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.

Hello

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.