Claremore, OK (July 21, 2011) – In keeping with their tradition of paying it forward, The Horse of Course, Inc., one of the nation’s premier tack shops specializing in dressage tack, clothing and supplies, is increasing their sponsorship and support of dressage shows and events throughout the country.
Following an active season in Florida, The Horse of Course headed north with a stop at the Raleigh CDI where the store supported the CDI as a Bronze Sponsor. From North Carolina, Horse of Course continued on to the Kentucky Dressage Association CDI hosted at the Kentucky Horse Park. The Kentucky Horse Park is also home to the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), another organization that Horse of Course has supported for many years and plans are in the works to expand their participation with USDF in 2012.
Fall will find the Horse of Course continuing the northern trek with plans to attend the USEF National Dressage Championships at Gladstone, The Dressage at Devon CDI, Saugerties, and New England Dressage Association’s show just to name a few. This will be Horse of Course’s first year at Devon and they are coming on board as Bronze Sponsors. Horse of Course is also jumping in as a new sponsor at Saugerties.
“I love the tradition and the fashion statement of the jog, so The Horse of Course will be sponsoring the jog at Saugerties and at Dressage at Devon,” said Beth Haist, CEO of The Horse of Course. “We will have our mobile show trailer at all of the shows except for Devon, where we will be set up in booth 52.”
The Horse of Course opened their doors over 20 years ago in Oklahoma, and today they are highly regarded as a one-stop dressage specialist shop. “We provide fashion, an extensive selection of breeches, show clothes, custom shadbellies, as well as a complete selection of dressage tack. My husband, Marty Haist, is a saddler, not just a fitter, and he goes to the shows to service our customer’s saddle needs. We also carry the most advanced dressage saddle ever made, The Sommer,” Haist said.
The Horse of Course is excited to grow their sponsorships and support of shows and events throughout the country. “We truly believe in standing behind all of the riders, trainers and horse owners who have stood behind us and used our products over the years,” Haist said. “When we return to Florida next season, we will also be stepping up our sponsorship of the Wellington Classic Dressage Shows, the Gold Coast Dressage Association shows and the International Horse Sport shows. Dressage riders from around the world rely on our products, clothing and saddles and we really do feel like we are partners in their show careers. Our sponsorships at the shows is our way of saying ‘Thank you’ for being part of our lives.”
Haist added that The Horse of Course offers top proven brands, innovative new products, complete customized saddle fitting and customized bit fitting. “The atmosphere at our mobile show trailer is fantastic, very upbeat and supportive. I really want to encourage everyone to stop by and see our new products, styles and lines. Each week we have a new display to make it easy for of customers to see what’s new at a glance,” Haist said. “I think part of our success throughout the years has been our commitment to outstanding customer service. If you need it, you can find it at The Horse of Course, of course.”
The Horse of Course also offers an up-to-date website that also allows dressage enthusiasts to make purchases from the comfort of their homes. To learn more about The Horse of Course, visit their website at www.thehorseofcourse.com.