Breyer American Quarter Horse

285 Reeves International, Inc.

$ 44.99 

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AQHA Ideal, The Ideal Series: A collection inspired by the art of Orren Mixer The Ideal Series pays homage to the stunning artwork of renowned equine artist Orren Mixer (1920-2008) and his most popular subjects – horses! Each hand-painted piece in this series was inspired by one of Mixer’s famed “ideal” horse breed paintings. Born in 1920 in Oklahoma, Orren Mixer is best known for his gorgeous artwork featuring Western scenes, livestock, and horses. After years working as a graphic artist and serving in the Navy, he returned home to Oklahoma and built his art studio. He rose to prominence in the 1950s and 1960s, and his artwork graced the covers of many well-known magazines, including Western Horseman. Over the course of his career, seven horse breed associations commissioned him to paint their breed’s ideal. These images are still used today, and have forever cemented Mixer’s place as one of history’s preeminent equine artists. The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) was formed in 1940 to preserve and support the unique qualities of the versatile American Quarter Horse. The organization’s goal is still today what it was back then: “To record and preserve the pedigree of the American Quarter Horse while maintaining the integrity of the breed and welfare of its horses. ” Today, the AQHA is the largest equine breed registry in the world, having registered nearly 6 million horses worldwide since its inception. In 1968, the AQHA asked Mixer to create a painting of the ideal American Quarter Horse, and the result is history! Today, Mixer’s American Quarter Horse Ideal still is used by the AQHA and is known as “the Mixer Horse. ” The original painting still hangs in their headquarters in Amarillo, Texas. In 1993, Mixer was inducted into the AQHA’s Hall of Fame. From the Manufacturer: Breyer is the maker of the world’s finest model horses! Since 1950, Breyer has brought a wide range of horse breeds from around the world to life for play and collecting – including real horse heroes like racehorse Secretariat, Olympian Valegro, and reining superstar Big Chex to Cash! The Traditional Series offers an unmatched level of realism and attention to detail that is appreciated by children and adults alike. Each 1: 9 scale model is meticulously hand-painted in rich colors, so no two are exactly the same. Breyer has an incredible community of model horse fans, artists, and collectors, and is proud to host BreyerFest: a three-day extravaganza for horse lovers and Breyer enthusiasts each July in Kentucky! Bring home a Breyer model, and let your imagination run free! Breyer Traditional Series: What started 69 years ago with a model horse created to decorate a clock has since become Breyer's most iconic series, the one that revolutionized the hobby and still dominates the market. Sculpted in every color and breed imaginable, with unmatched realism and breathtaking hand-painted detail, Breyer's Traditional Series (1: 9 scale) is a longstanding favorite among children and adults the world over. Fans who play with these beloved models can build entire worlds around them with realistic accessories like barns, fencing, tack, trailers and even riders. About Breyer: THE BREYER PROMISE - The Breyer “promise” is the commitment we make to you, our fans. With Breyer, you are getting a real horse of your very own. Whether a traditional best-seller or brand new product, every Breyer horse is created by hand, under the watchful eye of the world's leading equine experts. Our commitment to high quality material and hand crafting mean that just like in nature, no two Breyer models are exactly alike. Because nothing is as magical as having a horse of your very own. Quite simply, we want to help everyone discover how inspiring horses can be.