Last weekend, Rick and I had a great time in Sacramento meeting with customers and prospective customers at the Western States Horse Expo. The Expo was huge. There were four buildings filled with great vendors, a full schedule with clinics (by Olympians) and breed demonstrations, and even a separate Dogs Pavilion with demonstrations by Splashdogs, a dock diving competition for dogs.
Having grown up in New England and always ridden English, I’d never been to a horse auction before, and got to see them auction off over 100 western horses. I quickly had to learn the auctioneer’s “language”… and be careful not to raise my hand! I even got the chance to see a model horse (Breyer) competition.
Back out our booth, the customers we spoke with were excited to see our Pewtarex plates and bronze resin trophies in person. They also were impressed by the wide variety of multicolor side streamers we offer.
One other thing: we also made friends with our neighbors in the booth across the way. So if you’re out West and need some shavings, be sure to check out Rosebud.
Now I know you’re waiting for the photos… but due to a technical difficulty you’ll have to wait for an update tonight or tomorrow.