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What is your favorite local Tack shop and Why?!

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  • What is your favorite local Tack shop and Why?!

    Hello All
    In the interest of Full Disclosure, I am the North American Sales Rep for GPA Double Clear Apparel.
    We are re-launching in the USA and I was thinking it would be great to get the COTHers input on which shops they would like to see GPA Apparel in....
    So as the title states...
    What is your Favorite Local Tack Shop or Tack Trailer at a HorseShow?!

    Thank you and Happy HorseShowing!

  • #2
    We Have a newer tack shop in Franklin TN that has been growing in the past year. Nice people, decent inventory. It's called the Franklin Horse.
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    ¯ Oscar Wilde


    • #3
      Beval! Specifically North Salem


      • #4
        Farm House Tack Shop

        Biggest selection of tack and apparel I've seen anywhere in the east coast. Killer customer service, there staff bend over backwards to find what you are looking for if they don't have it or fix it if there is any kind of problem. Sometimes even if it's something you didn't buy from them but that they carry. Totally go the extra mile.
        Not to mention the mobile unit that travels to all the big shows with all there crazy cool stuff. There little slogan isn't a joke, the staff really does ride AND show actively Can't beat them!

        My favorite in Va. after Dominion saddlery sold out had to be The Tack Box in middleburg or Horse country in Warrenton

        When I lived in Ny we went to the country riding shop. I was a kid but they seemed to have just about everything in that little place.. not sure if they are still around though. :/

        Suffice to say I am a tack junkie.. whenever we go out of town I find a phone book and look up all the tack shops and insist we visit at least one


        • #5
          The Tack Room in Camden SC. I love knowing everyone there...I can call and have whatever I need the next day, no hassles.
          "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"


          • #6
            Carriage House Saddlery....because its the only one around that u can get good english stuff
            Nothing better than an OTTB.... Just Plan Partners,Penny, you have stolen my heart<3



            • #7
              Horse Hardware in Frisco, TX!


              Love, love, love the staff there and they always have a great selection of quality products!!
              Professional hunter princess


              • #8
                On the central coast the best place for english stuff is White Horse Tack in Paso Robles. They know me and like my horse!


                • #9
                  Two in the KC area that I love (a little too much).

                  CM Tack, Shawnee, Kansas

                  Horse Hardware in Stanley, Kansas

                  Both have very knowledgeable people who get to know their customers, and their customer's horses.
                  A proud friend of bar.ka.


                  • #10
                    Mary's Tack & Feed in San Diego is the best!


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RockstarPony View Post
                      Mary's Tack & Feed in San Diego is the best!
                      I'd like to arrange a field trip there some day!!!


                      • #12
                        Although its not local to me, I agree with The Farmhouse, they have just about everything, a huge inventory, and their customer service is outstanding, plus they have good sales too. Over the last few years I started buying more and more from them, either from their website to get the free shipping, or more often by calling and chatting about what I'm interested in with the sales people, who always have great suggestions and will go out of their way to take photos of items not on their website and email to me.


                        • #13
                          Though not local to me, I like Farmhouse and EquusNow. Both have superior customer service and go out of the way to take photos or recommend a product they think I might be interested in. Farmhouse will actually call me if something I've been looking for goes on sale....probably not the best thing for my wallet, though


                          • #14
                            Another vote for the Farm House...I visited there only once, but I could hardly bear to leave. They had stuff I'd never seen anywhere else, and I got some incredible deals in their closeout section. (The deal I will never forget was a pair of Ariat Cobalt paddock boots for $50.)
                            I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne


                            • #15
                              In Middleburg,it is The Tack Box ,because they have a cat.


                              • #16
                                Tidewater Area

                                There aren't that many that carry a lot of the brands that we use and love, but some of the smaller shops do it pretty well!

                                Horse and Hound in Carrollton, VA

                                Sterling Meadows Tack and Feed in Virginia Beach, VA

                                Sesroh Tack Shoppe in Smithfield, VA
                                "The Prince" aka Front Row
                                Cavalier Manor


                                • #17
                                  I'm in the DC area, and the ones I really like are:

                                  Maryland Saddlery (Butler and Crofton)

                                  Dover Saddlery (Crofton and Chantilly)

                                  Wheatley's Tack (Leonardtown, I think?)

                                  Middleburg Tack Exchange and The Tack Box (Middleburg, VA)

                                  Saddlery Liquidators (Middleburg and Haymarket, VA - Haymarket one is bigger)

                                  My two favorites, though, are Horse Country (Warrenton, VA) and Tri-County Feeds (Marshall, VA)
                                  "I was not expecting the park rangers to lead the resistance, none of the dystopian novels I read prepared me for this but cool."


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Thank you all for your time and Input! It is so wonderful to hear of so many great local shops! Keep the great reviews coming!!


                                    • #19
                                      Rick's Heritage Saddlery - West Chester, Pa



                                      • #20
                                        Carousel Saddlery in Portola Valley and Equestrian Concierge at the Sonoma Horse Park are great local tack stores in Northern California - good selection and knowledgeable, helpful staff.