Fair Hill Saddlery
930 Telegraph Rd, Elkton, MD 21921
This place is a local favorite, and right down the street from our barn! They sell lots of neat items that fit all ages, including littles. They sell tons of different brands of helmets, and everyone in the store is a horse person so they can help you find exactly what you're looking for. Mention you ride with Opening Number Riding Academy, and they can point out the things I recommend (plus we earn points to help buy things for the horses!)
Maryland Saddlery Consignment
439 Hockessin Corner Hockessin, Delaware 19707
This place is great as you can get things that are new, or close to new for a fraction of the price. They sell just about everything you would need, and the staff is all active in the equine field. This is my favourite place to get stuff! Mention that you ride at Opening Number Riding Academy, and will earn points for equipment!
683 Yorklyn Rd Hockessin DE 19707
They have a huge selection of helmets, and the people working there all compete, own, or lease horses, so they really know what you need, and what you don’t need.
1245 Noble Rd, Christiana, PA 17509
Amish shop that has tons of halters, lead ropes, brushes, and other “horsey” stuff at some of the best prices. They also have a small resale section of equipment and clothing. Great place to go for brushes/half chaps/ “stuff.”
Rick’s Heritage Saddlery
1340 Pottstown Pike West Chester, PA 19380
It may be a bit of a hike, but they have a fabulous “bargain basement” (which is really an attic) where they sell lots of second clothing (clothes that should have cost hundreds, but cost tens because they are cream instead of eggshell.) They are also THE place to go for horse equipment (saddles, bridles, etc.)
Amazon & eBay
Sometimes the best place to go is online! Just do NOT, and I repeat DO NOT buy safety equipment via eBay (such as helmets). Clothing and tack can be great, but please be aware that saddles and bridles may not fit our horses.