Breyer Animal Creations Releases Models Based on Canterwood Crest Series

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Breyer joins Sasha Silver and her horse as they begin their adventures on the campus of the elite riding school, Canterwood Crest! Breyer Animal Creations announced today that it is partnering with author Jessica Burkhart to release two book and model horse sets of the popular middle grade series, Canterwood Crest, published by Simon & Schuster. The book and model sets were released to retail in mid-June.

“Just like our models, literature has a wonderful way of creating a powerful connection to horses. Readers of Canterwood Crest are just like our fans. They are girls with imagination and creativity who love horses,” said John Serek, Senior Marketing Manager.

“I’m so excited that my books will be inspiring even more girls and horse lovers around the world,” said, author Jessica Burkhart. “Breyer Animal Creations is the perfect partner for the series, since many Canterwood Crest readers already love their model horses! Plus, I can’t wait to meet more Canterwood Crest readers at BreyerFest!”

Canterwood Crest follows the story of Sasha Silver, who is determined to prove she belongs at the elite boarding school in the first book of the series, Take the Reins. The set includes the paperback novel and a Classics scale model of Charm, Sasha’s horse. The next book in the series, Chasing Blue, continues the story, and is accompanied by the model of Aristocrat, the horse of Sasha’s riding partner, Heather, the school’s haughty “it girl.”

Jessica Burkhart was honored to attend BreyerFest Silver Jubilee this year as a special guest. Fans could meet their favorite equestrian author up close for daily readings and insights about the Canterwood Crest series.

Breyer Animal Creations is a division of Reeves International (www.reevesintl.com), a family-owned, NJ-based toy manufacturer and distributor. Breyer, founded in 1950, celebrates the horse and other animals, dedicating itself to the creation of authentic and realistic model horses for play and collecting. Breyer is one of America’s iconic toys and its ‘portrait’ models of horse heroes and animals like Secretariat, Black Beauty, The Black Stallion and Lassie have inspired children of all ages to love animals. Breyer’s partnerships with publishers like Scholastic and Macmillan Children’s Publishing and studios like Universal (Seabiscuit); DreamWorks (Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and Dreamer), and Touchstone Pictures (Hidalgo) have provided a platform to create new content and play forms for children inspiring a world of imagination and creativity. Visit us at www.breyerhorses.com or call 800-413-3348 to learn more about the model horse hobby and Breyer Animal Creations.