Taken from the brochure: Stallions USA,* Inc. produced an exquisite collection of fine porcelain model horses beautifully hand-decorated and represented one-twelfth size scale. These treasures are brought to life with authentic color and breathtaking detail.
This company is now out of business. It seems it was not in business very long. When it started, it had one sculptor, Nancy Weimer Belden. Later on, there was another sculptor added. His name is never mentioned in the brochures. Nancy W. Belden says she would do the original sculptures in super sculpey which were then cast in resin. Then, she reworked each resin til it was perfect. When she got it to that point, it was sent to the Phillippines where it was cast in fine porcelain. Although the brochures give the address of the company as Wayne, NJ, the bottom of the box says the horses are cast in fine porcelain in the Phillippines. Nancy says they were also painted at the casting company.
The horses that Nancy sculpted are:
Nancy also did a Rocky Mountain Horse, an American Saddlebred, and a Pegasus. Plus a Collie, Australian Shepard, and a Chihuahua. These all had molds and one resin casting, but were never finished.
The rest of the horses were done by the other sculptor, The pamphlets and Certificate of Authenticity included with some figurines reveal the name of the second sculptor for this company as being William R. Burford, who presumably sculpted all figurines not attributed to Nancy Weimer Belden. They were:
Thanks to Melodie Dowell for her research of the company and scanning in the company brochure. And Tiffany Tran who also provided information.
I know that Stallions USA did a special run in black sabino on the Clydesdale piece for the circa 2000 West Coast Collectors Model Horse Jamboree.
Photo credit, above left: Sol Del Oro, Peruvian Paso Stallion. Image provided by Melodie Dowell.
Swedish Warmblood Stallion. Scanned from company brochure.
ComeBack Kid (#9930)
Mustang, sculpted by Nancy W Belden. Scanned from company brochure.
German Shepherd (#1001), Jack Russel Terrier (#1002), Golden Retriever (#1003). Scanned from company brochure.
Freisen. Scanned from company brochure.
12" x 6" "Hans" Friesian stallion, "Millenium Edition" metal plate attached underneath body. From the Horses 2000 collection. Sculpted by William R. Burford. Owned by Tiffany Tran.
Magical Beauty (#2010)
Unicorn, sculpted by Nancy W Belden. Scanned from company brochure.
Midnight's Blaze of Gold (#2025)
Tennessee Walking Horse stallion. Scanned from company brochure.
Mister Senator Sir (#2030)
Appaloosa stallion. Scanned from company brochure.
Morgan Mare, sculpted by Nancy W Belden. Scanned from company brochure.
Arabian stallion, sculpted by Nancy W Belden. Images provided by Melodie Dowell.
Scottish Pride (#9950)
Clydesdale gelding, sculpted by Nancy W Belden. Images provided by Melodie Dowell.
Sol Del Oro (#9920)
Peruvian Paso stallion, sculpted by Nancy W Belden. Images provided by Melodie Dowell.