Pictured left to right:
Deborah Pierce - Store Manager
Nikole Newberry - Lead Sales Associate
Cassady Kirk - Owner
Morgan Gribble - Assistant Manager
Hear from Cassady Kirk, owner of Red Horse Boutique, and keep reading until the end to hear an exciting announcement!
We are coming up on our four year anniversary, or birthday party as we like to call it, and I catch myself wondering where the years have gone- 4, four, FOUR years in business. Wow. When I first became a part of RHB, Kristy was still praying we made it through year one in our first little space by the diner (that is now Trinity Yoga!) I remember the back up plans for that space if the store couldn’t make it through the end of the one year lease. ONE year. Fast forward and we more than made it through that year, we outgrew that space!
We were given the opportunity to grow, to have a nice indoor bathroom, storage, an office, and best of all a patio, and we were so excited, but also nervous. All of our wonderful upgrades came with the weight of a three year lease. We had made it through a year sure but three? That number seemed so daunting and scary, but we did it, we had faith. In the last three years we have had a few changes though. We gained a wonderful employee, Deborah (aka Mama Red Horse) goodness knows we could not have made it through these years without her knowledge, dependability, and heart.
We lost our founder, partner, free spirit, photographer, and friend when Kristy’s husband was given the opportunity for a promotion that would relocate them to to East Texas. We moved houses, and grew our family, and at times I wondered if I could even continue in this business. With a new baby, and without my partner I had some serious doubts. My husband, and steadfast supporter, Jason never doubted, he has stepped up and filled in the gaps. When I feel like I cant possibly get everything done his constant response is “What can I do?” So now we have “made it” again and I have a whole new definition of what “making it” looks like! We have gained, lost, grown, and learned, and here we are again nearing the end of our lease and we have been given yet another opportunity for growth. It was easier this time to say yes, still scary, but easier in the knowledge that God has brought our little business this far. We have not sought out these opportunities ourselves, both times they have literally just walked in our front door.
Our opportunity this time came in the form of Kyle Wilks. Of course we had seen everything going in for the new development, The Shops at Willow Park. I had been checking periodically to see what stores would be opening, worried about potential competition. Never did it even cross my mind to try to be one of those stores, it seemed so unattainable I hadn’t even considered it. Wilks Development had been considering us though. US! Our little small town mom & pop store had gotten their attention and they came right in our door and asked us if we would consider moving our store. Insert jaw drop here. It’s probably a good thing I wasn’t there because I’m not sure that I could have maintained composure, not fainted, jumped for joy or who knows what else because what?! US? You want us to come and be a part of this new exciting thing? SO Deborah called me, and I called Jason and we went to look. I started planning and dreaming and budgeting because ya’ll when I say we are growing I mean DOUBLING in square footage. Once again my amazing supporter of a husband said okay let’s do this, and so here we are! Our new space is currently being finished out and we can’t wait to show it to you!