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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec. 14, 2000

    Default Goodbye Crawford Saddlery, Ruckersville, VA

    Went by there the other day to grab something, they are closed. No sign or note or anything. The windows are papered over.

    They are really nice folks, and I hope everything is OK and they are off to new ventures!
    When I pull on my boots, I know who I am

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar. 14, 2010
    Earlysville, Virginia


    I think there was another thread about this. They closed a little while back. Very sad. I love crawford!! I had been going there for years and years.
    Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
    White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

    Mystical Moment, 1977-2010.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct. 8, 2012


    Oh no! How sad.

    I don't live in VA anymore, so I had no idea. They were great people though. The owner always gave me a discount. The longer I walked around and pondered my purchase, the better it was. He helped me fit an Irish Draught I was working with and then ordered me the saddle at a discount too. They also helped a local Andalusian breeder I am friends with, with a sponsorship which was super nice.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov. 13, 2005
    between the mountains and the sea, North Carolina


    I'm so upset to hear this. All my first horsey gear, including my first saddle, came from Crawford's! I hope the owners have the best retirement ever because they more than deserve it....IIRC the guy was older, right?
    "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
    "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec. 23, 2008
    Afton, Virginia


    I heard recently that Mr. Crawford decided to retire and the business has been sold to the company that owns Dover. The rumor is that they are going to open again sometime in the future with their western division, I cannot remember what it is called...

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul. 15, 2003


    Smith Brothers. Dover bought them a number of years ago.

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