“I was doing the best I could, but I definitely needed a saving grace. I sprayed the Mane ‘n Tail Shine On before we went to the jog strip. He looked like he had been bathed a hundred times,” says Chris Talley, 5* 3-Day Eventer. So, one could see it was a natural fit to bring on Chris and to announce our partnership with him. Born and raised a mere hour and a half from Mane ‘n Tail headquarters, Talley has been an avid user of the products for years.
Bitten by the horse bug at age four, he began riding on a 27-year-old pony. Their partnership grew and around age 12, he welcomed a mare from a local auction into the family. Unbeknownst to Chris and his parents, that mare gave birth three months later to a beautiful foal, a surprise for the whole family.
This moment may have been foreshadowing the future. Now, Chris has a well-established breeding facility with his business partner, Hannah Salazar. Chris and Hannah decided to merge his Eventing business and her dressage and breeding business when they met four years ago. A unique business plan has grown into a thriving equine training facility in Jeffersonton, Virginia called Zaragoza Acres. Home to 40+ horses, ranging from yearlings, to 3-year old’s, and numerous of Hannah and Chris’ performance horses including his 2-upper level Eventing mounts, Sandro’s Star and Unmarked Bills. Chris and Hannah specialize in breeding, handling, training, dressage, and eventing.
When his flashing Blue Jay on the back of his show jacket, worn on the jog strip caught our attention at the Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event, we knew this would be a special partnership. His success and genuine character quickly had us cheering him on to his next success at the Devon Horse Show, where he took 2nd place, right behind Boyd Martin.
Mane ‘n Tail has been in Talley’s tack box for as long as he can remember. Chris remembers often asking his Mom on her way out to the store, “Hey mom, can you get the shampoo with the blue horses on it?”
We welcome Chris Talley into the Mane ‘n Tail team. Look for the blue horses in his tack box!
Straight Arrow® Products, Inc., since 1970, continues to create and provide exclusive hair and skin care products renowned for quality and performance in both the Equestrian and Personal Care markets. We’ve honed our roots by initially producing under the brand names Mane ‘n Tail®, Hoofmaker®, and Mineral Ice®. Naturally expanding to accommodate people, as the equestrian audience discovered a valuable ‘secret’, that the products they were using on their horses, created remarkable results when used on themselves, as well. Mane ‘n Tail is now a leading brand in the personal hair and skin care world. Straight Arrow continues to manufacture all products right here in the USA, adhering to strict quality assurances, guidelines and consistently meeting a high-performance standard. As our business has continued to grow, we have expanded our variety of equine products to include the brands Cowboy Magic® and Exhibitor’s™. Our credo is to “Satisfy the Customer” which has been our company’s tradition from day one. Straight Arrow currently sells its products in over 200,000+ locations throughout North America and internationally.
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Beth Berdofe White
Public Relations Director
Straight Arrow Products, Inc.
Phone: 610.882.9606 x129
Equine PR Specialist
Straight Arrow Products, Inc.
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