Written by Kate Stone.
In the past few months, Galloping Graphics has entered and flourished in and beyond the equestrian Twitter world. Galloping Graphics is owned and solely run by one woman based out of Nashville, Tennessee. The owner grew up watching her father train Thoroughbreds and showed on the A/AA circuit in the equitation and hunters. She also continued onto IHSA in college. She currently rides when she can as she is saving up for her own horse. Part of her job has her working for various mediums making her incredibly busy. To relax from her busy work schedule, she would create things for friends and do a few logos, and a friend recommended she try to sell them. This is when she made a professional Twitter account and went from making graphics for other supporting Twitter accounts to becoming a small company with a shop on Storenvy (See link above).
The store offers a wide variety of stickers including the popular “Do it with passion or not at all” ($3.00) and the custom sticker ($10.00) as well as custom prints [4 x 6; $20.00] (8 x 10 custom available here; $30.00) and newly added tees ($28.00). A custom sticker includes a picture the buyer submits through email, which is then approved by the buyer with the buyer’s choice of background color, and the option to add a quote.
When asked if she owned, designed, and produced all the stickers, Galloping Graphics’ owner responded, “Yes and no. I do design and own all of the stickers (unless a company buys a design or orders a custom design). I produce most of the stickers myself. The stickers I do not physically print and cut myself are the extra durable stickers – as I do not have the technology to create those. I send the designs to a vendor to get them printed.”
The stickers themselves are not dishwasher safe, but they are sturdy. The custom prints come in a variety of sizes including 4 x 6, 5 x 7, and 8 x 10. Galloping Graphics also has a combo pack including a custom 8 x 10 print and a sticker. The business has recently expanded its sticker options and now sells “Super Stickers” ($6.00) and “Deluxe Custom Stickers” ($15.00). These options offer dishwasher and weather-proof stickers but have a longer processing/shipping time.
I was excited to find out the owner has exciting plans for Galloping Graphics in the future including designing tote bags and more t-shirts.
After seeing the company through retweets, favorites, and follows I became hooked! I loved how the graphics could be customized. The idea is super unique. I hit the follow button as fast as I could and kept tabs on the account to see when the store would be open. The morning it opened I purchased my first set of stickers. Shortly after, I received a confirmation email, and not long after that I got a very nice email from the owner asking for the details on my custom order and if I wanted a quote for my sticker. I sent the info around noon that day, and later that night I received an email asking me to approve the design which I loved. So, of course, I approved it. The following day I received a notification stating my order was shipped.
Additionally, when I requested one minuscule spot be adjusted in a custom sticker design, it was done quickly. This request also seemed not to be a bother which was great. Overall, the company has awesome customer service.
Just four days later I received my first order, and I received my second order a day later. Both orders included a personalized ‘thank you’ as well as the company’s logo in sticker form. The stickers themselves felt heavy duty and came in two sizes. The first order I purchased was square; the larger one was 3 x 3.5 inches; the smaller one was 2 x 2.5 inches. I am not sure on the exact measurements of the circle shaped stickers as they were a gift for a friend, but I would say they are similar in size.
My third order from Galloping Graphics was a Super Sticker. I chose the “Champion” sticker, which I received in the same amount of time as the previous orders. This order once again came with a personalized ‘thank you’ and Galloping Graphics logo sticker. The “Super Sticker” looks and feels more durable than the regular stickers.
I currently have the Galloping Graphics logo sticker on a plastic reuseable water bottle that I use almost every day. It has held up alright, but when the bottle started to “sweat” it began to ruin the sticker. That is something I watch and about which I am careful. I definitely would recommend getting the Deluxe Custom Stickers for an additional $5. Even though they take longer to receive, they will be worth it in the long run. I applied my smaller custom sticker to my Erin Condren planner that I haul around with me, and it has held up really well! The Super Sticker I am going to put on the outside of the plastic tack trunk that I will be taking to college. I cannot account for durability yet, but the sticker feels and looks to be durable enough. The order that I bought as a gift is currently on a coffee machine, and I believe it should hold up since it won’t get wet. (Side Note: The recipient of the gift loved it!) Because of its unique ideas, fast shipping, and excellent customer service, this company has done so well in the small amount of time since it has started.
“The designs are fun, the colors are bright, and (I think) the sayings are cute. It’s fun to have a little equestrian themed sticker to slap on things,” the owner said.
The company is always adding new designs that appeal to a variety of disciplines. My favorite design is the “Work Hard & Conquer” ($4.00). The owner’s favorite is the hunter “Dream big, darling” which comes in three different versions – dressage, jumping, and western ($3.00). This company is definitely destined to grow because it is so unique and eye-catching. I love my stickers and most definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a cool little gift for a barn friend or even for yourself.
Galloping Graphics was kind enough to extend a promotional code to readers of this article. Just enter “legaleq” at checkout to receive free shipping on your order.