Horse Leap, LLC.
3314 Route 343
Amenia, New York 12501
Tuesday - Closed
New and Used Clothing,
Boots & Grooming supplies...
Come in today to see our vast inventory of Equestrian Supplies!
Horse Leap is owned by partners Barbara Wadsworth and Jonathon Meyer. Opened for business in 2006 in a 400 square foot space the shop has experienced steady growth for the past six years.
Barbara graduated from Mt. Holyoke College in 1984. She immediately went to work as a show groom at Beacon Hill Stables under Bill Cooney and Frank Madden. After a year on the road, she decided she preferred to stay in one place for a while, and landed in Amenia, NY working at David Hopper’s Longreen Farm. While at Longreen she had the opportunity to work with and see some of the nicest equine talent coming into the United States while observing top trainers and riders both at home and in competition.
Eventually Barbara became a free lance instructor and trainer in the Millbrook area, hunting with the Millbrook Hunt and competing as an eventer through Preliminary level on her own and clients horses. She taught many children their first lessons and specialized in working with adult amateurs who primarily rode for the pleasure of learning about and being with horses.
In 2005 Salem Saddlery in Millerton, NY closed their doors, leaving the area without a local tack shop. Barbara and Jonathon saw an opportunity to build a business that could be tailored to serve the community. Jonathon is an entrepreneur with a “horsey” family. His years of business experience combined with Barbara’s equestrian knowledge have created a tack shop unlike any other.
Barbara says, “The best part about the shop for me is definitely the people. I am using the knowledge about riding and training that I’ve spent the whole first part of my life learning, in order to help the riding community who are my friends and colleagues get the products they need to succeed with their horses. When a brand new rider comes in to buy their first helmet and paddock boots, I see it as an extension of my job as an instructor that they leave with correctly fitted and safe equipment that will help them learn to ride. Likewise, if someone needs to get fox hunting attire it is my responsibility to know what the hunt requires for each season. My customers know that they can trust me.”
In March of 2010 Horse Leap moved across the street to a larger store with great display windows where we think we will be able to give you better service than ever!