About Us

Champion Horse Blankets

Meet Kristen

Hello, I'm Kristen O'Connor, owner of Champion Horse Blankets, horse lover and ranch owner. I have been involved with horses for over 40 years.

I started at a very young age riding at the original Thunderbird on 200th and it did not take long for this passion to stick.  I have had horses in my life in some capacity since whether it be working with them, owning them, rescuing them, or breeding. I now have them at my home and am extremely fortunate to have been able to find a few different ways to be able to have them here and work around them full time.

(photo credit to Barefootbutterflystudio)

Kristen O'Connor with her horse
Kristen O'Connor cleaning a horse turnout blanket

Where we started

We started as a local horse blanket repair and laundry business. Our knowledge of horse blanket quality (and repairing many low quality blankets) pushed us into the horse blanket market and we haven't looked back since.

Equestrian Community

Being involved in the Equestrian community has been wonderful; I have made many lifelong friends across the lower mainland, BC, Canada and now even in the USA. Over the years I have worked at several barns (both full and part time), whether being a stall cleaner, working student or groom. I have dreamed of making horses a full time job my whole life and this dream has finally come true for me.