Tack shop expands to Interstate 24 area
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A new horse tack shop opened Friday on U.S. 68/80 near Interstate 24, at the old Shell station between the Tourism Building and the Super 7 Motel.

Elizabeth Englert, the owner of Fox’s Den Tack Shop, said she has had a store at her farm, Fox Run Farm in Trigg County, for about 10 years, and a website, foxsdentackshop.com, and that recently they have expanded to the new location on I-24, which opened Friday morning.

“We do a little bit of English, we do a little bit of Western,” Englert said. “We’re real interested in supporting the horse community in Cadiz. There aren’t many tack shops in the local area … We’re excited about being near the Interstate.”

The store sells tack and horse supplies as well as apparel and gifts for horses and horse riders. Tack, Englert said, is equipment that horses use, such as bridals, saddles, stirrups and other items.

Englert said besides horse-related equipment, the shop sells gifts, jewelry, pottery, birthday items and some cat and dog supplies. “We’ve got a little bit of everything,” she said.

Englert said the store offers 10-percent discounts for the military, students and members of pony clubs and clubs such as 4-H, adding that they also do custom orders for items like saddle pads.

Currently, the store has two store managers, four part-time employees, and Englert and her mother Pat Williams, who does the bookkeeping.

Englert is originally from Michigan, but has lived in Trigg County for about 25 years. She currently works in Hopkinsville as a juvenile worker, but she is retiring from that next year.

Englert owns and boards several horses, and is a competitor and trainer as well, and has worked with horses for about 40 years.

“In the past, we have done just jumping horses and sport horses, but we have a background in Western, too,” Englert said.
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