horses from competition at a major Tennessee Walking Horse show last weekend after USDA inspectors arrived on the scene to examine horses for violations of the Horse Protection Act."
"In 1998, The Tennessean published several articles on the walking horse industry. They interviewed defectors from the world of soring and the big lick. Pamela Reband, a former TWHBEA director, admitted in print to "sanctioning torture for 30 years." -From the article Sore Winners by Andrew Lang, DVM
What is soring?
Read this article and find out:
Here are a couple facts from the above link:
Of the 54 Riders Cup Top Trainers named by the Walking Horse Report in 2007 ONLY 4 had NO SORING VIOLATIONS. The rest shared a total of 204 violations.
There were 15 HPA suspensions between the 13 honorees recently inducted into the Walking Horse Hall of Fame. One honoree had 6 suspensions. One honoree who had no suspensions was the organist.
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