Where do you shop for riding gear?
As a small business, Dynamite Riding Academy loves to shop at other local or small businesses. We love to support smaller and local businesses because we feel strongly about connections, family, and community. We strongly encourage our students, riders, and friends to support these businesses as well! Of course, sometimes convenience trumps all and we have to order online because we are so busy teaching!
Our favorite local places for our everyday needs is Scottsdale Livestock & Karsten’s Ace Hardware on Dynamite. They carry the important items that we need like hay, grain, supplements, first aid, farm essentials & grooming supplies, etc.
Tack Solutions , located in Phoenix, (but you can also shop online) is a great starter saddle & other tack spot. They offer consignment so you can buy & sell your essentials reasonably. You may also get some farm fresh eggs while there!
For online shopping we love SmartPak. They are the place to go for your horses need and you can also do a little shopping for your pup at the same time!
Although not a local place, it feels like it is: Schneider’s Saddlery. You can order everything you need there! Based in Ohio, they have that midwest friendly feeling to their website & their line of Ultra grooming products have been long time favorites of Heather’s.
We asked our Facebook friends for their favorite places to shop and put together a few more places for you to check out on your own!
- Greenway Saddlery
- Tack Et Cetera
- Shopper’s Supply
- Dover Saddlery
- Dressage Extensions
- PS of Sweden
Remember, we are here to help you. If you don’t know what to buy, be sure the ask Heather. She can help you figure out what you actually need to buy versus what places may tell you you need to buy. You don’t have to go fancy or expensive if you are just starting out. The key is finding items that you find comfortable and can wear/use while riding.
Where is your favorite place to shop?