by Karen Pickering
As the days turn shorter—and darker—it’s nice to remember all the opportunities equestrians have in the Pacific Northwest to enjoy their horses. To that end, October proved to be a great month of activities, not the least of which was the second annual Lynden Horse Expo at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds the weekend of October 4-6. It was a fun event with the highlight being the cowboy race and the draft horse exhibitions—added excitement and variety this year, along with the addition of barrel racing.
Shoppers enjoyed a variety of horse stuff from portable hay feeders to beautiful western-themed clothing and boots to all kinds of horse gear. Wayne Williams with Speaking of Horses TV did a great job announcing the event. Wayne announces all over the country at events such as Horse World Convention in Baltimore, Horse Expo Pomona, Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, Ranch Sorting National Championship and National Finals Rodeo, just to name a few.
This year I did quite a bit of picture taking instead of being in my booth. If I missed you, my apologies. I’m currently in the midst of setting up a site where you can view all the images from the expo and perhaps order some pictures that I might have gotten of you! It was wonderful to see the expo through a lens and experience so many different events. While I was unable to watch everything, I managed to capture a few exciting moments. Enjoy the ones featured here this month; I look forward to sharing more images (if you are interested in seeing photos from the expo please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to thank all the vendors who came to make this event possible and all of you who advertised in the program this year. It’s my pleasure to work with such a great group of horse people who contribute so much to this industry. Thank you to all the attendees who came to watch the clinics and demos and purchase from our vendors. I love this industry and thank everyone for letting me be a part of it through the magazine. See you next year!
Watch for details about the 2014 Lynden Horse Expo at www.nwwafair.com/p/events/305.*
*This link was no longer active at the time this article was added to our website in 2018.
Published November 2013 Issue