Tami Hoag with her horse at home in Palm Beach, Florida (photo courtesy of JRPR)
Wellington, FL (January 11, 2016) – The dressage community has made its way down to Wellington, Florida, once again for the winter show season. Competitors and dressage enthusiasts alike are invited to take a break from training and competing to reunite at ShowChic on Tuesday, January 19. The fashionable dressage boutique, ShowChic, will be holding its monthly Shop Talk event, this month featuring Grand Prix Rider and #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag. The Shop Talk will serve as an educational event, early birthday party for Hoag, and sneak-peak into her newest book, Bittersweet. As ShowChic is well known for celebrating in style with the dressage community (through events like Shop Talks and Jog Soirées at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival), the gathering on January 19 is sure to be an evening to remember.
Tami Hoag, of Palm Beach County, Florida, is as dedicated to riding as she is to writing. The dressage competitor has had a love for both activities since she was a child, and wrote her first self-published book – Black Pony – at the age of nine. Since then, Hoag has enjoyed numerous rides in the Grand Prix ring as well as incredible success for her novels. Hoag has written over thirty-five books, including fifteen New York Times bestsellers. Her newest book, the much-anticipated Bittersweet, will be released this month.
At the January Shop Talk at ShowChic’s boutique in Wellington, Florida, Hoag will give attendees an insider’s look at this new book – with an entertaining twist. Shop Talk attendees are also invited to bring gag-gifts for the birthday girl! The person who brings the most humorous gift for Hoag will receive a free, signed copy of Bittersweet. Shop Talk attendees can choose to purchase a copy of Hoag’s newest book after the talk, when the dressage rider/author will host a book signing. As usual, there will be plenty of time at the Shop Talk to socialize with fellow dressage riders and browse through ShowChic’s unique merchandise and popular riding apparel at the close of the event. “I’m looking forward to another celebration of books and birthday! It’ll be hard to top last year’s very Tami-appropriate gag gifts. I can’t wait to see what people come up with!” says Hoag.
ShowChic’s Shop Talks have already been a big hit in Wellington this winter. The December Shop Talk, featuring the beloved dressage-judging duo Bill Warren and Bill McMullin, left standing room only in the boutique. Shop Talks in the months following Tami Hoag’s will include notable guest speakers such as the partners of the Wellington Equine Sport Medicine Group, and Laura King, a nationally recognized certified sports hypnotist, performance coach, and author.
ShowChic hopes to see all dressage enthusiasts at 6:30 pm on January 19 at the ShowChic boutique. Anyone who can’t make the event can find ShowChic’s mobile boutique – full of top products from brands like Pikeur, Cavallo, Kentucky, Grand Prix, Samshield, Equiline, and Eurostar – at the show grounds at the 2016 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. For more information about ShowChic and Shop Talks, visit www.showchicdressage.com or call 561-319-2121.