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Magpie Model Horses - Barn display

Both Dream Pony and Magpie, up until 2008, carried a line of stables and outbuildings made to fit the equine models.

Dream Pony offered a budget barn made of heavy cardstock in addition to their wooden barn. Both were mailed flat-packed; the new owner would have some assembly to do before their models could be housed.

Dream Pony also offered a few vehicles for the three larger molds - a cardstock trap for the Hunter, wooden traps & two styles of caravans for the Hunter, Arabian, & Welsh.

In the early days of Magpie, Emma Kelley's father, a retired boat builder, produduced a range of barns for the company. This exquisitely detailed range white-painted and natural wood barns are treasured by Magpie collectors.

When Mr. Kelley retired from Magpie Models, an outside company, K.B. Models was found to continue production of the barns and outbuildings; these were sent from the workshop unpainted. In the summer of 1992 K.B. Models and Magpie Models went their separate ways.

Instead Magpie released a single stall building and a field shelter which were again manufactured by and sold directly through them. These buildings are not as detailed and refined as those produced by Mr. Kelley or K.B. Models. The plastic hinges, bolts, and the assembly pegs for the new line of Magpie barns were created and produced by Graham Stephens of Springside models.

The single stall building had several variations. Buildings with a solid door were sold as tack rooms. Those with a split door were sold as single stalls. Later versions of the single stall only had the bottom half of the door, while still later versions replaced the door with a chain.

As with other products, new additions were first offered to newsletter subscribers.

Dream Pony Barns & Vehicles

Magpie Model Horses - Cardstock Dream Pony barn Barn

Cardstock - slots together

~1970s - 1988

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Magpie Model Horses - Wooden Dream Pony barn Barn

Wooden - slots together and has hinged doors

1982/83 example (modified by owner)

~1975 - Late 1980s
Magpie Model Horses - Cardstock Dream Pony Cart Cardstock Trap

Sent flat-packed to be assembled by the new owner. This was made in Hunter size only.

~1972 - Late 1980s

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Magpie Model Horses - Wooden Dream Pony Trap cart Wooden Trap

These were made to order and could be made to fit the Hunter, Arabian, or Welsh molds.

Style appears to vary slightly

~1973 - Late 1980s

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Magpie Model Horses - Wooden Dream Pony Trap cart Wooden Trap

These were made to order and could be made to fit the Hunter, Arabian, or Welsh molds.

Style appears to vary slightly

~1973 - Late 1980s

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Magpie Model Horses - Wooden Dream Pony Bow-top Caravan Bow-Top Caravan

These were made to order and could be made to fit the Hunter, Arabian, or Welsh molds. The caravan was wooden with a bow-top and fitted with interior furnishings.

~1973 - Late 1980s

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Magpie Model Horses - Wooden Dream Pony Reading Style Caravan Reading-Style Caravan

These were made to order and could be made to fit the Hunter, Arabian, or Welsh molds. The caravan was wooden with a Reading-style wooden, square top and fitted with interior furnishings.

Style appears to vary slightly

~1973 - Late 1980s

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Magpie Model Horses - Wooden Dream Pony Reading Style Caravan 2 Reading-Style Caravan

These were made to order and could be made to fit the Hunter, Arabian, or Welsh molds. The caravan was wooden with a Reading-style wooden, square top and fitted with interior furnishings.

Style appears to vary slightly

~1973 - Late 1980s

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Magpie Barns

Magpie Model Horses - Picture Needed Placeholder Image Barn

Various sizes and styles

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Magpie Model Horses - Two stall Magpie Models Barn Barn

Wooden with metal hinges & latches; roof lifts off for access to interior.

Two stalls, feed room, and tack room

Late 1980s
Magpie Model Horses - Single Basic Stable Single Basic Stable

Wooden, painted white with green roof. Fits together with pegs; mesh over window, two-part hinged door, faux door latch.

Ordering options were no window, or window in the left or right side; roof lifts off.

Between 1995 and 1999, the left and right window options were discontinued and subsequent stables came with a front window, no top door, and no tie-ring.


1992 - 1999

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Magpie Model Horses - Single Basic Stable 2000s version The Stable

Wooden, stained brown with green roof. Fits together with pegs; chain across doorway.

Window in the front or side, no mesh; roof lifts off.

2003 - 2006

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Magpie Model Horses - Tack Room Tack Room

Wooden, painted white with green roof. Fits together with pegs; mesh over window, hinged doors, faux door latch.

Window in the front; roof lifts off.

1990s

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Magpie Model Horses - Field Shelter The Fieldshelter

Wooden, stained brown with grey roof. Fits together with pegs.

1992 - 2006

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K.B. Models Barns

Magpie Model Horses - K.B. Models Barn: Ashleigh One Ashleigh Model One

Two stalls, tack room. Wooden; roof lifts off for access to interior.

~1990 - 1992

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Magpie Model Horses - K.B. Models Barn: Ashleigh Two Ashleigh Model Two

One stall, tack room, open room/loft. Wooden; roof lifts off for access to interior

~1990 - 1992

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Magpie Model Horses - K.B. Models Barn: Ashleigh Three Ashleigh Model Three

Three stalls. Wooden; roof lifts off for access to interior

~1990 - 1992

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Magpie Model Horses - K.B. Models Barn: Ashleigh Four Ashleigh Model Four

Four-stall field shelter. Wooden; roof lifts off for access to interior

~1990 - 1992

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Magpie Model Horses - K.B. Models Barn: Ashleigh Five Ashleigh Model Five

Field shelter with two open stalls, one box stall. Wooden; roof lifts off for access to interior

~1990 - 1992

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Magpie Model Horses - K.B. Models Barn: The Classic The Classic

Two stalls & tack room. Wooden; roof lifts off for access to interior

~1990 - 1992

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Magpie Model Horses - K.B. Models Barn: Gainsborough A Gainsborough Model A

Three stalls & tack room. Wooden; roof lifts off for access to interior

~1990 - 1992

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Magpie Model Horses - K.B. Models Barn: Gainsborough B Gainsborough Model B

Four stalls. Wooden; roof lifts off for access to interior

~1990 - 1992

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Magpie Model Horses - K.B. Models Barn: Gainsborough C Gainsborough Model C

Two closed stalls, two open stalls with gate. Wooden; roof lifts off for access to interior

~1990 - 1992

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