Education, Equine, Products

Some Facts About “Eventing,” AKA the ‘Triathalon’ of the Equestrian World

Horse trials, otherwise known as “Eventing,” are often called the equestrian “triathalon.” The sport, which originated in cavalries in Europe as a way of gauging riding mastery, is a hugely popular sport and events can be found around the country and across the globe, in places like Germany, England, and Dubai – to name a […]

Boat, Education, Hooks, Seasonal, Snap Hooks

Enjoying Summertime Fun While Staying Safe

Summertime is water sport season. Boating, jet-skiing, tubing, water-skiing and parasailing are just some of the many ways water and sun-loving fans enjoy sea, wind and surf. In the height of the summer season, seaside and lakeside resorts handle crowds of summertime thrill-seekers, looking to get harnessed up and hitched to a slender nylon rope […]

Education, Equine, Ideas

Old Friends at Cabin Creek, in Greenfield, NY, Offers Home for Retired Thoroughbreds

It’s called the sport of kings, but far too often the majestic thoroughbreds that make up the royal family are sent off to slaughterhouses in Mexico or Canada, a cruel and unusual end to an all too short life of training, racing, and perpetuating bloodlines. It seems only right, then, that Saratoga Springs, home to […]

Boat, Education, Hooks, Industry, Seasonal, Snap Hooks

Turn Your Store or Marina Into a “Go To” Destination for All Your Customers’ Marine Hardware Needs

If you own a sporting goods store, a marina or even a gas station/convenient store on one of the several beautiful lakes in the area, it’s only a matter of time before warm weather finally arrives and people will be putting their sailboats, power boats, kayaks and canoes on the water. Maybe those boat owners […]

Education, Hooks, Seasonal, Snap Hooks

Have the Right Hooks on Hand for Those Lazy Hazy Hammock Days

Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner. That means hardware store owners should be stocking up on the right S-hooks, rings, quick-release snap hooks, swivel hooks and chain links for hanging hammocks, kiddie swings, porch swings and planters. Before you can say Memorial Day, customers will be coming into your store looking […]

Boat, Ideas, Products, Seasonal

Before It’s ‘Anchors Aweigh’, Get Your Boat Ready for Summer Now

It looks like Spring has finally sprung in the Northeast. Crocuses and daffodils are beginning to submerge from their long subterranean slumber and soon gardens will be showing off their warm weather colors. Before you can say “April showers bring May flowers,” it will be time to get the boat ready for the water. Before […]

Dairy, Education, Products

Holsteins are the Thoroughbreds of the Dairy Industry

In 2016, Saratoga City Center played host to 75 male and female calves and more than 1,300 human attendees for the National Holstein Association’s annual conference. These animals were not your average heifers. In fact, the cows in attendance were literally outstanding in their field. Holsteins are the top breed in the dairy industry, and […]