As “The Source,” Dover believes it is important that:
We offer only quality products that we would use on our own horses, so you can have complete confidence in your every purchase.
Dover offers quality at low, direct prices, every day, on everything. You will always save at Dover.
Our customer service representatives are knowledgeable riders who look forward to helping you, no matter how technical your needs may be.
We stand behind the quality and value of our products, outfitting both horse and rider for any level of competition and riding. We want you to have the most satisfying and rewarding riding experience possible.
Dover Saddlery was founded in 1975 by Jim and David Powers, former members of the USET 3-Day Event Team. After returning from the Olympic Games in Germany in 1972, Jim Powers felt that riders in New England would appreciate a saddlery shop dedicated to providing a broad selection of the best tack available.
His vision was to use the knowledge he had gained, from having trained and competed with the best riders around the world, to select and develop the best products for the horse and rider. Soon, David Powers joined Jim with the idea of making the Dover expertise available to equestrians across the country by publishing a comprehensive catalog.
Dover quickly expanded beyond its retail store location in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and moved the mail order fulfillment center and administrative offices to Littleton, Massachusetts.
As Dover grew, its founding principles became integral to the organization. Dover has assembled a team of experienced equestrians who understand the needs of the horseman. They know how to "turn out" riders as well as horses. They know the importance of a well-fitted saddle and the unbeatable durability of properly tanned leather.
When the right product at the right price is not to be found in the marketplace, Dover develops its own by working closely with world-class competitive riders. In this way, Dover has developed many unique products, from superior lungeing equipment to its Riders International blankets and its elegant bridlework.
Today, Dover products are the standard which others try to attain. Many of Dover's personnel are active riders and competitors. And they carry on the Dover tradition – begun more than 25 years ago – of using their understanding of horses and the sport to better serve the equestrian customer.
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