"We really are just two horse-crazy ladies!"
Both of us (Cathy and Nancy) have been in love with horses and riding since early childhood, and are actual proof that it really isn't "just a phase." We both took time away from horses to raise our families. We both came back to riding and horses, barns, hay, manure, and all the wonderful and addicting smells in our late 40s/early 50s. After leaving professional careers behind (Cathy - corporate, Nancy - legal) we realized that our work life and our passion for horses could be one in the same!
So, in the spring of 2017, our conversation literally went something like this: "Hey... want to open a tack shop?" "Umm... YES!"
Getting to meet like-minded equestrians of all ages and to "speak horse" all day to people who like to speak the same language - and helping them find just the right bit of tack, show attire, schooling apparel or the perfect gift for a fellow horse lover is beyond fulfilling and so much fun!
Nancy is a retired attorney, who is now spending her days following her lifelong passion for horses. She started riding at 7 years old, showing Hunters & Jumpers through high school. After taking time out for school and again to raise her son, she re-entered the horse world about 10 years ago. Although she is now enjoying a more casual approach to riding, she loves seeing the new styles & technology for today’s horse owners, but can also appreciate the classics.
Cathy grew up on Long Island and was a horse crazy little girl with no horse to love. She read every horse book she could find, took lessons whenever she could and enjoyed summer camps. Since she had no horse, she taught her dog to jump a course of picnic benches (everybody does that - right??). Fast forward; college, marriage, kids, career; finally it was her time to get a horse! She quickly realized that she enjoyed the horse life far better than the life of a corporate exec so she decided to retire and open a tack shop! Now, Cathy loves helping customers live the dream of being involved with horses — and, of course, she loves being her horse Zach’s human….