Grand Champions: The Most Beautiful Horses in
What are Grand Champions toy horses and why are they so popular?
Written by Janae
Grand Champions are
model toy horses who are distributed by Alpha International and
their partner company, Mutiny Bay. These plastic beauties have
bodies made of hard plastic and have brushable manes and tails. You
can buy them individually or as a set. Grand Champions are for the
Horse Lovers who are never too young to collect and never too old to
play. They come in different poses, colors, and styles.
Kids have loved these model horses since they first came out in the
late eighties, when they were actually made by Empire Toys before
they filed bankruptcy. They are fun to collect and don't cost much.
Every horse comes with its own brush and tack, and flaunt a 'GC'
logo on their rump.
These horses are very detailed when it comes to defining the muscles
all over the body and the veins around the face. Grand Champions are
not only toys for kids, but they are also hobbies for teenagers and
adults. They are fun to customize, paint and rehair.
On the back of the box that the Grand Champions come in, is a "Blue
Ribbon Coupon" that tells how many points the horse is worth. When
you collect enough points, then you can get a free Grand Champion
horse. The free horse of your pick varies, but keeps updated on this
The different styles include Action Champs, Fancy Parade, Feed 'N
Nuzzle, Micro Mini's, Grand Champion Minis, and regular Grand
Champions. All the "standard" sized Grand Champions are sized the
same as the Classic Breyer Horses, which are also compatible. The
Grand Champion Minis are sized the same size as the Breyer
Stablemates, and the Micro Minis are even smaller than that!
Action Champs: When you pull down on the reins, the horse's
tail swishes. This style of horse comes with lots of fun accessories
including a golden trophy, a comb to run through his brushable mane
& tail, a water bucket, sponge, spray bottle, bridle, western show
saddle, and colorful saddle blanket.
Fancy Parade: The Fancy Parade comes with two complete parade
outfits to create 2 different looks (show parade & driving).
Realistic decorations and accessories are interchangeable. Classic
sized horse has main and tail that you can comb.
N Nuzzles: One of the most popular Grand Champions that kids
love because horses can nuzzle each other or pick up their own food.
There is magnets in the horses nose and on the food that allows them
to do this. Depending on the set, some includes a mama horse and a
baby horse with a brush, food, and blankets. Some only come with
just 1 horse.
Micro Minis: The Micro Minis are the smallest in the Grand
Champions collection. They are approximately 1.5" tall. Kids love
how tiny they are as they can bring them anywhere!
Grand Champion Minis: These sets are popular as they come
with a full play set. There are different themes including the Rodeo
Adventure, Quarter Horse Family, Equestrian Finals, Selle Francais
Family, and the Thoroughbred Family. Depending on the theme, it
comes with its own accessories! These are compatible with the Breyer
Traditional Grand Champions: These are the traditional Grand
Champions. They are sized to be compatible with the Classic Sized
Breyer Horses. They include a brush and their own tack including
bridle, saddle blanket, saddle, and hair bow.
Horse Country Collection: Horse Country is the new style of
Grand Champions. The manufacturer promised a new and better Grand
Champions and so they came up with Horse Country. They are
compatible with the Tradition Grand Champions including Breyer's
Classic Sized horses.