Thursday, 16 May 2019

New Models

I haven't really been buying much this year, many of these are small purchases or ones I've won in raffles! Or they are left over stock that I've found and decided to buy for myself.

But I thought I would introduce you to a few of the new arrivals, a bit of an eclectic collection of models I must say, but some really nice ones amongst them.

First up is CRS Carrion Crawler (aka Confetti)

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Confetti is one of the new vintage My Little Pony releases. I found a load of the sparkle cutey mark ones in a toy shop in Worcester and picked her. I love her multi-coloured mane and tail.

Second is CRS Yakshini (Yakshi)

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I've been looking at Yakshi on Donna's table at live shows for a LONG time. I eventually decided to give in and purchase him at the last show. He is absolutely stunning and I'm so glad I've added him to my herd. I also now finally have an entry for ARC/AA British Native classes!

You will have met Nirvana before, he was my Namopaimo model, but I have only just gotten around to cataloguing him so he is being added to this post!

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Next up is CRS Displacer Beast (Bea)

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I won Bea at Year of the Pig Live, she's one of the new Stablemate Mystery Horse Surprise bag horses. She's my second on this mould and I do rather like her, even if she isn't massively realistic.

This is CRS Aeroflot

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I bought Aeroflot at Year of the Pig Live because I wanted one of the new Stablemate Alborozos (and wanted to wait until he didn't cost me an arm and a leg). I'm proud of him he's already BMECS qualified on his first outing!

And because Aeroflot might get lonely here is CRS Boeing 747 (Boeing)

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I couldn't even wait until we got the stock in and picked this one up at Year of the Pig to add to my G2 Appaloosa conga. And yes I was watching Air Crash Investigations when I named them both...

Now onto some of the 'left overs' that I found and decided could either be painted or kept. I decided to keep them.

First is CRS Barren Island (Barren)

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Barren is a CollectA Walking Haflinger Foal

Second is CRS Tungahurua (Tunga)

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Tunga is a CollectA Shire Mare in grey.

And third is CRS Volcan de Fuego (Volcan)

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Volcan is my third CollectA Shire Foal (I didn't have the black, only a bay and a custom) and I'm happy to have a complete set. It's a lovely mould, so leggy!

Now we have CRS Cotopaxi (Coto)

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Coto came as a part of a job lot of bodies that I got off Facebook marketplace. He was actually in pretty nice condition and rather cute so I decided to keep him and add him to my herd.

And finally we have CRS Careless Whisper

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Whisper was painted by me in 2017. She was put up for sale along with her BMECS qualification and never sold. When I became ill last summer she was simply put in a box along with all the other sale customs.

Going through I got her out and reminded myself how much I actually liked her. I decided that I would keep rather than sell her but it has taken me this long to catalogue her and get to the point where she can go to a show again! I'm hoping she'll become a staple of my show string, she is a gorgeous foal and I'm really rather fond of her. I'm so glad I gave her a nice name as well!


I told you it was a bit of an eclectic bunch of models but I hope you enjoyed saying hello! I still don't have the proper light tent set up (I don't have space) and all these need their brightness altering but you get a good idea of the models anyway. They are all coming with me to North Wales Live on Saturday so you can say hi in person there :D

Teton

Teton is the latest release from the Breyer 'America the Beautiful' series. She is available now for Collector's Club members to enter for.

As usual she is given on a lottery basis and priced at $155.00

She is a lovely grulla pinto on the Giselle mould.

I'm avoiding entering because I am mega poor right now (I went a bit OTT with prizes for Herefordshire live and bankrupt myself...)





But you can enter for her at www.breyerhorses.com if you are a Collector's Club member.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Catching up on BreyerFest Special Runs

I can't believe it's nearly BreyerFest! The year seems to have flown by and I'm really behind in sharing all the awesome news and models with you guys. I've been a bad Blogger these last 12 months and I know it, feel free to shame me.

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But anyway, I shall now be a good Blogger and share with you loads of news and updates on this year's BreyerFest special runs, so enjoy :)

Single Day Stablemates


Arya


Andante


Chiffon


Toe Tapper

What a gorgeous selection this year? I want all of them! But particularly love Andante (and no not just because it's a mini Silver portrait)!

Special Runs


Pepper


Quill


Diana

Bucky


Natasha


Rocket


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So who am I after? Well definitely Diana! But then I also kinda want Natasha because of who she is and also Quill because, well because it's QUILL!

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(also mood right there)

Store Specials


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Rico


Hal

Hero's Salute Shop Reveal!

Officer Oliver

I actually like the store specials more than the special runs. Obviously I'm getting Rico (SILVER CONGA) but I'm definitely also going to get hold of Hal and 100% getting Officer Oliver, is he not the cutest little thing? AND HE'S SO FLUFFY!!!!

Anyway I hope you enjoyed this catch up. Which BF special runs are you going to be adding to your herd this year? And are you as "I'm just getting that because I love the character" as me or are you a normal human being?

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Beau

The results are in and the colourway for the Collector's Club special edition Warmblood Stallion is....grey pinto!


Beau is priced at $75.00 and is available now for Collector's Club members to order. There are two variations available, plaited and full, but which one you will get will be a surprise!

Personally I'm loving the plaited, he is definitely my first choice, but I think I'll wait and order on the second hand market, money is a bit tight at the moment (I may have accidentally acquired a new AA....).



P.S. I'm sorry for the lack of Blog posts recently, Google essentially blocked my access to Blogger, basically telling me everytime I tried to login that I wasn't allowed access. After much cookie deleting, browser updating and general shouting this evening I seem to have concurred the internet demons and got myself back in! We've got a lot to catch up on!

Monday, 1 April 2019

Body Transformation Challenge 2019

This month's competition is a little different. We are giving you the chance to get creative and show off your skills.

For more information about the challenge and to see some of last year's entries please visit: https://www.chestnutridge.co.uk/body-transformation-challenge-2019.html#/

So How Does it Work?

Ten people will be given a chance to take the challenge (chosen at random from all those who enter). You will each receive a randomly allocated body quality model horse (see the image below).

You will then have until May 31st 2019 to transform your model.

Once complete send one image of your model to competitions@chestnutridge.co.uk

Fans of Chestnut Ridge on Facebook will then have one week to vote for their favourite.

There will be rosettes from 1st-10th place and a trophy for the champion.

You can then do what you like with your model but we recommend you sell it to raise money for charity, donate it to a raffle or give it to someone special. Of course you could also keep it!

How to Take Part

To take part please complete the following form and send it to competitions@chestnutridge.co.uk please title your email 'Body Transformation Challenge'

Name: 
Email Address:
Postal Address:
I consent to my data being stored for the duration of this challenge: YES/NO
I confirm that the image submitted may be used by Chestnut Ridge on their social media/website/blog both for the duration of the contest and in future: YES/NO
I confirm that I have read the rules, terms and conditions for this contest: YES/NO

The deadline for forms is Monday 15th April 2019.

If you do not live in the UK you will be responsible for postage costs for your body.

We will choose 10 people at random on Monday April 15th and allocate their bodies. All bodies will be shipped Monday/Tuesday (if you live internationally you must pay for postage promptly).

Please note - if you entered in 2018 and DID NOT complete your piece you are are NOT entitled to enter this year as per the rules. If you entered in 2018 and DID complete your piece you are more than welcome to enter.

Completing Your Piece

If you are lucky enough to be chosen it is up to you what you do with the model.

But remember....the deadline is May 31st 2019!!! You MUST have an image submitted by that date or you will forfeit your chance to take part.

Once complete please send one photo to competitions@chestnutridge.co.uk

Please do not share 'in progress' shots of your model on social media or anywhere else public. This enables the vote to be as unbiased as possible.

The Voting

On the 1st of June for one week fans of the Chestnut Ridge Facebook page will have one week to vote for their favourite.

You cannot vote for your own horse or offer incentives to vote for you.

The winner will be the person with the most votes. In the case of a tie the winner will be chosen by Catriona Harris of Chestnut Ridge.

The Bodies

There are ten bodies available which will be randomly allocated



The bodies are all in tact but in varying condition with different brands, materials and finishes. The aim is to transform YOUR body into something amazing. So don't be disheartened if you don't get the one you want! See it as a new challenge.

Terms and Conditions

(1) One entry per person
(2) The 10 competitors will be chosen at random
(3) All bodies will be allocated at random
(4) Initial entry deadline: 15th April 2019
(5) Submission deadline: 31st May 2019
(6) International competitors are responsible for postage on their body (via UK mail) and prize (via Royal Mail)
(7) Entrants who took part in 2018 and DID NOT submit a completed entry will not be allowed to take part this year
(8) Entrants who took part in 2018 and DID submit a completed entry will be allowed to take part this year
(9) For full terms and conditions please email competitions@chestnutridge.co.uk


GOOD LUCK! And remember to have fun :D

Popular Votes Photoshows - April 2019

I am pleased to announce that April's model horse photoshow is now OPEN!

This month the theme is 'resin and china'. The show is open to any model horse or equine that is made of resin or china. This includes commercial resins and chinas as well as artist resins and chinas.

There are 24 classes including a breed, performance and fun section. You can enter up to 6 models per class so there is plenty of potential to win!

To take part in the show please visit the Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1493893527541574/

Finally a massive congratulations to BFS Sally Delighted owned by Jennifer Tomey who was March's champion (the theme for March was 'other animal'). I personally love this shot and am so glad that others voted for it as well! It will make a great cover shot for the following month.




Friday, 29 March 2019

Bandelier

Bandelier is the latest release from Breyer's America the Beautiful series.

He is open now for Collector's Club members to enter for on the Breyer website.





Visit www.breyerhorses.com to enter for him