Go Outdoors saddles up with Naylors Equestrian acquisition

Go Outdoors, the UK’s largest Outdoor retailer, has today completed the acquisition of Rochdale-based Naylors Equestrian, one of the UK’s leading equestrian retailers, for an undisclosed sum.

Naylors will continue to operate through its existing website and three stores in Rochdale, Nantwich and Cannock.

Over the coming months Naylors Equestrian concessions will begin to be introduced into the Go Outdoors megastores.

Lee Bagnall, Go Outdoors chief executive, said: “At Go Outdoors we are committed to offering our customers the best choice of gear for every outdoor activity, whether that be walking, camping, cycling, climbing and fishing.

“With Naylor’s Equestrian now joining the Go family we will be able to offer our customers an even better, exciting range of equestrian products.”

He added: “We see great potential in the equestrian market and by acquiring an established retailer with a great heritage and reputation along with an experienced team, we can offer our customers the very best choice for all their equestrian needs.”

Bury-based sports and athleisure retail giant, JD Sports Fashion, completed a deal in June this year that saved Go Outdoors and most of its 2,400 jobs.

The group appointed Michael Magnay and Daniel Butters of Deloitte as joint administrators of Go, then subsequently acquired Go Outdoors from the joint administrators for £56.5m and declared the business has a future as part of the overall group.