Equimat North America
WHO WE ARE
We are very passionate about animals, and we are very passionate about our products.
Our goal is simple, to offer a line of premium anti-fatigue products that we know assist in long-term animal care.
BRINGING EQUIMAT TO NORTH AMERICA
Equimat North America was established in 2003 when Canadian Grand Prix dressage riders Jill Giese and John Dingle returned from over a decade of breeding and training horses in Europe. With the vision to build a world-class sporthorse facility in the beautiful mountain valley of Pemberton, BC – John and Jill explored every mat and bedding product available in North America. For all their searching, Equimat, the line of rubber stall mats they’d been using for over a decade overseas, remained their top choice. Convinced that this was a superior product for long-term animal care and support, they founded Equimat North America and introduced the Equimat support mats to the North American equestrian community.
Dreamcatcher Meadows, Jill and John’s Hanoverian Breeding and Training Facility in Pemberton, BC, has since established itself as one of the top sporthorse breeding facilities in the world. Named North America’s number one sporthorse breeder three years in a row, their stables, breeding barn and training areas are all proudly equipped with Equimats. Jill and John’s passion for animal welfare and lifetime dedication to horses eventually led them to reimagine the Equimat design, introducing a line of hygienic anti-fatigue products to the Equimat offering that have become a go-to choice for rehabilitation clinics and veterinary facilities. A time-tested product that won the Best Innovative Equine Product award when introduced to the Canadian market at Spruce Meadows, hundreds of thousands of Equimat and Farmats are enjoyed by animal lovers worldwide.
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 for home and farm use. Having survived a 2009 evacuation of our home farm Dreamcatcher Meadows due to a rampant local 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? Confident in a line of products that they know work, Jill and John offer Scotty Firefighter as quintessential fire prevention tools for concerned stable, farm and horse owners.
With the intention to keep your animals in full support,
JILL, JOHN AND YOUR FRIENDS at EQUIMAT NORTH AMERICA