In the year 1950, the Breyer Molding Company made its first horse to adorn a custom order mantelpiece clock for the F.W. Woolworth Company. Once the public got their first look at the stunning craftsmanship of the horse, orders started pouring in. However, these customers didn’t want the clock, just the horses. It was at this moment, the founders took their company in a whole new direction and became Breyer Animal Creations.
Today, the Breyer division of Reeves International is the largest producer of porcelain, plastic and resin model horses and accessories for play and collecting. Each model horse begins as an artist’s sketch and is then handcrafted and hand painted using airbrushes and paint brushes. Today, each horse is worked on by approximately 20 different artists just as it was 67 years ago which is why even now, no two models are ever exactly alike!
The Breyer Company introduces approximately 300 new unique horses, animals and accessories to the market each year, and starting in 1998 they widened their market base to include movies. The company has become the “go to” company in Hollywood for all horse related movies.
The Shops at Nature’s Art Village just received a large collection of Breyer horses. Visit Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut to see our full selection of toys and gifts.