Rebecca Ray Designs emerged as Rebecca Smith of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, began individually crafting handbags to find a sense of belonging. As the luxury equestrian brand has expanded, it has grown into its core values of quality and authenticity.
Rebecca began her career with an undergraduate degree in political science and constitutional law and a Master’s Degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. With experience working with high-risk students in the nonprofit sector of education, Rebecca used her organizational skills and passion for the circus life of the equestrian industry to merge her desires into a business.
As a longtime equestrian, she knew that showing horses would not be practical throughout her life, so her artistic vision blossomed into a designer handbag company targeted at busy equestrians.