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 in Lexington, Kentucky, 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 2023 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.
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 she has also created an online store for her fashion and equestrian collections. In addition, Annette sells wholesale to fashion boutiques.
Annie’s Equestrienne Apparel LLC
Annie’s Equestrienne Apparel is a boutique that specializes in equestrian riding apparel and accessories for all ages! Founded by a mother-and-daughter duo, they have curated their humble vision into a premiere equestrian lifestyle brand.
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.
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.
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.
Canter Culture Riding Apparel
Performance Perfected Style Redefined at Canter Culture Riding Apparel. By creating innovative riding apparel, they seamlessly blend style and sport, so all that’s left to do is enjoy the ride. Check out their Athletic Breech, a remarkable fusion of riding tight and breech. Their mission states their belief that fashion should have a place in the barn, and they are dedicated to empowering riders to express their individuality and make a statement with their style, all while delivering top-notch quality and performance.
CLG EquestriArt is a small art shop created by one of The Collected Pony’s creators, Jordan. We specialize in equestrian themed serving trays and other woodwork using both pyrography and resin. These handcrafted products make beautiful statement pieces and perfect gifts for trainers!
A contributing sponsor of the US Dressage Finals, Cryostride created ice boots developed specifically to ice your horse’s feet at any time and in any place. Their products feature soft, durable construction for comfort and mobility, while the inner slipper prevents ice from getting under the horse’s foot and causing discomfort. Visit their booth to learn how you can ‘ice smarter.’
With a belief that every saddle should fit both horse and rider, Custom Saddlery is constantly designing and researching saddles and riders to find the right blend of design and craftsmanship to fit today’s demands. All their saddles are anatomically designed for horse and rider, hand-crafted from the finest leathers, and manufactured using the most technically advanced methods and features available.
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.
Craftsmanship and innovation. Erreplus saddles are the result of meticulous, hand-crafted Italian work. Among their options are dressage, jumping, and eventing saddles. To make the saddle your own, Erreplus offers a variety of customization options from colors to stitching, decorative elements, and even engraving your horse’s name onto a silver plate. Erreplus is a Hospitality Sponsor of the 2023 US Dressage Finals.
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.
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.
For over 40 years, Human Touch has constructed the wellness landscape, building a rich portfolio of high-performance massage chairs, ergonomic zero-gravity recliners, and targeted massage products that rejuvenate the mind and body – no matter where the day may take you. Wearing after a long day of showing, grooming, or walking the grounds? Stop by their booth for a much-needed break.
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 its customers closer to their dreams 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.
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 horses in the designs. Jane Heart, LLC, has been manufacturing and marketing equestrian jewelry since 1994.
KEP Italia & Flying Changes
Made in Italy, KEP Italia brings you equestrian helmets with two international certifications. They match safety, technologies, design, and personalization. Meanwhile, Flying Changes has been proudly dressing international team riders since 2013. Their guaranteed promise of fit takes the worry out of online shopping.
Mare Modern Goods
Mare Modern Goods is a destination for modern equestrian design and gifts for horse lovers. Their products feature original artwork and patterns with bold, bright colors and are inspired by horses and riders in the equestrian community. They focus on equestrians of all types and are committed to supporting and showcasing every kind of rider and horse.
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.
The world at your feet. Your wish is Petrie Boots’ command. At Petrie, they strive for authenticity, top quality, and comfort. Their boots improve contact between you and your horse, so your performance inside and outside the arena can be flawless. For years, their golden ‘P’ emblem has been worn with pride and verve by international dressage riders.
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 the 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.
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 who specialize in filming equines. They have been your number-one source for professional equine video services for over 10 years.
Rivet Leatherworks bags and accessories are designed, cut, sewn, hammered, punched, and riveted one at a time from start to finish in their Western Pennsylvania workshop using a variety of traditional hand tools and industrial sewing machines. This makes their items one-of-a-kind.
Romitelli Boots is 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 the US Dressage 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.
The Collected Pony
The Collected Pony is your source for outfitting your smaller and larger dressage partner! They carry a wide array of products for ponies, horses, riders, and everyone in between, featuring carefully selected quality tack and apparel. If you’re looking for some great stocking stuffers to take home to your barn, look no further!
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.
TheraPlate Revolution Therapy Platforms
Give your horse the TheraPlate advantage. The patented TheraPlate is proven to counter the effects of chronic inflammation conditions, speed healing, reduce pain, and aid in the prevention of injury. The TheraPlate is easy to use, proven effective, portable, and very affordable. TheraPlate has helped horses from almost every discipline stay sound and conditioned.
Top Hats and Under That
Top Hats and Under That is a dressage-specific boutique offering a variety of products, from breeches, spurs, gloves, helmets, belts, socks, show coats, stock ties, and much more. At the US Dressage Finals, you can find them in a booth on the concourse or in their outdoor trailer next to Barn 22, between the barns and the Alltech Arena.
Anyone who’s ever had a horse knows 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.
Vanner House (aka Gypsy Dreams)
Vanner House is a luxury, swoon-worthy, curated collection of equestrian lifestyle brands. Their focus is on “perfect gifts” for the equestrian in your life. Inspired by their founder’s lifelong love of horses, particularly the Gypsy Vanner Horse, you are invited to discover the treasures you are looking for all in one shop.
Varnan Waterers is a small, privately held company based in 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. With a round construction, there are no hard edges, thereby 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 2023 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 2023 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 Neigh by taking his photo and sharing it on social media (Facebook, X, 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 9-12, 2023, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky!