SEE US AT THE QUARTER HORSE CONGRESS ~ OCTOBER 5 - 28, 2018 ~ CONGRESS HALL, BOOTH 204
SEE US AT THE QUARTER HORSE CONGRESS OCTOBER 5 - 28, 2018

There are others that do what we do. 
They may share the same what but it’s our why and who that makes us inimitable.

As a horse crazy girl growing up in a single parent household, we didn’t have a lot of extra money to support my horse habit.  While I may not have had the most expensive horses, clothes and tack, my mom always bought the best quality that we could afford. On my 11th birthday, I was lucky enough to get my very first quarter horse, a bay gelding that we called “Buddy” who was an all-around horse.  I’ll never forget shopping for my first “real” showmanship outfit to wear with Buddy…long before the internet existed, finding such specific clothing involved long drives to the large western stores.  We spent a few hours on the road and found the perfect outfit that consisted of a black jacket, black pants and a burgundy blouse with a black tie.  I spent my entire summer working with my horse and I couldn’t wait to put on my fancy new outfit to show off all of our hard work. The feeling that I had when I got dressed to show is difficult to explain. I knew that my horse and I had done our work at home, but those clothes gave me the confidence to take on the world. We were ready. We were dressed for the job we needed to do. We ended up winning our showmanship class the first time I wore that outfit.  Little did I know then, that feeling created by that one outfit would be the catalyst to something so much bigger. 

Like most girls, I never outgrew that horse crazy phase and showing became one of my favorite things to do. As I grew up, I made the transition from showing at local open shows to breed shows and eventually found myself in the highly competitive Ohio Quarter Horse Circuit in which I competed with my mare, Peaches.  I loved the challenge of finding unique show clothes that would help us stand out in the show ring but now as an adult with a “normal” job, I didn’t exactly have unlimited funds to support a big shopping habit. My wardrobe consisted of a handful of nice pieces and when I was ready for something new, I would sell one to help fund my next purchase.  I quickly learned that investing in the best possible quality not only paid off in a great appearance in the show ring, but also came with the bonus of great resale value.  The success I experienced in selling my own used show clothing led me to realize a tremendous need within in my immediate circle of horse show friends and fellow exhibitors so in the spring of 2010, Just Peachy was born. 

When I started Just Peachy, my goal was simply to provide a much-needed service to my friends and fellow exhibitors while helping to fund my own horse show habit. Each weekend I found myself selling more and more but at the same time, was taking home even more clothing than I started the show with… it turns out I was really on to something with this consignment business. Meanwhile, several designers began to reach out to me and it wasn’t long before I added their collections of off the rack apparel to my offering. Just Peachy was rapidly becoming so much more than just a consignment store, it was evolving into a great source for high quality show clothing.

Having been an exhibitor for so many years, I have a tremendous amount of respect for the hard work that my clients put in not only with their horses, but also in their professional careers to support this hobby. I understand first-hand, the magnitude of the investment required to make it to the show ring and I want to help my clients get the best possible return on that investment. When I am not in my store at the shows, you can find me in the trenches as a horse show mom, helping and watching my own daughters show. My finger is constantly on the pulse of the industry; not only as a business owner, but as a family who is directly involved. You will see me at the shows. You will see me at the warm-up pen. You will see me at the show office. You will see me at the stalls. You will see me on the road. You will see me online. While others may sell show clothing, I eat, breathe, live and sleep horse show fashion and the horse show lifestyle.


Carrie Bachey, Owner

Voted:
2018 Best Business Owner
2018 Best Western Show Clothing Store
Pleasurehorse.com Reader's Choice Awards



~What's In A Name~


If you've owned horses for any length of time, you know that their personalities vary as greatly as the
people who enter our lives. Some of us are lucky enough to have that one special horse who touches us like no other possibly could.
For me, that once in a lifetime horse is "Sheza Peachy Sevens" that you see here.



Over the years, "Peaches" and I have traveled tens of thousands of miles together and luckily, our highs seemed to outnumber the lows along the horse show road.  I noticed something special very early on about Peaches... No matter where we were or what kind of horse show it was, there was always a friendly stranger who would comment on how pretty she is.  Their kind words would often be followed by a story or fond memory told with a sparkle in their eye that somehow involved a palomino horse.  It seems that everyone has a soft spot in their heart for a pretty yellow horse.
It is thanks to this one particular pretty yellow horse that I have made lifelong friends and been introduced to some of the most amazing people.  When choosing a name for my business, it was only appropriate to honor the horse who will forever hold my heart.
After a successful show career spanning 17 years and raising one beautiful palomino foal, Peaches is now happily enjoying her well-deserved retirement at the age of 23 years young. 
So, when you see me at the shows and ask "how are you?" you now know why I'll likely respond "Just Peachy!"

Happy Trails,
Carrie & Peaches