A Great Show at Farmlands HOYS 2015!


Hello All!

We had a great show at Horse of the Year Show last weekend in Hastings, New Zealand!  We spoke with HEAPS of people (not correct, but a Kiwism… 😉 ) about their horses, their kids and our books. We all had a great time!

We sold and signed quite a few books in our own stall and in the Horse & Pony Bookshop as well! It was wonderful to talk to so many interesting people!

While walking around the trade stalls, we were pleased to add FIVE new stockists to our growing

list of stores

carrying A Long Trail Rolling! The managers of several more booths were rather busy on Sunday afternoon and requested that I send more information.

And Heeeeaarrrrr they are!

Horse & Pony Bookshop invited me to sign books they were selling in their stall!

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Horselands immediately said they’d take ten, as soon as I showed it to them!

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Champions Equestrian was keen to have some books!

champions_logoThe Kiwi Care Team is carrying my books (via their website) and we’re making a donation to the team from every book sold.

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Steed Health &  Saddlery wanted a handful too! They are the new owners of the business and they’re doing a great job!

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HorseTackNZ Saddlery liked the look of them and took some home as well!




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Of particular interest to many of these horse shops now carrying our product was a book I’ll be writing while wearing my veterinarian hat as

Elizabeth Thompson, DVM, MANZCVS, GradDipTeach.

(yes, in between the other books in the series…. 🙂 ) about equine dentistry for horse owners.  Watch this space! 🙂

Very exciting was receiving news of a review, which was commissioned by BooksellersNZ!  See it here!  Made my day!

Back to work now, hope you like the new look with clickable buttons! Thanks very much to Tracey Alvarez, a writer of contemporary romance, for the great inspiration!

Have a great weekend, all, I’m WRITING, in my lovely home in beautiful Aotearoa!

L-

 

Horse of the Year Show, Hastings NZ… and we’ll be there with A Long Trail Rolling!


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What is it, you say?

Farmlands Horse of the Year Show is the largest equestrian event in the Southern Hemisphere hosted annually at the Hawke’s Bay A&P Showgrounds in March, which has been held for 16 years.Equestrians from 17 Equestrian Disciplines compete for the title of Farmlands Horse of the Year within their Section. Both equestrian and non-equestrian people can come and experience the excitement of the Showjumping and Eventing competitions with the beauty of the Showing and Dressage classes, the delicacy of the Miniatures with the might of the gentle giants, the Clydesdales. There are over 200 trade sites to satisfy all of your retail therapy needs from saddlery and farm equipment to clothing and jewellery, and there are fri/sat night shows  to entertain the crowd with tough competition and action and displays very rarely seen in such a setting.

We will be there in the Stallion Marquee, letter H on their map, from Thursday through Sunday, in the Blue Mist Publishing/ The Long Trail Rolling booth!

 

We plan to spend plenty of time speaking with people about  A Long Trail Rolling, the next three books in The Long Trails series, and writing and publishing in general! If people want books signed, we can do that as well.

If we’re not in our booth, I’ll be signing books at the Horse & Pony Bookshop booth at the Dressage Arena!

 

Still awaiting confirmation:  If it works out, I’ll also be doing some equine veterinary dentistry talks while we’re down there. Keep an eye out at the booth in H!

 

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Looking forward to seeing you!

(It shouldn’t be hard to find you… there will only be 85,000 other people there over the six days of the show! Big show for a little country, indeed! )

The Boys working together

It will be easier to go this time… Last time, I was driving the 22 Tonne horse truck with Shemaya and his Glinkowski carriage in the back and a young master Elliot beside me, as my groom for the carriage driving competitions!  This time in a little MG and boxes and boxes of books!

Until then!

Have a lovely day!

Lizzi

The driving horses.. The one on the left went to HOYS a few years ago with his carriage. 🙂