About Us

We have all felt that feeling when you enter a store and feel like a kid in a candy store? That is how our customers describe our store. We bring you the cutting edge products from helmets to breeches to spurs to boots. Whether it is the latest stirrups from Europe, or the most fashionable breeches, you will find them at TACKNRIDER. If you visit Wellington and only had to visit one tack shop, you will be glad you selected us.

Who We Are

But we are not just a store…we are more than that. We offer the best customer service and state-of-the-art technology to help our customers. An example is the ability for you to design your custom shadbelly from home. Not just imagining what your custom shad will look like, but feeling the fabrics and trims. We will help you at every step with unbiased advice. We do not push you at all, so you can comfortably browse the entire store without pressure.

Keep in mind though that in order to try riding clothes, take at least 4 hours. We have a vast selection of riding breeches, both full seat and knee patch. We also boast the largest selection of men’s riding apparel in the United States. Just to give you a broad idea, we have over 1,000 different breeches. You have been warned :-). We understand not everyone likes the same fit and designs.

In just a few short years, TACKNRIDER has established itself as the top retail destination store for equestrians in Wellington. With a thriving horse riding business, Wellington is home to the country’s top show jumping circuit – Winter Equestrian Festival, the top polo circuit and the biggest dressage circuits. Professional and amateur riders alike are attracted to Wellington during the winter season.

TACKNRIDER has three locations. Our main store is open all year round. During the winter season, we have 2 additional locations: Our state-of-the-art mobile showroom at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) for show jumping and another mobile trailer at the Global Dressage Festival.   Update (as of Jan 1, 2017): We no longer have a location at Global Dressage Festival showgrounds. We invite our customers to visit our store just 2 minutes from GDF.

We pride ourselves in our personalized approach to customer service. We understand every customer is different. They all have unique needs. One size fits all just does not work in equestrian.

We have made it a priority that no matter what the outcome, we continue to treat each customer in the highest regard. This commitment to wanting the best experience for our customers, defines us.

Our Story

Back in 1999, Vishan Ramani (an entrepreneur) started a tack business. Vishan’s vision was to bring  high-quality tack to the Wellington market at an affordable price point.  Driven by his innovative streak, Vishan grew the small business by providing personal attention to the manufacturing and customer service.

TACKNRIDER first started as a vendor on the dressage shows at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in 2009. The dressage shows were organized and run by the Gold Coast Dressage Association. In 2009, TACKNRIDER made its debut on the dressage show scene. The riders were pleased with the selection and service that we offered. We built on that success and five years later, TACKNRIDER has become Wellington’s finest dressage store. Some of the most exciting product lines include the Accademia Italiana Breeches and shirts.

With a solid business model set up on the dressage side, TACKNRIDER expanded towards the show jumping market in early 2012. We were the first to introduce the innovative Freejump Boots to the U.S. at the WEF. The FreeJump concept was innovative and game changing.

During the 2013-2014 WEF season, TACKNRIDER introduced its mobile showroom located in the trailer row at WEF showgrounds. It has been a huge hit. Our customers are delighted to see different and unique merchandise. The FreeJump Soft Up Pro Stirrups were so popular that they were sold out in the first 3 weeks on WEF! In addition, we fitted several riders for helmets. These riders are so pleased with our no-sales-pitch approach of helmet fitting that we have become the “best helmet fitting shop at WEF“.

Store Floor
Floor of the store