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Learn about various aspects of the model horse hobby through a variety of educational opportunities. Novice, experienced, and everywhere in between - there is something for you!

There's something for everyone!

Model Horse University is always growing! Check back soon to see what’s new!

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Upcoming Model Horse Classes

These upcoming model horse classes are being hosted by the instructors. Take a class and learn something new about the hobby or develop a skill you already have.

Find upcoming classes about the model horse hobby here:

Event Name Event Link
Karen Beeson Equine Artist - Virtual, online group model horse painting workshops for live or asynchronous participation. Eight topics offered on a rotating basis.
Equine Art By Heather Bullach - Virtual, online introduction to oil painting model horse group workshops. A variety of colors are offered on a rotating basis for live or asynchronous participation.
Introduction to Model Horse Showing - a pre-recorded class. The basics of the model horse showing, both photo showing and live showing! We'll talk about the different types of divisions in model horse shows, model horse showing terminology, how model horse shows are judged, and how you can get involved in model horse showing. At the end, I've included "Resources" pages with active links to various hobby sites to help you get started on your own model horse showing adventures.
Live Showing 101 - a pre-recorded class. A deep dive into all things live showing! We'll talk about how you can find live shows, the prep you need to do for a live show, the supplies you'll need to have at a live show, what the show day itself will look like, and more. At the end, I've included "Resources" pages with active links to various hobby sites to help you get started on your own live showing adventures.
Making A Traditional Scale Model Horse Halter with Tay Danielson-Pervier
Medallion Finish work class -June 15th, 22nd, 29th, 2024 -Painting a medallion start to finish with Hailey Noeltner of Hncustommodelhorses
Photo Showing 101 - a pre-recorded class. A deep dive into all things photo showing! We'll talk about photographing your models, the format and rules of photo shows, the pros and cons of photo showing, the supplies you'll need for photo showing, and more. At the end, I've included "Resources" pages with active links to various hobby sites to help you get started on your own photo showing adventures.

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Upcoming Model Horse Live Shows

One of the best ways to meet new model horse people and see model horse friends is at a model horse show. Besides showing your own models, seeing everyone else’s models, and shopping. It’s always a good time!

Find out about upcoming model horse live shows here:

Event Name Event Link
August 3, 2024 - New England Novice Extravaganza (NENE) 8 - Auburn, MA (Region 10 USA)
July 11, 2024 - Breakables At BreyerFest Live: Against All Odds - Lexington, Ky, USA
May 27, 2023 - Shenandoah Equine Event - Front Royal, VA, USA
May 25, 2024 - Stone Horses Country Fair Show - Shipshewana, IN, USA
May 4, 2024 - Midwest Mini Mayhem - St. Charles, IL, USA
March 15, 2024 - BreyerWest - Denver, CO, USA
April 29, 2023 - Beehive Live - Castle Rock, CO, USA
April 21-23, 2023 - On The Edge Live - Parker, AZ USA

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Model Horse Vendor Links

Someone out there in the hobby has what you are looking for right now. Don't wonder any longer where to find your next original finish model, a new saddle for your model horse, a gorgeous customized resin from an artist, supplies for your new model barn, or even an unfinished resin that you can paint yourself! You have found the place! Shop the wide variety of model horse vendors in our hobby by visiting these model horse vendor links!

Find model horse vendors here:

Event Name Event Link
AppyArt Studio-Customs by T.J. Hurst
Becky's Model Horse Hospital, Repairs and Sales
Begin Again Studio - Model Animal Artist, Custom painted model horses
Catalpa Tree Ranch Creations, OF model sales
CheritaMayStudios - Cherie Reegs Stover, Custom models, Breyer and Peter Stone horses for sale
CheritaMayStudios - Cherie Reegs Stover, Custom models, Breyer and Peter Stone horses for sale
C. Sloan Originals, Top LSQ Tack and Props in ALL Scales, Carrie Sloan Meyer
DaBar Enterprises Facebook Group, Resin Casting Services
Desert Night Creations Miniatures and Art, Tack Making
Deuces Wild Studio, Custom Model Horses
Equine Expressions Studio, Customizing/Resculpting/Painting
HN Studios, Custom Model Horses
Horsiemama's Haversacks & Mercantile by Lynn Martin Isenbarger, Sewing pony pouches of all sizes, pony pads in three sizes, and various embroidered horsey items.
Kayla Lovejoy Equine Art, Custom Model Horses
Lazy Moose Ranch Props, Props and Dioramas
Lunar Equus Studio by Liisa Erita, Model Equine and Animal Art and 3d Printing
Making Tack For Model Horses, A Step-by-Step Guide
MihokCreations, Feed props
Model Cards By Heather, Live Show Model & Breed Cards
Plucky Pony Ranch, Customs
Shamrock Farms Inc. by Shannon Rodgers, Finishwork, prepping, and props
Songbird Studios, Custom Model Horses
Stewartry, Model sales
Timber Trails Tack Creations by Kathy Wood, Stable blankets and other accessories
Two Horns Bar Custom Saddle Works by Wendy Ward
Workhorsestudios-Teri Chandani, Professional Model Horse customizer and sculptor
@workhorsestudios_terichandani, High-End Custom Model Horses and Original Sculptures

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Upcoming Model Horse Community Zoom Socials

How about joining some model horse friends for a community Zoom social? Hopefully there’s a day and time that works for you.

We've also added parent forums to help parents of newer hobbyists get to know the hobby and help them navigate the ins and outs.

Find an upcoming Zoom here:

Event Name Event Link
Community Social: Sunday, February 11 at 12 - 2 pm CST
Community Social: Thursday, April 4 at 7 - 9 pm CST
Parent Forum: Thursday, May 16 at 7 - 9 pm CST

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Parent forum participants please use the link with each date.

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About Model Horse University and its founder, Kerri Gehrmann Johnson

Kerri has been a model horse hobbyist since 1979. She is a collector, she shows her collection, and she is a model horse artist. She has competed at NAN and at shows around the country for many years. Kerri is the founder of Great Lakes Congress, Inc., the country’s only 501c3 non-profit organization focused on education about the model horse hobby. She has managed and judged numerous live shows throughout the country, including GLC Live and Stone Horses Country Fair, as well as judging at North American Nationals multiple times. Kerri has her Masters in Educational Leadership and has been an elementary school educator for the past 30 years.