Left: Leah with her beloved off-the-track Thoroughbred, "Pie"
Right: samples of fabric, including Equestrian Toile
Welcome to Dapplebay
Hey there! I'm Leah, the creative dreamer and horse crazy lady behind Dapplebay. Since I could hold a pencil, I've been sketching horses and getting lost in the magic of their majestic presence. It's incredible how these magnificent creatures can forge connections and bring people together. So, welcome to my little corner of the equestrian universe, and thank you for stopping by!
Dapplebay is the culmination of my lifelong love affair with horses and my passion for art and design. Think of Dapplebay as your go-to spot for all things fun and artsy in the equestrian world. Whether you're searching for fun accessories to add a touch of whimsy to your everyday life or seeking fashionable apparel that turns heads both in and out of the ring, I've poured my heart and soul into crafting pieces that bring joy and celebrate our shared love for horses.
But let's back up a bit to where it all began. It was early in the Summer of 2011 when I found myself in the beautiful Georgia countryside. As a newcomer to the area and the local equestrian scene, I quickly realized that my Pacific Northwest riding wardrobe wasn't quite suitable for the hot and sunny southern climate. Frustrated by the lack of cute and equestrian-themed graphic tees available, I took matters into my own hands.
With a spark of inspiration, I created my very first design: "Live Free & Jump XC." Excited to share my creation, I posted it on Facebook. Little did I know that this simple act would set off a chain reaction. The post went viral, and just like that, Dapplebay was born! Since those humble beginnings, DB has grown from a single design into a full product line and boutique design studio. And beyond that, it has become a vibrant community that connects me with countless remarkable and horse-crazy ladies (like you!).
My mission is to infuse your life with a little extra horse girl magic. The designs you'll find here are the result of countless hours listening to customers like you and refining my products to meet the highest standards of quality and aesthetics. Explore Dapplebay and discover the perfect matchy set that brings you confidence in the ring, or find the perfect gift for your barn bestie.
Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey. Your support means the world to me, and I'm thrilled to have you by my side as we spread the contagious horse girl energy far and wide!
With heartfelt appreciation,