What Do We Do?
Good Apple Equine Consignment Warehouse LLC is a great two way street— where you can confidently buy and sell any manner of good quality equine related goods, all under one roof! We are proud to offer an excellent physical store as well as a comprehensive online ‘virtual’ shop. Both sites are full-to-bursting with beautiful English and Western saddles, bridles, tack, horse gear of all descriptions and rider wear suitable for all disciplines and sizes. Our inventory is changing every day, so you don’t see the same ol’ things sitting here, day in and day out. Prices are also often negotiable*!
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
We have over 3600 consignors, who buy and sell with us on a regular basis. People are confident to bring us their precious saddles and tack, because they know we will take very good care of them, and we will obtain the fairest and most reasonable prices. If we do not sell, consignors are under no financial obligation after the 90 day contract, and even then there is only a small admin charge if anything needs to be returned before that time has expired. (Just to contribute to our overheads).
We are currently a small but ‘perfectly formed’ team headed up by British born and bred Georgia Hattan-Bennett (Owner), assisted by her mom, Debbie Hattan, (who is a qualified British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor and qualified business management and marketing professional ), and Valerie Stalvey, who has a lifetime’s experience with horses, and is also highly qualified in business management and marketing. She is also thankfully very computer-literate. Our staff are all very friendly, professional and knowledgeable horse—people with considerable expertise in many types of horsemanship and saddlery.
Awesome FREE* 5 Day Saddle Trial Policy
We pride ourselves on looking after our customers, AND we care how the saddles we sell fit their horses. We will give you any help or advice we can offer prior to purchase. We are proud to offer a ** FREE ** NO OBLIGATION 5 day trial policy (*excluding shipping costs). You simply leave us your credit card details, and you can take the saddles home or have them shipped to you, to see if the saddle(s) fit your horse. Trial Information. We are happy to ship to most states in the USA.
Local Saddle Fitting Service
In addition, we offer a personal saddle fitting service for our local customers. We are happy to visit your barn and assist you with the saddle fitting. (We also advise on bit fitting too). We only charge a nominal fee plus the cost of gas. (Please see Georgia or Debbie for further details).
Local Consignment Collection
We also offer a local consignment collection service and will give you on-site appraisals of your items you had in mind to sell. A small fee is due, just to cover the cost of gas. Simply give us a call and make an appointment and we will be there! (local in this case means a 35 mile radius of the store).
** PLEASE NOTE: ALL CONSIGNMENT TO BE TAKEN BY APPOINTMENT **
Call: 352.789.6544 to BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!
Meet The Good Apple Equine Family
Good Apple Equine Consignment Warehouse LLC was launched in 2009 by Georgia Hattan-Bennett, a savvy and sassy Brit who had come to the USA after working with Paso Finos and meeting her husband in Montana. They moved to Florida and very quickly Georgia saw a need in Ocala for an equine consignment store. She started with just a few items of her daughter’s and now the store has rapidly grown to carrying a very impressive range of English and Western saddles, tack, bits, horse and rider clothing, leatherwork, equine artwork, books, – in fact, anything virtually you can think of relating to horses.
Georgia’s equine background is that she has her British Horse Society Assistant Instructor’s qualification (BHSAI), and has worked in the UK and abroad with horses, particularly with Dutch Olympic rider, Anky Van Grunsven. She even took her mom’s Warmblood horse Thumper with her to Holland to Anky’s yard. She is a very competent rider and has owned horses or worked with horses most of her life. She is a great teacher, stable manager and has developed an incredible wealth of knowledge about her horses and the tack she sells. Georgia has several horses – a Paso Fino which she rides in the Paso Espiritu drill team, several other Paso’s earmarked for her children, and a cute halflinger which has been ‘adopted’ by her daughter, Isabella.
We are a very friendly bunch, and people come from far and wide to see us. We even have three much loved dogs who are our professional meeters and greeters – Miss Harriet, the black and white springer, her son Bertie (brown and white springer) and Zekora – the Belgian Malinois. They are all adorable and really good with adults and children alike.
So, we look forward to seeing you! We are happy to answer any questions or queries and we are always very aware that we couldn’t do this without YOU.