Of course, this was just my opinion… but this booth, the Pony Pal Stable booth, was the busiest – all the time.
I think they have a hit on their hands… The items are rigid riding stuffed animals that are center sprung so that if you motioned up and down with your hips, the horse would squat and push forward. It was simple and ingenious.
I think the owners of this product are brand new to selling at large Expos.
I say this because there were no business cards, just phone numbers on cut up pieces of paper, and the website looked very new. Also, as I stood in their booth, the booth workers looked very overwhelmed and tired. I don’t think they knew much about selling to real, live people – and this many people – at once!
But they have a product that sells itself, so all that ‘selling know-how at conventions’ will come in time.
THE BEAUTY OF A BOOTH AND PONY PALS
The beauty was that the only way to try this toy was to make a spectacle – which drew more people to watch!
A kid would get onto a Pony and start riding and everyone around would ‘oooh and aaah”. It was remarkable.
There was an adult sized pony as well. I never saw anyone ride it, but it was very cool.
The toys are on some type of roller, wheel or caster. I guess you have to have a smooth surface for it to work. The cement floor of the Expo Center was perfect!
They come in several different models and three sizes. Small (3-5 yrs) Med (5-11 yrs) Large (11 – adult).
I was mesmerized watching the kids scoot around on these center-sprung horses. Fun! And, much cheaper than buying an actual pony!
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MAMA TESS’ ONGOING MEDICAL EXPENSES JEWELRY!
This is a very nice and weighty, handmade, all garnet, crocheted necklace/bracelet with bead closure. I added a Sterling MT “Stand in the Light” pendant and sterling heart at the back. You could wear the back as the front… Really striking and unusual. I personally like it as a bracelet, too. It has heft and stays put really nicely. Good with jeans or a dress! The necklace is 20″. Selling for $85
SOLD! THANK YOU, MT AND CATHERINE!
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Here is what the artist had to say:
“Trendy crocheted cowgirl bohemian chic but dressy as well with 12mm, beautifully colored garnet beads. This necklace is solid with nylon, woven cord. Dress up or down with this classic mix of boho and gemstone necklace.”
These folks were also at Rolex – and they also were super busy! BUT, I lady (yes, a full fledged adult) rode her horse by my booth – it was hysterical! She offered to let me try it, but I couldn’t break away – she did tell me that it was a SUPER core workout, though!
Fun to see them “getting out and about”.