This Week Behind the Scenes at Mary’s

Simone the Shark! Duunnn dunnn...

Simone the Shark! Duunnn dunnn…

This week has been pretty busy and exciting for all our employees! On Wednesday we had an ALL-Store inventory. Some of us were here at the store at the crack of dawn! Luckily, it only took us 6 hours to individually scan and count all the items and products in our nearly 12,000 square foot building. With the help of all our employees and an Inventory Counting company, this year’s inventory was smooth and successful. We were all pretty exhausted after that day, but a large order of Subway sandwiches refueled the lot of us!

Halloween Horse Contest Runner-up: My Hero!

Halloween Horse Contest Runner-up: My Hero!

Not even 2 days later, it’s Halloween! Every Halloween, our employees wear their costumes to work and our customers vote on their favorite to win! The costumes were really amusing; we had a Baseball Player, a Devil, a SuperGirl, a BatGirl, a Shark, a Spa Queen, and a Scarecrow. We don’t know who the winner is yet, but you can help us out by turning in your vote ballot if you visit Mary’s today!

Speaking of costume contests, we also had a Halloween Horse Contest for our fans on Facebook! A lot of people participated, not only with entries, but also with votes. The winner, a very creative Amelia Earhart and her horse as the plane, won by 168 votes! Honorable mention goes to the runner up who had a perfectly timed picture of her super horse, My Hero. Just WOW!

There’s always something interesting going on at Mary’s. Give this blog post a “Like” below if you want to see more “Behind the Scenes” at Mary’s Tack and Feed!

Halloween Horse Contest Winner: Amelia Earhart!

Halloween Horse Contest Winner: Amelia Earhart!

FREE Shipping on ALL Winter Blankets and Rain Sheets!

Mary's Terminator Blanket - Euro Style

Mary’s Terminator Blanket – Euro Style

Mary’s Tack and Feed is currently offering FREE ground shipping throughout the continental US until November 16th on all winter blankets and rain sheets. If you haven’t been to our web store recently, we have tons of new blankets for the season from WeatherBeeta, Pessoa, Big D, Turtle Neck, Centaur and more. We also have quite a selection of Red Tag clearance sales on blankets from last season. Least we mention we’re making room for Mary’s TERMINATORS!

The Terminator Blankets are made by Kensington, specifically for Mary’s. This turnout comes in Euro Cut for lean, refined type horses and in Taper Cut for stock horse and Baroque type horses and they come in a large range of sizes to fit almost any horse. They come in two different fills, 80 grams for our Ultra Light and 180 grams for the Light. Looking for blankets to match your barn colors? The Terminators come in Black, Navy, and Hunter and are made with a durable 1200 denier waterproof outer shell. Terminator Blankets have been a crowd favorite for almost 20 years and are available to stock on hand.

Terminators all hung in a row.

Terminators all hung in a row.

But enough bragging, we carry some really great brands of blankets and sheets in various sizes and fills. If you’re not local to San Diego and Del Mar area, please check out our selection online at http://www.marystack.com. Or if you don’t see the blanket you’re looking for, call us at Toll Free 1-800-551-MARY and our accommodating sales associates in our upstairs department will take care of you!

NEW Regal Dress Tall Boots!

NEW at Mary’s! Loving the newest styles of dress tall boots in the Hunter/Jumper world? Dreading the exotic price tags? The NEW Tuffrider Regal Tall Boots have the look of high-end European Tall Boots at an affordable price for everyone.

We were pleasantly surprised when we opened up the first box in our shipment of these boots: the leather is exceptionally ultra-soft. They have a ready to ride broken-in feel that makes your toes wiggle with anticipation. These boots are the definition of high end luxury at a bargain basement price!

This elegant boot is designed with a square toe for a traditional look in the show ring and have a superior integrated grippy leather panel on the inside of the calf for a secure feel in the saddle. A full length zipper and elastic gusset give these boots an absolute custom look on your leg. The Regal Boots also feature snap closures at both the ankle and knee.

And if you are interested in comfort, these boots are incredible comfortable with a price UNDER $300! (That’s right, UNDER.) But don’t let the price fool you, these are remarkably beautiful boots. You can have the look, quality and comfort that will help you ride your best.

Come and get an expert fit by our Sales Associates at Mary’s Tack and Feed in Del Mar, or spot them online soon at marystack.com.

Tuffrider Regal Dress Boots

Tuffrider Regal Dress Boots

FREE Equine Law Seminar, Saturday, October 18th

Robyn Ranke, Equine Attorney

Robyn Ranke, Equine Attorney

Mary’s will be hosting a FREE Equine Law Seminar at Mary’s Tack and Feed in Del Mar, CA on Saturday, October 18th, from 11am to 1pm. Our guest speaker, Robyn Ranke is an avid equestrian and Equine Attorney at Equus Law of San Diego with nearly 20 years experience litigating cases.*

A few commonly requested topics will be discussed, such as the legalities of horse boarding; riding someone else’s horse without a contract; dishonest sales of horses, including false representation of a horse under sedation or medications; liability insurance for hosting equine-related events; and how ownership of horses is affected by divorce.

We encourage anyone who rides, trains, owns, or cares for horses to attend. Owning and riding horses is a wonderful experience, but it’s important to know how to protect yourself and your lifestyle if, or when, something goes wrong. The information obtained from this seminar could be invaluable to you or a friend in the future (or dare we say present?) as long as the lure of horses throbs in your heart.

Please call to reserve your spot today! 858-755-2015 We hope to see you there!

*information from http://www.equuslaw.com, photos courtesy of Robyn Ranke

Photo courtesy of Robyn Ranke

Photo courtesy of Robyn Ranke

Horseware Platinum – New Fall/Winter Sportswear

Dina Lady Sweater

Dina Lady Sweater

We are very proud to announce that we have recently received Horseware Ireland’s newest line of apparel known as their Platinum line. Various styles are available for Women and Men. All the pieces from this line are very high-tech for comfort and durability, and are very fashionable with a sporty modern design.

Albina Lady Fleece

Albina Lady Fleece

For light weather wear, the Dina Lady Sweater is a perfect light weight viscose blend knit with fun colorful stripes across the neckline and faux-suede elbow pads. The Albina Lady Fleece is a super soft polyester zip-up with feminine ruching and cute striped elbow pads. The Ace Fleece Jacket for men is incredibly soft polyester with nylon waterproof sleeves. The Men’s Half Zip Mock is made of strong, luxurious mercerized cotton that is very breathable and the elbow pads give a sophisticated look to this casual mock.

Alice Down Vest w/Winter Bag

Alice Down Vest w/Winter Bag

Horseware didn’t let us down on their down vests and jackets. For ladies, the Alice Down Vest comes in Black and Royal Blue, and, for men, the Dixon Men’s Down Vest comes in Navy and Dark Shadow. The Aura Down Jacket is a lovely warm jacket with a partially belted waist and a large collar. The Abbey Padded Bomber is an adorable down Bomber jacket and gives a modern twist to an old staple. These vests and jackets are filled with 100% duck down fill and the outer nylon shell is both durable and soft to the touch.

Mens Dixon Down Vest

Mens Dixon Down Vest

If you ride or live in wetter winter climates, Horseware Platinum Waterproof Jackets are the way to go. The Lea Waterproof Jacket for ladies comes in Dark Shadow and Royal Blue and is not only waterproof thanks to its polyurethane coated outer nylon shell, but is comfortably breathable. The Men’s Enzo Waterproof Jacket in Dark Shadow is a breathable Bomber-like design with PU coated nylon outer-shell and cotton blend quilted lining.

Aura Down Jacket

Aura Down Jacket

All of these lovely and wonderfully comfortable pieces are available at Mary’s Tack and Feed, along with some great matching polos and accessories from Horseware Platinum to pull your new outfit together! You’ll want to check out this line of apparel soon, as these jackets and vests are in limited supply.

HP - Maia LS Lady Polo

HP – Maia LS Lady Polo

Fall Sportswear and Apparel

Our sportswear vendors never seem to stop surprising us with their wonderful products, every year gets more exciting as equestrian apparel becomes a little more tech and fashion-forward. We have lovely lightweight jackets and vests and warmer insulated coats for those chilly autumn mornings at the barn, by Asmar Equestrian, Horseware Ireland, Arista, Kerrits, and more. Here are a few highlights from each line:

Arista Merino Wool V-Neck Sweater

Arista Merino Wool V-Neck Sweater

The Arista Merino Wool V-Neck Sweater offers a perfect blend of warmth of comfort with a classic style. The weight of Arista’s Merino has been tested to function perfectly for riders.

Asmar Rider Jacket

Asmar Rider Jacket

The Rider Jacket by Asmar is a lightweight soft shell jacket with a two way zipper front and a hidden back gusset with a waterproof skirt allow you to adjust the fit while in the saddle.

Fitted Softie Fleece

Fitted Softie Fleece

Horseware Ireland’s Softie Fleece is a favorite year after year. The luxurious fleece is super soft and the fitted sides make this cute fleece very flattering. The Sherpa Fleece Hoody comes in fun fall colors.

Kerrits Cross Diagonal Vest

Kerrits Cross Diagonal Vest

The Kerrits Cross Diagonal Vest is filled with high tech poly-loft delivering up to 15% more bulk-free warmth than down and its feminine fit with contrast side panels slim and stretch with you.

These beautiful autumn sportswear pieces are in limited supply, so come early for best selection. Stay tuned for more Fall Sportswear and apparel to come!

Hoof Seminar Recap and Saddle Fitting Clinic

Dr. Mark Silverman discussing the function of the equine hoof.

Dr. Mark Silverman discussing the function of the equine hoof.

Our hoof seminar on September 4th with Dr. Mark Silverman DVM was quite a refresher for some of us and some new information for others. The hoof is a very complex structure, that not only absorbs shock and supports the weight of the horse, but also acts as a pump to help blood flow back up the leg after the hoof makes a step. Dr. Silverman reminded us just how much force and trauma the hoof is dealt on a daily basis. He introduced us to the applications of therapeutic shoeing and the theory of adaptive shoeing.

Goodie bags from Sporthorse Veterinary Services.

Goodie bags from Sporthorse Veterinary Services.

 

It’s really true what they say, “No hoof, no horse!” If you attended, we hope you enjoyed Dr. Silverman’s very informative lecture.

Therapeutic and Adaptive horse shoes.

Therapeutic and Adaptive horse shoes.

Coming up on September 16th, from 5pm to 7pm, Mary’s will be having a free Saddle Fitting Clinic at the Del Mar location in the Mary’s Arena with guests Darryl Nephew and Doug Scott, sponsored by Circle Y and Tucker saddles! You can RSVP to this clinic by calling 858-755-2015.

We can’t wait to see you there!