For whatever reason, June has become a bit of a dead month for me and the mobile unit in Ontario and Quebec. There aren't any shows enticing enough to draw me out of the air-conditioned comfort of the store. And if I'm going to go out, I'm going to go somewhere BIG, like SPRUCE MEADOWS. So I did.
I was lucky enough to visit Spruce during Nations Cup week, and before the devastating flooding. I was also lucky enough to hang out at my favourite tack shop in Calgary, Equi-Products. A long time admirer of Equi-Products's ability to operate on the cutting-edge of the industry, I spent a few days with them and realized something. For being in the same country, Eastern Canada is WAY behind in equestrian apparel compared to west. Like, it's embarrassing. There are some amazing brands out there, that have been selling for years, and we haven't even heard of them! So with that in mind, I'm entering into an exciting next stage in my retail-life, I'm getting a sister! Performance Horse & Rider and Equi-Products are going to be working together to help expose the East to some of the more fashion forward, more technological advanced, and frankly in many cases, better products on the equestrian market. If you don't know them, visit www.equi-products.com to see their fantastic selection, and don't forget to like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/equiproducts for their most recent updates. And then stay tuned on my Facebook page, and come see me in the store or at the shows to see some of what the West has to offer!