Category archives for: Retail

SmartPak Sparks Free Returns


SmarPak is throwin’ down in the online sales arena, going for the championship title in terms of convenience with its new “free shipping on all returns of tack and apparel.” The idea is to try to make online shopping “totally risk-free.” Donnie Steele, vp of SmartPak, Tack and Apparel, says the idea is to recreate […]

Fashion Flash: LA Saddlery’s Online Deals

LA Saddlery website home page

While the concept of the “flash sale” is not new to regular readers of Vogue and WWD, it’s still somewhat novel in the equestrian world, where LA Saddlery owners Tabitha Knaub and Renee Spurge have made it a centerpiece of their newly relaunched online store, More than just an electronic presence for their brick-and-mortar […]

Norco is America’s Country

Larry Lumsdon strikes a jaunty hand-on-hip pose in front of America's Country Store.

In today’s economic environment, retail is a battlefield. But if it’s true, as Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi once said, “life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can,” then Larry Lumsdon has a few things going in his favor. The […]

Clotheshorse: Gift Ideas from LA Saddlery

A selection of equestrian-themed bags

Bosom Buddy Bags Every time we return from the American Equestrian Trade Association show our employees and customers are always excited to hear about what new products really wowed us. This past August, one of our favorite items was not a riding breech, show jacket, or saddle, it was a line of products called the […]

Clotheshorse: Everyday Equestrian


More and more, equestrian collections are following the current trends in the broader fashion industry. The best part for equestriennes is buying clothes that can be worn while at the stables as well as at work or at play!  Here are a few looks you’ll be seeing at the barn and on the streets this […]

From ‘Snobby’ to Tack-Y


It was something of an institution in Los Angeles: Stable Snobs, the place you went to buy a saddle that didn’t need breaking in, or to get a deal on a bit or a pair of breeches. At age 11 Samantha Drenten began working there to help finance her horse show habit. In January, at […]

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