Wednesday, May 7, 2014


It seems that when you can't buy breyerfest tickets, all the good models start to come. I should probably just stop looking at the Breyer Facebook page altogether. I about died when these were announced as single-day ticket models.....

Silver Star




Glimmer is undoubtedly my favorite of the four. My least favorite would probably be Sequins because that mold has got some interesting conformation. However, I still want to own all of them.

On the other hand, I am also sad because of the passing of the beautiful Clydesdale, SBH Phoenix. He was euthanized on May 2nd because of a bad injury to his deep flexor tendon. My heart goes out the owners of this grand horse. He was a great stallion and sire.

Photo: Rest In Peace SBH Phoenix

We are so sorry to inform you all that the great Clydesdale stallion SBH Phoenix was euthanized yesterday due to a catastrophic injury to his deep flexor tendon.  Our hearts go out to the Wismer Family at Wismer Clydesdales on the loss of this true gentleman and champion of the Clydesdale breed. “It was the end of an era today at Wismer Clydes. For 15 years, we have had the pleasure of SBH Phoenix in our life. It was 15 years and 1 week ago that we sat with Ray and Sharon Priebe and made the deal to acquire this great stallion. Phoenix was a once-in-a-lifetime horse that I was truly pleased to have experienced.  Thanks ‘big Daddy,’ as the boys called you when they were little, for all the wonderful experiences you have given to us. It was a great ride that you made easy.” said Ron Wismer of Wismer Clydesdales. Phoenix was laid to rest in his pasture where he watched over his mares for so many years.

Wismer Clydesdales will still join us at BreyerFest, however with a beautiful Phoenix daughter, Cedarlane Gretchen. This 2005 mare has shown her winning ways with a win in the futurity cart at the USA Nationals and as a wheeler in Wismer Clydes six mare team when she was just 2-years-old. Like her father, Gretchen was named All American and All Canadian in 2012.  We look forward to welcoming the Wismer Family and Gretchen at BreyerFest this July.

Photo credit © Lynn Cassells-Caldwell


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