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Surrey, BC, CANADA – A very familiar retailer to everyone in the equine world and a Langley favorite in neighboring Cloverdale is turning 50 this year. Since 1966, Stampede Tack & Western Wear has been the go to place for folks looking for everything equine and western wear. Many of Langley’s residents – who help make Langley the Horse Capital of BC – have shopped there since the day Jack Graham first opened the doors of Stampede Feed & Tack all those years ago and making Stampede a destination for Langley residents.
Stampede Tack today is a local, family run business that Ralph and Floss Winkler have been a part of since 1984. They originally purchased Cliff Saddlery from longtime Langley resident John Scotten (who can still be found around the riding arena of Langley Riders) in 1980. Cliff Saddlery was located on Fraser Highway during the 1970’s just across the road from where Gabby’s Country Cabaret is located today. Many longtime residents of Langley are sure to remember this little gem of a tack store! In 1984 the Winkler’s became partners in Stampede Tack and merged the two stores into one. So in a sense, this celebration is how a little tack store in Langley became one of the best known Tack & Western Stores in Canada! Today, together with their two daughters and a son-in-law (all from Langley) they are announcing that they are having a anniversary event as a way of saying thanks to all their great friends and customers over the years. Many of Stampede’s customers have been around these parts just as long as the store itself and in many ways they are more than customers. Many friendships have been made over the years – in fact three of Stampede’s employees have been there for over 25 years and have a special bond with the Langley Equine community. So on Saturday, October 8th Stampede Tack is going to say thank you for a great 50 years.
Between now and October 8th stay tuned to Stampede Tack’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds for information on this event. There will be lots of announcements for sales and specials as well as a ton of giveaways. Country music station JRFM will be onsite as well and hosting a BBQ with refreshments! Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open as Stampede Tack & Western Wear in Cloverdale celebrates 50 years in business and they say thank you to their customers.