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About Us

Total Equestrian traces its roots back to Standard Terry Mills, a family run weaving and sewing factory that catered to the major Department and Specialty stores in the Home Textile category. Under the name of Total Equestrian Inc., we have three divisions that complement each other, but provide various products to the equestrian rider and their horse. The three divisions are Franconia International, Manse Hill Silver and Custom Riding Apparel all based in Souderton, Pennsylvania.

Franconia International was our first division started in 1986 by Nancy and Kerry Gingrich. Based on the fabric that Standard Terry Mills was weaving for a national department store chain, we adapted the now recognized Euro collection of waffle weave products to the equestrian market. Franconia products increased from the initial Euro collection to a large selection of accessories to outfit your horse.

In 2001, we purchased Manse Hill Silver, a specialty gift, award and trophy supplier to the equestrian trade. The two companies, Franconia and Manse Hill Silver, complemented each other with the abilities to produce custom products for horse show awards and collectables. Manse Hill Silver offers custom products to meet your personalized needs for you and your horse. Browse through the Manse Hill Silver section of this site to see what we can offer you.

Custom Riding Apparel was started in 2005 to cater to the "A" circuit rider with high quality performance breeches.  Our weaving knowledge allows us to select and produce performance fabrics that have different features to meet each rider's preference.  Although we no longer produce fabric in our Pennsylvania mill, we have an exclusive joint venture with an outside factory.  From this facility, we can produce fabrics with the latest technology in yarn and weaving techniques. We are now proud to offer two different breech collections:

The Signature Collection is comprised of traditional apparel for ladies, men, and children, made here in Pennsylvania. We provide stock sizing as well as custom-made/special sizing for hard to fit riders.

The Elite Collection, a new, exciting line of affordable schooling and show breeches, is now available at tack shops nationwide.

Thank you for visiting our site and please come back again soon to see updates and additions to our lines.


-Nancy and Kerry Gingrich

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