Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2024

Sapphire Honored In Breyer Form

Breyer Animal Creations officials announced they will unveil their newest model—McLain Ward’s superstar show jumper Sapphire—at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows (N.Y.) on May 22.

The unveiling will take place during the exhibitor ice cream party with Ward in attendance. Attendants will be able to pre-order the Sapphire model.

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Breyer Animal Creations officials announced they will unveil their newest model—McLain Ward’s superstar show jumper Sapphire—at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows (N.Y.) on May 22.

The unveiling will take place during the exhibitor ice cream party with Ward in attendance. Attendants will be able to pre-order the Sapphire model.

Ward, Brewster, N.Y., rode Sapphire to team gold medals at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Hong Kong Olympic Games and team silver at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany. They went on to win three consecutive grand prix events at the 2009 Winter Equestrian Festival (Fla.): the $150,000 CN CSIO Grand Prix, the $200,000 FEI World Cup Grand Prix CSI**** and the $400,000 FTI Consulting CSI***** Grand Prix. In addition, the pair finished second at the 2009 FEI Rolex World Cup Finals in Las Vegas, Nev., and won the FTI $250,000 Grand Prix for a record fourth time at the 2009 Hampton Classic (N.Y.). Also in 2009, Ward and Sapphire won the $974,564 CN International Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Canada.

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This year, Ward and Sapphire defended their title in the Consulting Finale Grand Prix CSI***** at WEF and claimed victory for a second time. They were also granted a bye for the U.S. Show Jumping Long List for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Sapphire follows in the footsteps of Winsome Adante, Authentic, Theodore O’Connor, Idocus and Gem Twist, who all have Breyer counterparts.

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