Blacksmith Competition at Equine Affaire

[caption id="attachment_5456" align="alignleft" width="350" caption="World Championship Blacksmith Competition/Massachusetts Equine Affaire/Photo by Rhonda Lane"] Outside under a big yellow tent at the Massachusetts Equine Affaire trade show was a World Championship Blacksmiths competition. Farriers from all over the US competed. The rules and whatnot are explained in the video below. Generally, everyone competing has an hour to make ...

Booksellers at Equine Affaire

Video of bookstore booths at Equine Affaire I was in a sassy mood when I shot this video at the Massachusetts Equine Affaire. I needed to be stoked up because the equine trade show is always the same weekend as the New England Crime Bake. I planned to attend both in successive days. Good thing Massachusetts is ...

How Equine Affaire & Crime Bake Connect … for me

[caption id="attachment_4944" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="Friesians breed booth at Massachusetts Equine Affaire/Photo by Rhonda Lane"] I'm still unpacking and sorting through all the material I picked up on my multi-purpose blog/book/research/networking/fun/neck-patting/hand-shaking/shopping weekend in Massachusetts. Thursday and Friday were spent at Equine Affaire at "The Big E" in West Springfield. Toward the middle of Friday afternoon, I headed across ...

Ten Tips for Attending the Massachusetts Equine Affaire

[caption id="attachment_4917" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="From a team penning clinic at Equine Affaire/Photo by Rhonda Lane"] Equine Affaire, the big traveling regional equine trade show, is this upcoming weekend in West Springfield, Massachusetts, about an hour away from my house. The show is so big that you need to go in with a plan. Over the years, I’ve ...

Holiday Shopping at the Massachusetts Equine Affaire

Take a state fairgrounds. Add experts running several tracks of programs. Present exhibitions. Include a building full of breed group information. And have three exhibit halls full of sales booths of horse-related items ranging from gourmet chocolates to horse trailers. A Giant Horsey Mall Welcome to Equine Affaire, the traveling trade show that stops every year in California, ...