Hanoverian ~ Gifted

Hanoverian ~ Gifted


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The aptly-named Gifted was purchased by Carol Lavell as an untrained four-year-old.  She obviously had a good eye, as under her tutelage, he quickly rose through the levels in the dressage world.  The huge, 17.1- (some say 17.3-) hand bay Hanoverian with the high socks and blaze was foaled in 1980, and by 1988 was named US Dressage Federation Horse of the Year for Fourth Level and Grand Prix St. Georges levels.  With the United States in a twelve-year dry spell for international Dressage medals, it is said that Gifted put the US back on the radar, helping bring home Team Bronze twice.  He remained Carol's companion his entire life.

 Gifted with Carol Lavell aboard
[Gifted with Carol Lavell aboard]
Breyer honored Gifted with this hand-numbered Limited Edition portrait model in 1994.  Only 9,000 were made.

This fellow is Factory Mint. His painter put his black knee shading a little high, so some body color shows below it. He features bright whites and sooty face shading. He is hand-numbered #5352/9000 under his belly. He stands surprisingly well, but this mold is notoriously tippy, so we recommend  Museum Putty or a Horse Safety Rack to insure he doesn't topple over at a future date.  


Size: Traditional

Breyer Model #887

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