Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Hours

We will be closing Thurs. Dec. 24 at 2PM. We will remain closed throughout the weekend and reopen Mon. Dec. 28 at 9AM.
On Thurs. Dec 31 we will also close at 2PM. We will be closed New Years Day and reopen Sat Jan. 2 at 9AM and continue with our regular hours.
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bill Woods & Dressage Unscrambled


On Friday December 18 we will be hosting a book signing with Bill Woods. We will have plenty of copies of his new book Dressage Unscrambled available for purchase during the signing. He will be here from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Mark your calendars to get your signed copy of this very funny, but still educational new book.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Team Winning Edge and the Florida Horse Park make Ocala Star Banner

Yesterday the Ocala Star banner ran a piece on Polo at the Florida Horse Park. The photo featured some players of the Winning Edge Team. Here is a link to the article:


We've been having a lot of fun playing at the park and we encourage anyone who is interested to come out, enjoy the game and stop by the Winning Edge/123Tack trailer for a drink.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Super Sale

IT'S ALMOST HERE!! Our THANKSGIVING SUPER SALE begins this Friday Nov. 27th and runs through Sunday Nov. 29th. EVERYTHING in the store (yes, EVERYTHING) is 25% off. We will be raffling off a Toulouse saddle, Ovation Bridles, Grand Prix paddock boots, and have hourly drawings for many other FREE gifts. We will be open 9am to 7pm Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturday and Noon to 4pm on Sunday. Make your list and stock up!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Bargain of the Week

This week's Great Bargain is Horseware Flamboro Polo Shirts for only $15.00! The regular price is $29.99, so you are getting them for half off! These 100% cotton shirts come in 4 colors, red, navy, white & iguana green, with a floral detail at the collar and hem. Stock up now for Christmas and for yourself before they're gone.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Weekly Special

THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL!!! - All SADDLE PADS will be 15% Off this week, November 9th through the 15th. That's every saddle pad in stock, including Fleeceworks, Thin Line, Suupracor, Pessoa and many more. Stop in early for best selection. And don't forget, all month long you receive a free size 10 blade with the purchase of an Andis AGC clipper.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November Specials

NOVEMBER'S MONTHLY SPECIAL - With the purchase of an Andis Super AGC 2 speed clipper you will receive a FREE size 10 blade. The blade normally retails for $23.99.
The Super AGC Clipper (the red one) is one of the most popular clippers on the market. It comes with the wide T84 blade to use for body clipping and it's small size and light weight make it easy for anyone to use. You can just snap off the wide blade and attach the smaller size 10 blade for legs, face, etc. It comes packaged in a sturdy hard case with several accessories.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


If you haven't heard yet, Winning Edge now has a CUSTOMER REWARDS PROGRAM!!
It's easy to join and costs you nothing! Just come in and fill out the form. You will receive your reward as store credit the month after your purchases are made. The amount of credit is a percentage based on how much you spend. It can be anywhere from 5-10%! Stop in for further details.

And to help you save even more, during the month of October all of our blankets, sheets, and coolers are 15% off.
New stock just came in so we have lots of sizes available.

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Great Sale

We would like to thank all of our customers for helping us celebrate our 15th Anniversary. The sale was a great success and everyone had a fun time.
The winner of the Micklem bridle is Kay Kayal of Reddick. I hope she gives us feedback on this innovative new product.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Here are the details for our FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY SALE next weekend:

Minimum 15% off All Merchandise

50% off Summer Clearance Items

25% off Breeches

Saddles up to 50% off

30% off Anniversary Gifts (Watches, Crystal, Jewelry)

Spin for FREE GIFT with Purchase. We are taking out the old prize wheel for a spin!

Sale Dates:
Friday, September 11th through Sunday, September 13thSale

Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-5 Sunday noon-4

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Micklem Bridle

Great news! We have just found out that we are able to have a FREE raffle for a Micklem bridle during our Anniversary Sale. This revolutionary new bridle was designed for the horse's comfort and has a variety of uses. For more information about the Micklem bridle watch the video below.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fun In The Sun Horse Shows

If you haven't heard yet, Renee Dodd and Ed Lookingbill are putting on four horse shows in Ocala, FL this fall. The dates are Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. For more information on Fun in the Sun Horse Shows please visit their website.

Anniverary Sale

We have set the date. The sale will be September 11 - 13. This will be an event you won't want to miss. We will have more details shortly.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Congratulations to Ocala breeder Harold Plumley and all the connections at Plumley Farm on D'Funnybone's 10 1/2 length win in the Saratoga Special yesterday afternoon. D'Funnybone is by the Vinery's stallion D'Wildcat out of Elbow, by Woodman. Mr Plumley raced the 2year old chestnut colt in partnership for his first 2 starts and then sold him to his current owner Paul Pompa. He now has 2 wins and 1 second from 3 lifetime starts. Watch for this talented colt to race next at Saratoga again in the Hopeful Stakes or at Belmont's Futurity.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

15th Anniversary

In just a few weeks Winning Edge will be celebrating 15 years in business. To mark the occasion we are planning a big sale so our customers can join the celebration. Details are still in progress, but there will be discounts on everything in the store and lots of prizes. Check back for more information.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cashel Fly Mask

Cashel Crusader fly masks are one of the most popular fly masks on the market today. Our customers tell us they provide better protection, stay in place and last much longer than other brands. These masks come in 4 styles; standard, standard with ears, long, and long with ears. Each style is available in a variety of sizes. They also make a Quiet Ride style that has a lighter weight mesh for use over a bridle.
They are made by a small company located in the state of Washington that started by making therapeutic saddle pads. Their goal of producing quality products led them into making fly masks.
So if those darn flies are still bothering your horse's face, think about a Cashel mask.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Post Office is open!

Everyone's been asking, and now it's here. Our Contract Post Office is officially open. As of today we will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am until noon. Final mail pickup for the day is about 4:30 pm. Those of you here in the northwest part of the county won't have to drive in to town to mail packages and buy stamps. So stop in, pick up supplies for your horses and post your letters and packages all in one stop.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Post Office

It may sound crazy to have a Post Office in a tack shop, but that is what's about to happen! Sometime late in the week of 8/10 the Winning Edge Contract Postal Unit will open. This Post Office will be able to do anything a regular Post Office can do except sell Postal Money Orders. So you can now avoid the long trip to the Post Office and buy your stamps and post your packages at the Winning Edge.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Haskell Stakes

Don't forget to watch the Haskell Stakes this Sunday August 2 from Monmouth Park. The great filly Rachel Alexandra, winner of the Preakness, will be running against Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird. Summer Bird was raised here in Ocala at the Drs Jayaraman's Tiffany Farm. This should be an exciting race. Who do you root for, the filly against the boys, or the local hero?

Flea Control

We are now stocking Flea Control Products. We are stocking Advantage, Advantix, Frontline & Capstar for both dogs and cats.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Myler Bit Rental Program

Good Morning. Due to popular demand we have started a rental program for Myler bits. I know many people would like to try a bit to see if it works before they buy and now is your chance. It's basiclly like a video rental. You can view Myler Bits on our website 123Tack.com. And if you follow this link to Google Docs you can see the actual rental agreement including the rates.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Blanket Cleaning

I know it's hot and miserable outside but winter is coming and now is the time to get ready. Professional Horse Blanket Cleaning has moved to the Winning Edge. Not only that, the price has been lowered to $10.00 each. So get those blankets together and bring them. We can repair them as well!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Pierre St. Jacques

Pierre has recently relocated to Ocala from Wellington. Pierre St Jacques is a Grand Prix rider, trainer, and instructor. Pierre has been riding and training horses for over 20 years and began his dressage training with Carol Lavell. He now regularly trains with United States Equestrian Team coach, Klaus Balkenhol.

In 2003 Pierre and his horse, Lucky Tiger, were 5th in the Intermediare I Championships and won a spot on the USA Pan American Team. They went on to win the team gold at the 2003 Pan American games held in the Dominican Republic. They were also the top placed US rider in the Intermediare I. In 2003, 2004 and 2005 Pierre went to Germany and spent 3 month each year training with Klaus Balkenhol, coach of the US Equestrian team.

Pierre is known for his ability to successfully train difficult, yet talented horses, and bring them to their full potential. He is also known for his work with stallions.

Below is a video of Pierre and his horse Lucky Tiger at the Collecting Gaits Farm/USDF Dressage Festival of Champions. They were Grand Prix reserve champions.

Pierre is also training my wife Dixie and her horse Royalton. He is accepting new students and you can reach him at 561-301-2048.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Summer Clearance

Just a reminder - all of our summer tops are on clearance till they are gone. They are now 25% to 40% off and as you well know, there is still plenty more summer left!

And to sweeten the pie, all instock breeches are 25% off until August 1.


Hi, I'm Ed McNamara the owner of 123tack.com and the Winning Edge Tack Shop in Ocala, Florida. I should tell you a little about myself. Horses have been a life long adventure. The first pony, Domino, came when I was five. He was followed by a few pony hunters which I showed and pony clubbed. But my real love was polo, although none of these ponies cared for. Real polo ponies started to come when I was fifteen and I was rated 2 goals by the time I was 21. Unfortunately it's been down hill ever since. I still play as a zero with my son Patrick(who runs 123tack.com) at the Florida Horse Park, occasionally at The Villages and Powers Plantation.

I want to use this blog to bring you news about the wonderful horse community which is Ocala and info on new products and reviews. I hope you find it useful.