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MEET THE STAFF AT THE EQUESTRIAN SHOP

We are proud of the amazing sales associates at The Equestrian Shop. Our staff has over 100 years of combined equestrian retail experience. Each is an expert in his/her own area of specialty. Our staff is diverse in interest & equine knowledge. From hunters to eventers, breed shows to dressage, we aim to give you the most up-to-date products and information. You can shop with confidence at The Equestrian Shop. Thank you for stopping by!

Monique and Paul Proulx

Paul Proulx

Rest in Peace, Paul; August 14, 1933 - May 22, 2014

Founder, and MIP (Most Important Person!), Paul was a fixture at The Equestrian Shop since it began in the 1950's and was incorporated in 1957. An expert horseman, Paul realized his dream of staying involved with horses after developing severe asthma. No longer able to continue as a trainer & instructor, Paul made a name for himself in the retail industry. Paul passed away May 22, 2014.

Monique and Brianna Allysha

Monique Proulx

It's all in the family for Monique, whose father, Paul Proulx, founded The Equestrian Shop back in the 1950's. A horse lover from day one, Monique is now raising two horse-loving daughters of her own. Brianna (16) & Allysha (14) who enjoy spending time with their sweet horses, Plum & Nick. When she is not busy with her daughters, Monique can be found at the barn or on the soccer field scoring some serious goals. Monique shares her home with her daughters and her yellow Lab, Boscoe, a pet pig, rabbit and a rescued cat.

Monique is a certified Stubben saddle fitter as well as an authorized Dehner and Vogel custom boot fitter. You can find her at the North Andover store most days and in our Ipswich store by appointment.

Vicki Morency Ipswich

Vicki Morency

Vicki is a familiar face at our Ipswich location. Re-hired  8 years ago to manage the Ipswich store, Vicki has been with the Equestrain Shop since October 2000. Vicki grew up with horses and still rides, however, the demands of a working mom have limited her time to compete. Vicki's equine partner,  Maggie is a beautiful Draft cross mare.

Vicki shares her home with her 10 year old son Christopher and  Penny, a 9 year old female Pit Bull who was rescued from a shelter in February 2009 & Tyler, a 4 year old rescued Pit Bull. Penny and Tyler are at the Ipswich store most days to meet, greet and entertain our customers.

Vicki is an expert Stubben saddle fitter. She is also certified to fit and measure for Der Dau, Dehner and Vogel custom boots.

Karen Rudolph Miniature Horse

Karen Rudolph

Karen grew up showing Quarter Horses. She passed down her love of horses to her daughters who have been successful on the AQHA circuit. Her daughters have been competitive, with wins at the East Coast Championship, Florida circuit and at the Quarter Horse Congress. The family's assortment of equines currently includes 10 Miniature Horses - including AMHA World Champions & AMHR National Champions. Karen is a Second Degree Black Belt in Japanese Martial Arts. Karen lives in Hampstead, NH with her husband, Jon. Her 4 grown children include 3 daughters and a son who is now retired from the US ARMY. Karen is also  grandmother to Scarlett Avery Warner, & Levi Warner.. Karen also shares her home with her Cavaliers, Finn & Forrest and cat, Milo.

Karen has been with The Equestrian Shop since 1981. Her equestrian expertise is diverse, from hunters to Quarter Horse breed shows, to dressage, and Miniature Horse care and showing. She is a certified helmet fitter and has advanced training in Ariat boot fitting and Charles Own helmet fitting.

   
   
Susan Watson Paint Horse

Susan Watson

Along with holding down a full time job in the city, Susan finds time to work at The Equestrian Shop on weekends and some evenings. Having horses all her life, her expertise is indispensable. Susan has a lovely Lusitano gelding, who makes his home at Sons Of The Wind. Susan shares her home with her long time companion, Chuck, and  two fun loving cats.

Susan has been part of The Equestrian Shop, Inc. for over 25 years. She has experience in many disiplines with focus on dressage and eventing. She is a certified Charles Owen helmet fitter

Judy Arnold Haflinger

Judy Arnold

Fresh from a career change from the finance world to a new career in the Insurance industry, Judy comes with years of equine knowledge to boast. Having owned horses for over twenty years, she has vast areas of experience. Having had off-the-track Thoroughbreds at home for years, Judy currently is the proud owner of  Haflinger gelding, Julian. She also raises and shows Tibetan Mastifs. She currently owns three - Winston, Sophie, & Griffon. She also has a Caucasian Ovcharka named Assa. Her dogs are some of the winningest dogs of the breed and have competed and won at the biggest and best dog shows in the world. Along with her dogs, and cat (Moxie), Judy shares her home in Derry NH with her partner, Charles.

Judy works at our North Andover location on weekends and as needed. She can also be found working our mobile tack shop at local shows and equestrian events.

Martha Walsh Bradford Equestrian

Martha Walsh

Martha Walsh lives in Marblehead, MA. She has taught elementary school in Newton for over 30 years. She spends much of her free time sailing and with her Andalusian/Quarterhorse, (Azteca), Heath, who has competed to Prix St. George level dressage. Martha & Heath currently enjoy trail riding both at the beach and state parks.

Martha is our resident dressage expert and brings years of knowledge to share with our customers.

Karen Haley A Leg Up Custom Chaps

Karen Haley

Karen is our resident custom chap expert. She resides in Maine with her husband, Doug, two French Bulldogs, Porter and Bella, Claude the barn cat and Stanley the pony. Even though Karen is currently without a riding horse of her own, she still enjoy trail riding with friends on 'Traveller', a Rocky Mountain Gaited horse owned by her friend Julie. Stanley has stepped into his duties as the Grandchild's pony giving rides around the farm to Amelia and Caden. Karen started A Leg Up in 1983 to fill a demand for beautiful and durable custom riding chaps. Over 26 years later, A Leg Up still provides equestrians with custom chaps made with the finest materials and an artist's eye for detail. Karen's leatherwork has recently expanded to include the Stanley line of dog collars and leads as well as designer belts. Karen's beautiful and original product designs include off the rack and custom chaps, leather totes and stylish bags embellished with leather, designer belts, dog collars, leads & half chaps and More. www.alegupchaps.com

Karen frequents our Ipswich location and is available by appointment or on special "custom days".

Mary Williams Morgan Foal

Mary Williams

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, but if it is, bring it to Mary! Mary can repair just about anything! From old saddlebags to broken halters, Mary is our resident tack-repair expert. Need your saddle cleaned and oiled? Mary does that too! Just bring in your items & leave them off for her, or give us a call and we can put you in touch with her directly. Mary has years of horse experience, from Morgans to Friesians to Arabians. Mary just recently purchased a new Equine - a lovely black registered Morgan mare, Jadzeeah. Jadzeeah had a colt in May 2006, which was a surprise to Mary as she did not know Jadz was expecting when she purchased her!

When WE have questions about driving, we ask Mary! Her latest venture is jewelry making - come visit our store & see her custom creations!

 

   
   



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