Fat Pony Equestrian Apparel is a Victorian based family owned company that provides the rider with quality, durable, comfortable and affordable riding attire. Here at Fat Pony, we are proud to offer ladies breeches sizes 6-26, mens breeches sizes 28-42 and childrens breeches and jodphurs sizes 4-16. We also offer a range of polos, competition tops, hoodies, vests, jackets and accessories. Fat Pony Equestrian Apparel is an on-line store therefore having lower overheads than our retail counterparts resulting in low prices without compromising quality.
You will find us at both major and local events throughout Victoria and Australia.
Fat Pony Equestrian Apparel are proud to sponsor SAHA and the extraordinary love, care and compassion they share with our equine friends - refer to the link below to help this wonderful organisation.
Kelley-Page Kelly (Director)
I am very lucky to have spent my entire life in this beautiful little pocket of the world, the "Yarra Valley". Growing up and farming fruit and vegetables was the foundation of a strong and dedicated work ethic. I spent a rich, full childhood with my beautiful parents and little brother on our farm in Wandin East surrounded by animals and my cheeky Australian Pony "Charlton". This is where my love and passion for anything horsey first developed. After receiving Charlton for my 5th birthday, we spent the next 15 years together sharing many adventures before he crossed the rainbow bridge. What fond memories. Mum was one of Australias most reputable and respected dog breeders and we travelled the country showing dogs with a lot of success. I then married my husband Jamie and we purchased our first home in Wandin North and worked many years of long hours to finance the countless renovations and extensions we carried out. The family farm was sold and my brother Brad moved to Tasmania and my parents to New South Wales to take over a family animal business.
I still loved everything horsey and over the years managed small equine interactions on trail rides and through friends. I craved a horse of my own, a dream that was placed on hold until we found our own property. The next 9 years were very busy indeed with the arrival of our 4 beautiful children Torrey, Jordyn, Tyson and Summer. Then finally in 2012, we found our perfect little farm in Seville. The horsey dreams were within reach!
My eldest daughter Torrey had been undertaking riding lessons for 6 years so ur first mission was to find a pony. By this stage Mum was a very well acclaimed and respected international dog judge and my parents had spent some time in Austria. It was there that they fell in love with the "Haflinger" - a cob size, stong cart pony renowned for its honest, reliable personality. So the journey began. We purchased a little old float and thanks to Arkley Stud in the Hunter Valley, NSW, we aquired the most amazing pony ever - Aussie! It was love at first sight and we absolutely adore him. We immediately joined our local Pony Club where I have played an active committee role ever since. I also issue our monthly newsletters and have now taken on the position of "meet and greet" officer for new members. Torrey and Aussie were a perfect match adn we have travelled far and wide for competitions and they have excelled in many disciplines.
Our equine family then grew quite significantly. Next to arrive was Bazil, my warmblood gelding, followed by Emy, a sweet little shetland mare for Jordyn and then Banjo, our adorable rescue mini with his little twisted front leg, Bazil had a beautiful soul but was too stong and powerful for me so after a difficult decision I decided to rehome him with a lovely young capable rider at our Pony Club. He has found a wonderful family and is looking so happy and healthy and has great success of late. Elissa and Bazil are a fabulous team. We then upgraded our float and installed a large arena which have already had endless hours of use! Our Haflinger population grey with the arrival of our new young boys, half brothers Nikko and Normy. My little Normy is in light work and maturing slowly and I look forward to a fun filled future with him.
I was then presented with a new, exciting opportunity. Fat Pony Equestrian Apparel is a small, personal, yet well renowned business and I jumped at the chance of this new career. Fat Pony cater for ladies size 6-26, mens size 28-42 and children 4-16. I have spent the last 18 months travelling far and wide with the Fat Pony trade stand, learning and listening to your requests. We deliver a fantastic product and I have many ideas for expansion in the future starting with this vibrant new wesbite. I am passionate about Fat Pony and am striving to offer the equine community a large variety of quality and affordable products for all sizes.
After twelve months of dedication and devotion to his training regime, Nikkos development was evident. He was blossoming into a stunning young horse. Then disaster struck. Nikko suddenly passed away with Colic. We were all devastated, especially Torrey. An absolutely heartbreaking experience - a panicked three hour vet journey, emergency surgery to no avail and the cremation. We were all so shocked and grieved for some time.
Knowing Torrey needed to progress to the next level than possible with our Aussie, Arkley Stud offered us NIkkos dad Nobel who had been recently gelded and possessed a passion for jumping. So off to the Hunter Valley we trekked again for our newest addition. Nobel is a striking boy and he and Torrey are on their way to achieving new goals.
I have formed some beautiful lifelong friendships through the horsey world and thoroughly enjoy my involvement. I am very excited about sharing this website with you all. We have had a lot of fun with the photoshoots for the website with our new country theme. I also endeavour to open a retail store in the future to offer customers the convenience of trying on various products and viewing the available range but for now will be attending many events : PC, HRCAV and EA throughout the year. I have many ideas for the business and look forward to achieving new goals including increasing the array of breeches and tops available in ladies, mens and childens lines. Fat Pony products are reliable, durable and reputable and I am proud to offer our apparel to the equine industry. On behalf of my very special family, my extremely talented sponsors and myself, thank you for visiting our wesbite and HAPPY RIDING!