Helen Nymeyer, President of Nymeyer's at Tanglewood, started her long-standing love of horses at the tender age of 2 years old alongside her family trail riding, eventually showing horses herself.  That passion for horses led her to purchasing a western store in 1974 in Iowa Falls, IA.  As we attended more and more shows in competition, we began setting up a small table for retail sales.  With increasing requests from the trainers and riders at these shows to bring more much needed items, we decided to expand our store and territory by purchasing a 40 ft custom trailer and set it up as a mobile store and took our unique line of tack and specialties on the road nationwide.


In 1992, looking to expand the business, she moved to West Des Moines, Iowa and bought Tanglewood Saddlery, changing the name to Nymeyer's at Tanglewood.  With the mobile tack trailer in tow she travelled across the United States to a variety of shows catering more specifically to the Arabian Horse Breed, their trainers, riders, and owners.  The store, ever growing, was bursting at the seams until she was able to purchase the building next door to the existing store and moved into it in 2009 where we are still located today at 930 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, Iowa.  Of course, a bigger store meant a bigger trailer.  Today we sport a 50' mobile tack trailer with living quarters, supporting the English, Western, and Arabian Horse world through various shows, everything from smaller schooling shows to various Regional Shows to the National Championship shows.  We also travel to the much bigger shows, moving out of the trailer and setting up large expansive booths of up to 3,500 sq.ft. 


From the very beginning, and continuing still today, Helen and her staff have maintained a steadfast dedication to good value, high product quality, innovative craftsmanship, customer service, and a passionate  love and commitment to the equestrian and horse industry and to the people that ride, train, and house the horses. 


For over 50 years, from the one-horse pet family to the leaders in the Championship Showings and every type and discipline in between, Nymeyer's at Tanglewood has been there lending their expertise to each and every customer, helping them choose the best products for themselves and their horse.  High quality, affordable products specifically designed for the individual needs of each horse and their rider or trainer, specializing in English, Western, Trail Riding and Arabian & Half Arabian Exhibitors.


We strive to bring you the best products at an affordable price.  We look for those products with time proven reputations, from manufacturers, trainers, and makers who have perfected their ways of doing things to provide the highest quality merchandise, outfitting English & Western Show Horses and their Riders.  We want to help everybody, from the beginning rider to the Championship Show Men, Women, and Children feel comfortable & confident in their appearance, feel special and safe with their tack and saddles for their horse.


While we may not be able to guarantee every product or garment to be free of manufacturer's defects, what we can guarantee is our service to you. Our commitment is to provide exceptional products at a fair value and to make sure you are thoroughly satisfied with your entire experience with us, as we are always striving for excellence and superior customer service.  If you are not completely satisfied with one of our products or services, please contact us at info@nymeyers.com where, together, we will work out a solution to the problem that is satisfactory and fair.  For more information on returns and exchanges please refer to our Terms and Conditions section.