The first of those is Hoosier Pony Live, an all yellow card show that Sarah Townsend held in Bloomington, IN, last April. I was invited to judge OF Breyer Collectibility, and I was really excited to see how many hard-core collectibility fans turned up with an amazing array of rarities. Here are some of my favorites.
|Pretty Old Mold Glossy Bay PAM|
|Rare Glossy Appaloosa and Chalky Bay PAFs|
|A wonderful clock and night light combination|
|A beautiful dapple black Belgian|
|Incredible and unusual shading on a Glossy Alabaster Mustang|
|A very rare example of the "five-gaiter sorrel" Fighting Stallion. Note the|
grey hooves and brown mane and tail which distinguish it from the common
bay version (which has black hooves and a black mane and tail).
|Woodgrain Five-Gaiter with a "tenite" sticker|
|Rare Woodgrain Stretch Morgan|
|Rare Woodgrain PAM|
|Beautiful Gold Charm Running Foal|
|Wedgewood Fighting Stallion and friends|
|Copenhagen Mustang, probably the most sought-after decorator|
|Stunning vintage Indian Ponies in pinto and rare alabaster|
|And buckskin, too|
|A very hard to find chalky Alabaster Fighting Stallion|
|A test run matte Charcoal Running Stallion from the Francis Collection|
|A test run black Five-Gaiter from the Francis Collection|
|Another Francis Collection test run|
|And one more|
But my eventual overall champion was this amazing 1950s test run gold/bronze Race Horse from the estate of a former Breyer employee now owned by Ellen Vogel.
Tomorrow, I'll post some of the chinas, vintage customs, and other fun OF oddities from the show.