Vintage Custom Model Equine Center

Antique Japanese battle-horse dolls Hyun (top photo) and Haku (above right) are from the SPA-KUN collection. 

MOdel Animal Hobby History ArchIVe

Introducing the Model Animal Hobby History Archive, or MAHHA!


Originating from generous donations from Beth Andries, Lois Bennington, Julie Froelich, Cristine Holt, Alicia Vogel, and an anonymous hobbyist, of hobby publications, newsletters, show results, related books and magazines, makers' catalogs, model sire and dam listings, and more, as well as our own collection of ephemera gathered through the years, this growing library will be housed in the reading room of the VCMEC Museum.


We're happy to accept and preserve any hobby-related papers or publications you may no longer want. Thanks to all who have contributed so far--we appreciate it!


Our goal is to create not only a library of our hobby's history for visitors to enjoy, but also an index of publications to assist in hobby research and in identifying vintage customs.


Here are the publications and newsletters currently in the Model Animal Hobby History Archive as of 12/22/2023:


American All Breed Club and Registry:
Have March/April 1987 and May/June 1987. ​


American Model Horse Collector's Digest, The:

Have Vol. 5 No. 5, Vol. 6 No. 6-7, Vol. 8 No. 2 and 6-9/Vol. 9 No. 1, Vol. 9 No. 2-4, and Vol. 11 No. 3-4. 


American Model Morgan Horse Association Newsletter:
Have January/February 1997 and July/August 1997. 


Beswick Quarterly:

Have Vol. 2 (1997) No. 2. 


Big N' Little Club News:

Have January/February 1987 and July/August 1987.


Blood Horse Seminar, The:
Have November/December 1986, January/February 1987, March/April 1987. ​September/October 1987, November/December 1988, January/February 1989, March/April 1989, May/June 1989, and March/April 1990.


Boat, The:

Have #1-12, 15-35. 


Breyer All Breed Registry News:

Have Vol. 1 No. 1-6 and Vol. 2 No. 1.


Breyer Animal Gazette:

Have Vol. 14 No. 1. 


Buckaneer, The:

Have March 1984-June 1984, December 1984, Vol. 9 No. 1-3 and 5-7 and 9-12, Vol. 10 No. 2-4 and 9-11, and February 1987.


California Model Horse News:

Have Vol. 2 (1997) No. 1-3 and 5-6, and Vol. 3 No. 1-5.


Classified Ads:
Have March/April 1989. ​


Close-Up Lens, The:
Have November-December 1989.


Customizer's Club, The:

Have September 1992, December 1992/January 1993, December 1993/January 1994, and February/March 1995.


Desert Horse Review, The:

Have Vol. 9 No. 6, Vol. 10 No. 2-6, and Vol. 11 No. 1. 


Dixie Whinny, The:

Have July/August 1998. 


Equine Collectibles:

Have Vol. 1 No. 2, Vol. 2 No. 1-2, and Vol. 3 No. 1-2.


Equine Miniaturist, The:

Have Vol. 12 (1991) No. 1-6, Vol. 13 No. 5, Vol. 14 No. 1 and 6, Vol. 15 No. 1-4, and Vol. 16 No. 1. 


EquiNews:

Have August 1994 (first issue), December 1994, January 1995, February 1995, March 1995, April 1995, May 1995, June 1995, and July 1995 (last issue). 


Equus Caballus:

Have Vol. 1 (1997) No. 7. 


Flying Hooves Express, The:

Have Vol. 1 (1987) No. 4 May, February 1989, May 1990, May 1992, August 1992, November 1992, February 1993, May 1993, and November 1993.


Gaited Model Horse Registry News:

Have February 1985, June 1985, August 1985, December 1985, February 1986, April 1986, May/June 1986, July/August 1986. September/October 1986, November/December 1986, January/February 1987, March/April 1987, May/June 1987, July/August 1987, September/October 1987, and November/ December 1987. 


Geographical Collectors' Directory, The:
1994


Guide to Model Services, Presented by the W.N.Y. Regionals Annual Live Show:

1985


Hagen-Renaker Collectors Club:
Have Spring 2007, Fall 2007, and Winter 2007. 


Halter Lines:

Have February/March 1991.


Hartland Model Equestrian News:
Have July/August 2001. 


High Stepper's Review:
Have September 1979, October 1979, November 1979, December 1979, January 1980, February 1980, March 1980, April 1980, September 1980, July 1985, October 1985, November 1985, December 1985, January 1986, February 1986, March 1986, April 1986, May 1986, June 1986, July 1986, August 1986. September 1986, October 1986, November 1986, December 1986, January 1987, February 1987, March 1987, April 1987, May 1987, June 1987, July 1987, August 1987, September 1987, October 1987, and July/August 1991.


Hobby Horse News, The:

Have issues 1-85, 87 (April-May 2003), August-September 2003, October-November 2003, December 2003-January 2004 ("Our Loss"), December 2003-January 2004 ("NAN Returns"), June-July 2004, Advertising Supplement 1990, and Special Editions for 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996-97, 1997-98,  1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000, 2001, and 2002. 


Horse'n Around:

Have Vol. 1 No. 1, Vol. 2 No. 1-12, and Vol. 3 No. 1 and 3-12/Vol. 4 No. 1.  


Horsing Around:

Have #18-70.


International Model Horse Journal, The:

Have first issue (approx. August 1976), February 1977, April 1977, May/June 1977, July/August 1977, September/October 1977, December 1977, and April 1978. 


Jump Off, The:

Have June/July 1993, August/September 1993, October/November 1994, and December 1994/January 1995.


Just About Horses:

Have Vol. 6 No. 1, Vol. 7 No. 3-4, Vol. 8 No. 1-3, Vol. 9 No. 3-4, Vol. 10 No. 2-4, Vol. 11 No. 1-5, Vol. 12 No. 2-4, Vol. 13 No. 1-4, Vol. 14 No. 1-4, Vol. 15 No. 1-5, Vol. 16 No. 1-5, Vol. 17 No. 1-3, Vol. 19 No. 2-5, Vol. 20 No. 1-5, Vol. 21 No. 1-5, Vol. 22 No. 1-6, Vol. 23 No. 2-5, Vol. 24 No. 1-2 and 4-5, Vol. 25 No. 1-6, Vol. 26 No. 1-3 and 5-6, Vol. 27 No. 1-6, Vol. 28 No. 1-2 and 6, Vol. 29 No. 2-4, Vol. 30 No. 1 and 3-5, Vol. 31 No. 1-3, Vol. 33 No. 1-6, Vol. 34 No. 1, 3-4 and 6, Vol. 35 No. 1-3 and 5, Vol. 36 No. 3-6, Vol. 37 No. 1-3 and 5-6, Vol. 38 No. 2-4, Vol. 40 Annual, Vol. 41 Annual, Vol. 42 Annual, Vol. 43 Annual, Vol. 44 Annual, Vol. 47 Annual, Vol. 48 Annual, and Vol. 50 Annual. 


Made In Japan Club newsletter:

Have September 1992, November 1992, January 1993, July 1993, September 1993, July 1994, September 1994, November 1994, March 1996, and May 1996. 


Mane Choice, The:
Have Summer 1986. 


Midwest Review, The:

Have Vol. 2 No. 7. 


Miniature Equestrian, The:

Have January/February 1987, August 1987, and December 1987. 


Model Arab Digest, The:
Have January/February 1989. 


Model Bray-er, The:
Have June/July 1994, August/September 1994, February/March 1995, April/May 1995, June/July 1995, August/September 1995, February/March 1996, June/July 1996, and August/September 1996. 


Model Dispatch, The:

Have November/December 1994, January/February 1995, March/April 1995, May/June 1995, July/August 1995, and September/October 1995. 


​Model Draft Horse and Pony Club Bulletin, The:
Have January/February 1991, March/April 1991, September/October 1992, November/December 1993, January/February 1994, May/June 1994, September/October 1994, and November/December 1994. 


Model Draft Horse Club:
Have January/February 1992. 


Model Draft Horse Journal, The:
Have March/April 1992. 


Model Equine Hobbyist!, The:

Have August/September 1996, December 1996/January 1997, April/May/June/July 1997, August/September 1997, October/November 1997, December 1997/January 1998, February/March 1998, April/May 1998, December 1998/January 1999, April/May 1999, June/July 1999, August/September 1999, October/November 1999, December 1999/January 2000, February/March 2000, April/May 2000, June/July 2000, August/September 2000, and October/November 2000. 


Model Horse Arena:

Have February/March 1988, April/May 1988, June/July 1988, August/September 1988, and October/November 1988. 


Model Horse Classified Ads:

Have January/February 1994. 


Model Horse Gazette:

Have Vol. 1 (1984-85) No. 1-6, Vol. 2 No. 1-5, Vol. 3 No. 1-6, Vol. 4 No. 1-6, Vol. 5 No. 1-6, Vol. 6 No. 1-6, Vol. 7 No. 1-6, Vol. 8 No. 1-6, Vol. 9 No. 1, 3-5 and 7-8, Vol. 10 No. 1-6, Vol. 11 No. 1-6, and Vol. 12 No. 1. 


Model Horseman, The:
Have July/August 1990. 


Model Horse News:

Have Vol. 1 (1985) No. 2 and 4-5, and Vol. 2 No. 1-3. 


Model Horse Performance:
Have April 2011 and July 2011. 


Model Horse Roundup:
Have November 1989, December 1989, and June/July 1990. 


Model Horse Shower's Journal, The:
Have October 1973, June 1974, July 1974, September 1974, October 1974, November 1974, January 1975, February 1975, March 1975, April 1975, May 1975, June 1975, July 1975, August 1975, September 1975, October 1975, November 1975, December 1975, February 1976, March 1976, April 1976, May 1976, June 1976, July 1976, August 1976, September 1976, October 1976, November 1976, December 1976, January 1977, February 1977, March 1977, April 1977, May 1977, June 1977, July 1977, August 1977, September 1977, October 1977, November 1977, December 1977, January 1978, February 1978, March 1978, April 1978, May 1978, June 1978, July 1978, August 1978, September 1978, October 1978, November 1978, December 1978, January 1979, February 1979, March 1979, April 1979, May 1979, June 1979, July 1979, August 1979, October 1979, November 1979, December 1979, and January 1980 (last issue). 


Model Horse Trader, The:

Have Vol. 2 No. 6, 8, 10, Vol. 3 No. 1, 3, 5-6, 8-9, 11, and Vol. 5 No. 2. 


Model Horse World News:

Have February 1985, May 1985, and Summer 1985. 


Model Rag, The:

Have Vol. 1 (1987) No. 4, Vol. 2 No. 1-4 and 6, Vol. 3 No. 1-6, and Vol. 4 No. 1-5. 


Model Trading Post, The:
Have July/August 1994. ​


Norse Horse Association & Registry Newsletter:
Have Vol. 1 No. 5 and Vol. 2 No. 5. ​


Patroonews:

Have Vol. 7 No. 1 and 3.


Playhorse:
Have January/February 1990, May/June 1990, July/August 1990, September/October 1990, November/December 1990, April/May 1991, December 1991/January 1992, and April/May 1993.


Pour Horse Patter:

Have Summer 1997.


Rosette, The:

Have January/February 1988, March/April 1988, May/June 1988, July/August 1988, September/October 1988, November 1988, December 1988/January 1989, February 1989, March/April/May/June 1989, September/October 1989, November/December 1989, March/April 1990, and January/February/March/April 1992. 


Show Circuit, The:

Have Vol. 2 No. 4-5, and Vol. 3 No. 1 and 3.


Show Ring, The:

Have Vol. 1 No. 1-5. 


Small Horse, The:

Have issues 0-11. 

Stable Review, The:

Have Vol. 3 (1995) No. 5. 


Tejas Model Horse Journal:

Have issue 7 (Summer 1994).


Traveler's Rest Ranch Newsletter:

Have Vol. 1 (1992) No. 3 and 5-6, and Vol. 2 No. 1-2.


Tri-State Model Horse Club Newsletter:
Have March/April 1991, July/August 1991, and September/October 1991.

TRR Pony Express:

Have Vol. 3 No. 2-6, Vol. 4 No. 1-4 and 6, Vol. 5 No. 1-6, and March/April 1994. 


Winner's Circle, The:
Have July/August/September 1988. ​