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 will open up membership shortly.  For questions email [email protected]


  All membership types benefit from the following:
  • Eligible to resister for the AETA Annual Trade Show
  • Searchable Member Directory
  • Educational Center
  • Networking on Facebook
  • Educational Webinars 


Retailer Member


Companies who sell 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) $50 per year
  • Medium ($500,000-1 million gross income) $100 per year
  • Large (over $1 million gross income) $125 per year


Manufacturer/Distributor Member 


Companies that manufacture/distribute  products. 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) $250 per year
  • Medium ($500,000-1 million gross income) $350 per year
  • Large (over $1 million gross income) $450 per year


Sales Rep/Agent Member

Individuals who independently sell  products.  $50.00 per year


 

Associate Member 


Member Category Includes Industry Partners, Industry Suppliers and Affiliates.   

Industry Partner  Memberships for allied, industry associations and the media. $100 per year

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. $150 per year

Affiliate Memberships for the equestrian/riding community and interested other individuals. $50 per year

  • Members receive access to the online community