SACRAMENTO — If you’re ready to shop, have fun, compete, learn and share your outdoor passions, there’s no better time than at the International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) at CalExpo, running Jan. 9-12.
The ISE Show has California’s largest collection of fishing, hunting and outdoor products, sportfishing boats and travel destinations, and it’s your one-stop destination to get everything you need to be successful and have fun in the outdoors! Plus, hands-on special features, contests, 200+ free seminars and demonstrations spread throughout the show's five huge buildings.
And please help pass on our traditions to the next generation. Bring kids to the Youth Fair, which opens Friday at 3pm in Building D (white tent). Youth under 16 enter for free!
Some of the things you’ll see at the ISE Show include:
— Adventure Theater seminars, presented by Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Gun Owners of California, includes new talks by waterfowler Jim Ronquest, Cam Edwards of NRA News Cam & Friends, plus Destination: Alaska!
— Special appearance on Friday at California Sportsmen Theater, hosted by Sep Hendrickson. Meet sportfishing legend Buzz Ramsey. And, Saturday at 1pm, don't miss the new, special presentation: Meet Fish and Wildlife's Director and Chiefs.
— On Saturday, gather for the B.A.S.S. Classic-bound Round-Table at the Ultimate Bass Aquarium Tank, hosted by Kent Brown. See schedules for the who's who lineup and come support your western bass pros before they head eastward!
— Bring your bow to the Team Humphries 3D Pop-Up Archery Range and Contest, presented by Eastmans' Bowhunting Journal and Wilderness Archery
— Sporting-Dog Arena demonstrations
— Fly fishing factories and retailers, Fly Fishing Theater, sponsored by California Trout, plus How-To Fly-Tying Center, hosted by the NCCFFF, and Best-of-the-West Casting Contest, presented by Fly Fusion Magazine
— Youth Fair, sponsored by California Inland Fisheries Foundation, and California State Parks Division Boating and Waterways. Building D (white tent) opens at 3:00 pm Friday. Climbing wall, live raptors, Radio Disney, catch-and-release fishing pond, new ATV test track, rifle and archery shooting ranges, fly tying. New activities, too — hatchet throwing, fire starting and knot tying. Plus, new Boy Scouts of America Golden Empire Council outdoor photo experience!
How is the Mn Horse expo?
I wanted to go the big azz world horse expo and didn't make it (yet). I did manage to go to the Peruvian Paso Nationals in Tx, years ago. It was a blast!!!! I still have a T shirt from it. I refuse to throw it out. lol.
A few hundred years ago I went to the Kansas City Royal. :D
No I didn't go to ride, I was totally a spectator. It was a good thing, I'd have fell off a lot due to all my rubber necking.
I know of one place you might be
Able to volunteer.
Have you ever attended the MN Horse Expo? It is held every year (3rd weekend in April) at the MN State Fairgrounds.
One year, I volunteered to walk horses for the children's pony rides. It just consisted of walking around and around, leading a horse with kids on them.
This would at least give you an opportunity to meet some other horse-centric people. Express your interest in volunteering, and get to know some people in the horse world.
I can find you a link if you are interested?