Jackie, I agree with you that there is a natural group of folks that have done mini's for years, that can and will be attracted to them initially because of the horses and then if they attend or get to see a world class show such as Nationals is will become pony owners. Personally we have been in miniatures since 1982 and never were interested in Shetlands. But I fell in love with one "Rhythm" and bought her at a sale here in Texas several years ago. Then we went to congress just to watch, fell in love all over again and started buying Shetlands, we now have 9. It is a natural market and one that thru web casting, a world class show with awards and futurities etc to match, is one that can be dramatically expanded in a very short period of time. Put the Congress permanently in a central part of the country, promote the daylights out of it, expose as many people as you can both in the mini ranks and other breeds thru web casting and advertising, we will be part of having another Nationals on our hands with all that goes with it. IMHO any way!!!