A very warm welcome to Stoney Creek.
If you’re a fan of horse racing, riding or equestrianism, then you’ll like what we have to offer. Following recent changes to our family, we no longer operate our tack store, and this site does not sell anything. However there is a wealth of information that we still wanted to make available. Therefore, if you’ll pardon the pun, we decided on a slight change of tack…
We want to use our years of experience to give something back to the community that supported us for so many years. So now, we have rebuilt the site to give personal independent reviews, tips and advice on the best tack and other riding products. Whether you’re into horse racing, jumping or just casual riding, we understand your needs and we are here to help.
At the moment, we’re in the process of updating our reviews, as well as expanding the site. This includes the new showcase section, where we feature reader’s tack collections. Please let us know if you’d like to contribute and have your collection featured in forthcoming months.
If you’re looking for advice on riding equipment, here are the areas we can help you with right now.
Your helmet is the single most important piece of riding equipment you will ever buy. Quite simply, it could save your life. Therefore it is essential that you make the right choice. In particular, your helmet must meet all applicable safety standards.
Whilst there is no need to pay over the odds, you certainly shouldn’t attempt to cut corners. We can show you what to look for and how to choose the right helmet, whatever your needs or budget.
Riding boots come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. The type of boot you need depends on a number of factors, including what sort of riding you do. You may well end up with several pairs of boots if, for example, you ride in horse races and also cross country. We’ll run through the various options for you, and also show you how to clean and care for your boots after you’ve bought them.
A comfortable and well fitting saddle is essential for all horse riding disciplines. You don’t necessarily have to spend big money, but you do need to make the right choice and ensure that you fit a quality saddle that won’t slip. We’ve tried most of the big brands over the years, so we’re well placed to offer some recommendations that will suit all ages, uses and budgets.
Keep your horse healthy by ensuring it is warm and comfortable in cold weather, or keep cool when it is hot. Blankets are an important part of caring for your animal. Make sure you get one that does the job, and one that lasts.
Wondering what else you’ve forgotten? We have a collection of sundries and minor items that you might find useful, including some recommendations that you may not have thought of.