Tricks Of The Trade- Must Have Items of the 2015 Congress Trade Show
[Originally published in the October 2015 issue of Show Horse Today]
The All American Quarter Horse Congress. That name is synonymous with champions, the best of the best, late nights, hard work, special events, the sought-after Congress jacket, and of course…the SHOPPING.
Few places have such an array of vendors covering literally acres of show grounds, but that is exactly what you’ll find at the Congress. Many wait and save all year for the shopping that they’ll find at the Congress. From barn staples, to the latest in fashion and tack trends, you can bet you’ll see it at a booth or trailer in Columbus. In the market for a new truck? Want to browse the latest in living quarters comforts and amenities? Looking for the perfect show saddle or stylish boots? You’ve come to the right place.
If you’re already chomping at the bit (see what we did there?), here is a mere sampling of some of the latest and greatest goods that you can seek out during your time in Columbus.
Harris Leather and Silverworks
Once again, the iconic Harris Leather and Silverworks trailer will be located in Congress Hall in booths 811, 815, and 809. There is no finer craftsmanship than the work that goes into a piece of tack that has come to symbolize the highest quality a showman can get. At the 2015 Congress, they’ll have all the familiar classics as well as introducing some of the hottest new styles.
Tribute Horse Feed
Tribute Equine Nutrition is the Official Feed of the All American Quarter Horse Congress and THE premier Equine Nutrition Company in the US and Canada. Tribute’s fixed formula products are based on the latest research and manufactured under strict quality control standards. For more information about how Tribute can help you create your champion, visit TributeEquineNutrition.com, or visit them in Booth #125 in Congress Hall.
Dac is constantly at the forefront of equine supplements for show horses. This year, they will be in Congress Hall at Booth 802, and will feature two of their top supplements (among others): dac Digestive Feed Additive and dac Orange Superior.
Boo Yah Custom Clothing
Boo Yah Custom Clothing has revolutionized the world of hunt seat apparel. No longer limited to off the rack items, exhibitors have loved the modern twist Boo Yah puts on traditional attire along with an array of options that makes each custom piece truly unique and guaranteed to stand out in the show pen.
Visit Spike and Megan in person at the Beval Saddlery location at booth #702 and 704 in Congress Hall and let them help you create your custom work. To get your creative juices flowing, check out some of the recent work by one of the hottest names in custom apparel.