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Jill Henselwood and Black Ice win $75,000 Waldorf Astoria Collection Grand Prix at HITS Thermal
THERMAL, CA (March 3, 2008)—Canadian Jill Henselwood credited her dad with an assist following Sunday's $75,000 Waldorf=Astoria Collection Grand Prix at HITS Thermal. Henselwood's father, John MacAngus, and her sister Olivia left the 28-degree weather in Canada to watch Jill show in Sunday's featured class at HITS Thermal. And much to their delight, they saw Jill capture her first Grand Prix triumph of the 2008 HITS Desert Circuit. "It's about ti ... Read the full article

Richard Spooner scores a hat trick in the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix at HITS Thermal
THERMAL, CA (March 16, 2009)—Richard Spooner scored a hat trick in Sunday’s $50,000 HITS Grand Prix when he finished the class first, second and third to conclude Desert Circuit VII at the HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California. Spooner had the winning ride aboard Peter Farlinger’s Cordoba as they got the best of 41 horse/rider combinations on course designer Marina Azevedo’s (Campinas, Brazil) first-round course and the four who advanced ... Read the full article

Take a Closer Look at Ariat Belts
Exceptional Quality, Expert Craftsmanship and Ariat Signature Style Full-Grain Leathers-10 oz leathers on most men's styles -Belt leather matches most boot leathersSignature Hardware-Original hand-made "masters" exclusive to Ariat -Each "master" is hand-engraved to match Ariat requirements -Original Ariat designsPerformance Built Into Every Belt-Only quality time-tested materials are used -Each style is quality assured before released for sale -H ... Read the full article

Ariat® Handbags - Quality Craftsmanship, Thoughtful Detail, Exquisite Design
Spring 2008 - Choose from classic western to trend-right camo and patchworkEach Ariat handbag is a work of art. Crafted from the same full-grain leathers as the popular Ariat footwear and belt collections, Ariat handbags boast high quality construction and are designed to coordinate perfectly with other Ariat products. All Ariat handbags feature fully turned construction which means they are stitched from the inside out. The result - a refined l ... Read the full article

Beezie Madden, Olympic Medalist and Ariat® Spokesperson, Wins the 2008 FTI Rider Challenge
Union City, CA – April 4, 2008 – Ariat International, Inc. is proud to announce that Beezie Madden won the prestigious $200,000 FTI Rider Challenge, the highlight of the CN Winter Equestrian Festival. Show Jumper Beezie, who currently ranks #1 in the United States and #8 world, secured the title riding her Olympic gold medal mount, Authentic, in the Penta Grand Prix at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Beezie took home the coveted $ ... Read the full article

Ariat International, Inc. Becomes Title Sponsor of Tulsa Reining Classic
One of the National Reining Horse Association’s premier futurities just acquired a new name and logo. The “Ariat® Tulsa Reining Classic”, formerly the Jim Glover Chevrolet Tulsa Reining Classic, will be held August 30-September 2 at Tulsa Expo Square. Hosted by the Oklahoma Reining Horse Association, the Ariat® Tulsa Reining Classic will award over $200,000 in cash and prizes, including Ariat® Cobalt™ XR boots. “Everyone wants to wi ... Read the full article

Ariat Unveils Newly Redesigned Website
Expanded navigation tools make locating desired products, retailers easier for consumers Union City, CA – February 15, 2006 – Responding to its ever-increasing website traffic and recommendations from customers worldwide, Ariat International has unveiled its newly redesigned website, www.ariat.com, featuring new navigation tools that make finding the right product and retailer easier than ever before. Ariat’s new website represents a virtual comm ... Read the full article

Ariat Recognized by Design of the Times Award Competition
Union City, CA – (November 1, 2006) Ariat International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Western and English equestrian footwear, apparel and leather goods, is known for their creative approach to marketing and merchandising. To back it up, Ariat was once again recognized at the Design of the Times Awards Competition - this year, in two categories.Presented by P-O-P Times, the competition recognizes the in-store marketing industry's best displays ... Read the full article

Ariat Outfits the World Equestrian Games!
Union City, CA, October 1, 2010 - Ariat International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of performance equestrian footwear and apparel, is proud to outfit U.S. athletes, volunteers and spectators as the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games unfold. “We are thrilled to be a part of this event, and it is exciting to see everyone decked out in Ariat footwear and apparel – both in the arena and all around the grounds,” said Susan A ... Read the full article

Boot Barn Receives Ariat World Champion Retailer Award
Union City, CA- (October 5, 2006) – Ariat International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of innovative performance equestrian footwear, apparel, handbags, belts and accessories, has presented the 2005 Ariat World Champion Retailer Award to Boot Barn. As the first recipient of this award, California-based Boot Barn exceeds Ariat's expectations as to what a champion retailer should be, by going above and beyond to help make Ariat a success.Ariat’s W ... Read the full article

Ariat Pleased to See Fans Embrace Equestrian Sports in the States
Union City, CA, October 20, 2010 - Ariat International, Inc., the l eading manufacturer of performance equestrian footwear and apparel, is proud to have been a partner in the success of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. According to reports, attendance topped 507,000, with spectators from all 50 states and more than 63 countries. The Games showcased the talents of 632 athletes and 752 horses, ranking as one of the largest airlifts of ... Read the full article

Ariat Signs Champion Barrel Racer Lindsay Sears
Union City, Calif. October 21, 2008 – Ariat International, Inc. is pleased to announce Lindsay Sears, the current number one ranked barrel racer in the WPRA, as the newest member of the Ariat Performance Team. Sears, a native of Alberta, Canada, has taken barrel racing by storm earning more than $160,000 year to date. She credits much of her success to Martha, her six-year-old sorrel mare, who continues to gain confidence in the ring and accordi ... Read the full article

Ariat Recognized as Vendor of the Year by TSC
Ariat Named First Footwear & Apparel Company to Win Annual Vendor AwardUnion City, CA – (October 5, 2006) – Ariat International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of innovative performance equestrian footwear, apparel, handbags, belts and accessories, has been awarded the Total Company Small Vendor of the Year Award at Tractor Supply Company’s (TSC) Tenth Annual Vendor Awards Dinner. With 800 vendors competing, this is the first time a footwear or ... Read the full article

Spring Style Moves in a New Direction with the Ariat® Westchester Collection
Union City, Calif. March 19, 2009 – Ariat International, Inc. ushers in the spring show season with the Ariat® Westchester Collection, a breath of fresh air for the English footwear category. “Our new Westchester Collection celebrates the small details that make Ariat boots so special,” said Holly Andrews-Kramer, English product manager for Ariat. “Along with our exclusive performance benefits, we’ve added novel accents and stitching to this col ... Read the full article

Show Jumper and Ariat® Team Member Will Simpson Qualifies for 2008 Olympic Games Short List
Union City, CA – March 14, 2008 – Ariat International, Inc. is pleased to announce that Ariat team member, Will Simpson qualified for one of the ten spots on the United States Equestrian Federation’s Show Jumping short list for the 2008 Olympics Games.The announcement this week followed Simpson’s stellar performance in the USEF Selection Trials for Show Jumping in Wellington, Florida where he dominated the field of Olympic hopefuls. Simpson won t ... Read the full article

Ariat® International Sets Fall 2008 Aflame with the All New Crossfire
Union City, Calif. – June 18, 2008 – Fall 2008 marks the debut of a fresh, new style concept in Western performance footwear with the launch of the Ariat Crossfire. Combining legendary Ariat ATS technology with a wide square toe profile and a higher, stacked heel, the Crossfire represents the next generation of trend-right, wide square toe boots.Designed for the person who wants a hard working boot and cutting edge style, the Crossfire will take ... Read the full article

Newest Addition Combines FatBaby™ Styling With ATS Technology to Result in High-Performance Riding Boot
ARIAT DELIVERS PROBABY™ Union City, CA – April 10, 2006 – For cowgirls who’ve loved everything about Ariat’s Fatbaby™ except having to change boots to ride, wishes really do come true. Ariat’s newest high-performance boot, the Ariat® ProBaby™, combines the playful FatBaby styling with its patented ATS™ technology to result in a riding boot sure to turn heads.Sporting the same fun, trend setting look of Ariat’s Fatbaby™, the original novelty boot ... Read the full article

Work Hard, Work Smart with Ariat® WorkHog™ Footwear Line
Union City, Calif. February 12, 2008 – When you’re faced with a beast of a job, you need to go in well prepared. Enter the new WorkHog™ line of work boots from Ariat International, Inc., created precisely for this reason. They’re built strong to last, and are also packed with an optimum mix of technologies to help you tackle whatever is thrown your way. The WorkHog™ line is equipped with Ariat’s premium support and durability features to help you ... Read the full article

Ariat International Partners with NYC Equestrian Georgina Bloomberg
Union City, CA – July 18, 2007 – Ariat® International announced today that Georgina Bloomberg, one of the most successful equestrians currently competing on the Grand Prix circuit, will act as a product development consultant for the company. Ms. Bloomberg is a member of the Ariat® Performance Team, an elite group of equestrians who compete internationally. At the age of 24 years old, Ms. Bloomberg has an impressive list of equestrian accomplishm ... Read the full article

Ariat Announced “Why I Ride Promotion” Contest Winners
Union City, CA, August 12, 2010 - Ariat International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of performance equestrian footwear and apparel, is proud to announce the following winners of its recent “Why I Ride Promotion” contest: * GRAND PRIZE: Alison Bailey for “Celebrating Life” * SECOND PRIZE: Terri Brown for “Bobbie 10” * THIRD PRIZE: Jennifer Bigger for “Touching the Moon”   The grand prize ... Read the full article




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