AC Smith was founded in 1928 by Arnold Charles Smith and was originally located in Commercial Road, Durban. Back in those days transportation was primarily by horse or horse and cart and customers would leave their horses at AC Smith whilst they shopped in Durban. While Clients shopped the Farriers would tend to their horses. Clients would then come back and shop at AC Smith for all their saddlery requirements.
The company was later taken over by Arnold Smith’s children, John & Jackie Smith, and was expanded into a leading wholesaler and manufacturer of equestrian goods. The business is still in family hands and is currently owned and run by the late Jackie Smith’s son Malcolm Mercer and John Laurie who bought John Smith’s share when he decided to retire and immigrate to the U.K. Today the company is no longer in town but operates from their own building in Glen Anil, north of Durban.
A.C. Smith is still today a leading equestrian wholesaler, with its own factory as well as a retail showroom. These dynamics enable the company to supply a comprehensive range of great quality products at very competitive prices and we always endeavour to provide reliable service for all your equestrian demands.