One Stop Horse Shop is your one stop shop for horse supplies and riding equipment!
Our mission is to provide:
- Friendly, fast customer service
- Every day low prices plus regular specials
- An ever increasing range of great products!
We are family run and owned, based in Smythesdale, near Ballarat, in country Victoria. Our experienced, dedicated and friendly team live and breathe horses! So if you are not sure what to buy or have a horsey dilemma, please feel free to contact us for assistance. We don't just SELL products, we KNOW our products and we know horses!
How One Stop Horse Shop came to be...
Toby and Sarah are the dynamic duo behind One Stop Horse Shop. Living on 55 acres, in a little place called Berringa (40km South West of Ballarat), they are kept busy with two young children (4 year old Oliver, and 1 year old Sophie), looking after their horses, sheep and chooks, and running the business.
Toby has over 30 years experience owning, riding and training horses both for pleasure and professionally. Once apon a time, he competed very successfully in both showing and show jumping (show jumping was his passion and took him all around Australia, with several years on the young rider showjumping squad). He has also worked professionally as a landscaper, energy efficiency and sales consultant, and has a passion for gemstones, minerals, metals, history and antiques.
Sarah has over 25 years experience with horses, starting off with bareback led trail rides on her cousins ponies as a child, and progressing on to her own mounts as a teenager. Sarah has been involved with pony club, adult riding club, natural horsemanship and trail riding over the years, and hopes to eventually compete in HRCAV when time permits (the business and kids keep her pretty busy!). Professionally, she has spent over 12 years within the Web/IT industry, as a Web Content Specialist across government organisations and the retail/e-commerce sector.
One Stop Horse Shop literally came about after one single conversation six years ago, where Sarah came close to throwing her laptop out the window in frustration when she couldn't find the horse product she wanted to buy online. Sarah said to Toby: 'These horse shops have terrible websites, I can't find a damn thing! I could do a better job!' to which Toby replied: 'Well, why don't we do our own?'. At the time Sarah stared at him lost for words in shock and disbelief, but Toby always was a good salesman, so soon it was decided to take the plunge and give it a shot. So with the humble start of around 50 products, One Stop Horse Shop was launched!
These days, six years later, One Stop Horse Shop has over 1000 products and is still growing rapidly! Toby and Sarah make a formidable team, and despite growing competition within the online space these days, One Stop Horse Shop continues to be one of the leading, easiest to use, online horse shops around. The business has been such a great success, that One Stop Horse Shop now has recently opened it's very own physical retail shop front at 27 Brooke Street, Smythesdale (Victoria)!
Our Smythesdale store is open!
Sarah and Toby have always thought One Stop Horse Shop would be destined for BIG things! So when Sarah came up with the crazy idea of opening up a physical retail shop in Smythesdale (their local country town, 10 minutes from Ballarat - which just so happens to have a lot of horses!) they soon set about making it happen (yes we do have a thing for doing seemingly crazy things!). There were no suitable existing buildings in Smythesdale, so they came up with a plan to build their own. Two years of planning and quite frankly, really hard work (plus tears and tantrums!), has resulted in the opening of One Stop Horse Shop at 27 Brooke Street, Smythesdale in March 2017! Hooray!
With this new shop, will come a much wider and larger range of products and gear, offered not only in store, but also online. With Woady Yaloak Equestrian Centre just 2 minutes up the road, and being only 10 minutes from Ballarat, and in easy reach of Colac and Geelong (plus only 2 hours from Melbourne!), One Stop Horse Shop will be perfectly poised to serve local (and travelling) horse owners/riders with all their horsey requirements! Plus, we are open ALL WEEKEND! If you know this area, you will know that this will be a bit of a first - as trying to find any horse shop open on a Saturday afternoon or a Sunday is pretty much impossible!
So, the question is now, what new brands and products do you think we should stock - as we enter this exciting period of growth? We love customer suggestions, and want One Stop Horse Shop to be reflective of your needs, so please feel free to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any thoughts you may have.
And in the meantime...Happy Shopping!
The One Stop Horse Shop Team