Breyer is pleased to announce that the inaugural “America’s Favorite Trail Horse” winner, Lindsay’s Faith, is joining the family of Breyer Traditional portrait models. This talented mustang mare’s roots trace back to the wilds of White Mountain, Wyoming, where she was gathered by the Bureau of Land Management for adoption.
Mary Miller-Jordan decided to adopt the unique silver-maned mare from the BLM, and so began her partnership with Lindsay's Faith, now America's Favorite Trail Horse and soon to be a Breyer model.
© 2013 by Peter Schmalzer
She was passed over by potential adopters until 2010, her 6-year-old year, when her luck changed. It was then that she was selected to participate in the Mustang Heritage Foundation's first Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover, an event specifically designed to help older mustangs find forever homes.
Upon hearing of this exciting new competition, trainer Mary Miller-Jordan decided to adopt the unique silver-maned mare, and so began her partnership with Lindsay’s Faith.
The Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover allowed trainers 100 days to gentle and train their mustang before the competition. This was Miller-Jordan’s first try at a mustang makeover competition, and Lindsay’s Faith was her first mustang! Together, they made it all the way to the finals.
A few months later, Miller-Jordan and Lindsay’s Faith were selected to compete in the American Competitive Trail Horse Association’s (ACTHA) televised competition, “America’s Favorite Trail Horse,” which aired on RFD-TV.
This competition tests the versatility and obedience of the horse, asking them to maneuver through tricky trail obstacles in front of the judge.
Much like “American Idol,” the crowds watching at home voted on their favorite horse and rider combination to advance them to the next round. In the end, Lindsay’s Faith was the crowd favorite and was named “America’s Favorite Trail Horse.”
The Traditional portrait model of Lindsay’s Faith will be available at retailers in mid-July, as well as at BreyerFest 2013 “Denim and Diamonds.” BreyerFest, Breyer’s annual three-day model horse festival and horse fair, will be held from July 19-21 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
Both Lindsay’s Faith and Mary Miller-Jordan will be at on hand to greet fans and sign autographs! Also coming to BreyerFest with Miller-Jordan is Flying Colors, her newest gentled mustang that she will be competing with in the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s “Mustang Million” this September.
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