You can find the following moulds on these pages:
American Quarter Horse, Arab Champion, Arab Mare, Arab Stallion, Arabian, Child's Jumping Pony, Cob Mare, Cob Stallion, Connemara, Dressage Horse, Eventer and Family Horse.
Most of my portrait models have been ordered from Julip to look like real horses that I know or have known, and their colouring and markings have been carefully copied into Julip form. However, a few of my models have been happy coincidences - spares or second hand models that happen to look like real horses I've met.
The Julip version of Jack is on the Dartmoor mould and was made in early 2006.
Here's the real Jack, a Dales X pony who I owned in my early teens. He was stubborn and enjoyed pulling the leadrope through your hands, but really he just wanted to be loved!
The Julip version of Milly is on the Pit Pony mould and was made in early 2006.
Here's the real Milly, she was quite cute for a shetland and was one of the first ponies that I rode. We owned her at the same time as Twinkle Toes
The Julip version of Twinkle is a Welsh Pony - She's several years old now and was a Birthday present in September 2006. The Julip paintwork is more like her winter coat than the summer image shown.
Twinkle-Toes, more commonly referred to as Twinkle, was probably one of the first ponies that I ever rode. She was the definition of a pony - she could be trouble with a capital "T"! She learned plenty of tricks from Milly the Shetland and her favourite thing was eating spearmint Polos... and I think she enjoyed catapulting me to the floor quite a lot too!
This model is actually Cail Version 4 - Cail 1 and 2 were both Farm Cobs but it just didn't suit Cail, Cail 3 was a Cob Stallion but I finally settled on a Cob Mare this time!
Cail is my mums horse and we've owned him since I was about 4 years old. This photo shows him in his younger years but he's still just as handsome!
The Julip version of Carrie was a happy coincidence, when I was planning to order a portrait model this lovely black Arab Champion came up for sale second hand
Carrie was an absolute sweetheart, she shared a field with Cail for several years. She was a lovely, slightly dopey, Welsh Cob.
This little Welsh Pony Julip might not look much like the following photo, but the real Fine was a rose grey in her younger years and has greyed out. So, the Julip model of Fine looks more like the real Fine a couple of years ago
I won my first rosette with Fine! She belongs to a family friend and was a good fancy dress companion when I was younger...
Phoebe was a special order for Christmas 2011, I specially ordered some gingery blonde hair and sent it to Julip HQ for them to use on this New Forest model.
Phoebe belongs to the same family friend as Fine, and Phoebe and Fine are firm friends. I never rode Phoebe because Fine was a little more relaxed!
Jacko is a pure black Cob Stallion with added feather, purchased in summer 2010.
Jacko is a gorgeous Fell pony, he was firmly of the belief that he was a puppy, not a horse! Although I don't know him very well, he was just too nice to not get a Julip version of!
Julip Obi isn't quite the same as the real thing, he has a small stripe instead of a star and his socks are slightly too long. However, when this hunter with an altered neck came up for sale I thought it looked similar enough to use his name.
Oberon belonged to Phoebe and Fine's owner, he didn't stay very long because he hated dogs with a passion and wasn't too fond of people. He was a handsome chap though
The Julip version of Gilly is a Clydesdale foal, in the colour of catalogue model Mighty Mouse. He was bought in September 2007.
I don't have many photos of the real Gilly, and those I do have are pretty poor quality. He was a baby highland pony, and is actually Cail's nephew!
Woody is a Julip Connemara with added feather, ordered in December 2009.
This photo of the real Woody was taken at sunset, he was a gorgeous dapple grey highland pony, owned by Cail's previous owner.
Julip Oscar is a Childs Jumping Pony, painted in 2007 by Helen Moore.
Oscar was a beautiful Appaloosa with unusual markings, he was owned by the same people as Lily.
Julip Sam is a Cob Mare, beautifully painted by Laura from a poor quality photo of the real Sam from the 1980's.
Sam was one of the horses that taught my mum the most about riding, and one of the main reasons she loves Highland Ponies so much!
The Julip version of Katie is a Welsh Cob with a dropped neck. This gorgeous dark bay colour was copied from a couple of old photos from the 1980's!
The real Katie was another horse that taught my mum about horses, she was apparently great fun to ride. The Julip version of Katie was bought for Mum's birthday October 2015.
The Julip version of BB is an altered Hunter with added feather. It took me a long time to order a BB look-a-like, but she's a lovely old girl who needed to be made into a Julip!
The real BB lives with Cail, she's a Shire x TB and is a grumpy, but lovable, old girl. She has Cushings, and as a result is no longer sound, but enjoys her retirement sharing a field with Cail.
The Julip version of Cassie is a very dark bay/black dressage horse with perfectly matched markings
The real Cassie was a real sweetheart who lived with BB before being sold. Later Cassie came back to live with BB and Cail for a while to rebuild her health.
The Julip version of Sasha is a Thoroughbred with latex plaits in a beautiful shade of bay!
The real Sasha was an Irish Draught mare owned by my mum in the 80s, sadly she was sold so my Mum & Dad could raise a deposit for their first house.
Real India always reminded me of a Julip AQH with added feather. This one has mohair feather, added by a fellow collector.
Real India is a Friesian, when I knew him he was very young and acted just like a puppy, following you around the field!
As soon as Julip announced a new Heavy Horse mould, I knew that I'd like to order a Sally portrait.
The Real Sally was a beautiful and kind soul, she was in a local field with a group of other horses for a lovely sunny summer when I was about 16.