Breyerfest horse has shavings to honor our veterans

Published: Jul. 23, 2016 at 3:06 PM EDT
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From model horses to real horses, Breyerfest has everything a horse enthusiast could want.

"So we get to see the horses perform which is really cool. It's all in the same area as the shops," explains Emily Robinson. "So, you get shopping and watching a horse show at the same time which is the two best things."

The three-day event is Breyer Creations annual celebration of horses at the Kentucky Horse Park. It's in in 27th year and brings in over ten thousand people each year from all over the world.

"It's a tradition for us now," says Geneva Robinson. "It's just a lot of fun. There are a lot of other horse lovers and it's a really nice way for us to share a hobby."

A hobby the fans take serious.

"There's four different kinds of horses to collect," explains Emily Robinson. "I really like this position on the model. I collect this size of this horse and haven't seen any in this type of position or realism."

There are many horses at this year's event, including a Morgan named Black Willow Orion. The 17-year-old horse has several military logos shaved into his hair.

Jeff Wilson is the owner of Jeff Wilson Cowboy Dressage. He says this is the perfect way to honor or service men and women.

"The inspiration behind this was a team effort from somebody in her heart to clip the military logos," explains Wilson. "So, this was an opportunity to join forces with somebody and to honor our veterans."

Wilson does a daily and nightly show at Breyerfest called, "The Sport of Cowboys and Kings." He says markings on Black Willow grab the attention of many people, especially veterans.

"I've had a lot of veterans get really emotional when they see it. There's just something special about seeing these logos on the horse."

If you haven't had a chance to make it out to Breyerfest, tomorrow is the last day. Organizers say the event is for people of all ages.

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