Success Stories

April's Tack Boutique - Ladysmith, BC

"With incredible support from my husband, family, friends, and Community Futures, I was able to make my dream a reality." April Johnson

I have been passionate/obsessed with horses for as long as I can remember. Growing up my sister and I went door to door on Jinglepot road looking for horses to ride.  We were lucky to find two kind families whose daughters had left home and left their horses behind. 

We spent all day at the barn for years and I read every horse book that I could get my hands on. In 2002 I started working in the tack and feed business.  My passion and knowledge of horses helped me immensely, and working in the equine retail industry solidified my desire to one day have a tack store of my own. My good friend Renate Burns encouraged/pressured me daily to make my dream come true.  Her persuasive German ways finally got to me.

With incredible support from my husband, family, friends, and Community Futures Central Island, I was able to make my dream a reality. From the moment I committed to opening my own store, everything fell into place.  I found the perfect location; after signing the lease I discovered my husband, mom, and grandmother had previously resided in this building!

This incredible opportunity has allowed me to share my passion and love of quality Equestrian products, and allowed my dream to come true. 


Community Futures British Columbia
C230-7871 Stave Lake Street
Mission, BC  V2V 0C5

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