Today is the Melbourne Cup, my home town. It’s also a public holiday which allows me to have a bit more time to indulge in my Smurfs.
Before any ride, Horsewoman Smurfette wants everyone to know that she takes her riding uniform very seriously. From the red tailored shad belly coat with yellow buttons, white shirt to match her white breeches. The navy blue helmet with chin strap to her navy blue riding boots.
In her right hand she carries her oversized horse whip and in the left hand she has a brown saddle and light grey stirrups. The stirrups are there to support the rider’s feet while riding and aid them in mounting the horse.
Schleich only produced Horsewoman for three years, between 1995 to 1998. The markings are under her boots, but can be hard to read – Germany Schleich S © 94 Peyo CE. Some also have a black paint dot. Some collectors have picked up on little variances. Such as the paint colours on the coat, saddle and stirrups. These are not always clear to see online, because of the light and the quality of the photograph.
At the same time, Schleich also released #20432 Horseman Smurf. But I prefer Horsewoman Smurfette because she portrays a more horsey character. Maybe it’s the white breeches and riding boots.
Keep on Smurfin
|1 Papa Smurf||Not really rare but still worth collecting|
|2 Papa Smurfs||Rare – but not too difficult to find|
|3 Papa Smurfs||Extremely Rare – you’re lucky if you have this one|
|4 Papa Smurfs||Ultra Rare – requires skill to collect|
|5 Papa Smurfs||Very Rare – a legendary Smurf|