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Five Gaiter

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The Five Gaiter, a Saddlebred stallion, was introduced in about 1961 with a "CHess" engraving and the round "Breyer Molding Co." stamp. The "U.S.A." stamp was added sometime around 1971, and sometimes appears with the "B" stamp. Models released from 1961 to the 1970s had a tassel of ribbon over the mane and onto the top of the off side mane (shown above), after which time the tassel was nipped off. The model was sculpted by Chris Hess and is Breyer mold #52.

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Photo Photo Photo Model Number Name Color Release Dates Released Through/Notes

  51 "Commander" The Five Gaiter albino, white mane/tail, reddish brown or black eyes, pink nose and ears, turquoise ribbons with yellow crisscrosses 1961/62-1966

(c) Chrystie Dahl

      51 "Commander" The Five Gaiter albino, white mane/tail, reddish brown or black eyes, pink nose and ears, turquoise ribbons with yellow crisscrosses 1961/62-1966 Shown with reddish eyes

(c) Janice Cox

      52 "Commander" The Five Gaiter sorrel, bald face, most with charcoal brown mane/tail, some with reddish brown, four stockings, white ribbons with red crisscrosses 1963-1986 Some early models have eye whites

(c) White Horse Productions

      52 "Commander" The Five Gaiter glossy sorrel, bald face, most with charcoal brown mane/tail, some with reddish brown, four stockings, white ribbons with red crisscrosses ? mid-1960s  

  53 "Commander" The Five Gaiter glossy palomino, bald face, white points, yellow ribbons with red crisscrosses, some with grey-shaded stallion parts. Palomino color ranges from light to medium tan. 1962-1971 Model shown is from the Black Horse Ranch Model Horse Collection.

(c) Triple B Models

      109 American Saddlebred dapple grey, bald face, pink nose and ears, white points, darker shading on knees and hocks, red ribbons with black crisscrosses 1987-1988

(c) Hilary Hurley

  117 "Project Universe," Premium Pinto American Saddlebred dark chestnut tobiano, stripe, bicolor mane, white tail, gold ribbon with back crisscrosses 1987-1989

  140 "Wing Commander," American Saddlebred Five-Gaited World Champion dark chestnut, stripe, darker chestnut mane/tail, off fore and hind stockings, solid red ribbons 1988-1990
(c) Rachel Kelley       140 American Saddlebred dark chestnut, stripe, darker chestnut mane/tail, near front postern, off fore and hind stockings, solid red ribbons 2010 2010 World Equestrian Games Reissue
(18 made)

(c) Nicole Adriano, Foxfire Grove Stables

      827 Pinto American Saddlebred black tobiano, stripe, bicolor mane, white tail, white ribbon with red crisscrosses 1990-1991

(c) BreyerCollectables.com

      862 Kentucky Saddlebred red chestnut, dark chestnut mane/tail, stripe, front stockings, off hind stocking, blue ribbons with white crisscrosses 1992-1993

(c) Barbara Schweder

      904 CH Imperator glossy liver chestnut, star, large snip extending up above nose, mane/tail same color as body, dark red ribbon with blue crisscrosses 1994-1995

(c) Janice Cox

(c) Janice Cox     951 "Commander" The Five Gaiter woodgrain, black eyes, long star painted on, four painted-on stockings, white ribbons with blue crisscrosses 1961/62-1965  

  1051 "Commander" The Five Gaiter glossy Copenhagen; dappled blue, bald face, white points, blue ribbons with black crisscrosses 1963(?)-1964  

(c) Janice Cox

(c) Janice Cox

1129 Rhett glossy chocolate grey, white mane/tail, four stockings, gold ribbons Jan-June 2001 Collector's Edition

(c) Janice Cox

(c) Janice Cox

1130 Firefly red roan, darker chestnut mane/tail and stockings, green ribbons with gold crisscrosses July-Dec 2001 Collector's Edition

(c) Wendy Hick

   

1434 CH Sprinkles chestnut pinto, bicolor mane/tail, red ribbon with blue crisscrosses 2012-2013  

1434G Glossy CH Sprinkles glossy chestnut pinto, bicolor mane/tail, red ribbon with blue crisscrosses 2012 BreyerFest Open Show Prize
(45 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity

(c) Shannon Southard       2051 "Commander" The Five Gaiter glossy Florentine; dappled metallic gold, bald face, white points, metallic gold ribbons with black crisscrosses 1963(?)-1964  
(c) Lauren Bang (c) Lauren Bang     3051 "Commander" The Five Gaiter glossy Gold Charm; solid metallic gold, bald face, white points, metallic gold ribbons with black crisscrosses 1963(?)-1964  
  4051 "Commander" The Five Gaiter Wedgewood Blue; solid blue, bald face, white points, blue ribbons with black crisscrosses 1963(?)-1964 Model shown is from the Black Horse Ranch Model Horse Collection.
  400294 Moon Shadows blue roan, black shaded head with white snip, black points, two hind stockings, blue ribbons with silver crisscrosses 1994

Just About Horses
(2,000 made)

Certificate of Authenticity mailed separately. "JAH '94" hand written on belly

(c) Jamie Dulin 700298 A Class Act sorrel pinto, bicolor mane, white tail, off side stockings, blue ribbons with gold crisscrosses August to November 1998

Breyer Fall Show Special

With Certificate of Authenticity

(c) Twilight Productions 701703 First Frost glossy shaded alabaster, golden-grey shading, cremello/grey mane, grey tail and knees, green and gold ribbons 2002 Just About Horses
(3,000 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity

(c) Amy D   710199 Will Shriver red chestnut, darker red chestnut mane/tail, bi-colored eyes, elongated star, snip, near hind sock, red ribbons 1999 American Royal
(1,500 made)
 (c) Heather Wilkendorf       710396 Gaited Breeds of America
With Tennessee Walking Horse, Saddlebred Weanling
bay tobiano, solid face, bicolor mane white tail, black knees, hocks, and canons, near front and two rear stockings, white ribbons with gold dots 1996 JCPenney Holiday Catalog
(~6,000 made)
(c) Wendy Hick       710901 Silver Fox silver dappled light chestnut, silvery white mane/tail, shaded knees and muzzle, off hind sock, blue ribbons 2001 BreyerFest Raffle, Live Auction
(26 made)
  711039 Gala clear mottled blue, dark blue points,  blue ribbons 2009

BreyerFest Tent Special
(1,050 made)

"BreyerFest 2009" stamped on belly

(c) Kellie DeFosset (c) Kellie DeFosset 712091 Commander - Five Gaiter smoke, white mane/tail, four stockings, red and gold ribbons 2013 Vintage Collectors Club
(500 made)

With numbered Certificate of Authenticity booklet. "Vintage Collectors Club" printed on belly.

(c) Twilight Productions       730801 TRU Valiant - Showcase Edition glossy bay pinto, black points, four high stockings, blaze, white nose and chin, red and gold ribbons 2001

Toys "R" Us

Numbered on belly

      Five Gaiter
(Commander?)
glossy dapple cream and grey ~1960 Probable preproduction test model. Has no molded-on tassels.
        Five Gaiter glossy dappled black Prior to 1975 Test Run (?)
(c) Jennifer Hilmoe         Five Gaiter unpainted white 1980 Just About Horses VII/#3
        Test Color Mahogany Bay Bl/Yellow Ribbons Five Gaiter mahogany bay 1993 BreyerFest Live Auction
(2 made)
        Test Color Decorator Ageless Bronze Five Gaiter bronze 1993 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
        Rich Bay bay, black points, three socks, not near fore 1994 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
(c) Wendy Hick (c) Wendy Hick       Dapple Bay Five Gaiter with Gold/White Ribbons dapple bay, black points, hind stockings, off fore stocking, gold and white ribbons 1995 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
        Smoky Brown Pinto with Gold/White Braids smoky brown tobiano with gold/white ribbons 1996 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
        Very Red Roan with Blue, Yellow, and White Braids red roan, blue, yellow and white ribbons 1997 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity

        Red Roan Pinto with Blue and Silver Braids red roan, blue and silver ribbons 1997 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity

    Storm
Dapple Grey Saddlebred Stallion
glossy dapple grey, darker grey mane/tail, shaded grey knees and muzzle, gold ribbons 2000 Sears Holiday Catalog
(c) Jackie Hamilton         Glossy Black Shaded Five Gaiter with Green & Gold Braids glossy black, black mane/tail, white muzzle, four stockings, green and gold ribbons 2002 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
        Silver Bay Five Gaiter silver bay 2004 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity

    Odyssey Variation Five Gaiter #52 blue stary sky pattern, black points 2005 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
(c) Suzanne Sutton (c) Suzanne Sutton       Dapple Grey - Tom Bainbridge shaded grey, grey and white ribbons, shaded knees, red ribbons 2007 BreyerFest Early Bird Raffle Model
(3 made)
(c) Janice Cox         Dappled Rose Grey Five-Gaiter dappled rose grey, shaded grey mane/tail, pink muzzle, green and yellow ribbons 2009 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
(c) Jane Steinkamp (c) Jane Steinkamp     "Bourbon Street" Five Gaiter lavender, gold mane/tail, four low stockings 2013 BreyerFest "Design Your Own" Silent Auction
(1 made)
        Arco-íris - Rainbow Test Clearware translucent rainbow 2016 BreyerFest Silent Auction
(1 made)

1961-1962 Dealer Catalog Insert


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