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In 1998, Michael and Anissa Teskey moved to Weatherford, Texas, the cutting horse capital of the world, and opened a saddle and tack shop.
Weatherford, located about 30 miles west of DFW, is a burgeoning community steeped in tradition and western heritage, If Fort Worth, Texas is “Where the West Begins” then Weatherford is where the west lives on. Michael and Anissa sensed a need and opened their first saddle and tack shop in a small storage facility close to the highway.
The response from the local equestrian community was strong and very positive. Michael and Annisa worked hard to meet the needs of their customers and soon had to expand to a second unit. And then a third. Before long they had to consider land a little further west down the highway and, in 2004, construction began on a 40,000 square foot facility. Saddles filled the floor and tack lined the walls. No matter what your equestrian discipline was, Teskey’s had the gear you needed.
But what about clothes? Jeans, shirts, hats and boots? Maybe Teskey’s should carry clothes as well! In 2005, the front porch was enclosed and became the new clothing outlet and Teskey’s Cowboy Headquarters opened. It was such a hit that that in 2006, a 20,000 square foot addition was added to the east end of the building for the clothing store. Their inventory rapidly evolved beyond wester wear and into such popular brands as Patagonia and The North Face.
The enclosed front porch became the Teskey’s Cafe, operated by Anissa’s mother, Melissa. As the company had grown, Melissa had cooked lunch for the employees once a week but with the space available in the old clothing store, she opened the Cafe to employees, customers and locals. The Teskey’s Cafe became well known for fine country cooking across the county!
The Teskey’s Cafe has grown to become Teskey’s Cafe and General Store with a selection of gifts and canned goods along with the same great cooking that can satisfy any appetite.
But what about hay and feed? Teskey’s has saddles, tack, boots and hats and even a place to eat. But what if you could bring the trailer and get feed and hay while you shop?
In 2007, the Teskey’s Feed Barn opened and quickly expanded with multiple hay barns and an acre or so of fencing and farm supplies. And don’t forget the pets! Teskey’s carries a complete line of high quality pet foods and supplies including beds and toys. (Feel free to bring your dogs with you as long as they are leashed and don’t get riled around other dogs.)
And Teskey’s continues to grow with the addition of an outdoor store across from the clothing store that caters to the outdoor enthusiast with guns and gear. The Teskey’s Outdoor Store is also the new home to a massive inventory of men’s boots. Get your boots, get your guns and get outside!
Today, Teskey’s has over a hundred employees dedicated to customer service and meeting the needs of the equestrian community both locally and online. If you can’t get to Teskey’s then get to Teskeys.com and find what you need. Teskey’s ships worldwide and strives to have what you need and get it to you when you need it.
If you get a chance, come explore 100,000 square feet of equestrian heaven. Browse through over a thousand saddles, tons of tack, all the clothes, guns and gear and be sure to check out one of the largest selections of Case knives in the state!
Teskey’s is truly your one stop shop for you and your horse!