The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to welcome back longtime supporter Gallops Saddlery, headquartered in Tigard, Oregon, as a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. This year’s Annual Meeting & Convention features the USEA’s 7th Eventing Hall of Fame and will take place at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, December 6-9, 2018.
“We are so excited to have Gallops Saddlery join us again this year! Diane Snow has been a strong supporter of Convention over the years,” said Jennifer Hardwick, Senior Director of Membership Services and the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention planner. “Thank you Gallops for continuing to support us – it means a lot.”
Gallops Saddlery has supported the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention for many years and continues to be a staple for eventers in the Northwest region of the United States. They have been expanding their market by providing tack, veterinary supplies, and fine gifts suited for all equestrians.
“Gallops Saddlery is pleased to support the USEA,” stated Diane Snow of Gallops Saddlery. “While focusing on eventers, Gallops also prides itself on being a full-service tack store. From custom helmets, boots, and more, we enjoy carrying the hard to find items that the discerning rider is after. Our mobile store travels all around the Northwest selling and sponsoring at most Area VII events. For personal assistance, call our toll free number (866) 893-0477 or visit our website at gallopssaddlery.com.”
About Gallops Saddlery
Gallops Saddlery opened in 1992 in Tualatin, Oregon. Five years later, they expanded and moved down the road to their current location. Patty Cameron joined founding partner Diane Snow in 2001, and the pair has assembled a team of horse-loving employees focused on making customers and horses happy. To learn more about Gallops Saddlery, visit their website.
About the United States Eventing Association
The USEA is a non-profit 501(c)(3), educational organization committed to providing eventing enthusiasts with a competitive level suited to their individual skills. By assisting and educating competitors, event organizers and officials; maintaining responsible safety standards; and registering qualified competitions and clinics, the USEA offers a strong and continuous training opportunity for an ever-expanding field of world-class competitors. Just as importantly, the USEA provides a means for all riders, regardless of age or ability, to experience the thrill of eventing. To learn more, visit www.useventing.com.
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