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    Ralph & Donna Quillin, Rob Windels & Vince Grupposo run the nation’s largest "Custom Leather Shop” … in Paris, Kentucky. The Quillin craftsmen and women make over 17,000 halters a year in the Main Street Stores. Chances are your Quillin Halter was made for you as part of a small batch. This made to order philosophy - not mass produced, has set Quillins apart as a provider of quality leather goods and service. 

    Our Halters have gone to domestic and international clients since 1979. Our longevity reflects our reputation for the best customer service and products in the business, underpinned by our commitment to effective and affordable quality leather goods.

    Quillin Leather & Tack moved to Main Street in Paris, KY in 1982. We are a full service tack and leather goods shop and one of the largest "Custom Shops" in the nation (number 1 in Kentucky) and hand crafts over 17,000 halters a year. With only a few exceptions, every leather item they sell is made in their Main Street workrooms by craftsmen with a combined 80+ years of experience. Quillins' 22 employees produce a variety of products, from key tags, belts and dog collars to halters worn by leading stallions and multi-million dollar Keeneland sales toppers. Quillins supplies local and international customers and boasts a client list that reads like the who's who of the thoroughbred industry. Attention to detail, impeccable craftsmanship and personal service has made Quillin Leather & Tack synonymous with quality for almost 40 years.


    "it’s what you’d expect when the name on the outside is the same as the owners", Says Jim Fitzgerald local thoroughbred farm owner and long time customer.


    ALL of the repair and engraving are handled on-site. Thousands of our halters have been shipped worldwide, from Dubai to Australia.


    Quillin Leather & Tack is housed in a 1920's two story wood framed home that was converted in 1982 to house our shop, showroom and offices. We've outgrown the original structure three times. Our showroom is located at 1929 Main Street and is easily accessible by stairs or you can drop off your repairs at the basement door.


    We've opened a production space at 723 Main Street, in Downtown Paris. This 1897 Mercantile is being restored and the 6000 ft two story building houses Quillins leather manufacturing and a small showroom. 

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