Newsletter: March 2005… Join Us in Medieval Merriment!




Breyer Animal Creations
has selected the Spanish-Norman stallion, owned by Hamid Hill Farm, Ltd., Woodbury, Connecticut,
as a limited edition, collector’s horse model in porcelain.

This special model of the 16.1 hand, Romántico H.H.F. in medieval armor will be available exclusively at BreyerFest 2005, July 29-31 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The theme of this year’s festival and horse fair is ‘Medieval Merriment.’ Romántico and his trainer Garry McAllister will perform daily, both in armor, portraying the noble heritage of the Spanish-Romantico H.H.F.Norman, the historical and genetic re-creation of the medieval knight’s charger, ‘the warhorse of the ages as the sporthorse of today.’ They will also be available for photo sessions. Stallion owners, Linda and Allan Hamid, co-founders of the Spanish-Norman Horse Registry, Inc. will autograph the exquisite porcelain models by the renowned sculptor Kathleen Moody.

romantico-conformationRomántico H.H.F. was sired by the Andalusian stallion, Embajador IX, imported from Spain. A versatile performance horse and proven sire, Romántico H.H.F. is an outstanding ‘Ambassador’ of the Spanish-Norman breed. He is the sole American-bred horse of Spanish descent to win a United States Equestrian Team ribbon, ‘Festival of Champions,’ June 2000, U.S.E.T. Olympic Training Center, Gladstone, New Jersey. Romántico H.H.F. also won a 4th place in freestyle reining at the American Quarter Horse Congress, October 1999, Columbus, Ohio. Romántico H.H.F. presents exhibitions at charity events, equine expos, and the Greenwich Polo Club.

The 16th annual BreyerFest will the the largest gathering of model horse lovers in the world! This exciting event will feature medieval entertainment, jousting tournaments, all breed demonstrations, model horse shows, trade fair, and much more. 

The magnificent Kentucky Horse Park is the picturesque setting for the interesting conference. For several years, the Spanish-Norman breed has been represented there by the lovely mare, Victoria of Fox Run, (Embajador IX x Monkoncarlaet Piper). Owned by Victoria R. McIntire and Ronald W. Phillips of Fox Run Farm, Richmond, Kentucky, the popular mare ‘Tori’ has impressed crowds and won fans for the Spanish-Norman breed with her wonderful performances in the All Breeds’ Parade and daily demonstrations.

We hope to welcome many Spanish-Norman owners, breeders, and aficionados to BreyerFest 2005 and look forward to sharing an exciting experience and milestone for the breed.

See you there!