Seamus is a spotted Draft Horse Stallion. This model is a Brick and Mortar store exclusive and limited to 2500 pieces. We have a limited number of models available and are currently taking pre-orders. Once our allotted numbers are gone we will be unable to fulfill any further orders.
Please Note: Pre-Orders are charged at the time of purchase and will be shipped once the Seamus model has arrived later this spring – approximately April (according to Breyer).
We’ve finally had a chance to see the new 2019 line from Noble Equestrian and as we said there are definitely changes. The volume and types of items are significantly reduced.
So what does this mean for Al-Bar Ranch as Noble Equestrian moves forward. The good news is you’ll still be able to find some of your and our favorite items such as the wave fork with interchangeable tines, the Equissential large and small totes in a variety of colors, the revolutionary 4-in-1 blanket, and all the latest options in Peddies. Finally the Balance riding tight is still available and should be around for the foreseeable future.
Some of the socks you may have become accustomed to, have changed (Best Dang boot sock is now titled World’s Best Boot Sock) and the Xtreme Soft sock is no longer available.
Unfortunately Muds have changed in name and design, and will only be available in women’s sizes. This presents a bit of a challenge for us as men’s muck style boots are an important piece to what we carry. It is extremely likely we will be looking at other options for muck style boots for both men and women in 2019.
Currently all of the men’s apparel and all western boots are discontinued within the Noble Equestrian line. Though there were inclinations from the sales person that some of the western items could be found at the farm and fleet stores carrying the Noble Outfitters line. Take that last bit with skepticism as the sales person was not privy to what the farm and fleet stores would carry specifically.
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If you’re not familiar with Noble Outfitters, they are a brand focused on creating innovative products for horse and rider. They have produced the wave fork, Stay Cool MUDS, the 4-in-1 Guardsman blanket, as well as several other great products. As they have expanded they have come to realize they have stretched themselves in too many directions.
Over the next 12 months you’ll see a refocusing effort coming from Noble Outfitters along with a rebranding effort, changing Noble Outfitters to Noble Equestrian within most Western and English Tack Stores. Below is a snippet of the announcement from Noble Equestrian.
“We are excited to introduce the Noble Equestrian™ Brand. Noble Equestrian™ will continue to create innovative products for the horse and rider, while Noble Outfitters will focus on products for the farm, ranch, and work lifestyle. With these changes we will be better equipped to focus on the specific needs of equestrians.”
The Noble Outfitters name will still be available but only found within “Farm and Fleet” stores such as Rural King & Tractor Supply. Unfortunately that means we will no longer have access some items we once did. As well you’ll find some products renamed and options for other significantly paired down.
While we don’t expect any major issues there are likely to be a few hiccups along the way. We don’t know exactly what all the changes will include but we at least have a basic road map for the upcoming year.
You will begin noticing the new Noble Equestrian logo appear on socks, gloves, and totes come Spring of 2019, while apparel will be changing come the Fall of 2019. Again whether the future will include seasonal items, we just do not know yet.
Although there is not a ton of information here regarding which products will and won’t be available we wanted to give you all a heads up as to what is coming with Noble in 2019. We’d love to hear your comments, thoughts, and concerns. We will answer the questions we can and pass along those we may not be able too answer. Thank you.
Now through December 24th, 2018 Ariat is giving you cash back when you spend $99 or more on any Ariat product! Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for someone else you can earn up to $50 back on your Ariat purchases.
This is an in store only event and excludes all on-line purchases. Ariat boots, jeans, shirts, wallets, belts, and baseball caps all qualify for this mail-in rebate from Ariat for 2018!
Don’t delay and stock up on your favorite Ariat products for Christmas. Start your search for him or her on our website and then come see us at Al-Bar Ranch. Don’t forget we’ve added additional Sunday hours from 1 pm – 5 pm now through December 23rd, 2018.
The Fall Limited Edition Breyer horses and general release horses are starting to be teased by Breyer. Below you’ll find two horses, Prism & Nevermore. These two horses are Limited Edition horses that are sure to disappear quickly.
As always we are limited in the quantity we can get from Breyer and we will be offering a pre-order on both at a later date. Check back here or follow us on Facebook to get a heads up on the pre-order because once our allocated quantities are gone we will be unable to get any more.
Nevermore is 2018’s Breyer Halloween Horse and reference’s Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”. This Breyer is salted to release mid-August, but as always could suffer from delays.
Limited Edition Breyer Horse – Prism
Prism is Breyer’s newest decorator model and is quite eye catching with lots of color all displayed on a very popular mold. We do not have a clear release date from Breyer on this but is showcased with their fall release which is typically around the middle of August/first of September.
We finally have dates for you for the IBRA shows taking place here at Al-Bar Ranch. Below you’ll find the show bill both in image format as well as a pdf (easier to print off).
As in the past, this years shows will take place Friday Evening and Saturday. Primitive camping (no water/electric hook-up) is available for those wanting to stay the night Friday and race again on Saturday.
IBRA Show Warm-Up & Start Times
Friday Warm-Ups begin 6pm with classes starting at 7:30pm. End time will vary depending on the number of entrants.
Saturday Warm-Ups being 9am with classes starting at 11:00am. Again end time will vary depending on the number of entrants.
We’ve had quite a few people asking about local shows. Currently we are still waiting on Show Bills for the shows that are scheduled here. The only for sure, scheduled shows are in August. Once we have those show bills we will get them posted both here and on our Facebook page.
For now though we’re posting show bills that have been brought into the store. The first is Buchanan Westerners Riding Club. Picture below or you can go to their website which is linked to download a copy yourself.
Second we have Stateline Stables Buckle Series Shows. Again the show bill is show below and for more information you can go to their website which is linked as well.
Starting April 13th and running through the end of the month turn your old boots into cash! Trade your old, unwanted, beat-up/destroyed boots toward a new pair and get up to $25 toward a new pair. Yes, you read that correctly. Bring a pair of boots of any condition in April 13th-30th and receive up to $25 toward a new pair.
Like the picture above, your boots can be falling apart, have holes in the soles, be held together by duct tape, or just not fit and we’ll give you a discount toward a new pair!
This is a once a year opportunity for you to save on all the newest spring and summer boots! You’ll find over 1500 pairs of boots in-stock from companies like Ariat, Justin, Laredo, Dan Post, Noble Outfitters, and Double H. This is your only chance to save additionally on current sale boots. During the event you can use the $25 off of sale priced boots, new boots, or special orders.
Finally keep in mind this is a limited time opportunity and will run April 13th through April 30th only and cannot nor will be extended!
When you trade in a pair of boots you will receive $25 off a pair of new boots priced at $125 and up. If the boots are under $125, you’ll receive $10 off the boots, including all children’s boots. Boots must be traded in to receive this offer. No exceptions. This offer can be applied toward multiple boots. For example: if you want to purchase three pairs of boots you can get $25 off each pair as long as you trade-in three different pairs of used boots. The discount is limited to $25 or $10 on each pair you purchase.
Save 15% on Everything during our Spring Open House Sale!
Mark your calendars for March 16th, 17th, and 18th! We’re taking those three days during our Spring Open House Sale to say Thank You for shopping with us over the past 44 years by offering you a discount of 15% on everything in the store. This discount will be applied on all regular priced items; however it does exclude all consignment items.
All weekend you’ll find every saddle sale priced for the weekend. Select men’s and women’s jeans will be at clearance prices. Select women’s tops will be at clearance prices. And several boot styles will have sale tags that equate to savings greater than 15%!
This weekend is an amazing opportunity to save on all the new boots that have arrived for spring! You’ll be able to get ready for the spring and summer show season with all the latest Hobby Horse clothing. You’ll find we’ve received new saddles and tack that will help you earn your fastest times in the arena.
Even better on Friday and Saturday we will have a representative from Circle Y here in the store. He will be able to help with saddle fittings and be available to answer any Circle Y, Tucker, or Reinsman related questions.
As well, on Friday and Saturdayonly, a representative from Noble Outfitters will be available to help with boot fitting. She’ll also be giving away FREE Noble Outfitter gear. Make sure you come visit her to find out how to get awesome FREE gear!
As always Janet’s homemade cookies will be available for you to snack on while they last (chocolate chip, peanut butter, and butterscotch oatmeal). You’ll also have the chance to enter into a drawing for one of several $25 Al-Bar Ranch Gift Cards, which we will be giving away at the end of the sale weekend.
Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate with us March 16th – 18th while saving at least 15% on everything, including all special orders!
Give us your opinion on New Western and English Companies
Every January we attend the Western and English Sales Association (WESA) market. This is an opportunity for us to see hundreds of new products from many of our vendors. It also provides us the chance to see several other companies that are either new or that we do not have regular salesman for. This is where you come in!
Before we head to the WESA market in January of 2018 we want to gauge your interest in companies we currently do not carry. Below you’ll find a link to a quick 3-4 minute survey asking just a few questions about companies we have been asked about over the years. We’ll leave the survey open until December 30th so you all have plenty of time to complete it. This will give us a chance to see all of your responses and consider if there is sufficient interest to add companies.
We also want to reward you for taking the time to complete the survey. So at the end of the survey you will find a box to enter your email address. When you enter your email address we’ll send you a coupon come January once the survey has closed. The coupon will be good for a one time use until the end of February. Thank you!