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Magpie Model Horses - Barn display

Both Dream Pony and Magpie provided an excellent range of equipment and accessories for the horses. Just about everything one would need for a well-outfitted stable could be found, including the stable itself.

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.

As Magpie, the accessory line expanded to include awards, tack boxes, saddle stands, arena accessories, and more. As a retired boat builder, the father of Magpie owner, Emma Kelley, was highly qualified to be the architect of the range of barns sold by Magpie Models. For several years he produced the exquisitely detailed range white barns which are so 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
Barn - Cardstock

~1971 - Late 1980s
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Barn - Wood

~1971 - Late 1980s
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Magpie Barns
Barn - Various sizes and styles

Late 1980s
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Barn - Two stalls, feed room, and tack room

Late 1980s
Single Stall - 1990s version

1992 - 2008
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Single Stall - 2000s version

1992 - 2008
Tack Room

1990s
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Field Shelter

1992 - 2008
K.B. Models Barns
Various sizes and styles

~1990 - 1992
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Dream Pony Equipment & Accessories
Stable Accessories - Bucket, Grooming brush, Hay net, Pony nuts, Stable set (mucking out tools), Trough, & More

~1971 - Late 1980s
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Cart - Cardstock, fitted to Hunter mold

~1971 - Late 1980s - Late 1980s
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Magpie Equipment & Accessories
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Blanket Box - Wooden

Late 1980s - 2008
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Feed Bin - Wooden

Late 1980s - 2008
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Ground Poles

Late 1980s - 2008
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Gymkhana Accessories Pack - Orange cones (4), Stepping stone blocks (5), Flags (2 in red & blue or green & yellow), bowls (2), Rosettes (4), Small cup (1, silver metal with black base), & sheet of game instructions

1992 - 2008
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Hay net

Late 1980s - 2008
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Show Winners Pack - Four rosettes (red, blue, yellow, green with gold centers), & one medium & one large trophy (silver metal with black base)

Late 1980s - 2008
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Stable Accessories - Bedding shavings, Bucket, Feed bags, Feed bowl, & Hay net

1994 - 2008
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Stable Tools - Broom, Hessian muck sack, & Pitchfork

Late 1980s - 2008
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Saddle Horse - Deluxe, Wooden

Late 1980s - 2008
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Saddle Horse - Rustic, Wooden

Late 1980s - 2008
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Self-fastening Bandages (5) - Black, Blue, Florescent Green, Florescent Pink, Purple, Red, & White (available at various times)

Late 1980s - 2008
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Stable Signs (5) - "To the Stables", "No Smoking", "Feed Room", "Tack Room", "Notice Board"

1993, Summer
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Stable Name Plates - White or gold plastic strips with black lettering

1993, Summer
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Dressage Arena Accessories Pack - White plastic arena fencing (10), Dressage letters on plastic markers (8), Decorative tubs (4), Large trophy (1, silver metal with black base), & Dressage arena diagram

Summer 1996
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Cross-Country Course Accessories - Red & white flags with cones (2 pair), Start/finish board, & Jump numbers (8)

1997
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