Inaugural appearance at the stallion show

Got back late yesterday from the Michigan Horse Council’s annual Stallion Expo. This one happened to be celebrating their 30th anniversary. Gotta say something for longevity! It was well run and well attended, two things that please me immensely as a vendor. Here’s a new look at my booth…

"Michy", the Michigan Horse Council's mascot. He did a perfect turn on the hindquarters to pose for this photo.

“Michy”, the Michigan Horse Council’s mascot. He did a perfect turn on the hindquarters to pose for this photo.

And here are a few of the other masses of merchandise…

Lots and lots of stuff for sale.

Lots and lots of stuff for sale.

And a little art for sale. Lots of prints from lots of artists. A lady stopped by my booth to tell me that if she was going to have a horse picture in her living room it was going to be her horse.

And a little art for sale. Lots of prints from lots of artists. A lady stopped by my booth to tell me that if she was going to have a horse picture in her living room it was going to be her horse. Love it!

I didn’t get to see much of the entertainment because I don’t like to leave my booth unattended. Might miss a sale or a contact. But I did step out and manage to get a few photos. I especially liked the Belgians and got a couple of shots that should make super nice paintings.

Mounted sheriff patrol. They stuck around on foot for the entire event.

Mounted sheriff patrol. They stuck around on foot for the entire event.

Paso Fino drill team. I don't care for these horses personally--their gaits are way too jiggy for me. But they are sort of cute.

Paso Fino drill team. I don’t care for these horses personally–their gaits are way too jiggy for me. But they are sort of cute.

They trotted the Paso Finos over this wood track so you could hear just how fast their feet were moving. Sounded kind of like a flamenco dancer.

They trotted the Paso Finos over this wood track so you could hear just how fast their feet were moving. Sounded kind of like a flamenco dancer.

Belgian four horse hitch. They were spotless and not a hair out of place.

Belgian four horse hitch. They were spotless and not a hair out of place.

One of the Belgians displays a little attitude.

One of the Belgians displays a little attitude.

Even though I was in my booth for three days, I finished only two Aquabord™ paintings. That’s actually a good thing. I was too busy talking to people to paint. And right now I’m still recovering from those long days so I will post the new paintings next time around. If I don’t get some more sleep soon, I will start to look like that Belgian…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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One Response to Inaugural appearance at the stallion show

  1. Jan says:

    Love your photos…looks like a huge show….

    Like

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