Dover Saddlery store scheduled to open in February in Aiken

January 3, 2019

Equestrians will have a new place to purchase the products they need in Aiken soon.

Dover Saddlery is scheduled to open on the Southside in early February, according to a recent press release.

The store will be located at 2575 Whiskey Road, which is the former site of the Prestige Appliance showroom in the Aiken Exchange shopping center.

Prestige Appliance filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in September 2017. A liquidation sale was held early in 2018.

The Aiken store will be Dover Saddlery’s 35th retail location.

“We look forward to opening this special store in the heart of horse country steeped in tradition,” said Dover Saddlery CEO Brad Wolansky in a prepared statement. “This store is ideally located to serve the needs of competitive riders based in Aiken and surrounding communities either for the winter season or all year round.”

Aiken’s Dover Saddlery store will offer English riding apparel, tack and horse care supplies from leading equestrian brands, according to the release. There will be items for hunter, jumper, eventing and dressage riders.

Services will include in-store tall boot, helmet and show coat fittings. Demo saddles and consultations for test rides also will be available.

The release contained the following comment that it attributed to the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce: “Our area is a haven for horse owners and riders and the home of competition and equine-related activities. We welcome Dover Saddlery to our horse community and look forward to many years of partnering in the equestrian spirit.”

Brothers Jim and David Powers founded Dover Saddlery in 1975 in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Both Jim and David were members of the U.S. Equestrian Team, and Jim also was a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team.

Dover Saddlery’s mail order fulfillment center and administrative offices are in Littleton, Massachusetts.

States where Dover Saddlery retail stores are located include North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, Maryland, New York and Ohio.

For more information, visit doversaddlery.com.

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