I can’t believe this year is over, it has literally flown by. It’s been a whirlwind of a year here at Equipad, a lot has happened behind the scenes so I really wanted to take the time to share a little wrap-up blog.
2018 has been an eye-opener. It started with one main goal: get our saddle pads released. When I come to realise this wasn’t going to be the case and I wanted to take time to step back to really develop the product and our relationship with manufacturers, it felt like a major loss.
Instead of worrying too much about this, we pushed on. We released a range of merchandise which you all loved so much. The t-shirts, caps and phone cases were such a hit that we decided to put our long-term goal of adding rider wear into action. The addition of rider wear in 2019 is still pretty under wraps. The main purpose of our rider wear will be to serve the gap between what horse wear should be and what it currently is. So with that, our range of technical Equestrian sports and athleisure wear is set to be introduced early to mid-2019. We want our range to be inclusive and have been listening to all your recommendations to create rider wear designed for riders.
After the success of the release of our merchandise, we set off to create personalised brushing boots. The purpose of these was to be something no one else has, something uniquely you. I also wanted to create the “perfect” equestrian gift, which proved true with our pre-Christmas sales. The positive feedback on these so far has been overwhelming!
Although we love our personalised brushing boots and merchandise products, we won’t be stocking them for much longer.
In 2019, we plan to move into a warehousing space, since we’ve secured funding this means we can now offer more personalised order packing and quick dispatch. We want to create a flawless flow for better order fulfilment and stock keeping and this is the first step towards that.
Not only will we be shipping all our rider and horse wear from our HQ, but we also can't forget about the release of our high-anticipated saddle pads. Along with our saddle pads, we will have matching brushing boots and ear bonnets, not to mention, our rider wear will work in the same colour schemes. Matchy-matchy anyone?
2019 is set to be our biggest yet. We are so thankful for everyone's support to Equipad in 2018, from our customers through to our followers, we want to wish you a happy new year.
Katie & Team Equipad xx