In my last post, I discussed what you could do and experience at Breyerfest. This time I want to take the time to reflect on the trip and the things we got to do.
This day was our first day down to Lexington and the beginning of this year’s Breyerfest adventure. The only exciting thing we got to do was shop until we dropped at the Clarion Hotel, where people leave their rooms open for you to browse their models and see if there is anything you want (I found a few more than planned!! Oh well lol!).
The second day we were there we got to do the Breyer Model Horse Open Show and swap meet at the Clarion Hotel. The model horse show was fun and we ended up with some placings. Going there and doing this is a whole new adventure especially if you’ve never done it before. You have a variety of arenas set up for all the classes and each class has 60+ horses in it to be judged, which can make for a long day. After the model horse show, we went and sold some horses at the Clarion Hotel. The swap meet is held in a single room and you along with other sellers can sell any extra models you are ready to part with. Also, the hotel allows for the room sales to stay open for even more shopping!!
This was a pretty exciting day because it was the busiest one we had. We got to experience some wonderful shows in the covered arena, stand in line for hours for the special run models and Breyer store models, watch splash dogs, participate in raffles, experience some new models being released through our club memberships, donate to the Humane Society and watch a wonderful horse show called: The Celebration of Horses. The day was very long and we were exhausted by the time we got back to the hotel. You wouldn’t think going and doing something like this could wear you out but it does. Being in all the excitement and doing as many things as you can is a lot of fun but can be tiring.
This was the last day of our trip and even though we were leaving there was still stuff to be done at the horse park. We stood in the lines again for the special runs and store specials, visited with the guest horses, ate at the Bit and Bridle Restaurant and shopped at the Kentucky Horse Park gift shop. We didn’t do quite as much as the last two days but it was still fun.
Every minute that I am at Breyerfest I love it because there is so much to do and see. Believe it or not, there were actually things we didn’t get to because of everything else going on. This year like every year before was a blast and I am already excited to go back next year.