The APO Story

American Pony Outfitters is a business we dreamed up in the backseat of our mom's SUV on our way to the barn. We understand how expensive horseback riding is, and we wanted to do our part to help with the costs. We decided there was a need for equestrian apparel that was cute, comfortable, and fit the basic needs of all riders. It began as a homeschool project to create a business plan and, of course, a name. A few months later, with continuous help and support from our family, APO became a reality. This journey is exciting and we are working hard to become the young businesswomen we aspire to be. Our company is inspired by our love of horses and the equestrian art. We hope all of our customers find as much happiness and satisfaction through American Pony Outfitters as we do.

—The Nelson Sisters


 Lucy Nelson 

My name is Lucy and I am a co-founder of American Pony Outfitters. I’m 18 years old and I have been riding since I was four. I own a 17 year old, dark bay, Andalusian/Thoroughbred cross gelding named Novio. Together, we compete in eventing, Pony Club activities, and enjoy foxhunting in the winter with our local hunt club. 


Libby Nelson

My name is Libby and I am a co-founder of American Pony Outfitters. I am 16 years old. I have been riding since I was born. My horse's name is Dutch. He is an 9 year old, 17.3 hand Thoroughbred/Percheron gelding. Together we foxhunt and event.


Sophie Nelson

My name is Sophie, I am 10 years old, and I have been riding my whole life. I have a pony named Chex and he is 13.2 hands and 14 years old. I like to trot and canter by myself and go on trail rides with my sisters. I also like to do Pony Club activities and foxhunt in the winter.