Equimat North America
WHO WE ARE
Seeking an answer to our needs and the animals we care for, we designed a therapeutic flooring system that has a remarkable long list of features in just one product. We are passionate about our premium anti-fatigue products. Our goal is simple: to share Equimat’s benefits with you and the animals you care for.
BRINGING EQUIMAT TO NORTH AMERICA
Equimat North America was established in 2003 when Canadian Grand Prix dressage rider Jill Giese and John Dingle returned from over a decade of breeding and training horses in Europe. Their dream was to breed champion Hanoverian horses and build the ultimate rider and horse training facility in the beautiful mountain valley of Pemberton, BC. Seeking the best materials to build their world-class facility, John and Jill were disappointed their exhaustive search throughout Canada and the United States produced nothing remotely close to the Equimat rubber composite mats they had used in Europe for decades in both their horse and dairy farm operations. Fifteen years and more that half a million mats sold later, Equimat North America continue to enjoy their impeccabble reputation for selling therapeutic, anti-fatigue flooring for horses, animals and people with a long list of benefits simply not found in any other product.
Dreamcatcher Meadows, Jill and John’s Hanoverian Breeding and Training Facility in Pemberton, BC, has since established itself as one of the top horse breeding and training facilities in the world. For three consecutive years they won the coveted title of North America’s champion breeder, USDF Sporthorse Breeder of the Year. Dreamcatcher Meadows relies on the durability and performance of Equimats and Multimats in all aspects of their business and in a variety of applications, featured\ in a dozen buildings – all horses stalls from the Breeding Barn to the Competition Stables, foundation of the Circular Indoor Training Roundpen, horse trailers, aisles and alleyways, tack room, staff housing, and even the flooring for weddings that take place in the riverside Entertainment Barn.
Winning the 2003 Best Innovative Equine Product Award at Spruce Meadows Equifair, Equimats sales have grown primarily by word of mouth – delighted horse lovers sharing their experience of this amazing product, that keeps on giving. A large and loyal customer base, ranging from the amateur to the Olympic rider, spreads the knowledge that Equimats deliver as promised. Hundreds of testimonials reviewed by customers ranging from those new to the horse world to rehabilitation clinics and veterinary facilities appear in unsolicited blogs, forums and social media.
For Jill and John, the ultimate reward is the products they know work are now enjoyed by people and animals throughout North America.
INTRODUCING FIREFIGHTING PRODUCTS FOR HOME AND FARM USE
In 2017, Equimat North America was proud to announce a retail partnership with Scotty Firefighter, introducing a line of professional firefighting products to the equestrian community that has been scaled for home and farm use. Having survived a 2009 evacuation of our home farm Dreamcatcher Meadows due to a rampant wildfire, Jill and John know that being prepared is key. There is no better time to inform yourself and ask: What would I do if a fire threatened? In keeping with their mandate to only sell what they use and know to be the best available, Jill and John offer Scotty Firefighter fire extinguishers and fire retardant products for concerned barn, farm and horse owners.
JILL, JOHN AND YOUR FRIENDS at EQUIMAT NORTH AMERICA