Our Story

In December 2003 I purchased a little saddlery shop in Taradale, Napier from Kevin Hansen.

The shop, called Lodge Equestrian, made the NZ renowned “Lodge Horse Rugs” and sold feed, second hand gear and few bits of general saddlery. It had already been running for close to 20 years, under several different owners.
Within 12 months, We had quadrupled the size of the business, and started what was possibly NZs first online equestrian store. After much deliberation, it was decided that www.lodgeequstrian.co.nz just simply would not work, and www.tackshop.co.nz was born!
Right from the start, it was our objective to provide a bigger range, at better prices, and with better service than your local store.
As more and more equestrian supply shops came online, we have strived to stay ahead of the competition, by continuing to offer the best prices and service available. We are constantly changing and upgrading, adding new features, new services and new products.
In December 2013, to Celebrate 10 years in business, we partnered with top web development company Exceed Online, who developed and built us a ground-breakingly innovative new website for the time..
Roll on almost another 10 years, and as we approach our 20 year Anniversary, we have refreshed our website again, bringing you a crisp clean look packed with features.

Thank you for your continued support.

Nick white
Managing Director
Tackshop.co.nz