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No Muss, Zero Fuss: Solving the Tack Cleaning Struggle

By Sally Spickard, Horse Junkies United, July 13, 2018

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Teal Shoop, the mind behind Sterling Essentials, which is a newer cleaning and conditioning product I hadn’t previously heard of.

PS: If you appreciate bad-ass businesswomen and could use a bit of advice and motivation, check out this interview with Teal.

Let me preface by saying, I’m not usually an easy sell. I mean, I’m all for trying new things, but I usually get fairly set in my ways – I think you could truthfully say that about a lot of riders, honestly.

Let’s get to the skinny on Sterling. Teal actually experienced many of the same frustrations I voiced regarding the plethora of cleaning products on the market – which is one reason why she decided to just make her own product.

Follow the link to read the full review!

Link: https://horsejunkiesunited.com/2018/07/13/no-muss-zero-fuss-solving-the-tack-cleaning-struggle/


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Sterling Essentials Leather Care Review

By Karina Harris, The Hunt Equestrian, July 9, 2018

I’m that girl who loves cleaning tack. To me, there’s nothing better than soft, clean, supple leather. I take pride in caring for my tack, so finding the best products for them is crucial.

Sterling Essentials was born in the Pacific Northwest, where wet winters and dry summers left founder Teal in the market for effective leather care. When she found that most brands contained irritating harsh chemicals, she decided to make her own line with natural, food-grade ingredients and therapeutic-grade oils. As an owner of two extremely sensitive horses, I really appreciate that this stuff is made with the animals in mind.

Follow the link to read the full review!

Link: https://thehuntequestrian.com/2018/07/09/sterling-essentials-leather-care-review/


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Sterling Essentials Leather Cleaner Review

By Rachel Masen, Decidedly Equestrian, June 22, 2018

How many leather cleaners have I reviewed now?  Feels like hundreds!  I’m THE unofficial expert on leather cleaners.  I thought I’d pretty much tried them all until I saw a shiny black bottle in a tack box at a horse show and thought…”ohh…what’s THAT!”  After an email to Teal of Sterling Essentials, I had a bottle of her leather cleaner and a leather conditioner on the way (that review will come later!).

Follow the link to read the full review! 

Link: http://decidedlyequestrian.com/2018/06/22/sterling-essentials-leather-cleaner-review/


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Marketing Is A Constant Effort: Teal Shoop of Sterling Essentials

By Erin Wheeler, Heels Down Media, May 11, 2018

Building a business is like entering an Ironman challenge that lasts for years: it’s fun until you hit the part where everything hurts. We all need inspiration at some point. One thing that inspires us is talking with other entrepreneurs who are passionate and driven. In this new series, Heels Down Media brings you the hard truths from entrepreneurs who are shaking up the equestrian industry. Teal Shoop saw an opportunity to create a new, improved version of a product that horsemen and women use daily: tack cleaner. Thus, Sterling Essentials was born. 

Link: https://heelsdownmedia.com/marketing-is-a-constant-effort-teal-shoop-of-sterling-essentials/


Top Eventers’ Top Products, Part 1: Around the Barn

By Lyndsey Gruber, Eventing Nation, April 17, 2018

Whatcha gonna do with that tax refund? Blow it on horse stuff, duh! Over the next few days top Athletux Equine riders will be sharing their favorite products with us, starting with part 1: grooming, tack and tack care, saddle pads, supplements and treats.

Link: http://eventingnation.com/top-eventers-top-products-part-1-grooming-tack-tack-care-saddle-pads-supplements-treats/


Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast Episode 20: Reddit Butts & Riding on a Budget

By Justine Griffin, Heels Down Magazine, April 6, 2018

We tried out Sterling Essentials leather cleaner & conditioner. It smells SO GOOD.  | @Sterling-Essentials

Link: https://heelsdownmag.com/?p=13599

(Listen for Heels Down's review of us, starting around minute 15)


Horses In The Morning for 01-31-18 by HORSELOVERZ.com – Neurologic vs. Lame, Recent Races, and Advice for Horse People by Horse People

By Horse Radio Network, January 31, 2018

HORSES IN THE MORNING Episode 1863 – Show Notes and Links:

Link: http://www.horseradionetwork.com/2018/01/31/hitm-for-01-31-18-by-horseloverz-com-neurologic-vs-lame-recent-races-and-advice-for-horse-people-by-horse-people/

(Listen for our interview, starting around minute 54:10)


Sterling Essentials Provides Unique Leather Care

By Karen Pickering, Northwest Horse Source Magazine, June 1, 2017

New and Noteworthy, NW Horse Source Publishers Review of Sterling Essentials

Link: https://www.nwhorsesource.com/sterling-essentials-provides-unique-leather-care/