Michelle Klasing owns ABRT and has extensive knowledge in different disciplines since childhood. She rode Hunter Jumpers growing up then Read more...
Alabama Blue Ribbon Tack is proud to have Rob Moore as a sponsored rider since 2009. Rob is a Dressage rider and instructor, who makes his home in Jemison, Alabama.Read more...
Drinking water is vital to a horses health.
Written by Administrator
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Drinking water is vital to a horses health. It is so important to their digestion, and helps prevent colic. Horses do not drink as much in the winter and with a diet of dry hay and feed it is important to keep them drinking.
Alabama Blue Ribbon Tack carries a product called Horse Quencher and it is GREAT!!! This product has been highly recommended by the vets at Coosa Valley Equine in Pell City, Al. I tried the product at my farm with my 18yo warmblood and a 4yo TB. They both had not been drinking well with the cooler weather. Amazing results!!! My 18yo drinks it up and eats the grainy leftovers on the bottom, he loves it, and his bucket is bone dry in the morning.
The TB also drinks a bucket by morning. I have 2 buckets hanging with water but only one with horse quencher. The consistency of Horse Quencher will surprise you. The product looks like grain and it taste pretty good (yes, I tasted it). I assume it must be like “horse tea” to them.
Alabama Blue Ribbon Tack keeps the 20LB bucket in stock for $110.00, this will last a long time and keep your horse healthy and happy.
Luther says check out the other holiday items we have and get your holiday treat.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 16:57
Kite's First Show
Written by Michelle
Thursday, 21 November 2013 00:00
This November 16th and 17th I rode my 6yo “homegrown” Hanoverian/TB for the first time in a recognized show. This has been a dream of mine since I decided to breed my own dressage prospect back in 2006. It’s a thrill to be on a horse you have breed, raised and started, just getting them through their foal years in one piece is an accomplishment! Kite has shown with his professional trainer at 3 previous shows to get a good experience without his nervous mother aboard, and that has been a good decision. I have also spent the last month working with him with a natural horsemanship trainer to get him used to different obstacles and situations. I think this helped me with my confidence more than anything.
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I am pleased to share with all of you that Malibu and I have now successfully competed in our very first USDF recognized show! We competed at the training level in test 1,2 and 3. This was especially exciting because a couple months ago, after Bu’s hoof injury I wasn’t sure we would make it to a show till next spring, but we made our debut and I’m more in love with my OTTB than ever!!
Thank you to all the customers who came by for our 5 year anniversary celebration. We had a really good week and enjoyed seeing everyone. We gave away great prizes everyday. Our winners were Romney Valezquez, Holly Pennington, Sara Ballard, Tracy Bell and Jen Coleman…….. Congratulations!!!!! We are so proud to have been with you all for 5 years!!!!!
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 16:02
Scholarship Winner Update
Written by Cate Pennington
Thursday, 31 October 2013 15:36
I really do want to express my sincere appreciation to everyone at ABRT. And congratulations on those five years!
Also here's just a little update on things-
Being at Samford has been such a whirlwind, but I love it! I'm a Phi Mu, a part of Freshman Forum (SGA), joined the Samford Crew Team, help with the International students, work two jobs, and I'm still bringing Macey along! She has grown up so much and really filled out over the summer. I couldn't be happier with her. She's really special because I've had her since she was a weanling- and she turned 6 this year. I'm trying to get schedules worked out so that I can take her to a few shows this fall and really get her rolling. I'll get some new pictures of her next time I'm out at the barn.
Another really neat thing I've been able to do at Samford, is bring a group of international students out to the barn! Along with another border at my barn, we were able to bring a group of five Chinese students out to have a day at the barn and to go on a short ride. They were all thrilled. I'll attach a picture of our group from that day.
Hope you're all doing well, and I hope to make it by the store soon!
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 15:55
SUNDOWNER TRAILER ALERT!!!
Written by Michelle
Thursday, 17 October 2013 16:34
I learned some discouraging news about my Sundowner trailer in my recent search for a new trailer. I have owned my trailer since 2003 when I purchased it new off the lot. Naturally, I expected uncompromised quality from the biggest name in horse trailers. Sundowner themselves boast about their quality and workmanship that go into their product, and consumers pay the price for such promises and excellence. I found a trailer that I wanted and started to inquire about trade in or retail values on my 2003 Sundowner. It was brought to my attention that Sundowners made between 1999 and 2008 were built on steel frames with a powder coating that does not flex with the trailers movement.
For these upcoming events at
Alabama Blue Ribbon Tack:
December - Lay-A-Way and
Charles Owen AYR8 Helmet Give-A-Way
New 2013 Christmas Merchandise
AHJA Year End Show
Kimberly and I had the pleasure of taking the ABRT trailer to the Alabama Hunter Jumper Association’s Year End Horse Show. The show was held this year at Auburn Horse Park, which is located at H&G horse quarters in Auburn, AL. Year End is always a great show because we get to see all of our local farms together in one place! This year, in my opinion, was the best turn out yet! We loved being set up close to the barn, because we really felt like a part of the show! We were located just outside the “little ring”, so we had a great view of all the precious ponies! As always the Christmas Breyer, Along with Breyer in general, were GREAT sellers! It was a very chilly weekend, so we also sold a lot of our new Ariat coats!.. And lets not forgot the slinkies to keep those braids in! The ABRT four legged mascots who attended with us, Munchkin and Cat, were also a big hit! Over all it was a very successful weekend! We had lots of fun and can’t wait to see you all when we get back on the road next show season!
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ABRT Trailer Show Schedule 2013
November 8th-10th AHJA Year End show
These are our tentative dates for our sales trailer. If you have an event you would like to have ABRT attend call us and let us know. We are always happy to accommodate and provide "tack support"
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2013 Emily Parker St. John Memorial Scholarship Winner!
Alabama Blue Ribbon Tack is pleased to announce the 2013 recipient for the Emily Parker St. John Scholarship. Thanks to everyone that submitted an entry, it was not an easy decision to choose from the talented riders. Liz and Bill appreciate everyone's participation in keeping Emily's love for the sport alive.
16" Circle Y Trail Gaiter Endurance saddle. Color Walnut with wire edge tooling, spider borders, 3/4 drooped C rigging, skirt 10" D x 25", with a regular tree. Sheep skin lining with Ergo balance trail stirrups. Come see it today!
Call us (205)444-0240 and let us put you in this saddle.