Julip Identification

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Over the years Julip has produced many, many moulds. A large number of them are still in production and there's always the exciting possibility of one of the vintage moulds being resurrected.

Julip models are found in two different types, Horse of the Year (HOTY) and Julip Originals. Both are currently in production and are produced by separate companies.

Julip Originals are of the traditional Julip style - latex bodies with a soft filler and wire legs. These are created by hand and each is finished to a high standard with detailed and realistic colours and hair manes and tails.

Most Julips of this type are the result of custom orders, while others are left to the whim of the artist; the latter are released as "spares".

From 1995 to 2009, a range of catalogue models were produced. These are in the Original style, but feature a specific range of characters which were fairly uniform in colour and design.

The second type of Julip is the Horse of the Year range (or HOTY for short), a toy line introduced in 1989 and currently produced by Julip Horses, Ltd.

These models are mass-produced in fairly simple colours. The earliest models are of a soft rubber while the later models are quite hard. HOTY models are not poseable and feature synthetic hair and a set catalogue of colours.