When a line of cars starts to form outside the main gate at 7:20 am, you know the day is going to be HUGE! And that's exactly what happened on Saturday, April 16, for the Mane Stream Spring Tack Sale.
Equine Manager Jen Dermody and Barn Manager Holland Koshanski report having had the largest Mane Stream Tack Sale EVER, resulting in a recording breaking $7,000. This amazing total is all due to the generous donations from the surrounding horse community including Centenary College and a tack drive organized by three young horse enthusiasts: Mia Chimenti (age 13) and Noah (age 17) and Sophie (age 14) Geslao, who all ride at Windham Hill in Long Valley. With the help of their parents, they set up bins and distributed flyers explaining their mission to make the Tack Sale a success. The bins were located at Windham Hill, Red Oak Farm, Redfield Farm, Hunter's Crossing Farm, Hidden Brook Farm, and Coach Stop Saddlery. The response was amazing, and the three young riders spent an afternoon cleaning and organizing the tack (which included show clothes, saddles, blankets, grooming supplies, and more) before dropping it off at Mane Stream.
Tons of other items came in every day for weeks - bags and trunks full of tack, blankets, and riding equipment -amounting to mountains of donated items, which were then sorted, cleaned, and priced.
An additional thank you to everyone who helped spread the word to make this event a HUGE success!
Don't forget Mane Stream accepts donations of tack and other horse related items all year long. You can help make the Fall Tack Sale a success by donating now or setting up a tack drive at your barn or school!
Contact Holland Kochanski if you need to schedule a pick for large quantities.