UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, this event will be moved to the lobby of Indoor Arena 2.
Celebrate the re-release of an exclusive-edition Breyer® in a WEC-branded box honoring America’s War Horse, featuring Author Robin Hutton and Artist Jocelyn Russell
World Equestrian Center will unveil an exclusive-edition Breyer® Model Horse of Staff Sergeant Reckless in a World-Equestrian-Center-branded box during a free event on December 10, 2023 starting at 3:30pm. As a collector’s item, to-date only 3,000 Breyer models made in the American war horses’ likeness are being re-released in WEC-branded boxes.
The real horse, Staff Sergeant Reckless, is honored by World Equestrian Center with a bronze monument of the equine hero that welcomes guests and visitors on the Grand Plaza—one of just six sculptures in the world.
At 3:30pm and 5:30pm, bestselling author Robin Hutton and sculpture artist Jocelyn Russell will each speak as experts during the event dedicated to celebrating the life and service of Staff Sergeant Reckless.
Author of Sgt. Reckless: America’s War Horse (2015), Hutton will share stories and sign copies of her acclaimed biography on the brave Mongolian mare who fought as a Marine in the Korean War.
Integral in the creation of the national monuments erected around the globe honoring Staff Sergeant Reckless, sculpture artist Jocelyn Russell will share detail on her research and the process of making a monument from miniature to finished life-size sculpture.
The exclusive-edition Breyer models will be available for purchase at the event, and will be carried at Mr. Pickles & Sailor Bear Toy Shoppe. Pre-sale orders can be placed online via A Sudden Impulse boutique.
About Staff Sergeant Reckless
Staff Sergeant Reckless was a war horse who served with the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. She was a Mongolian mare and became famous for her service in the 5th Marine Regiment.
Reckless served by carrying ammunition, earning a reputation for her bravery as she made numerous trips under fire to resupply ammunition to the front lines. Her actions saved many lives and earned her several military decorations, including two Purple Hearts.
About World Equestrian Center
World Equestrian Center features two premier equestrian and multidisciplinary venues in Ocala, Florida, and Wilmington, Ohio.
These exclusive facilities comprise state-of-the-art arenas, expansive stadiums, versatile outdoor space, sporting fields and well-appointed exposition centers. An abundance of lodging options and luxury accommodations are conveniently located on-site, along with shopping and dining throughout each property.
Dedicated to offering great sport and good fun in a family-friendly environment, World Equestrian Center promises an unparalleled experience for exhibitors, spectators, vendors, sponsors and retailers built on three core values: Quality. Class. Distinction.