Ariat is the name everyone knows. Whether you ride English or Western or just love the lifestyle fashions, Ariat International's equestrian boots and apparel are the ones you wear and love. One important question even long-time riders ask is "How do you pronounce Ariat?" The name pays tribute to legendary racehorse Secretariat and is pronounced just like the last part of his name - "AIR-ee-itt", with the emphasis on the first syllable. Plenty of people say "Air-ee-ott", so if you've been saying it wrong all this time, you're not alone. However you say it, Ariat stands for quality, durability, and game-changing innovation. If your paddock boots and tall boots are comfortable and several years old, chances are they're Ariats.
Created in 1992, Ariat founders Beth Cross and Pam Parker sought to revolutionize the equestrian footwear and apparel that hadn't kept up with the times. Using technology from athletic shoes, they developed riding boots that were comfortable, supportive, and durable. Ariat has grown by leaps and bounds in the years since, with a huge range of paddock boots, tall boots, western boots, fashion footwear, and more. English riders will find field boots, dress boots, and sport boots for competition and training. Western riders enjoy a great selection of traditional and fashion-forward boots in styles like ropers, lacers, and more. The Ariat apparel line has been just as successful, with a comprehensive offering of English breeches, show shirts, sun shirts, show coats, casual riding clothes, and more for men, women, and children. Western riders will appreciate Ariat's western snap shirts, work shirts, competition shirts,sun shirts, casual jackets, and jeans, in great styles for men and women.
At Mary's, you'll find Ariat accessories like belts, wallets, socks, scarves, gear bags, and boot forms. Mary's Tack has a long professional relationship with Ariat and our years of experience add up to valuable benefits for our customers. Ariat stands by its products and the sales associates and buyers at Mary's know pretty much everything about them! We are happy to answer any questions about materials and fit and can help you find the perfect show boots or that paddock boot in a wide size. Shop Mary's Tack for the latest seasonal Ariat fashions as well as our ongoing selection of English and Western footwear and riding apparel for women, men, and kids.