By Chelsey Burris
The US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® is more than just a show. It’s an experience! In addition to unforgettable rides, fun special events, and the camaraderie of meeting riders from across the country, shopping is also a big part of the show. Competitors from around the US converge on the Kentucky Horse Park and are ready to do some holiday shopping to take gifts back to their families, friends, horses, and barn-mates. Here, meet the vendors that will be on-site at the 2022 US Dressage Finals.
Adequan® is the presenting sponsor of the US Dressage Finals. As the only FDA-approved equine PSGAG (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) for degenerative joint disease (DJD) in horses, Adequan® i.m. actually treats degenerative joint disease (DJD), not just its clinical signs. For over 30 years, Adequan® i.m. has been administered by veterinarians to help horses of every discipline and level enjoy greater mobility over their lifetimes.
American Hanoverian Society
The American Hanoverian Society (AHS) was incorporated in 1978 to establish, maintain, and operate a non-profit association of breeders, owners, and friends for the promotion and preservation of the warmblooded Hanoverian horse in North America.
Annette Ellen Designs
Fashion designer Annette Ellen’s business fuses both of her passions – fashion and equestrian at Annette Ellen Designs. She designs and sells custom equestrian show jackets and a women’s fashion line at equestrian shows, and has also created an online store for her fashion and equestrian collections. In addition, Annette sells wholesale to fashion boutiques.
Aviar Saddles are fashioned from the highest quality hides, sourced from some of the best tanneries in Europe. The materials used are at the forefront of the design process from start to finish. Aviar’s handmade approach gives the saddles an artisanal finesse that will stand the test of time.
Blood flow plays a critical role in our general health, and BEMER Group stimulates healthy muscles to improve and facilitate muscle performance. This stimulation temporarily improves local blood circulation — all in just 8 minutes twice a day! For more than 20 years, the benefits of BEMER have impacted millions of people around the world. BEMER is an FDA cleared consumer medical device that is non-invasive and easy to use.
Black Petticoat is a forward-thinking fashion store for your lifestyle. Owner Lauren Dunlap, a lifelong equestrian, along with her mom, Rebecca Dunlap, have hand-selected each and every piece in their shop. They have curated a brand which includes classic fashion that will last forever, along with stunning shoes and boots, unique jewelry, and pieces for the equestrian that will take you from barn life to town life.
Bluegrass Vibershield is a dealer for Organic Vibration technology, which are wellness products. They offer jewelry and animal tags that ground the body and restore homeostasis. Testimonies report help with chronic pain and inflammation, circulatory issues, and much more.
By Design Equestrian Boutique, LLC
By Design Equestrian Boutique, LLC is a retailer of quality equestrian products, offering everything PS of Sweden. Their items include bridles, halters, saddle pads, boots and polos, fly bonnets, breeches, jackets, belts, gloves, and more. By Design Equestrian Boutique will be available in an outdoor trailer, located along the horse path near the golf cart rental station at the Kentucky Horse Park.
C U at X Tack
Your goal is to do your best when riding or caring for your equine friends. C U at X Tack’s goal is to offer you the best affordable dressage tack and apparel to make that easy. They bring you affordable dressage tack from all over the world, imported and quality tested. With endless, fantastic textures, and stylish designs, you are sure to find the perfect item to take home to your barn.
Cavallo/Top Hats & Under That/uvex
This co-branded booth brings you a variety of products. Technology has come a long way since metal horseshoes were invented about 1,000 years ago. Cavallo Hoof Boots are made with state-of-the-art, shock-absorbing materials in physiologically advanced designs – to provide comfort, stability, and safety for both you and your horse. Meanwhile, the uvex brand has become synonymous with top-quality and innovative products that provide head-to-toe protection for sports, leisure, and work. Uvex is a contributing sponsor of the US Dressage Finals. This booth will also bring you items from Top Hats & Under That, who will also be on-site with a trailer outdoors between the barns and the Alltech Arena. Read more about Tops Hats below.
Daily Dose Equine LLC
Non-GMO, whole food nutrition is the basis of the entire Daily Dose Equine LLC program. As they develop new products, they believe that natural is better and simplicity is key. All their feeds are minimally processed to retain full integrity of the original ingredients. They add no fillers – no wheat, no corn, no soybean meal, no hulls, and no distillers’ grains. Feed less, yet improve body condition and energy.
Dressage Collections specializes in only the best dressage and equine products. They offer a variety of products for the horse, such as bridles, girths, horse care supplies, and saddle pads, as well as products for the rider like boots, breeches, shirts, helmets, stirrups, and more. Also, they are experts in Bridle2Fit anatomical bridles.
EGO7 & KEP Italia
EGO7 brings you innovation, comfort, and style in a boot of impeccable Italian design. Every part is elegantly designed to be functional and comfortable, adapting to all equestrian disciplines in a triumph of durability. Made in Italy, KEP Italia brings you equestrian helmets with two international certifications. They match safety, technologies, design, and personalization.
Equestrian Specialties began by designing equipment bags to meet the specific design needs for the dressage enthusiast’s boots, bridles, saddles, and show clothes. Today, they have expanded to a large line of merchandise, including beautiful horse blankets, tack room accessories, decorative pillows and mugs, and a variety of printed and embroidered cardigans and jackets. Custom orders welcome!
FarmVet operates as a retailer of animal products in the United States. They offer pharmaceuticals, equine supplements, horse healthcare products, horse equipment products, rider apparel, stable supplies, and dog and cat products. Visit them at their outdoor trailer space, located along the horse path next to the golf cart rental station at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation
Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation is a Hospitality Sponsor of the 2022 US Dressage Finals. They are a leading non-profit charitable organization that any horse lover can join. They exist to help all horses by funding excellent and significant veterinary research at universities throughout North America and beyond, and are committed to the advancement of horses of all breeds. Visit their booth at Finals to sign up for their giveaway of a John Deere Gator Utility Vehicle.
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is a Contributing Sponsor of the US Dressage Finals. Since its inception in 1876, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute has been at the forefront of equine medicine. Its reputation is built, in part, on a continued effort to increase veterinary knowledge and thereby improve the state-of-the-art treatments and surgeries offered to its diverse equine clientele, which represent international breeding operations, world-renowned racehorses, as well as performance and pleasure horses.
Hound & Hare
It was when founder Eric was just 10 years old that he realized an adoration of the outdoors. That love spanned decades and led to the launch of Hound & Hare, the Kentucky-based brand that brings together a love of the sporting life with an appreciation of the great British countryside. The result is an exceptional collection of hand-selected products, as well as their own British-made gear, that is perfect for the field and beyond.
Hulsebos Saddles is a third generation, family-owned custom saddlery entrusted by top European dressage riders. They only make custom saddles because they believe that every horse and rider are different. All their models can be customized to the individual horse and rider to achieve optimal fit and comfort. To guarantee their quality, they do not sell saddles without the rider testing it on the horse.
Hygain Feeds is a Contributing Sponsor of the US Dressage Finals. They are a leading equine feed and supplement company that is devoted to bringing their customer closer to their dream by blending years of experience, innovation, up-to-date research, and enthusiasm to nurture the best qualities in horses. As an equine-only feed mill and manufacturing facility, Hygain is dedicated to equines and their special requirements, resulting in outstanding nutritional solutions that really make a difference to your horse’s health, performance, and well-being.
I Love My Horse Equestrian Boutique
I Love My Horse is a boutique that offers apparel, tack, supplies, and gifts for equestrians. Among their offerings are riding attire for women, men, and children. They carry top brands, such as Stübben, Dubarry of Ireland, Sperry, Vespucci, Kastel Denmark, and Fair Play, as well as many others.
Jane Heart Jewelry
Jane Heart Jewelry offers unique equestrian jewelry. The designs have been a labor of love for owner Jane Heart, who has combined her love of horses and jewelry together into a unique brand of distinctive, timeless jewelry that you can treasure for many years. Many of her customers comment on the true likenesses and often see their own horse in the designs. Jane Heart LLC has been manufacturing and marketing equestrian jewelry since 1994.
Kentucky Horse Park
The beautiful Kentucky Horse Park is the venue of the 2022 US Dressage Finals. The only park of its kind in the world, the Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm, educational theme park, equine competition facility, and equine office park dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse. The park is set on more than 1,200 acres in the heart of Kentucky’s famous Bluegrass Region. It is dedicated to sharing Kentucky’s love of the horse with the world, and it hosts about 500,000 visitors and 18,600 competition horses in 200 special events and horse shows annually.
MacRider USA LLC
MacRider USA LLC’s saddles are suitable for all levels and used by both professionals and amateur riders. Their saddles and bridles are handmade in their traditional workshop, which uses the finest selection of Italian leather. Their bridles, halters, and boots are from the same leather as the seats, to match color and quality beautifully. They also offer a line of maintenance products, and accessories like stirrups, girths, and saddle pads.
Handmade, fair trade, love prints, patterns, and Caribbean colors. MangoBay Design offers belts, scarves, shirts, jackets, and more. Owner Pamela Garret is a designer and printmaker, and a lover of animals, art, and the outdoors. You can shop online or at horse shows and craft festivals up and down the east coast.
Martin Collins USA, LLC
Martin Collins USA, LLC, was founded over four decades ago, and they are proud to be the world’s top equestrian surface manufacturer and installer, with a global operation. Martin Collins products, including CLOPF® Fiber and MC Ecotrack®, are available on every continent and have been available in the US since 2010. Their innovation, expertise, and passion combine to create world-leading synthetic equestrian surfaces.
Platinum Performance is a Supporting Sponsor of the US Dressage Finals. Founded by a veterinarian in 1996, Platinum Performance provides superior nutritional supplements for you and your animals. All formulas are tested, and tested again to ensure highest quality, potency, and purity. Their Platinum Advisors and staff veterinarians are experts in supplementation and will never recommend something you or your animal doesn’t need. It’s about the right products for individual results.
Premier Equestrian/Olympia Footing
Premier Equestrian is a Contributing Sponsor of the US Dressage Finals. In a co-branded booth with Olympia Footing, they bring you all the information you need to know about footing additives, arena systems, and arena maintenance equipment for the equestrian market. Premier Equestrian has a complete line of dressage arena equipment, horse jumps, and fabulous products for the farm and barn.
Richard’s Equine Video
As the official videographer of the US Dressage Finals, Richard’s Equine Video can immortalize your Finals experience with a one-of-a-kind video of your ride. Their clients enjoy unparalleled service, competitive prices, and consistent value. Rides are filmed by professional videographers that specialize in filming equines. They are your number one source for professional equine video services for over 10 years.
Stellina, LLC (Romitelli Boots)
Stellina, LLC (Romitelli Boots) are the official West Coast distributor of Romitelli Boots, handcrafted in Italy by Stivali Romitelli. Romitelli boots are crafted with top quality leathers and scrupulous attention to design, down to the very last detail, ensuring a remarkable finished product that exudes quality and elegance.
Sterling Thompson Equine Insurance
Sterling Thompson Equine Insurance is a Contributing Sponsor of the US Dressage Finals. Their people make the difference in this highly competitive niche insurance market. All of their customer service representatives are licensed insurance agents, actively involved in the show and pleasure horse world. These experiences uniquely qualify Sterling Thompson to represent your specific insurance needs.
Susan J. Stickle Equine Photography
A picture is worth a thousand words, and Susan J. Stickle Equine Photography will be on hand at Finals to capture every moment through the lens of their cameras. Equine sports photographer Susan Stickle has been shooting professionally since 1994, covering private and product shoots, as well as local, regional, national, and international dressage shows and championships throughout the United States. Along with Jonna and the rest of her team of professional photographers, make sure you stop by their booth to purchase photos of your favorite Finals moments.
Tack Et Cetera
From horse shows to grooming, Tack Et Cetera’s goal is to keep you safe and stylish, and your horse healthy. Their products include saddles, helmets, horse care products, and more.
The Distinguished Rider
The Distinguished Rider is your connection to luxury products for horse and rider. They offer custom Kingsley footwear and apparel. Marissa, the founder/owner/operator, strives to foster a business environment that is fun, inclusive, and empowering for all riders. It is Marissa’s personal goal to see that everyone has boots that fit well and that they adore, regardless of brand.
The Dressage Connection
The Dressage Connection brings dressage riders high quality equipment from Europe at affordable prices. They are thrilled to offer their patrons a totally new shopping experience which allows them to purchase from their mobile unit, purchase on-site at their store, or purchase online via their website. Among their offerings is the Tota Comfort System bridle.
The Dressage Foundation
The Dressage Foundation (TDF) has been a longtime supporter of USDF and the sport of dressage. Founded in 1989, TDF is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt, donor-driven organization that is dedicated to educating, supporting, and advancing the sport of dressage in the United States. Each year, grants are awarded to dressage riders of all ages and levels, judges, instructors, breeders, high-performance teams, non-profit equestrian organizations, and more.
The Horse of Course
The Horse of Course is a tack shop specializing in dressage clothing, tack, and equipment. Their in-person store is located in Wellington, Florida, and they travel to a variety of horse shows each year. From breeches, helmets, clothes, bits, reins, treats, braiding bands, and more, The Horse of Course has you covered.
The Lucky Horseshoe
From classic coats to custom Italian boots and high-quality show tack, The Lucky Horseshoe has what you’re looking for. They specialize in unique and affordable horse-themed items for that special someone in your life. You can find them at shows and events across the Midwest and east coast.
New for 2022, USDF is excited to announce that we will have an embroiderer on-site this year! THW Monograms will be available for custom orders, where you can add a personal memory from Finals to your saddle pad, clothing, or other items. Additionally, they make everything from vinyl monograms and decals to personalized etched glasses.
Top Hats and Under That
In addition to being available at the co-branded Cavallo, Top Hats, and uvex booth on the trade fair concourse in the Alltech Arena, Top Hats and Under That will also have a trailer outside next to Barn 22, between the barns and the Alltech Arena. Top Hats is a dressage-specific boutique, offering a variety of products from breeches, spurs, gloves, helmets, belts, socks, show coats, stock ties, and much more.
Anyone who’s ever had a horse knows that it’s a special relationship. When you work really hard to achieve goals and enter the world of competition, these moments become even more memorable. The thrill of winning and capturing that excitement are memories that you will cherish forever. Now you can trace the steps of your own horse history with beautiful, hand-crafted silver and Swarovski® crystal charms that represent “Your Horse. Your Story. Your Dream™” through Trace Wear.
Equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiasts each share a personal bond with the horse. This commonality defines the membership of the US Equestrian Federation which serves as the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport. Their organization is headquartered at the Kentucky Horse Park.
While you’re at the show, make sure you stock up on official US Dressage Finals merchandise at the USDF booth. From official Finals logo wear, gifts to take back home to your barn, and real steals in the clearance section, you are sure to find everything you’re looking for here. You can also pick up your copy of the new 2023 US Dressage Test Booklet at the USDF booth.
Varnan Waterers is a small, privately held company based out of Paris, Kentucky. They make and sell high-quality horse waterers that are safe, durable, and low maintenance. The waterers are sturdy and able to withstand the inevitable rubbing from itchy horses. Being of round construction, there are no hard edges, keeping your horse safe. Additionally, to prevent damage to the lip of the tub from horses chewing or pulling, they make an “anti-crib” ring that fits over the top rim of the water tub.
Added Fun at the 2022 Trade Fair!
If you’re going to be at the US Dressage Finals, we have a challenge for you! Neigh, an adorable horse plushie that converts into a neck pillow for travel, is the unofficial mascot of the 2022 Finals. He is going to be galloping loose around the trade fair, visiting a different vendor booth or trailer every day of the show. If you can capture him by taking his photo and you share it on your social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) with the hashtag #DailyNeigh, you’ll be entered to win our daily prize drawing for a $100 gift certificate, redeemable to any vendor booth or trailer at Finals! You can enter every day that you are able to find Neigh. Full details will be available on a poster at the USDF booth, and on a flyer in the competitor and volunteer bags distributed at Finals.
We look forward to seeing you at the US Dressage Finals, November 10-13, 2022 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky!