Top Notch Tack was founded in May 2016 by Karrie Dash.
As an equestrian, I was dissatisfied with what American tack shops could offer. So, out of love for the business process (and shopping), Top Notch Tack was born. Now, I’m able to offer my clients unique European tack options at affordable prices with exceptional customer service from beginning to end. Top Notch Tack is a true passion project that helps to support my horse habit.
I first fell in love with riding in the 6th grade when I rode at a self-care facility on a military base. Then, during high school, I spent my time at a sport horse breeding farm where I helped out with the foals and inspections. I even competed in a junior handlers class with a horse that I started, Megamillion.
I started my competitive riding career in 2019, ending the season with a personal high score of 72.2 percent. I competed a 17.1 hand Oldenburg by Donnerhall, named Don Perignon. I was so lucky to meet the right people at the right time and to lease Donner for 2 to 3 years. Now, I enjoy relaxed trail rides with draft horse Artie, who is a former police horse and an absolute saint.
When you choose to work with Top Notch Tack, you’re not working with a big box store-- you’re supporting a small business.That means I’m able to offer specialized attention for each customer who buys from my website. My email (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a direct line to me. If you prefer to text or call, email me for the number. Unfortunately, I’ve had to take it off the site due to an increase in spam calls. If you have questions about the brands I offer, becoming a sponsored rider, or an order, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I do my best to respond as soon as possible, usually that same day.
My goal is to offer American equestrians the opportunity to access a wider variety of brands than what’s available in the US. My eyes opened to European brands in 2015, at the Dressage at Devon horse show. A beautiful pair of pink Laura Garrelli breeches hanging in a small booth caught my eye. They were the first pair of breeches that I had worn that were comfortable in every way possible. Many compliments later, I decided to take a chance and start a whole new adventure.
Keep an eye out for our sponsored riders on Facebook and Instagram. You can see our products in action with riders like:
Katie Straton of Straton Sporthorses (MD) - www.stratonsporthorses.com
Courtney Sendak of Defying Gravity Evening (MD) - www.dgeventing.com
Mallory Distler of Bay Point Equestrian Center (MD) - www.baypointequestrian.com
Lisa Hellmer of Sprieser Sporthorse (VA) - www.lisahellmer.com
Courtney Mohler of Wild Rose Farm (WI) - www.wildrosefarmwi.com