My sister won overall reserve champ in minis with this mega-rare silver electroplated G1 SM ASB in the only known original box. These models were made in 1975 for Breyer's 25th anniversary, and very few are known to collectors.
And after many years of trying, I finally won overall champ in the collectibility division with my 1971 test run palomino Proud Arabian Mare. She is one of my most favorite models, and I'm embarrassed to say I got a little choked up when she was announced as the winner. :)
After the show, we headed back to our hotel for dinner and tasty adult beverages.
Once we were recharged, we headed over to the CHIN to shop and socialize. Our first stop was the Artisans Gallery where we visited with our friend Kristina Lucas Francis for a few minutes. Kristina, along with collector Ed Alcorn, has resurrected the Hagen-Renaker Collectors Club, and she had some interesting HRCC goodies on display.
|SR prize for the HRCC photo show held in August 2016|
|2016 SR Roan Lady available for purchase to HRCC members only|
Some of the beautiful Franklin Voss and Richard Stone Reeves paintings:
|Bull Lea, Calumet's super sire who produced great horses like Citation, |
Armed, Coaltown, and Twilight Tear
|Twilight Tear, the first filly to be voted Horse of the Year|
|The great mare Bewitch|
|Calumet's champions and trainers (L to R): Citation, Jimmy Jones, Armed, |
Faultless, Wistful, Bewitch, Ben Jones, Fervent, Two Lea, Ponder, and Coaltown
And the halters. I got goosebumps when I saw these.
|Bull Lea's halter|
|Citation's halter. Yeah. Seeeeerious goosebumps.|
And, of course, the trophies. I love how the KHP recreated part of Calumet's famous trophy room.
|Whirlaway's Triple Crown trophy|
|The trophy room---80 years worth of winners|
|The Eclipse Award won by champion 3 year-old filly Our Mims in 1977. |
She was a half-sister to the great Alydar.
|Affirmed's halter and shoes|
|Some of his many trophies|
|And a lock of his mane|