About Us

Online English Tack store based out of San Antonio, TX

 

Who We Are

Theconnectedrider.com is a San Antonio, TX based online tack store carrying English Tack, Riding Apparel, and accessories. From dressage saddles to hunt saddles, breeches to bits, our focus is on getting the English rider in to the ring in style.

How We Operate

Brick and mortar tack stores are sadly becoming a thing of the past. There are several reasons for this but primarily the nature of an equestrians needs, and time commitments have changed. We have less time to travel across town, in traffic, only to find out the store may or may not have what you are looking for.  We want to spend time with our horses, not traveling all over town. We also understand the internet has changed the pricing game and made you into a savvy shopper. You want the best value for your dollar: we get that, we are equestrians too; every dollar counts!

So our business model is simple, we come to you, where you are. We are at shows, riding barns, riding clinics, and even tack parties.  This gives you an opportunity to see our products try them on, turn them over, check them out, many of the same advantages of a local tack store but at online prices.  In addition to our local offerings we have a national vendor network on nearly every end of the United States, so if you need something we don’t have readily available there is a very good chance we can find it. We carry over 10,000 products on our website and we are growing!  We have blended the best of both worlds:  real world buying with online prices.

 

Buying from us

If you have access to the internet you can buy from us. We have a beautiful, easy to navigate, website where you can sort by category, brand, or search by item name.  Simply add it to your cart and when you have everything you need, check out.  1,000’s of products ship free, right to your door. We take all major credit cards and PayPal. Our inventory is automated too so you know right away if an item is in stock or not. Need it quick? No problem we offer next day, two day, and other quick ship methods. Give us a call if you are in a panic.

 

Happy Riding!

 

From the Owner of theconnectedrider.com

 

From my earliest childhood memories I loved horses. My first negotiation into horse ownership came with my mother who tried to pacify the craving with a few model horses. This of course only fueled the fire and now after 30 years of riding, training, and showing Arabian horses I have decided to take another step in to the world of horses, by helping riders connect with the things they need to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Next to horses, I love horse things, it is part of the joy of horse ownership. I have spent hours running conditioner through my horses manes and tails and gone through countless buckets of treats. I have spent more hours than I would like to admit simply running a brush through the coat of a horse who was already plenty clean.

I was raised to treat people the way you like to be treated, and that the customer is always right, not to just say it, but to live it through your actions.

To operate a business that puts your client first you have to have an education. I enrolled and graduated from Purdue University-Calumet’s Equine Business Management program. I coupled my business knowledge with my knowledge of the Equestrian industry and theconnectedrider.com was born.

This site is dedicated to all of the horse lovers out there, my husband, my family, especially my mother who supported my endless equine aspirations, my friends, and the horses, with their endless love and patience, that turned me in to the person I am today.

I hope you enjoy shopping at theconnectedrider.com, if you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Theconnectedrider.com tack store can supply all your horse tack, equine supplies and animal health supplements.