Winsome Adante Named 2005 Limited Edition Breyer Model Horse by USET Foundation
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The USET Foundation is pleased to announce that Winsome Adante, owned by Plain Dealing Farm of Scottsville, VA, and ridden by Kim Severson, has been chosen as the 2005 USET Foundation Breyer model horse. Winsome Adante, an 11 year old English-bred Thoroughbred gelding, is the tenth Breyer model in this popular series.
Winsome Adante, better known as “Dan,” won his first three-day event in 2000 and went on to become one of the most decorated three-day eventing horses in history. Dan won England’s prestigious Blenheim CCI *** in 2001 and their first Rolex Kentucky CCI**** in 2002. He and Severson also helped clinch the Team Gold at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain.
In 2003, Severson broke her leg, while Dan suffered a heartbeat irregularity and later colicked. Though sidelined for awhile, they returned stronger than ever, and the result was well worth the wait. The pair hit their stride in 2004, winning their second Rolex Kentucky CCI****. The highpoint of their careers came at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Winsome Adante and Severson came away with the Individual Silver and Team Bronze medals.
It was a dream come true for Severson, and a personal best for her fearless mount, who was rewarded with his third United States Eventing Association “Horse of the Year” title, which he also won in 2001 and 2002. In 2005, Dan and Severson won their third Rolex Kentucky CCI****. Being only 11 years old, Dan is expected to continue his dominance for years to come. He and Severson will travel to England this September to compete at Burghley CCI****.
Linda Wachtmeister, president of Plain Dealing Farm, is very excited about her horse becoming a Breyer model. “I had them when I was growing up, and my kids have tons of them. We’ve been collecting them like crazy for a long time,” she explained. “To have our horse as a Breyer is a huge honor.”
The Breyer “Cigar” racehorse mold was modified to create an accurate model of Winsome Adante. The specially designed Winsome Adante horse will be limited to a run of 750. In the past, the USET Foundation models have sold out quickly and become true collectibles for horse enthusiasts. The model includes a “Story Card” on the back of the box and features printed signatures by Kim Severson and Linda Wachtmeister. The model will first be available for sale at the Fair Hill International CCI*** in Maryland on October 15-16, 2005. After the event, the remaining models will fill the mail/fax pre-orders in the order in which they were received.
To reserve your models, please send your payment of $50.00 +$7.50 (shipping/handling) per horse by check, money order, Visa or MasterCard (please include card number, expiration date, and signature) to the address below or fax to (908) 234-9417. Please include name, address, phone number, and fax number or e-mail address. An order form is also available via the USET Foundation website at www.uset.org. Limit two models per customer. Phone orders will not be accepted!
Orders outside the continental United States are subject to additional shipping charges, so please be sure to include an e-mail or fax number with your order. Models will begin shipping in late October. Due to the limited number of models, the USET Foundation cannot guarantee that they will be able to fill all orders. If you have any questions, please call the USET Foundation Breyer hotline at (908) 234-1251, ext. 59, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America’s elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.
USET Foundation, Inc.
Breyer Model Horse
P.O. Box 355
Gladstone, NJ 07934-0355
For more information on the USET Foundation, please call (908) 234-1251 or visit their website at www.uset.org.
Photo Credit: Winsome Adante, 2005 Limited Edition Breyer Model Horse by USET Foundation. Photo courtesy of Breyer Animal Creations.