Since my last blog, the SmartPak Mobile Store has been on the move! We wrapped up HITS down in Thermal, CA with a bang. HITS is a huge 8-week long hunter/jumper event that we have intermittently been attending. We attended weeks two, four, and finally week seven, which was from March 7th to March 12th.
That last week, I had a great moment with a long-time customer who lives in the area. She told me her horses have been on SmartPaks for over 10 years, and I loved hearing about the impact we’ve made on her and her horses’ lives. It was an extremely hot show with the temperatures reaching to the upper 90’s, so Piper T-Shirts and sun shirts were a huge hit among our visitors!
The next show we attended was the Copper Meadows Horse Trials in Ramona, CA. This was a new show for us, one that we have never been to before. It is a smaller event that took place the weekend of March 17th. Copper Meadows is located in the hills of San Diego, so it made for a really pretty cross country course! The most popular outfits I saw out on the course were Piper breeches paired with a colorful sun shirt. Eventers always have the most creative outfits out there! My favorite part of the show was being able to help one horse owner start her horse on SmartCombo Senior Ultra Pellets and enroll them in ColiCare. It was so rewarding to be able to give the customer some peace of mind for her older horse.
After that, we were off to the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show at Galway Downs in Temecula, CA. This show was unique because it was a show strictly for registered Thoroughbreds. They had all different kinds of disciplines, with everything from hunter/jumper to dressage to Western Pleasure. It was a great event to showcase how versatile the breed can be! It was a small, two-day charity show, but I had a great time meeting with the riders and spectators. The best part of this show was being able to have a variety of our products out for people to come see. Everyone loved the ability to come touch and feel the breeches, t-shirts, jeans, and even bridles. If you’re in California and want to get that hands-on experience for yourself, be sure to come find at us these upcoming shows:
PCQHA Double Feature: 4/11-4/15 in Del Mar, CA
Norco Horse Week: 4/21-4/23 in Norco, CA
Del Mar Nationals: 4/27-5/7 in Del Mar, CA