About this time of year, I start getting really excited for horse shows, and expos to start picking up again! And, of course, my favorite way to start the show season is by buying things I probably don’t really need at Equine Affaire! The dates this year are April 12-15. Who else is going!? Here’s just a few tips before you go!
- Go with a budget, so you aren’t tempted to overspend.
- Do you research! Price the items (shipping included) online before you buy at a horse expo. There are some great deals but a lot of overpriced junk too!
- Bring flyers and ads to post if you’re selling a horse or horse items. If you have a craft you’re into show it off! You never know what kind of networking can be made with all there horse-people!
COME EXPERIENCE THE 2012 EQUINE AFFAIRE AT THE OHIO EXPO CENTER! — EquineAffaire.
Heartland Rail Western Pleasure Showmanship Halter Reining Jacket Shirt Large | eBay.
I just received a really nice comment from Heartland Show Apparel. So, I thought I’d put up one of their great shirts listed on eBay right now! I love the pattern in this jacket! The color combination reminds me of a lot of the ‘tribal’ patterns and colors that are hot right now in regular fashion.
Tomorrow kicks off the 2011 Quarter Horse Congress, in Columbus Ohio. It’s the world’s largest breed show and one of my favorite events of the year! (of course I don’t have any AQHA’s, I prefer my horses with more color!) Anyway, the show runs from the 7th to the 30th and a complete schedule of classes and events can be found here. It’s a great place to shop! BUT don’t forget to do your homework and come with a list so you don’t end up overspending! Great deals can be found but so can some ridiculous mark-ups! Here’s a list of vendors who will be present. I like to look though it and decide which shops I want to visit most, and I also check out their websites to get an idea of prices and deals!
Anybody going to show? If so, what classes?
What are your tips for getting bargains at Congress?
Favorite classes to watch?
Are you going this year?