The equestrian industry is big business.
The horse industry contributes approximately $50 billion in annual direct economic impact to the U.S. economy.
According to a 2017 study by the American Horse Council Foundation, 1.3% of the U.S. population owns a horse, while 16% of the U.S. population is considered non-owner “participants.” Further, equestrian competitors are estimated to have spent over $1.14 billion in entry and stall fees in 2016 alone. Finally, a staggering 8.4% of the U.S. population participated in riding lessons in 2016.
The average USEF member spends $16,000 per year on equine-related purchases, however the majority of horse enthusiasts in the United States earn between $25,000 and $75,000.
Where do we fit in?
We know riders stretch their budgets to the max in order to pursue their passion. We’re inspired by the riders and parents who do what it takes to #keepriding. We believe equestrian consignment plays an important part in helping to make our sport more accessible, which is why we’re on a mission to build the premier online destination for “prix-loved” and discounted riding tack and apparel.
The TackHack was founded by a passionate equestrian and business woman. Our team is fully committed to both our buyers and our sellers. We spend our time thinking about how we might use technology and good old fashioned customer service to elevate the equestrian consignment experience.
We hope the joy we bring to our work is apparent at every touchpoint, and we thank you very much for coming along for the ride.
Lauren Garvey, Founder
Originally from Suburban Detroit, Lauren is a lifelong equestrian, lawyer, proud Wolverine and startup nerd. As Founder, she’s thrilled to be able to combine the skills she’s learned in various industries with her passion for riding and the horse industry. Feel free to say hi by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BA, Barnard College
JD, DePaul University College of Law
MBA, University of Michigan
Jim Price, Management Board Member
Serial entrepreneur, author, public speaker and Professor at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Jim has written extensively about entrepreneurship, including a recent book titled “The Launch Lens: 20 Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask.” Jim is having a ball learning about “horse world” as he helps us build the company’s future.
BA, Oberlin College
MBA, Stanford University
Ruby, Chief Morale Officer
Ruby is secretly running the show.
Stewart, Junior Hunter Emeritus
Stewart takes occasional breaks from his retirement to model products and pose for Instagram photos.