Hello there, I'm Leah! Dapplebay is the intersection of my two greatest passions: horses and design. My horses have been a constant source of both inspiration and direction in my life, and design is my lifetime pursuit. DB was created as a space for me to celebrate both in a creative way.
Dapplebay was founded May 2011 when I was living in the beautiful Georgia countryside. I was new to the area and the horsey scene, and my PNW riding wardrobe was not cutting it in the hot and sunny south. I felt like it was impossible to find cute, equestrian-themed graphic tees. So, I created my first design - Live Free & Jump XC - and posted it to Facebook. The post went viral, and the rest, as they say, is history! Here is a fun blog post from Eventing Nation from Dapplebay's early days. I set up my little booth all over the Southeast, and DB grew from one design into the primary way I made friends in my new hometown. Since then, Dapplebay has evolved into a full product line and a boutique design studio. More than that...it has been the catalyst that has connected me to so many amazing horse crazy ladies.
Dapplebay stands for three core values: horsemanship, sportsmanship, and friendship. Our motto is #GoodRidesOnly. Quite simply, DB was created to celebrate horseback adventures shared with our best friends...because barn memories are the best memories. May every ride be the best ride of your life!
Some brands & influencers I've proudly worked with...