We had an awesome day in Halifax, MA! We met a lot of great people and had the chance to watch adorable ponies and their little riders all day. Our tent is positioned right outside the pony ring! Just our luck! Thank you to all who came by and purchased Bad Pony™ gear. We loved your comments and good humor! Here are some pictures I took from the show day. Lots of smiles and ears forward for pictures. We only witnessed a few “bad pony” moments and we hope all the riders overcame their obstacles with understanding and valuable lessons learned. Best of luck tomorrow to all the competitors!
The trucks are packed and we are ready to showcase our Bad Pony™ awesomeness to the competitors and spectators at the Plymouth Rock Classic at Fieldstone Show Park. We are looking forward to our 5:20AM wake up call tomorrow to travel and set up our NEW LOOK Bad Pony™ boutique! It will be very PINK! Hoping to not spook any ponies! We will be featured an the show grounds from Thursday June 20th through June 23rd! We have some incredible NEW products available and can’t wait to experience the consumer responses. I will also have my camera ready to hopefully capture some bad pony moments at the show for future Bad Pony™ inspiration. (Not that we wish anyone any bad pony experiences, but just in case…) We will post some photos and blog about our Day 1, after tomorrow. Right now I am looking forward to getting a good night sleep and spending the day with Bad Pony™ tomorrow! Hope to see you there!
Kristen -Bad Pony™
Bad Pony™ has expanded their popular sports hat collection with these two fun Summer looks. Shield and protect your face while spending long days at the barn. Bad Pony™ Grazing Sport Hat and Bad Pony™ Bucking Sport Hat are now available at www.badponyclothing.com for just $22.99. Our beloved Bad Pony™ Grazing design is our most popular kid’s choice. They will go crazy for this hat featuring our Bad Pony! Inspired by true events, this design features a bad pony grazing when he is not suppose to. Has this happened to you? Poke fun at this naughty behavior while learning a lesson about how to control your pony. These adorable hats have an adjustable fit and are excellent for kids & adults. Cover that unruly helmet hair after a ride with our stylish new hats available in three colors! Order yours Today, only while supplies last.
This past week we took an incredible opportunity for a Bad Pony™ photo-shoot on my personal camping trip vacation. One of my good friends graciously accepted to be my model in a tasteful, athletic shoot for our one of a kind, Bad Pony Bootie Shorts! (Kudos to her!) These shots were taken a top Mt. Willard at 2,815-ft. We had a great time and the product looks amazing with such a picturesque setting. I am really impressed with the team for making this happen! Especially after a rigorous hike to location. What do our fans think? We have these fun Bad Pony™ Bootie shorts on our website for just $9 each or get a variety set of 3 for just $24! Click on the pics here and order your pair today!
I would definitely recommend this hike to anyone visiting the White Mountains area!
Facts about Mt. Willard, Crawford Notch, New Hampshire
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Distance: 3.2-miles round-trip
- Elevation change: 900-foot elevation gain
- Estimated time: 3–4 hours
[Courtesy of http://www.outdoors.org/recreation/tripplanner/ideas/mt-willard.cfm]
War Horse is a extraordinary production by the National Theatre of Great Britain. I had the pleasure of attending the play not to far from our home in Rhode Island. The show is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo and was directed by Bijan Sheilbani. Many of our readers may be familiar with the story line because of Steven Spielberg’s exceptional movie adaptation. (Which I immensely enjoyed.) I attended the show, three nights ago with some of Bad Pony™’s #1 fans! I want to recommend the show to anyone who has ever been involved with horses. The creative genius that went into designing the horses as life sized puppets that moved, sounded, and flexed as real as any horse, left me in awe. The puppet-tiers were visible but easily forgotten as the show went on. The acting was good, but if I am to be honest, I don’t remember one word from the main character’s dialogue. I must side with Steven Spielberg’s portrayal of this story as a drama. The play tries to joke too much for such a serious story during a serious time in history. My focus alone stayed on the life sized puppet horses, from their fluidity of motion at the trot to the flicking of ears and tails, the not real became easily as real as my own horse I visit in the barn each day. The play took the time to research the soul of the horse and a horse’s “cause and effect mentality” to specific movements and sounds. The heavy breathing and snorts when danger is near, the tension and nerves from raised voices, the curiosity from things unknown, each movement from these life sized puppets was authentic. Something any horsemen would recognize and give kudos to how amazing the puppet designer’s results really are. Am I rambling…? I just want to share the extraordinary emotion that results in creative genius! Makes me wonder how much it would cost to board three puppet-tiers and an iron mesh mold of a horse?
If you have a chance to catch the show, I would recommend it to anyone (over the age of 13). I would also recommend the movie. The story is just too good for any horse enthusiast to miss.
Kristen – Bad Pony™
Bad Pony Sponsored Rider Sophia Robinson at The Good Horseman Foundation/Massey Ferguson Dressage Show June 8-9
Sophia & her pony, Valor, scored 70% on Saturday’s day of competition, earning them the Through Connection Pony Award for Excellence in Dressage and the High Point Farm Junior/Young Rider Award. They were awarded their first set of neck sashes, something every rider covets! Sophia even rode Valor in their first ever solo victory gallop.
Congratulations Sophia! All of us at Bad Pony™ are very proud of you & can’t wait to see what achievements you and Valor are awarded next!
Best of Luck to our 2013 Bad Pony Sponsored Rider, Kelly Baumgart at The Upperville Horse Show this weekend! She will be showing her adorable pony, Gayfields Pattycake in the Childs Pony Division on Saturday! >>> Wish Kelly Good Luck in our COMMENTS section below!
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Bad Pony™ is excited to let you know that our Pop-Up Boutique will be undergoing a makeover. We want to have a whole new concept and look for our first appearance at Fieldstone Show Park June 20-23. We are also looking to add some new products to our line at upcoming events. Making it even more fun to shop at Bad Pony™. We will be posting photos as we put the booth together this Sunday, and we would love your feedback!
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Kristen – Bad Pony™
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