Gretchen and Lee met at their barn, Salado Creek Riding Club, and bonded over their love of horses. They both felt that it was hard to find fun and unique horse products in Central Texas. Their goal is to find those products at competitive prices.
Lee Parmenter asked for a pony every birthday and Christmas until she started high school. Then, other interests took over and she didn’t return to horses until she was in her 40's. Once she and hubby, Bob, moved to Salado, Texas, she met and fell in love with an Andalusian gelding named Fideos. Yes, his name means pasta and he can be as goofy as the name implies. With her bestie, Gretchen, Lee is excited to bring fabulous products and services (talk to us about our concierge service for your barn!) to the many amazing riders and families of riders in the greater Texas area.
Gretchen started riding western at an early age before switching to dressage in middle school. She was a member of the Oklahoma State University National Champion horse judging team and the NCAA equestrian team.
Gretchen has returned to riding and dressage in the past five years. She owns and shows her new gelding Theodore Roosevelt, who is mix of many breeds, and is more like a teddy bear. When Gretchen is not teaching high school science or riding, she is living her childhood (and adulthood) dream of horses and retail with her horse BFF. Gretchen loves to find unique and fun items for Theodore Roosevelt GS and herself, which is why she wanted to start the business and bring the same quality and fun items to Central Texas!