Mancha and Gato – BreyerFest 2016 Special Runs & Guest Horses!
|May 18, 2016||Posted by aidanstoytrove under Model Horse|
Have you seen Mancha and Gato? This dynamic duo will be released in the Breyer Mercado at BreyerFest 2016 Carnival! I am unsure if they will be released as a set or offered for sale separately. My best guess is that they will be sold separately although they certainly seem to belong together!
Mancha translates to the ‘Spotted One’. She is depicted on the Breyer Classics Duchess mold and is a pretty red chestnut piebald pinto. Gato translate to ‘Cat’ and is the rarely seen Classics Stock Horse Gelding mold that was sculpted by Sommer Prosser in a pretty buckskin. Some of you may recognize him as being adapted from the porcelain model 8131 Sir Buckingham who was produced from 2002 – 2005. The mold was also present at the BreyerFest 2014 as 711189 Let’s Celebrate. He was a decorator with pictures of past BreyerFest Celebration horses to commemorate BreyerFest’s 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary. Let’s Celebrate was Popup Store Special Run and that was limited to 350 pieces. Most recently, the Classics Stock Horse Gelding was released as Liam, The 2015 Horse of the Year. Liam was a pretty red roan.
The real Mancha and Gato were wild horses that journeyed across countless countries with Aime Tschiffley. Their story is fascinating and is summarized on the BreyerFest Blog. Both Mancha and Gato will be attending BreyerFest 2016 Carnival as guest horses. How cool is that?
More information on the real Mancha and Gato can be found on the Long Riders Guild Website www.thelongridersguild.com.
I am not offering presales on Mancha and Gato. Historically, I have had very poor luck obtaining store special runs. However, I do have a number of BreyerFest 2016 Carnival Tent Special Runs and the Celebration Horse Imperador das Aguas available for preorder.