Our Story

Meet The Maker

Hi friend, Im Cara! I started Desert Rose Equine on my kitchen table while on maternity leave. In 2014, I could never have imagined where this business would lead to. I was the pioneer of designed stirrups in the industry, but I had my sights on leatherwork. I practiced on the side for two years and perfected our designed leather technique. I wanted DRE to go above and beyond tack on the market. Some might call us modern, but I feel like each piece we make tells a story.

Little more…

Outside of my work at Desert Rose Equine, my passions are my family, riding horses and reading a good book. I'm often called an old soul, so it's not surprising that I love classic literature and vintage floral prints.

The journey so far!

Desert Rose Equine has grown a ton over the years. Up until 2021 we predominantly took a bespoke model of curating custom goods. We're now excited to be offering small batches of in stock goods. Our pieces so unique and luxurious that they feel custom- without the 12 week wait list.

We're small, but mighty. Our sights our set on hiring artisans locally, as well as across the USA. We want to keep DRE handcrafted and American made.

We believe in
small batches, fair wage goods [USA made] and artisan craftmanship.