GallopHome an equine Game...
The Board Game and how it came about
Jennifer Jones the inventor of the game "Gallop Home" shared with how the game came about:
My mother read the book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. This book is all about residual income, real estate, inventions, etc. After reading the book, she called me one day and said...."as much as you know about kids and as much as you know about horses, there are no good Board Games out there to target this market...why don't you make one?"
I laughed and said "Sure mom...I'll get right on it!!" but much to my surprise, as I was traveling on an airplane to another business apptment, it jumped into my head. I wrote the ideas down quickly and that began 2 years of learning and development of the game. I had 3 different Artists that drew the board and decided on Delia Pacheco as my artist. She captured just the look that I wanted. Pat Kasper of Kasper Design was hired to produce the beautiful playing pieces that are also in the game. There were costly learning curves in the production, but 2 years later in 2003, Gallop Home Train your horse and WIN was born. After that, Gallop Home Coloring Book, was released in the Fall of 2003. In the Fall of 2004 Gallop Home Puzzle Kits were released. All artwork by Delia Pacheco.
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A fun learning game about horses and the different disciplines horses are used for. It's a great way to get your kids to learn about horses...whether you own one or not.
When I illustrated this game, I tried to make it as vivid and interesting to learn about horses and how they were used.
My part in doing the Art for the GallopHome products
When Jennifer called me from Florida and asked if I would like to illustrate an Equine Board Game... I said sure, send me the details and I will see what I can come up with. She already had other artists do preliminary illustrations of the game, but Jen wanted a different feel so chose my style.
I then put together illustrations with my ideas working on it at lightning speed to get it done. When Jen approved the sketches I began painting a 16" x 20" Acrylic painting of the finished board, making sure all the areas were in their correct places for the overlay of the game.
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As I started to do the illustrations for the Coloring Book I decided to draw from memory... things that I had experienced with Equine breeds. I also included my daughters and their ventures with their Horses and Pony.
Then for the Puzzles my thought was to do different popular breeds... I painted five different breeds, and Jen chose three to start with. I also used acrylic to paint the images and did the background like a color wheel so when you laid all the puzzles together they would match up in the background colors...that was a fun projects to do.
Horse Coloring Book - sample pages showing different disciplines
The GallopHome name was added to several other products, such as a Coloring Book, Puzzles and Sculptured horse heads for a collection.
This book was a great deal of fun for me. The illustrations were past time memories and experiences that I had with my children and horses, including my own horses. I could have added so many more pages.
The coloring book is now under my ownership and copyrighted in my name. I'm hoping to publish them in the near future.
The Coloring Book and Puzzles are Copyrighted in my name...
All Rights are Reserved and can not be used without written permission from me.
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Old Fashion Fun is back with the Return of the Board Game
those kids who love horses and wish to learn about training a horse and the different disciplines that apply.
Miniature Paintings made into a Mosaic Mural
For the horse lover or for a fundraising event -
This little book makes a great gift, leave it as a book or take the perforated pages and make your own Mural, this can be a great way to make money for a fundraiser event. Each picture can be sponsored for a cost and added to the Mural.
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