"The obvious – HORSES and equipment/trainers.
"I have horses and I come every year!
"I own two American Quarter horses and have been interested in horses my entire life,
“Girls weekend, spend time with my daughter. Shopping. Rodeo. Parade of Breeds."
"I come every year for the great deals I can get on stuff for my horses and
"I love horses! Love the vendors, seeing the different breeds and the training sessions.
"We love the Expo! I have come every year for the past seven years after
"To learn of new/improved products, shop and clinics."
"I love coming for all the speakers. The booths are a bonus."
"I have attended for 16 years straight now, it is something of a tradition.
"It’s a great family event for the horse lovers, we have been going
"To browse the exhibitors. We don’t have any western stores around our area, so I buy everything I need for that year at the Expo otherwise I have to order it off the internet and sometimes that becomes a problem with shipping and everything. It is a lot more convenient to shop at the Expo! I also come for the speakers and to learn new techniques. I am very excited for Charmayne James this year. I have been her number one fan ever since I was a little girl! I can’t even explain how much she has motivated me to do what I do best and that is barrel racing!"
"Three years ago, I was traveling from Winnipeg Manitoba, back home to Thunder Bay, Ontario. While driving partially through Minnesota, I came across a “horse paper” in a gas station. The Expo was the following weekend. I yearned to go but was tired from traveling (and broke). We were undecided until the Wednesday before. My hubby, son and I left on Thursday for the 8 hour drive. I was blown away by the Expo (in a good way). I vowed that I would try to go back every year."
"We come every year (missed one out of sixteen years) to see what is new,
"Because it is a time to meet new horse people. It is a time of learning.
"To show off my breed of horse"
"I am living in (a nearby state), I find your Expo to be the most FUN, and the most educational!!!"
"I love all the training info from famous trainers, the shopping the shows, all
"I shopped ‘til I just about dropped and then went to the rodeo."
"I just wanted to say that we live in Regina, Saskatchewan, noticed a poster for the Expo in a tack shop in Williston, ND a couple of months ago, and decided a trip to the Expo for my 15 year old daughter and I would make a very special and memorable mom/daughter outing. We were not disappointed in the least. It was outstanding! The drawing card that got us there was John Lyons. Not only were the many booths outstanding, but my daughter bought a saddle she had been saving up for, and despite the exchange, I know that she saved $700 Canadian by buying it at your Expo. Wow! Perhaps we can come back next year and bring some friends. Keep up the good work."
"I can pretty much sit in the Coliseum all day!"
"The variety from year to year – it’s never dull and it’s always unique."
"I love that you brought Jane Savoie to Minnesota! Her seminars were fabulous
"I like it all!"
photos below taken by Nikki Dorn - click to enlarge
2010 EXPO PICTURES!