by jennifer tipton on July 27, 2013
After pulling some strings, SleekEZ can now offer free shipping on international orders. However, there are strings attached.
The order must be $120 or more to have the shipping costs waived. That total is equivalent to six horse SleekEZs. The shipment will be sent via USPS First Class mail.
"We have had a number of inquiries over that past couple of years from Europe and Australia wanting breaks on shipping costs," Jennifer Tipton, president of SleekEZ said. "We also were sending SleekEZ to people that boarded at the same facility. So, it made sense to offer free as we occasionally offer free shipping within the United States."
Presently, SleekEZ has a significant amout of purchasers from France, England, Australia, Switzerland and Canada.
by jennifer tipton on May 25, 2013
SleekEZ is pleased to announce that our customers may have easier access obtaining a SleekEZ from Dover Saddlery.
Dover Saddlery was founded in 1975 in Littleton, Massachusetts by USET 3-day event Olympians Jim and David Powers. Dovers pride itself on quality equestrian tack and supplies. Their specialty is geared for English riding, but they are diverse in all aspects of general grooming products.
Dover Saddlery sells products through its catalogs, online and through its 20 retail stores. To find a store near you, please go to their website: www.doversaddlery.com.
by jennifer tipton on April 25, 2013
It has been brought to our attention that the links to various retailers on the Retailers Page by Country are not functioning. We have submitted a ticket to the webstore host and hope to have this matter corrected as soon as possible.
by jennifer tipton on April 21, 2013
What is the SleekEZ? Some sort of miracle grooming aid, perhaps, as claimed by many of its users. We've put together a few questions and answers that might help you out in your quest for knowledge:
WHO CREATED THE SLEEKEZ?
The SleekEZ was created by SleekEZ, LLC, a company located in the USA and organized in Wyoming. Patent was filed in 2010 and is still under review with the US Patent and Trade Office.
THE SLEEKEZ IS CREATED WITH WHAT MATERIALS?
The SleekEZ is comprised of a water-based ("green") lacquered, poplar wood handle embedded with a metal blade The blade material is manufactured from high carbon alloy steel. A special heat treating process gives a spring tempered hardness to back of blade. This quality allows more tension for added rigidity. The unique tooth pattern is 20/24 teeth per inch (TPI) alternating at every 1/2 inch. This tooth pattern is used exclusively by SleekEZ, LLC. This is not a blade that can be purchased at your local hardware store or anywhere but with SleekEZ.
WHERE IS THE SLEEKEZ MANUFACTURED?
We at SleekEZ are proud to claim that our product is made 100 percent in the USA. All products used in the manufacturing of the SleekEZ, from the wood, to the glue, to the blade, and the lacquer are manufactured in the USA. We know that we can have our product made much less expensively outside of the US, but we feel that it is morally wrong to use labor that makes pennies per hour. Furthermore, all of the components of the SleekEZ are "green" for a reason. Countries outside of the US do not usually have the same standards set for release of pollutants and often dump toxins into their waterways injuring the same people that are getting only pennies for labor. We don't want to contribute to such practices.
by jennifer tipton on April 15, 2013
Bright Future Farms Equine Charity had such success with SleekEZ's Give Back Program last year that they requested another this year.
Beginning April 15, 2013 all supporters of BFFEC will need to enter "BFFEC" into the discount code box. SleekEZ will give back 50 percent of all sales with this code to BFFEC at the end of one month.
They are a 501(c)(3) equine charity that "saves, rehabilitates, and finds loving, forever homes for horses that have been abused, abandoned, or rescued from shipping to slaughter. [They] also provide permanent sanctuary to elderly and disabled horses that former owners have callously discarded."
For more information about this non-profit, please visit their website:
by jennifer tipton on August 01, 2012
Beginning August 1, 2012 SleekEZ is happy to announce that our Give Back Program is sponsoring New England Equine Rescue North. http://www.neernorth.org/. Or, visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/NEER-North/142102909138960. While you are there be sure to hit the "like" tab.
NEER North, LLC is based in Massachusetts and received its official federal 501(c)3 designation in January 2012. Many kudos to them for taking all the necessary steps to do so. Although NEER North is based in Massachusetts, they also support rescues in New Hampshire. The president of the organization is Mary Martin.
NEER North not only rescues horses themselves, but they also provide as much financial support as they can to other horse rescues. And, with the economy and droughts across this US, we all need to be helping each other out as much as possible. Although most are wise enough to not breed their horses for the time being, we still have many horses out there that have gave so much joy and use and have lost their homes or are starving. And, there are also many heartbroken horse owners that have been struck with bad times who must be crushed not being able to buy hay.
Please, to donate 50 percent of your purchase to this nonprofit rescue, type in "NEERNORTH" on the purchase page. We are running this drive for two months this time at the request of Martin. And, we are happy to do so. At the end of the period SleekEZ will submit to them 50 percent of the proceeds.
Thank you for your support! God bless you and all horses!
by jennifer tipton on August 01, 2012
Many thanks to all of you whom purchased SleekEZ in support of Bright Futures Farms.
We had many people purchase combo packs which is the best way to go! Bev Dee of Bright Futures Farms finished off the drive with her own gift to give back! She had a drawing of all the names of those that purchased a SleekEZ and gave that individual a prize SleekEZ combo pack.
The winner? Congratulations Raymond Sherman! And, thank you, again, for your support to this wonderful organization.
SleekEZ donated 50 percent of all BRIGHT sales to Bright Futures Farm from a month-long drive through June 2012.
by jennifer tipton on May 31, 2012
Last month was a great success for our Give Back Program! With your help we were able to raise and donate $845 to 501(c)3 nonprofit One Horse At A Time, Inc. of Kentucky.
This month, beginning June 1, and running for 30 days, will be a drive for Brite Futures Farm. BFF, located in Pennsylvania, does not only rescue, re-home and provide sanctuary to horses, they also do the same for dogs and cats http://www.brightfuturesfarm.net/ (or visit and their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BrightFuturesFarm)
A volunteer named Dawn Hamilton purchased a large SleekEZ after reading many good reviews, and she loved how it worked. She contacted us directly and told us about the nonprofit for whom she contributed her time. After some discussion, we decided that we would love to help out Brite Futures Farm because we appreciate the dedication that they have exhibited to a wonderful cause.
Bev Dee, the founder and executive director of Brite Futures Farm, then contacted us. Our thoughts came together and here we are today contributing to a fund drive for this awesome nonprofit.
BIO of Bev Dee:
"Bev Dee's mission to save horses from abuse and neglect began 12 years ago with a horse named "Brite Decision." When Bev saw Brite for the first time, he walked slowly from the back of his stall to greet her. Despite his obvious pain, he was gentle and friendly and Bev connected with him immediately. She knew there was something special about him. When she asked a lady at the rescue about him, she was told that two veterinarians had recommended euthanasia. Bev asked if she could adopt Brite and to her surprise, the lady at the recue told her to "take him."
Bev knew that there was no guarantee that Brite would survive, but she wanted to help the sweet horse that had captured her heart. She took Brite home, had him vetted immediately and found out that he had lots of problems. It took 36 long months of constant vet care and rehabilitation, but Brite was finally healed enough to be able to live comfortably.
Today, Brite is happy and healthy and pasture sound—and he has become the heart and soul of the rescue efforts at Bright Futures Farm. He is always kind and never complains. He will do whatever is asked of him and even babysits new horses at the rescue like a doting mother—almost like he knows it's his job to help the new horses heal and grow strong again.
"Brite Decision" was the best decision Bev Dee ever made and he is the sole reason that she founded Bright Futures Farm. He is also the reason that over 300 hurting and abused horses have been saved!" - BFF
If you would like 50 percent of your purchase (excluding s/h) to go towards BFF, please type in "BRITE" on the product page when purchasing. At the end of the 30 days a check will be issued to BFF with the proceeds.
Thank you for all your help and support!
by jennifer tipton on May 31, 2012
SleekEZ would like to thank each an every one of you who purchased our product in efforts to help us contribute to One Horse At A Time, Inc.
OHAAT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to horse rescues. They also are one of the few organizations that have a grant providing funds upfront for gelding stallions to reduce overpopulation and unwanted breeding. OHAAT is there for emergency medical funds and to help with feeding costs. OHAAT is located in Kentucky. http://onehorseatatime.org/OHAAT/
With your help we have been able to raise $825 over a 30-day period. SleekEZ allocated 50 percent of all "OHAAT" sales (excluding shipping and handling). We always want to give more, but every bit does help.
We have another fund drive beginning June 1, 2012. This drive will be for Brite Futures Farm of Pennsylvania.
by jennifer tipton on April 26, 2012
After a year of success since its launch, SleekEZ is proud to announce that the company has officially launched its Give Back program. The program gives back up to 50 percent of sales excluding shipping and handling to designated nonprofits for up to one month each.
"This is something that we had set our sights on from day one," said Jennifer Tipton, the owner and President of SleekEZ. "SleekEZ has been a good thing for us, and we want to share it with others. It is a win-win for everybody, and everybody is happy."
Beginning April 23, 2012, a fundraising drive has began for One Horse At A Time (https://www.facebook.com/OHAAT?ref=ts). This organization, started in 2008 by a group of women, helps support struggling horse rescues and also has its own "Gelding Grant Program." The gelding grant program is unique in that it helps pay for gelding stallions up front with the goal of reining in overbreeding.
Penny Austin, a representative of OHAAT had ordered a SleekEZ for her own use. A bulb went off and she contacted SleekEZ about possibly donating to OHAAT in some way.
"While this is something I have wanted to do from the start, I guess the hitch was how to do it," Tipton said. "So, I was open to ideas and Penny and I were on the same track. We set up a place to enter a code when ordering online for those wanting to contribute our sales to this particular nonprofit. Its only been three days into the 30 day drive and we are already half way there to the goal OHAAT has set. This is so very exciting. We are thrilled!"