We, and crowds of other people, spent lots of time during the Royal Windsor Horse Show exploring and shopping in the many, many booths and tents in the trade fair.

I enjoyed seeing (and was able to introduce A.J. to) some friends from Spain, when we discovered the Dorantes Saddlery booth. During last year’s CAA trip to Spain, the group had visited with the folks at Dorantes, and with their compatriots at Alba Carriages. At Windsor, we talked about England, Spain, food, and, of course, the beautiful items on display in their trade-fair booth.

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detail of the blinkers on a beautiful russet bridle

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a spares kit

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a rosette and leather hat box

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a lovely variety of browbands …

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… and more browbands

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also on display: gorgeous storage boxes, which can be painted in the owner’s colors

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… the same box, opened

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… the red one shown above is in the background here, accompanied by a beautiful blue storage box in a different shape and size

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… the blue box, as displayed, had drawers for storing bits; it can be configured to store any number of items

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detail of yet another beautiful set of harness

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