Our Trip to Kentucky

Rochelle and Jessica just got back from Louisville, Kentucky, where we represented Hodges Badge Company at the USEF 2010 Annual Meeting and Youth Convention. As the Official Ribbon Supplier of the USEF, we were proud to meet the directors of the multiple breed and discipline associations that attend the convention’s committee and Board of Directors meetings.

Greeting attendees as they headed to registration or picked up lunch, we were happy to hear that so many people were very familiar with Hodges and our products.  We showed off our new Pewtarex plates (check your 2010 Equestrian catalog [hitting the ground March 1] for details) and were interested in hearing how different organizations use our ribbons.  (Have you ever thought about handing out a 12 inch rosette to all participants and then pinning on buttons to the streamers for each class entered?!)

Perhaps the best part of the trip was that we got to attend the Pegasus Awards, a huge banquet honoring the stars of equestrian sport.  We watched as dressage rider Steffen Peters was named Equestrian of the Year, and Olympic rider and Chef d’ Equipe Jessica Ransehousen was honored for her lifetime commitment to the sport.

While we’ll be back to Kentucky in May for IHSA Nationals, our next event is the Horse World Expo in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Hope to see you there!

Meet our Newest Employee

Hello everyone!  I just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself to you, readers.  My name is Jessica and I started working at Hodges in December as the Tradeshow Specialist.  I will be hitting the road to represent the company at a number of equestrian, swimming, school, gymnastics, camp, and fair expos. 

Here’s a little more about me: I was initially attracted to Hodges because I have ridden and shown horses since I was 10 years old.  I am originally from Connecticut and have lived on “the island” here in Rhode Island for three years. 

 Here are some of the events I’ll be attending.  If you live in the area, come and stop by our booth.  We love to hear what our customers are up to!

 February 25-28           
Horse World Expo                  
Harrisburg, PA

 March 6-8   
American Society of Curriculum Development Annual Conference
San Antonio, TX

 March 17-20
Tri-State CAMP Conference   
Atlantic City, NJ

 May 6-9
IHSA Nationals                       
Louisville, KY

Don’t Miss our Winter Sale

The new year is upon us and so is our Annual Winter Sale. January is the perfect time to get organized, plan for all your upcoming events throughout the year and save on all of your awards.

We offer 10% off on all orders pre-paid with a credit card. Of course, there are some restrictions. The discount is only on the merchandise total and it’s not applicable on orders needed in less than 9 working days. You can however order now and get your awards delivered later, any time throughout the year.

 Sale Ends February 15th, 2010 so don’t miss out!