Dover Saddlery founder Jim Powers rode into Olympic history in 1972. Just three years later, in partnership with his brother David (also a member of the U.S. Equestrian team), he took that same insistence on producing only the very best and brought Dover Saddlery to the horse world. The Powers brothers continued to spur Doverâ€™s success, and like a pudgy pony without a muzzle, the company grew and grew over the next 30 years. Soon after, Dover began gobbling up other brands like Smith Brothers in 2002 and Dominion Saddlery in 2006. What started as a premium, upper-level, English riding brand has evolved to include some of the best Western riding tack and gear as well. Thatâ€™s why saving on this top-quality equipment and apparel always feels like getting pinned with a giant blue ribbon.