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ADDRESS: 648 Old Post Rd, Bedford, NY 10506
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - 9AM-6PM
Thursday - 10AM-7PM
Saturday - by Appointment from 9AM-5PM
Sunday - by appointment from 10AM-5PM
Founder Courtney Caverzasi had a passion for horses since she was born, always dreaming of owning her own horse one day.
As a child, she was intrigued with all things in the Equestrian World. For years she begged her parents for riding lessons, when her wish was granted at the age of 12. Courtney grew up riding at various farms across Rockland County, New York and Bergen County, New Jersey. She also spent time working as an assistant stable manager to learn all she could about horses.
Pictured above: Courtney on Irish Coffee at then-named Knockeen Farm in Rockleigh, NJ.
By the time she was 14 years old, Courtney was introduced to the business side of the equestrian world by working at the local tack shop. This career path continued while attending college at Fordham University in Manhattan, where she continued working for the renowned Miller’s Harness Company at their flagship.
After returning home, Courtney went on to manage the tack shop she had grown up working in. Shortly thereafter, she solicited Hermès in order to gain wholesale distribution and quickly became their top producing account. In the next two years, she doubled the store's volume, successfully opening a satellite location at Overpeck Riding Facility in Bergen County.
Later working as a Merchandising Manager in NYC for a large apparel manufacturer based out of Hong Kong, she learned about the exciting and creative field of apparel sampling and production, but eventually realized her passion remained in the Equestrian world.
Courtney was then recruited by Hermès to work at their flagship in Manhattan as their Equestrian Specialist. She grew their equestrian business exponentially: successfully bringing their full technical line to many stores, acting as head buyer and merchandiser, working with Paris on product development, and developing a series of equestrian events across the USA. Her efforts led her to become their Senior Manager of Equestrian, overseeing all events, partnerships and Retail and Wholesale businesses in North America.
After a cherished 12-year tenure with Hermès, in June of 2014, she made the difficult decision to resign and launch her own equestrian brand, RIDE.
RIDE opened its doors in Bedford, New York in 2014, significantly the year of the Horse. Our goal was to develop a shopping experience unparalleled in the equestrian industry by providing exemplary client service, a uniquely curated product assortment, presented in a beautiful shopping environment.
We are your equestrian lifestyle sport destination store, stocking high-quality, hand-selected items from brands tested for years by our team. We are constantly sourcing new product lines, staying well ahead of the latest worldwide fashions, innovations, and technologies.
To learn more about the store, our story, and what the future holds, follow us: RIDE on Facebook and ridebedford on Instagram.