October does come with some fun events to inspire you though the cold winter months...
The All American Quarter Horse Congress October October 4 - 26
The Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio
The worlds largest single breed horse show. Everything you ever wanted to see and do that pertains to Quarter Horses. It's a who's who in the industry. Be sure and check out the class schedule, lectures, and demonstrations.
Pennsylvania National Horse Show October 9 - 18
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Exhibition Center Harrisburg, PA
The largest multi breed horse show in America. Highlight - Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride. The Pennsylvania National Horse Show also boasts some of the best horse show shopping.
Washington International Horse Show October 21 - 26
Verizon Center Washington, DC
See the Olympic Champions among other top riders and horses compete for over $415,000 in prize money and Championship Titles. Sign up for barn night or take a free pony ride (Saturday) There will be Dressage, Pony Pavilion, Puissance (High Jump), Grand Prix Show Jumping, Terrier Races, and don't forget shopping!
Women and Horses Expo October 24 - 26
Missouri State Fairgrounds Sedalia, Missouri
It's nice to see an expo dedicated to women and their horses. Check out Julie Goodnight, Donna Maye West and many more , there is a women only versatility challenge and an art contest to name a few of the happenings. Did I mention there is also shopping?
There are many more expos and clinics going on all around the world. Be sure and check out one near you for a big dose of inspiration!