Olympian Equestrian Competitor Launches E-Commerce Initiative

August 01, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Wellington, Fl—August 1, 2005—Olympic equestrian champion Laura Kraut is putting her decades of knowledge about world-class competition horses to work on the World Wide Web. Kraut and her husband Bob, a grand prix rider and trainer by his own right, are hoping to help other riders stay at the top of their game with a new e-venture called SummitTack.com.

SummitTack.com, an online retailer of tack and supplies for competition horses of all disciplines, features products the husband-wife team has personally used during its 20-plus years of active competition in equestrian show jumping. The site features dozens of high-quality products designed with performance in mind.

“Just like a basketball athlete needs the proper shoes to perform at his highest level, competition horses need the best saddle pads and other gear to help them be the best they can be,” said Bob Kraut, owner of Summit Tack LLC. “I believe in the products we offer at SummitTack.com because we have used them every day for years ¬ and we know they work.”

Indeed, the Krauts are no strangers to the equestrian circuit. Laura began riding at the age of three. In 1992, aboard Simba Run, she was named as the first alternate for the U.S. squad at the Barcelona Olympic Games. Kraut and another horse called Liberty were members of the U.S. show jumping team that finished sixth at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney Australia, and in 2001, horse and rider won the U.S. Open Jumping Championship.

The Krauts credit products like LPC Artroflex, Walsh Weighted Training Boots and Supracor Classic Cool Grip saddle pads for helping them post winning performances in these professional competitions. As new products hit the market, SummitTack.com continues to expand its catalog of equestrian aids from reputable vendors that serious competitors can trust.

“Summit Tack helps serious competitors achieve success,” Bob said. “Unlike other tack stores, the owners of Summit Tack have used the products we sell in both every day and extreme conditions. Our mission is to provide our customers with exceptional quality, innovation and attractive pricing.”

About Summit Tack
Founded in January 2005, SummitTack.com is an online retailer of tack and supplies for competition horses of all disciplines. Bob and Laura Kraut, two equestrian competitors with a track record for success, launched the site to help other serious competitors locate the best products at the best prices.