Member Benefits

Welcome to the American Equestrian Trade Association – the leading association of the equestrian industry. AETA has six types of membership: Retailer, Manufacturer, Sales Rep/Agent, Supplier, Industry Partners and Affiliates. Your AETA membership supports the equestrian trade community and promotes growth and collaboration in the industry.

AETA in the process of restructuring membership benefits and is not currently accepting new members.   For questions email [email protected]

  All membership types benefit from the following:
  • Searchable Member Directory
  • Educational Center
  • Networking on Facebook
  • Educational Webinars 

Retailer Member

Companies who sell equestrian related products to consumers.     

In order to become a retailer member, store must submit the following along with your application and full payment.  

Sales and Use Tax Permit, plus any three of the following:

  • Business Incorporation document or copy of lease agreement/deed, State Vendors License
  • Recent business advertisement
  • Picture of store front
  • Copy of three (3) current invoices (last 6 months) over $500.00 each from wholesale suppliers
  • An active website address through which business can be verified

Pricing is as follows:

  • Small (under $500,000 gross income)
  • Medium ($500,000-1 million gross income)
  • Large (over $1 million gross income)

Manufacturer/Distributor Member 

Companies that manufacture/distribute equestrian related products. Manufacturer/Distributor Members are the ONLY member type eligible for the exhibit booth discount.  If you are interested in exhibiting at the trade show, you MUST join as a Manufacturer/Distributor member.   

Pricing is as follows:

  • Small (under $500,000 gross income)
  • Medium ($500,000-1 million gross income)
  • Large (over $1 million gross income)

Sales Rep/Agent Member

Individuals who independently sell equestrian related products.  


Associate Member 

Member Category Includes Industry Partners, Industry Suppliers and Affiliates.   

Industry Partner  Memberships for allied, industry associations and the media..

Industry Supplier  Companies who sell products that retailers use in their sales and fulfillment operations or products that the equestrian trade community use to conduct business and/or manufacture their products.

Affiliate Memberships for the equestrian/riding community and interested other individuals.

  • Members receive access to the online community