About Us

Prior to opening Winning Touches Equestrian Gifts, the owner, Jill Byers trained and showed performance horses for 20+ years and was one of the first female professional jockeys, riding Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds and Arabians at pari-mutuel race tracks.  After retiring from race riding, Jill, trained racehorses for 12 years.
Jill, also held several Racing Official licenses.  She was a Stall Superintendent, Paddock Judge, Identifier, OTB Manager and a Track Mutuel Manager.
It was because of her love of the horse that she felt there was a need for other horse enthusiasts to be able to find quality equine/horse oriented gifts. A new dream was born and Winning Touches was founded in 1994.  Starting as a mail order catalog for three years and in 1997 went strictly as an online store and a seasonal gift shop insdie the Arapahoe Park Race Track in Colorado. To this day we have the gift shop and online store.
She has found great joy in being able to offer these hard to find gifts for other horse lovers.