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2021 Coloring Contest

The 2021 Coloring Contest for Breyer Fun Day and Dog Day is now available! Print out the front and back pages below or stop in the stores to pick up copies! Entries need to be submitted by May 11th. Lots of new age groups for the coloring contest this year!     Front Page  …
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The Daytona 500 dominated by a Dark Horse

The Daytona 500, the Great American Race, came to a shocking end last weekend with a classic Dark Horse victory! Michael McDowell had his first NASCAR career win in 358 starts this past Sunday at The Daytona 500! Michael started his career at age 3 racing BMX bikes in Arizona and has been racing ever…
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DER Activity Book

The Dorset Equine Rescue

It always amazes me how we find new and unique items, for Impressions and The Dark Horse like the Activity Book featured here from The Dorset Equine Rescue! One discovery or introduction often leads to another and another ….! It’s such a fun process; meeting new people, networking to find fun products and often times…
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Dating in Saratoga Springs

We get asked about the dates on our merchandise all the time. Saratoga Springs has a lot of “dates.” Depending on what you are focusing on there is an important date to go with it! We thought that it would be helpful to give a brief timeline of some of the dates you will see…
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Riley & Pony in stall

From Rescue Pony to Rockstar Eventer

This great article about a little girl and her rescue Eventer from The Chronicle of the Horse was posted last week and we thought it was a wonderful Dark Horse story. We wanted to share it! If you like their stories you can sign up for the email list to receive highlights. From Rescue Pony…
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The Tetrarch, A Horse of a Different Color

The Dark Horse, Upset, who proudly struts in our logo and is the icon for our brand is truly a horse of a different color. But he is not the only one! When Upset was being “created” we wanted him to be unique and distinctive, like the Black Dog in Nantucket or the Crayfish in…
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2020 Saratoga Stakes Races

Saratoga – Stakes Schedule The 2020 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course features 71 stakes worth $14.45 million in purses. Browse the stakes below to see past race winners. Saratoga 2020 Meet DATE RACE GRADE PURSE RESTRICTIONS SURFACE DISTANCE Thursday, Jul 16 Peter Pan III $100,000 3YO Dirt 1 1/8 Thursday, Jul 16 Schuylerville III…
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Mare and Maddy holding Saratoga 2020 tshirts

Reopening in COVID

Downtown Saratoga Springs is reopening… but COVID-19 is still open for business too. First and foremost, I want to thank all of our customers for supporting our small business through this shutdown. The loyalty and sense of community that you have shown us has truly meant the world to all of us at Impressions. We sincerely thank…
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Consolidated Business Precautions Plan

CONSOLIDATED BUSINESS PRECAUTIONS PLAN FOR: Impressions of Saratoga 368 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 The Dark Horse Mercantile 445 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Office Phone: 518-587-0666 This Consolidated Business Precautions Plan addresses the Governor’s Reopening New York Guidelines for all businesses in New York.  The retail businesses covered by this Plan are both retail…
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Saratoga Springs Bingo Card

Saratoga Springs Bingo

Get outside this weekend and join our fun Saratoga Springs BINGO game!! Remember to social distance! Snap pics of the items on our BINGO board, tag Impressions of Saratoga and The Dark Horse Mercantile. Plus use the #saratogaspringsbingo !! Each picture entered puts you in a drawing for gift cards. Fill the board and you could win…
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