Category Archives: Features

Win Tickets to See Rascal Flatts

We’ve got a pair of tickets to see Rascal Flatts in concert at the Fort Wayne Allen County Coliseum on Friday October 5. To sign up visit us during our 38th Annual Fall Sale September 28th, 29th, & 30th or sign-up below.

The tickets also include round trip transportation from the WSBT radio station via bus and two box lunches from Roc’s Sports Cafe in Mishawaka. (You are free to drive separately if preferred.)

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No purchase necessary. Purchase does not increase odds of winning. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. One entry per person. Winner will be drawn and contacted Monday October 1st.

New T-Shirt Line for Ladies

We recently added a new line of t-shirts from Genuine Ranch brand – “Genuine Cowgirl” specifically designed for ladies. You’ll find a  selection of shirts all with themes depicting the many things that a working and riding cowgirl does.

Some of the shirts feature western pleasure riders, barrel racers, and others with reiners. All of these shirts are made of the highest quality materials and are “longer” to make sure fit is comfortable and rider friendly.

Here’s a few of their designs available and you should see these popping up on our website very soon! As always let us know what you think of these t-shirts in the comments below.

New Display for Western Saddles

We’ve recently made some changes here in the store by adding new displays for our western saddles. These displays make it easier to view of our new western saddles. We can easily house 40 plus new western saddles and have a great area for you to sit in the new saddles while working with our knowledgeable staff. Take a look at the new displays below.

 

 

 

 

 

There is still one more display rack in production and should be put up in the next few days. As well it gives us some room to display girths and the professionals choice boots right next to the saddles. We’ve gotten some comments from people who have stopped in and seen them already. Let us know what you think in the comments below or stop in and tell us yourself.

New Al-Bar.com Navigation

If you haven’t taken a look at our website recently, www.al-bar.com, you might want to take a look again. We’ve recently made some big changes in the navigation of our website. We believe it should make navigation simpler and more user friendly.

We quickly wanted to highlight some of the changes that have occurred.

Less Categories

You’ll find less “main” categories than before. There were approximately 30 categories to choose from when you first clicked on the products page, which is daunting when looking for something. As of right now most of the categories are still there as we transition but will be disappearing in the next few days. You’ll soon find that we will have less than 15 categories to choose from.

Pictures

You’ll also find that when you click on a category there will be pictures displayed for all of the subcategories above the products. (See image below)

Each on of those images at the top of the page are clickable and will take you to that subcategory. You can navigate with these clickable images or by using the navigation on the side. Both will take you to the same page.

Take Some Time and Explore

We hope you find these changes to be beneficial to your experience on al-bar.com. One of the best ways to learn though is to spend some time exploring. As well give us some feed back. If you like the new navigation let us know. If you don’t like let us know that too and how you think we can make it better.

Finally we will continue to add new products to the site as always. Continually check back to see what we have as new items are being added daily.

Other Changes

As well we have other changes/additions planned in order to enhance the site, but we can’t reveal them quite yet. As those things happen we will keep you informed.

As we said earlier feel free to leave us your thoughts below in the comments about the new navigation or on Facebook.

New Fall Clothing for Ladies

We’re still receiving a steady stream of new items for the fall! Here is a look at the many great new Ladies’ items we recently received. All items are now on our website, visit www.al-bar.com to purchase. To see other new items that we have recently received take a look at last week’s post featuring lots of great new products. Don’t forget these items can be put on layaway along with any of our other great products. As always let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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Layaway at Al-Bar (Year Round)

The Holidays are just around the corner and we all know the strain that can put on your budget, but there is no need to fret. We offer layaway at Al-Bar Ranch.

It’s something we offer year round, not just during the holidays. The layaway policy consists of 25% down with 90 days to pay off the remainder on your balance. It’s a way for you to slowly pay on the items you want for family members, your horse(s), or friends any time of the year and during the holidays as well.

What makes our layaway policy even better is that there isn’t a limit as to what you can be placed on layaway. You can put both new and used saddles on it, that pair of ostrich skin boots you’ve been eyeing, or anything else you’ve been dreaming of. The possibilities are endless…

As always if you’ve got questions let us know and we’ll respond.

Save More with Weekly Specials

Many of you know that we typically have two major sales a year. One in March and one in September. During those times we have substantial discounts on the majority of our merchandise. Other than these two sales there are not many other opportunities to get such great discounts. Fortunately, that is changing…

We’d like to announce Al-Bar weekly specials starting Monday, February 28th. Our weekly specials will be another chance for everyone to get the same great items at even better prices. This is how it’ll work, each week we will announce items that will be specially marked down from Monday – Sunday. These items could be new boot styles that have arrived, a discount on multiple pairs of jeans, or a set dollar amount off on tack. So it’ll be advantageous to check back often to see new items that are included in that weeks’ specials.

So where can you find a picture or a list of these items you ask? We’ll include a page right here on the blog that will show and list the specials for you. You will also be able to find them on our Facebook page, mentions of it on Twitter, or you could have it sent to your inbox.

One last thing. Don’t forget throughout the month of March we’ll have an assortment of new Circle Y show saddles, headstalls, and halters all specially marked down. You don’t want to miss this event either because once these items are gone you will have missed your chance to get an amazing deal!

Spend Less Money with our Consignment Area

Gently Used Cowgirl Boots

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Maybe you’ve been out of the show ring for some time, your just getting back into showing, and you don’t want to spend a fortune. Or you have a budget to keep and don’t want to go over spending money on new show clothing or tack this year. Look no further!

We have a small consignment area where you can get many of the same great products we sell new, at a fraction of the cost. These consignment items have been brought in by local people who are trying to find a way to sell their old items they are no longer using.

We in turn have given them a great location to do this and made it convenient for you to find their gently used items. Our consignment area is regularly updated with new items as people are constantly bringing in gently used tack and apparel to sell.

Here are some items you’ll find there:

  • Western and Huntseat (English) Saddles
  • Cowboy Boots
  • Western Headstalls
  • Huntseat (English) Bridles
  • Bits
  • Saddle Pads (Western & English)
  • Western Show Clothing
  • Huntseat (English) Show Clothing
  • and much more . . .

Stop by and take a look to see many of the great items that are already arriving from people for 2011. And if you have something you’d like to add to the consignment area talk to one of us here at the store and we’d be happy to explain how it works.