Chesapeake City, MD. - Stafford Carriage Driving is delighted to announce that Breyer Animal Creations® has chosen Suzy Stafford's National Championship and Hall of Fame partner PVF Peace of Mind to be a part of Breyer's mid-year 2017 release of new model horses, and has also been invited to perform for thousands of fans as a featured participant in the upcoming Breyerfest celebration in Lexington, KY.
Breyer Animal Creations® began as the Breyer Molding Company, a Chicago-based plastics manufacturing company which released its first model horse in 1950. Over the last 67 years, Breyer's iconic handcrafted and hand-painted creations have been renowned for the realism, authenticity and detailed accuracy of its models, and inspired a worldwide hobby of collecting model horses by children and adults of all ages. With strong ties to the real horse world, Breyer regularly welcomes the latest and greatest equine stars into its product line, which now includes a Traditional-size version of Stafford's charismatic Morgan mare PVF Peace of Mind, better known to her fans as "Hunny".
Like so many horse-crazy kids, Stafford grew up collecting her own "herd" of Breyer horses, which fueled her passion for horses as both a lifestyle and a career. Now Stafford realizes a dream come true as her beloved competition partner Hunny has been immortalized in a collectible form to inspire future generations of horse lovers. "When I first heard the news, I couldn't help it - I went right into giddy schoolgirl status, jumping up and down with excitement about my new 'toy!'" Stafford exclaimed. "I will never forget the impact that Breyer models had on me growing up, and it's such an honor to have Hunny join the Breyer roster as such a beautiful model to represent the Morgan breed and Driving Sport for everyone to enjoy."
Coinciding with Breyer's announcement is the news that Stafford and Hunny will join an all-star line-up at this year's Breyerfest celebration, being held July 14-16 at the Kentucky Horse Park. Now in its 28th year and host to more than 10,000 guests annually, BreyerFest is the world's largest festival for model horse collectors and everything equine, and is THE place to have fun with horses and model horses. With a multitude of activities for fans who converge upon Lexington from around the world, BreyerFest provides a great way for horse lovers to learn more about them from experts in both the "real" horse world and the model horse world, for an experience attendees will never forget.
As part of the Breyerfest activities, Stafford and Hunny, who was crowned as the 2016 U.S. Equestrian Federation's International Horse of the Year, will be available for meet-and-greet autograph sessions and photo opportunities with fans for all three days of the event, as well as performing a 15-minute driving demonstration each day to educate young and old about the sport. "Hunny is the 'people's horse', so I am extremely excited about bringing her to Breyerfest to share her with the world and her many fans," said Stafford.
"Hunny is larger than life, charismatic and talented, and it's taken a special group of people to bring her to her full potential from breeders, trainers, coaches and caregivers to admirers, fans and family members," Stafford continued. "I want everyone to feel that their support, no matter in what capacity, had everything to do with our success so far, and I continue to be humbled and honored to feel the love and support that we have received through our career together."
To pre-order a Breyer model of PVF Peace of Mind, click HERE, and to learn more about 2017 Breyerfest in Lexington, KY, click HERE. For more information about PVF Peace of Mind and Stafford Carriage Driving, visit www.staffordcarriagedriving.com.