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Maryland Saddlery opened its doors over 25 years ago in the heart of horse country in Maryland. Its founder, Hope Birsh, a lifelong horsewoman who taught riding lessons for many years, decided to offer equestrians of all levels and all disciplines a valuable resource that provides quality riding equipment to the horse community. More importantly, however, Hope’s mission has been, and will continue to be, to deliver a true ‘concierge’ shopping experience that cultivates kindness and builds genuine human connections. Hope and her staff strive to be ethical and professional, and knowledgeable and informative – they embrace what is at the core of your reason for shopping with them: a love and passion for horses, whether you are a professional, a ‘pleasure’ rider, or a ‘horse mom’ outfitting your child for his or her very first horse show. Maryland Saddlery specializes in properly fitting and tailoring saddles, custom boots and riding apparel for horse and human!
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Over the years, Maryland Saddlery has expanded to include locations in Butler and Crofton, Maryland as well as Hockessin, Delaware. Hope is a clever and nimble businesswoman who knows her customers’ needs and wants intuitively. Maryland Saddlery is not simply a store – it represents how you shop today: an experiential adventure that delivers items of value at the right price for you. Maryland Saddlery has a clothing boutique in Butler that embraces an après-ride (after you ride) concept – they know that there is life after and beyond riding, so they offer a wonderful selection of women’s clothing and accessories, thoughtfully chosen and hand-picked with care. Additionally, Maryland Saddlery has three equestrian consignment stores – essentially open-shelf warehouses in which they sell items consigned for people like you as well as overstock items for their retail partners across the country and a furniture and home goods consignment store at the Butler location. Maryland Saddlery consignment is a hands-on experience, promising one-of-a-kind finds just for you!
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Maryland Saddlery understands and celebrates the equestrian lifestyle at every level, at every stage. Shopping with us is built on relationships, laughter and understanding. Hope and her staff approach their customers holistically, and work hard to be a trusted resource for them. Many customers, near and far, make Maryland Saddlery a destination – whether it’s to shop or attend one of the educational clinics, or to enjoy ‘Sunday’s in Butler’ where local farmers, artists, musicians and vendors come together throughout the Spring and Summer to make Sunday afternoons a fabulous escape! Hope and her staff are grateful for each customer engagement and would love to meet and get to know as many of you as they can. Come see to Maryland Saddlery – it will be a truly memorable experience!