About Us


Kestar Boot Company – 2002 – 2008:

Kestar Boot Company was born from the need for a top quality, comfortable paddock and jodphur boot, at a reasonable price, that didn't require a  'break-in' time.  Our boots offer all of these qualities.

Kestar Boot Company was started in 2002 by Ron and Phyllis LaPlant, a man and wife with a vision and passion for horses.  Their daughters had been riding and showing in the professional horse circuit for over 16 years.  Ron had over 25 years of shoemaking experience from his prior career.  Phyllis bought many, many paddock and jodphur boots for the girls, only to hear complaints about the fit, and disappointment with the quality and durability.  They combined their backgrounds, and set out to make the best quality boot on the market, to be offered at a reasonable price.  Therefore, Kestar Boot Company was born.

Kestar Boot Company has over 75 years of shoemaking technology built into each pair of boots.  Each boot is inspected with over 50 check points to insure a high quality boot.  All boots are made of top grain leather.  Kestar boots have breathable lining material to keep the foot cool in the summer, and warm in the winter.  All boots have a dual density insole board for long wearing.  They have a temper steel shank that is riveted to insole board and have a cushioned footbed and arch support to add comfort to the wearer.  Kestar boots are all back part molded to insure a good fit in heel area and a full rubber, skid-resistant outsole designed for durability and comfortable wear. Kestar boots have a special made last for comfortable fit.  Kestar Boot Company has an owner in the factory daily to guarantee uniform quality.  

Kestar paddock and jodphur boots are designed to require NO 'break-in' time.

 Kestar Boot Company and Red Horse Trading join forces – 2008 – present:      

In July of 2008, with grandchildren commanding more of their time, Ron and Phyllis decided to join forces with Wayne and Alison Sheets of Red Horse Trading, LLC.  Wayne and Alison bring over 15 years of horse industry sales and marketing experience and a lifetime of horse stories. 

With Wayne and Alison handling the sales and marketing duties, Ron and Phyllis concentrate on product development and quality control.   This combination will ensure that Kestar Boot Company will continue to produce only the best quality boots and shoes.  Red Horse Trading is quickly establishing itself as a company that can bring unique, top quality products to the horse owner. 

Please visit us at one of our upcoming shows listed in our events calendar on the home page and do not hesitate to contact us if we can help in any way.