It’s Katie here, the owner and founder of Equipad, as promised here is a MUCH needed update on what’s been happening, where things are at and where things are going with our latest collection of exclusive saddle pads.
Firstly, welcome to our BRAND new website, I’ve been working on this for a couple weeks now but am so happy to release the first version of a fresh face to Equipad’s online presence.
Secondly, I also want to thank every single one of you have been patiently waiting for the new collection, trust me you’re not the only one, I too have been bursting at the seams to show you all the amazing creations we've come up with. I understand it has taken a quite a while between our last release and this one, and the biggest factor with this is due to manufacturing.
You probably hear this so much with brands, but I really and truly can say that I would never allow myself to sell something I am not happy with nor would ever use. For me, Equipad is all about practical, high-end equestrian goods. They MUST be of the highest quality and MUST be able to survive the wear and tear of our sport. With that, I’m also too much of a perfectionist (both a good and bad thing) which has really come in to play when sourcing another company to trust and create something that is SO important not just to me as an Equestrian but to Equipad as a brand and as to you, as a customer.
At this point in time, I’m are currently working with a hopeful manufacturer to create some samples, which I’m crossing my fingers and toes that we can finally have a partner we can produce our products continually with. Our collection is set to go design wise and as soon as I secure our perfect match (whether it be this manufacturer or another), I will be going full steam ahead with the production of our next collection AND the best part, many more regular collections. Including new designs from some of your favourite leading equestrians too. However, until then I hope you can all understand our process and as painful as it may be, wait with me until I can reveal all the late nights, tears and multiple grey hairs (not really, but it feels like it!) I’ve undergone to get this as “perfect” as humanly possible for you all.
Brushing Boots & Merch
Until then, I have also been working on some other amazing projects such as personalised brushing boots and as you might have already seen, our Equipad merch. Our brushing boots are in their final stages as I finalise things a few details as well as colours. Working with an amazing manufacturer, we will be able to personalise every set of boots to have your own initials permanently embossed onto them.
Having worked in numerous riding schools and agisted at properties (barns for you Americans) outside of my own, I know how frustrating it can be to either loose horse gear or have it misused on another horse. Not only is it that but I also wanted to create something that could be the perfect equestrian gift (I LOVE surprises, gift giving is one of my favourite things). Although these days I feel it’s so easy to just gift away a present and not really give it that personal touch or feel that all gifts should have. With our boots you will be able to do just that, making gift giving both easier and more meaningful for equestrians loved ones and friends across the globe.
You're all amazing! This is just the beginning...
And with that, that’s really the end of my much-needed update for you all. I am SO excited to show you our upcoming products, as I said earlier, I’m literally bursting at the seams to release it. Equipad for me is really a dream come true and I thank every single one of you every day for supporting it as it continues to grow and develop. If you’re excited as me about all this, be sure to keep an eye on our Instagram, Facebook and email newsletter to receive a notification the moment we release something!