6 Gifts to Celebrate Dad on Father’s Day

Dad standing next to young daughter on bay pony for Father's Day ride.

We love the beginning of summer for a lot of reasons – longer days at the barn, warm weather, and great summer riding attire – but one of the best parts is celebrating Dad on Father’s Day. Whether your dad is a serious horseman, a casual rider, or simply your biggest fan on show days, we’ve picked some of our favorite products that Dad is sure to love this Father’s Day.

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9 Camp Essentials That Are Perfect For Summer Riding

Two young riders at summer camp with arms around each other standing next to a chestnut pony and a black and white paint pony.

The sun is finally out and summer vacation is right around the corner, which means it’s time to get ready for riding camp! Summer riding camp is every child’s dream: fun-filled days spent outside with horses and other young riders, fine-tuning horsemanship skills, and making new friends. It’s important to stock up on riding gear that will keep your child cool and comfortable during long days at the barn. We have put together a list of our most popular camp essentials that your child will love to help take the guesswork out of your pre-camp shopping trip.

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10 Mother’s Day Gifts That Mom Will Love

Two grey horses touching noses.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to show Mom just how much you care with a thoughtful gift that she’ll love! If you’re struggling to find a gift worthy of the horsewoman in your life, Dover Saddlery is here to help. We’ve picked 10 gifts that are sure to make any mom smile, whether you’re looking for covetable riding apparel or the perfect accessory for Mom to rock outside of the barn.

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In the Saddle with Tik Maynard: Top Eventer & Natural Horsemanship Trainer

Tik Maynard

When entering the equestrian field some athletes find themselves focusing on one discipline to specialize in. Others, like Tik Maynard, top eventer and natural horsemanship trainer, enjoy trying their hand at many different disciplines and skills within the sport. Some of you may remember seeing Tik and Mini Horse Ruby participating in a few clinics at the 2018 Massachusetts Equine Affaire late last year. After those demonstrations, we got a chance to sit down with Tik to learn a little bit more about his successful equestrian career and just how he balances so many hobbies and skills both within the equestrian world and out!


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Finding the Right Breech for You

English rider dressed in show attire riding bay horse.

Breeches are an essential part of any English rider’s wardrobe. Once you’ve tried them, you’ll never go back to riding in jeans, whether you’re training, showing, or even heading off on a leisurely trail ride. Dover Saddlery is here to help find the right pair of breeches for you.

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Finding the Perfect Riding Boots

Black and white image of an English rider dressed in show attire riding a horse.


If you or your child is new to riding, your instructor may have mentioned the prerequisite of riding in a boot with an approximately 1” heel. The small heel is meant to prevent a rider’s foot from sliding through their stirrups. Although it is not fool proof, finding the right pair of riding boots is important for your safety, comfort, and efficiency in the saddle.

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Dover Saddlery’s 2019 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Searching for a gift that will win the heart of your favorite equestrian this Valentine’s Day? Look no further: Dover Saddlery has made it easy this year by rounding up our favorite gift ideas; whether the special someone in your life has two feet or four! Our 2019 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide has gifts we know you’ll love for a range of prices that will fit any budget. Take a look through our top 10 gift ideas – we hope your heart skips a beat!

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