Ah, Independence Day weekend as an equestrian in the USA. Riding and showing all weekend. Watching your horses and dogs freak out about fireworks. And shopping ’til you drop at July 4th weekend tack sales.
To ease your shopping process, I rounded up a bunch of July 4th sales. You’re welcome!
Full disclosure: These are not affiliate links, so I don’t stand to profit when you click them. I made this list purely myself, as a fellow shopper, and I’m sharing with you because I’m nice.
Buh, uh, maybe don’t buy a saddle at these sales?
I hope you gorge on strap goods and saddle pads and stuff…but think twice before buying a saddle through a holiday sale. Why? For starters, many of the online vendors don’t include saddles or consignment goods in their sales, so you’re can’t buy a saddle at some of these sales.
But even if a saddle is on sale, it’s only a deal if it’s 100% absolutely definitely what you need and want. Brand-new saddles typically lose 20-25% of their value the minute you girth them up and even lightly break them in. So it’s really easy to make a mistake and impulse-buy a saddle on a holiday weekend.
So if in doubt, wait and make sure you’ve honed in on the right saddle, rather than impulse-buying a saddle at a holiday sale. And if you’re not sure which saddle is Mr. Right, check out my online advice-by-video service here. You’ll also want to nab an English Saddle Brands List as a shopping tool, to remind you that there’s tons of fish in the saddle-sea and you don’t have to impulse-buy anything.
Okay, let the sales list begin!
Bit of Britain
- 20% off storewide with coupon code FIREWORKS
- 20% off sale bin items with code FIREWORKS at checkout
End Date: Not clear from their web site.
Shipping: $9.95 flat rate shipping on all orders within contiguous US
Terms and restrictions: Printed on the sale banner on the Bit of Britain homepage.
Sale: 15% off orders that total $100 or more with coupon code CLEARANCE
End date: Tuesday, July 5 at midnight EST
Shipping: $4.99 flat rate shipping
Terms and conditions: Access the terms by clicking on the big SALE banner at the top of the VTO Saddlery page. Highlights from the terms:
- all sales final when you use the CLEARANCE coupon
- in-stock items only
- excludes saddles, consignment saddles, gift certificates, and some price-fixed brands who get really persnickety about letting stores include them in sales.
Sale: 15% off with coupon code JULY16
End date: Monday, July 4 at 11:59 p.m. EST
Shipping: Orders over $75 ship free, and you can also get free shipping through their Barn Saver Shipping program.
Terms and Exclusions: Lots of excluded brands. Click here and scroll to the bottom to see the full terms.
Adams Horse and Pet Supplies
Sale: 15% off storewide with coupon code FREEDOM
End date: Email promo says “good through Monday” but doesn’t specify a time of day. My best guess is Monday, July 4 at 11:59 p.m. EST since Adams Horse Supplies is in Maine.
Shipping: Free shipping on most orders over $100
Terms and Exclusions: Email promo states, “Some restrictions apply – some manufacturer’s and items are excluded from sale including but not limited to Charles Owen, Burlingham Sports, Ariat Footwear, Herm Sprenger, Saddles. Coupon cannot be used on previously shipped order or combined with any other special.”
Tack Shack of Ocala
Saddle Geek note: This place makes incredible leather halters for the price, but alas, those are excluded from the sale. See terms below for full list of exclusions.
Sale: 10% off online orders, savings apply automatically when you add items to shopping cart, plus extra $5 off any online purchase with code July4Save
End date: Email promo says “through July 4th” but doesn’t specify a time of day
Shipping: Free shipping on most orders over $50
Terms and Exclusions: Email promo states, “Sale excludes leather halters and shanks, custom items, saddles, engraving, and embroidery.”
Sale: Two promos:
- Free shipping + free $100 stable kit (whatever that means) if you spend $125 and claim their special deal. Limited to the first 500 customers. You can claim the deal by clicking here.
- Independence Day Sale, which includes “Dollar Days” and Liquidation. Click here to see the Independence Day Sale.
End date: Appears to end at noon on Sunday, July 3. There’s a countdown clock on the page, so you can consult that.
Promo: Independence Day sale, discount varies by product, lots of stuff on sale
Shipping: Free over $75 within contiguous US
End Date: Tuesday, July 6 at 3 a.m. EST
Terms: Printed in itty bitty letters in the banner at the top of their sale. Notably, it says “all sales final.”
Promo: 10% off any order over $60 with code summerfun
End date: Who knows? It’s not technically a July 4 promo, in fact I was offered the same code a week ago. But hey, it’s a sweet sale. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
Shipping: free over $50 to US, flat-rate shipping within Canada for $40
- Fly Sheet Sale – prices as marked, but their email promo claims that these fly sheet prices are $10-%20 off the usual prices
- Fly Mask Sale – if you like silly-looking fly masks, you can Buy One Get One 1/2 Off on these styles: Clown, Tiger, Giraffe, Zebra, Pirate (without ears)
- Blanket and Sheet Closeout Deals for Summer – If you’re good at planning ahead, now’s a good time to pick up some blankets. Browse the closeout selection here.
Big Dee’s Tack and Vet Supplies
Sale: $10 gift card for every $75 spend with coupon code GCG3
End date: Not clear
Shipping: Free shipping on non-FOB orders over $70
Terms: Not valid on vaccines, dewormers, or gift cards
Mary’s Tack and Feed
Sale: Oh-so-quietly offering 15% off Eqyss products thru July 7. Click here to see the Eqyys products on sale.
BELOW THIS LINE: Saddleries that specialize in Western Wear but carry stable supplies that are relevant to English riders
Rod’s Western Palace
Sale: 17.76% off orders of $100 or more with code JULY416
End date: Tuesday July 5, time of day not specified
Terms and conditions: Full terms are located here, but the highlights are…
- Subtotal must be greater than $100 before discount
- Notable exclusions: Ariat, gift cards, saddles, Timberland Pro
- Cannot combine with other offers
Sale: Free shipping with no minimum and no code.
End date: Monday, July 4 at 11:59 p.m. EST
Terms: Contiguous US addresses only. Does not apply to rush shipping.
Just can’t get enough? A sweet linkout to more sales:
There’s another great July 4 sales roundup over at The $900 Facebook Pony. Go check it out!