2019 Equine Affaire Success!
The largest equine symposium and trade show is held annually at The Eastern States Exposition grounds in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The 2019 event ran from Thursday, November 7th through Sunday, November 10th.
The New England Morgan Horse Association continues to support the Massachusetts event with a large representation to take advantage of this unparalleled opportunity to promote the Morgan horse. The New England Club mans a Morgan Marketplace where one can purchase all manner of Morgan memorabilia including books, vests and jackets, and even horse-head wreaths for your holiday door. At the Morgan Hospitality Booth visitors can “chat Morgan”, watch videos, gather Morgan magazines and pamphlets, and get more information about Morgan horses.
The Morgan Youth Center features craft projects for the younger set, and right next to the Market Place is the breed stall where you can visit with a Morgan up close and in person. In the barn there were a dozen Morgans and their people to meet and greet as well as several mini demonstrations every day right by the stalls. The horses on Morgan Row also showed off their varied disciplines in group demonstrations that took place in several different rings. New this year was an opportunity to sign up to “Ride A Morgan”.
This was a hugely popular success! Kudos go, as always, to the New England Morgan Horse Association members for their outstanding promotion effort at the Massachusetts Equine Affaire.
Barbara Irvine, NEMHA