Michael Jung’s Sam to Be Honored as a Breyer® Portrait Model

May 6th, 2013 5:41 PM | Comments Off on Michael Jung’s Sam to Be Honored as a Breyer® Portrait Model

Pequannock, NJ (May 6, 2013)In the world of international eventing, there exists a level of accomplishment that awes even four-star riders. Mark Todd and Charisma’s back-to-back individual Olympic Gold Medals. Pippa Funnell’s Grand Slam, and now there’s Michael Jung and Sam.  The 30-year-old German rider/trainer and his 2000 Württemberg gelding are the only event team to ever hold the individual and team European Championship titles, the individual World Championship title and both the Individual and Team Gold Olympic Medals in three-day eventing simultaneously!

This summer, Breyer will honor eventing’s super horse with his own Breyer portrait model. Breyer’s Sam portrait model is a Mid Year release and will be available at retail in August 2013.

Based at his family’s stable near Stuttgart, Germany, Michael Jung grew up riding. He is one of the few top event riders who also competes in dressage and show jumping.  Known as a meticulous horseman who leaves nothing to chance, Jung began his ascent to the top of the eventing world with a string of Young Rider victories.  His partnership with the talented Sam marked his entry into the top levels of four-star eventing – the iron-man event of the equine world which combines dressage, cross country jumping and show jumping.

At the 2012 Olympics in London, medal contention for individual eventing was fierce. Entering the show jumping phase with his dressage score in hand, Jung and Sam jumped two clear rounds earning the individual gold for eventing – which was coincidentally on Jung’s 30th birthday – and cementing Germany’s second consecutive Olympic team gold medal in eventing!

What keeps Breyer foremost in its collectors’ hearts is Breyer’s real connection to the world of horses. Not only is each hand-painted model is an original, but only Breyer creates “portrait models” based on real horse heroes and hosts events like BreyerFest, its 24th annual family festival (July 19-21, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY) which brings together 10,000 fans from around the world for an entire weekend dedicated to horses and Breyer models!

About Breyer Animal Creations®
Breyer Animal Creations is a division of Reeves International (www.reevesintl.com), a family-owned, NJ-based toy manufacturer and distributor. The iconic Breyer brand was founded in 1950, and is the undisputed leader in creating the world’s most authentic and realistic model horses for play and collecting. Visit us at www.breyerhorses.com or call 800-413-3348 to learn more about the model horse hobby and Breyer Animal Creations.

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