World Champion Horse Equipment, the premier equestrian retail and mail order provider, has announced the closing of their in-house manufacturing operation. The products previously manufactured in Shelbyville, Tenn., will be sourced from other current World Champion vendors, although most custom products will no longer be available. Horse hair, including custom blended horse tails, will still be available.

Repair services will continue to be provided on equipment purchased through World Champion. World Champion is primarily a mail order horse equipment company, and the 2008 Holiday catalog is on its way to its loyal customer base or can be obtained by contacting 1-800-251-3490. World Champion also maintains a full-service retail store in Shelbyville, Tenn., a customer-friendly website at, and three mobile tack units that travel to horse shows around the country.