We have a busy fall at Spalding Labs! We'll be all over this great country. If you're nearby, stop in and say hello!Cowboy Dressage FinalOctober 9 - October 13 at Murrieta Equestrian CenterSoft Feel (or Fresh Rein) is the guiding principle of Cowboy Dressage. The Finals competition is held each fall. This year, the major prize giving is called Riding for the Brand. Riding for the Brand was an unwritten code of the Old West but understood by everyone who agreed to live the cowboy life on the open range — that the cowboy should always “ride for the brand.” In the early days of the American West, a brand was a ranch’s trademark. It meant protecting the ranch and its livestock, whatever it took. The brand also represented pride, duty, stewardship, loyalty and dedication. Perhaps a few lines of a cowboy poem say it best: “Riding for the brand means to help neighbors and friends, search for that one last stray, even though you’re tired and it’s the end of the day. It’s just not the cowboy way to quit.” Cowboy Dressage reflects those principles of being moral, just, fair and dedicated.Discover one of the fastest growing riding disciplines, Cowboy Dressage at cowboydressageworld.comEquine AffaireNovember 7 - November 10 in W. Springfield, MA at The Big ENorth America’s premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering… a unique celebration of the horse offering unparalleled educational, entertainment, and shopping opportunities. Enjoy an unparalleled program of hundreds of training clinics, seminars, and demos presented by leading coaches, competitors, trainers, and industry experts on a wide range of disciplines and topics. Hone your basic horsemanship skills at this diverse pavilion featuring a full schedule of demonstrations, video presentations, and interactive educational displays and activities for new riders and horse owners of all ages. Meet dozens of fascinating horse breeds from around the world "up close and personal" through association-sponsored exhibits and demos. Discover training, breeding, boarding, and lesson facilities; stallions at stud; and horses for sale to help you find the right horse, trainer, teacher, and equestrian service. Browse the largest horse-related trade show in the east with acres of leading retailers and manufacturers offering an impressive selection of equine products and services. Catch all the action of (or ride in) this timed and judged ultimate test of horsemanship in which pre-selected horse and rider teams will compete for $5,500. Find your next horse at Equine Affaire's Adoption Affaire! Meet dozens of adoptable horses of various breeds, ages, and disciplines from several different rescue organizations all in one place! Don’t miss your chance for a fascinating hands-on gentle giants experience! AND... Come see Equine Affaire’s popular musical celebration of the horse, the Fantasia, is an evening of unforgettable equestrian entertainment that delights horse lovers young and old and creates the perfect ending to a busy day of learning, shopping, and reveling in all things horse-related at Equine Affaire!Learn more about Equine Affaire’s celebrity line up at equineaffaire.comHorse ExpoNovember 8 - November 10 in Pomona, CA at the FairplexOne of the fastest growing expos in the United States, California’s Western States Horse Expo in Pomona is a must-attend event for any horse owner. In three short days, you can catch up on the latest training and education, shop the nation’s premier equine vendors and connect with your horse friends. Attending the expo is a low-cost, high quality way to stay engaged in the horse industry, making sure you have the tools, knowledge and products to help make the most of your investment in the horse owning lifestyle year round.Check out the Horse Expo’s schedule at horsexpo.com
Zoological Association of AmericaNovember 15 - November 18 in Montgomery, AL at Embassy Suites by HiltonIn case you didn’t know, zoos also need fly control and they take care of everything from Aardvarks to Zebras. Don't miss the 14th Annual ZAA Conference hosted by the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum and presented by Mazuri. We enjoy helping zoos keeping their animals fly free and happy. From Rhinoceroses to Zebras to Monkeys we can keep the flies away.Check out the ZAA Conference’s schedule at zaa.org
We hope to see you at one of these terrific events!
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