Sonseeahray Western & English Store is a third-generation family business established in 1969 by Frank Slowinski, Jr. A horse enthusiast from birth, Frank Jr. spent his childhood years traveling west with his father, Frank to bring back horses to Toledo, Ohio to raise, train and show. After 30 years spent raising horses,- and later, a family- Frank Jr. decided to turn his passion into a career by establishing Sonseeahray Farms General Store in historic downtown Perrysburg in 1969.
The name "Sonseeahray" (pronounced "Son-See-Ray") is the Apache word for "morning star" and was chosen by Frank Fr. and his wife Marlene after they fell in love with the Native American heroine of the same name from the 1950 film "Broken Arrow."
In 1974, it became apparent that a bigger building would be needed to meet growing demand. Frank Jr. moved the store to its current location on the corner of Route 20 and Tracy Road in Perrysburg, Ohio. This location has been home to Sonseeahray Western Store ever since.
Frank's daughter, Kim, has been in the business with her father since the early days in downtown Perrysburg. Kim's husband, Tom Weisbrod, joined the business in 1978 at its current location. In 1999 Frank Sr. retired from running the store , with Kim and Tom taking the reins of all the day-to-day operations.
In 2004, Ryan (the middle of the three sons) began working alongside his parents, making him the third generation at Sonseeahray Western Store. A few years later, Ryan became the manager.
Since its beginning, Sonseeahray has continued to meet its customers' needs by having a huge inventory of western wear & boots for men, women & children as well as horse-care supplies, saddles, tack and more. Because of their eye for detail and the exceptional customer service the provide to every person that walk through the doors, Sonseeahray Western Store is now known as the premier supplier of western apparel, saddles and tack in Northwest Ohio, Southeast Michigan and the tri-state area. The store has even become a destination for international tourists ~ cameras in hand, wanting to take home a piece of true Americana.
For more than 40 years and three generations, we have been dedicated to providing you with a totally unique shopping experience. We are proud to feature one of the finest selections of Western & English saddles, tack and apparel in the Midwest. We offer a huge selection of all your favorite name-brand products for men, women & children and (of course) your horse. We are the "Best of the West."