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Black


Name: Original Black Mare

Breed: Not Specified
Year: 1988-89
Description: Solid black Mare from the first set of Grand Champions.
Markings: Blended white socks on both hind legs. No white on front legs. A very large, white diamond on the face. All four hooves are black.
Notes: No "GC" logo on the hindquarter.








Name: Steppin' Out / Velvet Twilight

Breed: Morgan
Year: 1994-95
Description: Solid black Mare. Black body with black hair.
Markings: White star and snip on face. Three modest, low socks. (Left hind foot is solid.) All hooves are black.
Notes: Like several mares of 94-95, this horse had a different name depending on how she was sold (with a foal, or alone and wearing tack).









Name: Lady Blackstar

Breed: Quarter Horse
Year: 1996
Description: Solid black mare; black body with black hair.
Markings: Star on forehead. Two blended socks on the onside feet. All hooves are black.
Notes:









Name: "Gypsy"

Breed: Unknown?
Year: 1994-95
Description: Solid black mare; black body with black hair.
Markings: Markings are indistinct. Seems to have two, modest hind socks. May have a star as well.
Notes: This is a Velvet Coated Horse, a special release with a layer of flocking on top of the regular mold.











Name: Unknown

Breed: Holsteiner
Year: 2003-2004
Description: Solid black mare; black body with black hair.
Markings: White blaze on face. Two blended socks on the on-side legs.
Notes: This black mare was a Euro exclusive, and only available with the UK version of the stable playset. It is unknown if she has a name.











Bay/Dun/"Buckskin"




Name: Princess Bay

Breed: Morgan
Year: 1994-95
Description: Bay mare. Brown body with black shading on muzzle and legs. Black mane and tail.
Markings: None.
Similars: Near-Identical to Princess. However, Princess Bay may have less black shading (as this photo suggests) and should be an original mold mare, not a remold.











Name: Unknown / "Princess Bay" ?

Breed: Cleveland Bay
Year: 1995?
Description: Bay mare. Brown body with black muzzle and legs. Blackish shading on body and ears as well. Black mane and tail.
Markings: None.
Notes: This is a Velvet Coated Horse, a special release with a layer of flocking on top of the regular mold. She may simply be a flocked version of Princess Bay.










Name: Princess

Breed: Cleveland Bay
Year: 1996
Description: Bay bay mare. Brown body with black shading on muzzle and legs. Black mane and tail.
Markings: None.
Similars: Near-Identical to Princess Bay. However, Princess may have more black shading (as this photo suggests) and will probably be a remold mare, not an original.









Name: Unnamed

Breed: Hanoverian
Year: 2003-2005
Description: Bay mare. Brown body with black shading on muzzle and legs. Dark brown shading on body. Black mane and tail.
Markings: Broken stripe on face. White sock on left forefoot.
Notes: This was a UK-exclusive mare, and only sold with a family set (including a stallion and foal).











Name: Wild Honey

Breed: Mustang
Year: 1994-95
Description: Buckskin-like mare. Pale brown with black mane and tail. Blackish shading on muzzle. Incomplete black shading on legs. (The fetlocks are pale/brownish.)
Markings: None
Notes:









Name: Sugar 'n' Spice / China Doll

Breed: Warmblood
Year: 1994-95
Description: Buckskin-like mare. Cream colored body with bright orange shading. Black mane and tail. Glossy, thick, black shading on legs and muzzle.
Markings: None
Notes: Like several mares of 94-95, this horse had a different name depending on how she was sold (with a foal, or alone and wearing tack).









Name: Sugar Blaze

Breed: Quarter Horse
Year: 1997
Description: Buckskin/Dun-like mare. Yellowish tan with black mane and tail. Brown shading on body, including a blended dorsal band (as this photo shows). Black shading on muzzle and legs.
Markings: None.
Notes: Despite her name (and some promotional photos), Sugar Blaze does not have a blaze.
Similars: Very similar to Lusitano Mare and UK Mustang mare, but Sugar Blaze will have normal GC hair (Short and smooth).









Name: Unnamed Lusitano Mare

Breed: Lusitano
Year: 1994-96
Description: Buckskin-like mare. Yellowish brown with black mane and tail. Black shading on muzzle and legs. Body is shaded with brownish gray. Mane and tail are crimped and extra long.
Markings: None.
Notes: This mare was exclusive to a stall playset that was available in the mid-1990s. She was not given a name. Collectors often call her "Lucy" or "The Lucy Mare."









Name: Unnamed

Breed: Mustang
Year: 2003-05
Description: Buckskin-like mare. Yellowish brown with black mane and tail. Black shading on muzzle and legs. Body is shaded with brownish gray. Mane and tail are crimped and extra long.
Markings: None.
Notes: This was a UK-exclusive mare who looked like the previous Lusitano mare. They seem to be the exact same horse, though actuals haven't been compared.
(Similarly, the UK Mustang Lucy does not have a name.)











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