COVID-19 and our business...
By Management Team
We founded our company in 2008 taking it online in 2012, since then we have focused on increasing the recognition of our brand "Just Riding" not with fancy marketing companies or buying likes on social media.. we as a horsey family grew the brand organically by providing the best service we possibly could for the best price and balancing the profit in our pockets with the money we give back to the industry which gave us everything.
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone of our customers who have supported us and continue to support us during this awful time. You have allowed us to build this strong family and a business that provides an income to many people some of whom have been with us for over 6 years!
We took measures weeks ago to protect our staff, which means that all of them are working from home with the exception of a single dispatcher who is coming in for a few hours every other morning sorting and dispatching parcels to our customers.
Of course we have been hit by this virus as has almost everyone who owns a small business, our sales are down more than 50%. Our staff have all supported our business and their futures by going on part time hours to reduce outgoings. Manufacturers are all still supplying us but there are of course some delays to navigate right now.
On the bright and wonderful side we still have some orders coming in, thanks to you guys out there who are choosing us to continue to provide products for you and your horses. We owe you all a huge debt of gratitude.
Sponsored Riders / Brand Ambassadors
Sadly despite you amazing people who are keeping our business afloat we have had to pause all support for our sponsored riders and brand ambassadors, things were delicate before the virus broke out in June 2019 our previous card payment company were suspended and we lost a months worth of revenue we had just started to fight our way back after 6 months when the virus went global.
We have every intention of returning to our usual program of providing everything we can to our inspirational and awesome riders, some of whom we have known and worked with for over 5 years... We love you all dearly and travel every road you have traveled right beside you, watching you all achieve your dreams and goals despite illness and setbacks has been one of the main highlights of owning Just Riding and we WILL get back to doing just that again very soon! I promise.
You are an Equestrian!
As a global equestrian business I am acutely aware of the reach we have in our industry and so I wanted to take this opportunity personally to reach out to any fellow Equestrians anywhere in the world, if you are alone or even feel alone please feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org I am not a registered healthcare worker or therapist but we are a family with a business, kids, money worries and probably a lot in common with many of you... and so I am offering my ear as a sounding board or companionship or whatever you feel you need.. send me a pic of you and your horse or don't. We don't mind, just don't feel alone.. YOU ARE NOT!
Watch this film below and remember YOU ARE AN EQUESTRIAN!
(Credit to: BackstretchRunner)
Guys we are also offering Free Global shipping on all orders over €300 with discount code "ALLFORONE" on any full price products on our store, and this week we will be scouring our warehouse and adding hundreds of products to our sale section giving people the chance to buy what they need for up to 50% off regular retail price...we want to give more.. but we also have to be careful to try and protect the future of the company so we are still around for you after all of this.
Thank you again for all of your support!
Victoria & Family