Horse World Expo in Maryland

The Horse World Expo in Maryland was a great show this year. It’s been going strong for 13 years now. There were over 100 seminars, lectures and demonstrations, daily exhibitions and a parade of breeds, not to mention shopping, shopping and more shopping.

Attendance was a little down from past years but it’s hard to tell if it was because of the economy or the fact that it was the weekend before the historical presidential inauguration and everyone had other plans. We had the chance to meet with our customers face to face and show them some new products. We got some great feedback on our new silver-plated trays, equestrian plaques and trophies. They loved the fact that they could get silver trays for only $10.

The same show management puts on an expo in Pennsylvania this year too. Check it out>> We won’t be able to make this one but we’re putting it on the schedule for next year. It sounds like another great show for the “Horse World”.

2009 Equestrian Cover Contest Winners

 

2009 Equestrian Catalog Cover
2009 Equestrian Catalog Cover

We are happy to announce the 2009 Equestrian Cover Contest winner: Julie Pollex!

The Equestrian Catalog went to press last week and it will be in your mailbox by the end of this week. What? You don’t get one?

Click here to request one >>

 and we will send it right off.

Can’t wait to see the winners in our catalog either? I don’t blame you. Click here to see the cover and the 10 honorable mentions>>

Fleecewood Mac

Fleetwood Mac

Check out Fleecewood Mac – #8. Yes we know that technically she is a Suri Alpaca but she dons our Equestrian Easton Sash and we thought it was a great shot.

Congratulations to our winners! There were a lot of great entries this year.

 

 

Come visit us.

January is a busy month for Hodges. We’ll be all across the country attending tradeshows in MD, OH and NV.

We use these events to look for new customers, learn more about the industries and most importantly to talk to our current customers and learn what we need to do to keep them happy. This is also a chance to learn what the major associations in the industries concerns are going forward.

If you’re going to be in the area Come Visit Us! We would love to meet you. You can see our new products, discuss you award needs or talk about where your industry is headed.

Our Schedule:
January 15th – 18th, 2009
The USEF Annual Convention
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH

Chelsea Dolloff, Key Account Manager will be there to show you our new equestrian products like the new line of silver trays with gold borders.
You can even pick up a New Equestrian Catalog, fresh off the presses.

January 15-18th, 2009
The Horse World Expo
Maryland State Fairgrounds
Timonium, MD

You’ll be able to meet Rochelle Ramalho, Marketing Coordinator and Brian Correia, Customer Service Manager. This event is an exposition of everything equestrian. So come and buy some new tack, see a show and pick up a NEW Equestrian catalog.

January 25th – 27th, 2009
Western Fairs Association Tradeshow
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
2500 East 2nd Street
Reno, NV

Rick Hodges our President is attending this one. This tradeshow is just like a Fair itself. It’s great. You’ll see all kinds of acts, vendors giving samples and opportunities to make your fair a successful one.

Keep a look out for more posts telling you when we’ll be in your area.