Kelly Dresen enjoys being around horses and desires to cater to others who are fond of the animals.
She has chosen to cater to horse owners by opening Cagey Jane's Western Outfitters, located in the former Reliance Appliance building, next door to the appliance store's new location.
Cagey Jane's has scheduled a grand opening today (April 29) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Prizes will be given away including a "Spring Clean Show Sheen" truck and trailer detail from Nick's and Dent's Auto Body, Dresen said.
Dresen and her husband Nick own Cagey Jane's and Nick's and Dent's.
Cagey Jane's offers custom show clothes, show and trail tack and grooming supplies, gifts, greeting cards, diaries, note pads, T-shirts, kitchen items, iron art, log furniture, western bedding and more, Dresen said.
Dresen said she chose to open the store after buying her first horse a couple of years ago. She bought a second horse a couple of months later.
"I wanted to start showing my quarter horse," Dresen said "When I was getting ready to show, I couldn't find any of the right show equipment. I had to drive several hours to buy tack and clothes."
So, she decided to open a store that caters to people who like to show their horses and 4-H participants.
She is able to special order what customers desire. Show clothes are custom made and may be ordered and designed to fit the customer's style, Dresen said.
"But I don't want to limit my store only to those who ride horses," Dresen said. "That's why I have a lot of unique gift items things that anyone can enjoy."
Dresen said she has hired one employee, Shannon Berry, who is familiar with horses. Berry is this year's Curry County Fair and Rodeo queen.
Cagey Jane's may be reached by calling (541) 412-RIDE (412-7433) or toll-free (877) 808-RIDE, or by stopping by 16220 W. Hoffeldt Lane.
Business hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.