Olson’s Tack Shop is celebrating their 65th year in business with the announcement of massive renovation designed to make this one of the largest specialty equestrian retail businesses on the West Coast.
For more than half a century, Olson’s has been serving the Pacific Northwest’s equestrian community. From its humble beginning in the basement of Carl and Bea Olson’s home located in downtown Bellevue in 1946 to today’s modern store front in Bellevue’s Bridle Trails neighborhood, Olson’s has grown to become an iconic institution in Equestrian niche. During its storied history, Olson’s has endured the tumultuous ups and downs of economic growth and recession to become one of the area’s oldest employers.
“Olson’s has a very rich history not only in the immediate Bellevue-area but throughout the Pacific Northwest equestrian community as well,” said Olson’s owner, Michael Akers. “For 65 years, Olson’s has been proud to serve riders from every background, from recreational equestrians to elite Olympic athletes.”
To celebrate their 65th year in business, Olson’s Tack Shop is expanding into a larger more modern space. This newly renovated retail space will nearly double the store’s existing retail space. Along with more conveniences and ambiance, this updated store front will allow for an expanded selection of specialty English riding apparel and equipment. Despite today’s difficult retail climate, Olson’s has been able to thrive and grow in an otherwise challenging economic environment.
“The loyalty of our customers paired with our expert staff and great product selection has allowed Olson’s not only survive but to thrive during the past few years of economic turmoil,” said Akers, “We are excited about our continued growth and the opportunity to expand our product offerings to our customers.”
Olson’s Tack Shop provides area equestrian enthusiasts with the West Coast’s largest selection of English riding apparel, equipment, and gifts. In its early beginnings, Olson’s specialized in custom riding equipment from riding chaps to saddles and bridles. Over time, Olson’s expanded to become one of the Northwest’s most elite tack stores specializing in competitive and casual riding apparel, saddles, tack, and horse-themed gifts. From beginning riders to Olympic athletes, Olson’s Tack Shop has been proud to serve West Coast equestrian’s for more than a half a century.