The Capriole Story.
The Capriole Equestrian brand was started back in 2005 when the two founding members came together with a common goal - to make good quality rugs at an affordable price. It was decided that the fabric quality, threads and fittings had to be of the highest standard. These founding members where both involved in the wholesale fabric, threads and fittings market in Australia and they knew what products worked and what didn't.
The next step was to find someone with the knowledge of manufacturing of horse rugs, that’s when Di Leslight became involved. Di had run a successful horse rug manufacturing business in Murwillumbah, Northern New South Wales. She had sold her business and moved north to Bundaberg. One of the owners approached her and asked her to be involved in this new project. This entailed a trip to India to set up the factory and train the staff - only thing was she had never been on a plane! After a period of six months of planning and purchasing machines here in Australia off she went to India. The setup took a month to do and the first products arrived in Australia soon after.
Capriole rugs have been based on Australian patterns as these were the patterns used and designed by Di. These rugs are made for our horses here so they will fit horses here. They are made to cope with the harsh conditions that we experience. The Capriole brand has now become a well known and loved brand and anytime you go to almost any horse event you will see the Capriole logo on many rugs.
In 2009 moving with the market trends, Capriole decided to explore the growing online sales market and setup its eBay store – capriolehorse. The eBay store opened to a great response and soon became one of the top rated sellers of horse rugs on eBay. Encouraged by this success, a website was made to sell the Capriole range of rugs online along with providing customers the ability to purchase Australian made custom rugs and accessories online.
Today you can buy your Capriole rug at a saddlery or go on to eBay and have some fun biding for one of our already discounted rugs or just visit our website for the latest that Capriole has to offer.