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Riding Warehouse, located in San Luis Obispo - California’s beautiful central coast, offers a wide selection of quality, reasonably priced equine products including horse tack, riding apparel, horse trailer gear, stable equipment, gifts, and much more!

The Riding Warehouse crew of of friendly horse folks are experienced riders with the background to cater to each customer’s individual needs.

Tracy and Soleil

Tracy, Owner, has had a life-long love of horses. She formed Long Riders Gear in 1996 while competing in endurance and competitive trail riding events. Riding Warehouse was created with her two partners in order to open up to all disciplines of riding which goes back to Tracy’s roots of both English and western riding. She enjoys riding endless trails on Soleil, her super-sweet Tennessee Walking Horse. Soleil, meaning "sun" in French, lives up to his name with his warm, sunny disposition. He and Tracy have many interests – they enjoy long trail rides, camping, dressage lessons, and chase a cow now and again! Yes, Soleil has quite the wardrobe.

Julie, Marketing, offers her creative talents cyber-commuting from her home in El Paso, Texas. She is editor of The RW Blog and plans our mailers, promos and social media activities. Her favorite on-the-job duty is "giving away free horse stuff" on our facebook page. Julie joined "The Crew" back when it was just a few! In the early Long Riders Gear days she was a friendly voice on our phone lines from '02-'07. You could say she is well versed at riding in climate extremes, growing up sharing trails with moose in Alaska, and more recently riding countless endurance training miles in the stunning Calico Basin outside of Las Vegas. Her adventures don't end there - she checked one item off her horsey bucket list: to complete her first ride & tie. She did it with a horse and partner she met 20 minutes before heading to the starting line!

Julie and Brio

Amanda, Customer Service Manager, enjoys talking to customers on the phone and replies to most emails. She also manages website content for Riding Warehouse products so she is quite knowledgeable about most products and able to provide accurate recommendations for customers. Since her first opportunity with her pony in 4-H, she has enjoyed riding dressage, driving carriages, competing in vaulting, and volunteering for the local therapeutic riding program. More often than not, she is found in jeans and sneakers atop a horse without a saddle - but is always ready to take on a new adventure!

Brie, Western & Endurance Buyer, grew up with horses as part of her daily life, as her family has always been very involved with equines. Before graduating from Cal Poly with a degree in Agricultural Business, she maintained a small business starting and training horses for a variety of English and Western disciplines. She went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Agricultural Education from New Mexico State. She continues to work with clients and their horses during her free time. She also has a passion for agriculture, ranching, and the continued use of horses as a tool in cattle operations.

Christine, English Buyer, is excited about combining her passion for business and horses at Riding Warehouse! A native from So-Cal, she received a master’s degree in Business Administration prior to her relocation to the central coast. Riding since the age of nine, Christine has shown on the hunter/jumper circuit and the Arabian Show Circuit in halter, showmanship, western pleasure, hunt seat, saddle seat, and native costume. As if that range of showing experience wasn't enough, over the past five years she has devoted most of her riding time to learning and loving Dressage, actively competing at USDF and CDS shows with her Polish Arabian. When she’s not at Riding Warehouse or riding her horses, she enjoys the country life living on a ranch with her husband, horses, goats, chickens and dogs.

Tatiana, Tack Shop Supervisor, was riding before she was born! How did she accomplish this? Her mom rode in a 4'6" jumper course when she was six months pregnant, so it's easy to see where this gal's love of jumping came from. She's shared her horse show know-how with many happy campers over the summers, assisting youth. A 5-year stint raising Quarter Horses in North Carolina offered a fine time to hone in her western riding skills. Currently she applies the lessons she's learned in the Hunter/Jumper world to 3-Day Eventing. Her 5-year-old bay Appendix gelding, Radar, l-o-v-e-s cross-country. It's a match made in heaven.

Kezia, Customer Care. Kezia grew up in the beautiful, rural countryside of Oxfordshire, England. At age 10, she was given her first pony, Haggis. From day-long trail rides with friends to gymkhana races with the local Pony Club, Haggis taught her everything about horses. Upon immigrating to Santa Cruz she found Polo, a 15.1hh Paint Arabian gelding. They enjoy long trail and beach rides and 3-day eventing where Polo excels in cross-country. Kezia is studying Animal Science at Cal Poly SLO as a Pre-Vet student, with hopes to become an equine veterinarian. When not riding or studying, she enjoys her job - helping customers find their perfect equestrian needs at the RW tack shop!

Kaitlyn, Tack Shop Customer Care, grew up in the beautiful wine country of Northern California and like most of us, was seemingly born with a love of horses! At age 6, her dad bought her Jellybean, her first pony that she soon began three day eventing. When she outgrew her pony, she bought Raven, a 16.2-hand Hanoverian that is her current competition horse and everyday equine friend. Kaitlyn brought Raven to San Luis Obispo with her to Cal Poly, loving every second of having a horse in college. She majors in Animal Science with an Agribusiness Minor at Cal Poly and hopes to focus in Equine Management.


Natalie, Customer Care, started out at the age of 8 with a single lesson that soon became a daily activity of doing whatever jobs she could around the barn to spend more time with horses. Natalie was later gifted with her own horse Beau, who she enjoyed showing English and western, 4-H, barrel racing and exploring every corner of her hometown in the Santa Cruz Mountains. She continued to pursue her love of animals by attending Cal Poly, SLO for an Animal Science degree and Equine Science Minor. Although she could not bring her beloved "Beau" to college, she sees lots of equine hours foaling, breeding and training the Cal Poly horses. Because horses had such an impact in her own life, Natalie volunteers at a local therapuetic riding center during her summers and hopes to one day open her own therapuetic riding center.

Alissa, Product Receiver/Warehouse Crew. Alissa originally came to Riding Warehouse (then, Long Riders Gear) through her sister, Amanda (Customer Care Supervisor). Shortly after several fun months of assisting with the setup of the new RW warehouse and retail store front, Alissa decided to follow her lifelong dream of world travel. From Europe to Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Alissa globe trotted, goat tended, photographed, sought out delightful horsey sites (like the Spanish Riding School in Vienna) and made new friends. She's now back at home in beautiful SLO and picking and packing internet orders, reunited with her fun-loving warehouse pals.

Aidan, Warehouse Crew. A "Slo-cal" since he was a youngster, Aidan spent his childhood helping his mother care for her three horses. He's spent many hours at local ranches feeding and caring for several horses of all shapes and sizes over the years, and has continued his involvement with the local equine scene here at Riding Warehouse. Aidan takes pride in his responsibility to ensure customer orders and are packed with care and accuracy and has developed a great rapport with our UPS Shipping Crew to make sure all our packages are delivered on time. When not in the warehouse, Aidan can be found along with Tony on the baseball diamond, hitting home runs for the local men's baseball league.

Tony, Warehouse & Fulfillment Manager, is usually found among our endless aisles of inventory, keeping our products organized. Raised on his family’s 20-acre working horse ranch, Tony has been riding and training horses since his childhood. Since the 1960’s, Rancho del Charro has provided breeding and training for fine Arabian horses for pleasure trail riding as well as performance. Living and working on the ranch, Tony dotes on his beloved 28 year old Anglo-Arab mare Liliana, and enjoys trail rides with his family in the beautiful hills of San Luis Obispo county.

Natalia, Returns Coordinator/Customer Care. Natalia grew up right here in beautiful San Luis Obispo. She started taking horseback riding lessons at a young age thanks to her mom's equestrian background. She read nearly every classic horse-related novel and spent her childhood in hopes of having her own special horse story. While volunteering at a local horse rescue, Natalia accidentally made eye-contact with a sweet-eyed 16-year-old Trakehner gelding, and she knew she met her horse. She adopted him and named him Rafa, after her favorite athlete, tennis player, Rafael Nadal. Rafa is coming along nicely in training and these two look forward to their coming adventures.

Rachel, Customer Care. Rachel started riding horses at age 13 and has never looked back. Currently studying business administration with an accounting concentration at Cal Poly SLO, Rachel rides and shows with the Cal Poly Dressage Team. She starting out riding with her local 4-H club, but her passion soon led to an obsession and she turned to the world of eventing. Through high school Rachel competed with her horse, Matti, in local English shows and horse trials. Since Rachel moved to SLO for college, Matti has enjoyed his semi-retirement, but always loves attention and a treat when Rachel comes home.

Amy, Donations & Discount Coordinator, enjoys helping customers find the right equipment for the right horse. Amy has studied under some of the most influential names in the Dressage, Hunter Jumper and Eventing world. She groomed and competed on the Winter Equestrian Festival circuit right out of high school, before relocating to the beautiful Central Coast of California. She is currently showing her 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding, named Peetie, at USEF and USDF-recognized shows across the west coast. Amy is working hard to obtain her medals in dressage and has her sights set on obtaining her judge's license as well, in the near future.

Taylor, Customer Care, is a local to the area, from a cattle ranching family in Arroyo Grande. She has been around cattle and riding horses since before she could walk, but it wasn't until last year that she fell in love with barrel racing. She brought Jake up to San Luis Obispo in March of 2013 and never looked back. She constantly wonders how it was possible to live life without Jake, but she is so grateful to have found her passion for barrel racing and love for horses. When she is not at the barn or a barrel race, Taylor is working toward her degree in Dairy Science with a minor in Agribusiness and a focus in sales, at Cal Poly.

Kelsi, Warehouse Crew, has always been horse crazy. She grew up with her mom riding in drill teams and rodeos as a fun introduction to the world of horses. With the support of her family, Kelsi pursued her equine passion and spent summers trail riding all over the mountains of Hart Flat, California. Over the years, Kelsi has owned and ridden horses of all breeds, shapes and sizes and is well-practiced in both Western and English disciplines. She is currently the proud owner of two equine companions, Tucker Time, her trusty bay appendix gelding, and Checkers, her lovable, large miniature gelding! When not playing with her ponies, Kelsi spends her time studying for her Equine Science degree at Cal Poly, and dreams about owning her own horse training and rehabilitation center someday.

Ethan, Warehouse Crew, is a lifelong SLO native. He previously did some volunteer work in August 2012 for Long Riders Gear, before Riding Warehouse came into existence and he eventually joined our crew. Ethan has known owner, Tracy, all his life, as Ethan's mother is an avid trail rider and good friend. Ethan joined the warehouse team to help pack orders, sort inventory and keep the warehouse tidy and organized. In addition to working at Riding Warehouse, Ethan attends Cuesta College. His hobbies include studying history, reading, playing tennis, hiking and enjoying his favorite eatery spots around town. Living in SLO before it was cool and hip, Ethan knows all the best places to go!

Julie and Brio

Alisha, Customer Care, started riding horses at six years old when her mom decided it was about time to find a sport she was interested in. After one lesson, she was in love and horse crazy! Showing in hunter, jumper, equitation, and medal classes for the last twelve years, Alisha has experience in a variety of different sections of the hunter/jumper discipline. She is currently a full-time student at Cal Poly, majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Equine Science. Along with school and work, Alisha rides her horse every day. She moved Tex, her eleven-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, to San Luis Obispo when she moved from Northern California to go to school. She is now showing him in the 1.05-1.10 meter jumpers on the Northern and Southern California circuits.

Shae, Customer Care, was given her first horse at two years old, and she immediately followed in her father's footsteps into the world of competitive rodeo. Starting out in Pee-Wee events on foot, Shae mastered boot races and dummy roping and even competed in the Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas. Competing in Jr. Rodeo, Shae won her first all around titles in 2009 and 2010, then moved on to High School Rodeo where she claimed the title of All Around Cowgirl in 2011 and 2012 and competed in State Finals and Silver State. Since moving to the Central Coast, she has competed in college rodeo through Cuesta College and is currently competing professionally throughout the state. She trained her horse Badger to compete in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, breakaway roping and team roping, but still loves to ride for fun at home with her family on weekends when they aren't traveling to rodeos together.

Jenna, Customer Care, comes from a rodeo family but spent ten years of her youth riding hunter-jumpers and 3-day event horses. She grew up in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley where she was an active Pony Club member through elementary and high school, achieving her C-2 rating. In 2012, Jenna graduated from Tarleton State University with a degree in Communications and minor in Technical Writing. In college, her true passion for barrel racing got the best of her and she was able to catch ride and help train horses while keeping up with her studies. She now competes on her very pretty bay Quarter Horse mare named "Suzie." Jenna loves that she is able to combine her love of horses and passion to communicate at Riding Warehouse. When she’s not working or traveling to the next barrel race or rodeo, she loves spending time with her dogs and boyfriend, taking a yoga class, or enjoying a good sushi roll!

Tiffany, Customer Care, could ride a horse before she could walk! Her grandparents gave her the opportunity to ride whenever she wanted on their Arroyo Grande cattle ranch, so she took every opportunity to saddle up! In the summers she and her mom took their horses to Mammoth to spend as much time as they could on the beautiful trails in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. After college, Tiffany managed the barn at the SPCA for Monterey County for 2 years - the hardest and most amazing experience of her life. There, she discovered her passion for colt starting as well as rehabilitating sick, injured and abused horses. She saw many horses come through in horrible condition, then go through rehab to be adopted into forever homes thanks to the staff's dedication. Tiffany still takes SPCA horses to horsemanship clinics to further her skills, better the horses, and offer them an improved chance for successful adoption.

Christine, Tack Shop Customer Care, grew up on the back of a horse in Nor-Cal. With a mother who rides hunter-jumper and a stepfather who competes in extreme cowboy, Christine has ridden both English and western her entire life. She seized every opportunity to compete in a wide range of equestrian sports, including eventing, gymkhana - and even vaulting! She's now the proud owner of a five-year-old Quarter Horse mare named Roo. She has high hopes of turning Roo into a competitive barrel racer. When not at the barn or assisting customers here in the RW tack shop, you can find Christine studying for her Animal Science degree at Cal Poly or running and hiking the varied terrain of trails, hills and beaches in our beautiful San Luis Obispo County.

Riding Warehouse is dedicated to providing horseback riders world-wide with top-notch equine products and exceptional customer service – guaranteed! Because "We Ride What We Sell!" we are able to help our customers create the best riding experience possible. We look forward to serving you!