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Tickets to the event will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Stay tuned to Collector Club News for the date and time. Please note that participation in this event will require a significant amount of walking outdoors and cross country over uneven ground and gravel surfaces. Please take this into consideration when deciding to purchase your ticket to attend.
Tour of Vintage Farm @ the Fair Hill Training Center, Elkton, MD
- Tour the farm where champions like Union Rags got their start and meet Olympian, show jumping Hall of Famer, and esteemed trainer Michael Matz.
- Get a behind the scenes look at how riders prepare for competition day as you accompany them on a course walk.
- Dinner in the Fair Hill International VIP tent
SaturdayThe Dutta Corp Fair Hill International 3-Day Event, Elkton, MD
- A day out at the cross country portion of the 3-Day competition and watch the riders compete the course you got to walk first hand!
- In true cross country style, lunch will be served at our very own tailgate tent.
- Bring your favorite costume for an early Halloween bash!
SundaySTORE DAY - exclusive Special Run Models featuring 2016 "Chasing the Chesapeake" Celebration Model, Chesapeake.
*Subject to change.
Exciting stuff! I'm still investigating whether we'll be able to attend. I'm scheduled to work that weekend, but I might be able to pull some shenanigans and make a whirlwind trip out East. The itinerary already looks like the event is being planned better than Sweet Home Chicago was. The best-laid plans of mice and men oft go awry, of course, and this IS Breyer we're talking about, so something will be bungled. Let's just hope it's only minor things.
On to special run speculation! Where to start? With an eventing theme, I'm guessing many of the SRs will be on Breyer's Thoroughbred and/or Warmblood models; Ruffian, Smarty, Carrick, Cigar, Show Jumping Warmblood, Lonesome Glory, maybe a Flash, Totilas, Valegro, Salinero, etc. It would have been nice if they'd revealed what Chesapeake is right away like they did with My Kind of Town last year, but maybe next week we'll get more info.
It's disheartening that they would wait until 2 months before the event (again) to reveal any information about it. We get it, guys, you like to play your cards close to the chest, as it were, but it makes it hard to plan anything with such short notice!
It's also interesting that they went back to the first-come, first-served system with the tickets. I personally liked the random draw better, simply because it avoided any issues with the tickets going up for sale and then selling out before I even got a chance to see them. The tradeoff, of course, was the nerve-wracking wait until the first draw, not getting picked (but hubby was), then another nerve-wracking wait to be picked from the wait list. So, maybe first-come first-served will work better. The tickets to Passage to the Pacific took a while to sell out, so maybe that will be the case with these, too. Especially if they're priced at $295 or higher.
I am really excited for this event and hope I get to go! I'll be eagerly awaiting more details from Breyer. Gimme my pony crack now!