Just got back to my desk after a busy August, Lovely to see you all at Equifest, even some of our Isle of Man customer’s made the trip including Rachel Ranson our retail partner and her stunning Connemara stallion Harry who did really well considering it was his first trip off the Island. After Equifest we traveled home, unloaded and reloaded and set off back up the country to Blair Castle Horse Trials.
What an amazing weekend! although it was a bit rainy on the first day and we had a late start as our neighbors who came in late the night before had mistakenly set up in the wrong stand, I don’t think I have ever been at a show so busy. With four of us on the stand the customers were queuing up to speak to us all day on the Saturday, also being on the main ring we had a fantastic view of the dressage and Show Jumping. We will definitely be there again next year for the European’s, hopefully on a double size stand sharing with Heather and her Team from Neue Schule who will be giving biting advice and some of our British Team Eventers popping in from time to time, Both Libby Seed and Yasmin Ingham are really looking forward to it .
We then visited customers in Lancashire,Yorkshire, Warwickshire and Cheshire on the way home including Yasmin and Imperial Cavalier to fit the first of our new range of Comfort Elite Event Saddles Designed with her input. The Dressage saddle was a huge success, Giving Yas the support she had asked for on this big moving superstar, incorporating, soft, tacky Italian calf, a deeper, more supportive seat and larger, shaped, external knee roll. the saddle had been on the stand at Blair the weekend before and had also gone down very well with the customers who had sat in it.
Also joining, Dean, Myself and Buffy on the stand at Blair and being introduced to our customers for the first time was our recently Accredited Agent for Southern Scotland, the Borders, Northumberland, Cumbria and County Durham, Tamara Inness.
Tamara has already been busy since the show visiting Northumberland and Newcastle this coming weekend while Buffy has scheduled another of her 4 day trips, visiting Stirling, Fife, Aberdeen, Inverness and Caithness. Dean and I will be heading along the south coast visiting customers on the way to the Dorset Show, then up around the M25 to Kent, Essex, Calling in at Kings and Newton Hall in Suffolk, back through Northampton, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and then home to do Devon, Cornwall, Somerset . Before heading of to Denmark for a 5 day trip where we catch up with Claus Toftgaard to chat about how he got on with the prototype of his new saddle, our Danish Agents and customers, some who are of to some very important competitions. We will also be in the North of England and Briefly catching up with our Scottish Agents this month… Oh and next week we have a meeting with a very special Event family….. watch this space!!