Saddle Price List as at 16 September 2014.
Prices subject to change according to exchange rate – Contact us for firm quote.
Price not confirmed until 50% deposit is paid.
Prices include GST at 10%.
Price includes courier to Australian mainland address.
5% off for final sales (excludes custom orders)
This is a great way to save if you know exactly what size you need.
Final sales and Custom orders are subject to no returns except for manufacturing defects – though please contact us as we maybe able to offer a solution. For any saddles not listed please contact us!
The Arcadia saddle a new addition to our dressage range is a super close contact style aimed at the female rider, a soft cushioned seat with a narrow waist reduces the discomfort associated with many saddles for women. More information click hereWe now have a demo saddle!
Working with the wealth of knowledge from Lovatt and Ricketts we have customised saddles specifically for the Australian market. The first wide wide saddle has arrived and is waiting to go out to be tested.
This dressage saddle came in for an Endurance Riding client but unfortunately not as a 17″ seat or with shortened flaps!
So we need to clear this saddle at a super price!
Normally priced at over $3250 now $2000!
This saddle has had limited use.
17.5″ Black Dressage Saddle – this saddle was made to template but is a Wide to Extra Wide Ryder fit (wider than other saddle brands X-wide, we recommend you send through a template and of course you can trial this saddle before purchase)
It has a Cobalt Blue (photo shows it more Aqua than it is) half moon and piping – as well as a subtle Navy Blue panel.
This saddle has 3 long girth straps – two front and a sliding back girth strap.
It also has saddle dees below the seat for hanging useful things off! I can remove these if you want.
More Details on Ryder click here or here
18″ XXW Ryder Legacy Saddle.
Has light blue panels and half moon.
Suits a flat back horse.
This saddle is the one I’ve been using – both at demos and the few times I actually get to ride! It is a earlier model Legacy
This saddle inspired me to sell the Ryder brand. It has big knee rolls but they aren’t constricting at all!
Only for Sale as I have to update the demo pool.
It has normal signs of wear but has had minimal use.
Of course – you can try this saddle for a week.
It will be reflocked completely – ready to mold to your horse.
Leather Care and what I do
I keep getting asked about how best to take care of leather.
Note: the following is gleamed from my experience and talking to others in the industry. It does not necessarily agree with the saddlemakers advice of the saddles I sell and – of course – your situation may be entirely different from mine eg: the climate you live in.
I don’t like saddle soap as it isn’t really a soap. Glycerine Saddle Soap is actually more of a conditioner but still needs to be wiped off otherwise it attracts dirt and dust.
I use a damp cloth and/or Effax Leder Combi. (Leder Combi is great for smoothing out marks on the saddle as well!)
Firstly – I never oil.
Good quality leather does not need oil and should be allowed to break in naturally.
Secondly – you need to look at the leather production process (and I mean more than how the cow grows)
Most leather produced today is “pigment dyed”, which is “spray painting” the leather with an impermeable coloured coating instead of putting the leather in an aniline-dye filled drum. The entire reason for this is speed and cost: the spray is much cheaper, you use a lot less of it, and you can spray-paint a hide in seconds vs. hours to days/weeks in a vat of dye, but unfortunately, these coatings completely seal the leather and will prevent any oil or conditioning agent from penetrating the leather, and when the finally wear away in spots, the leather looks horrible.
Back to the first point and why oiling isn’t good.
Leather is made up of interlocking fibres. They should move against each other. Too much oil lubricates the fibres too much and actually weakens the interlocking and the strength of the leather.
I like products with Beeswax and lanolin and other such goodies. My product of choice is Effax Leder Balsam but there are other great products out there. Now days the good products will state want leather (process) they suit!
For new leather I will apply a coating of balsam to both sides of the leather but from then on it is underneath only and only if it needs it. I’ve had really nice English leather saddles that have only been conditioned after extreme events – like our favourite rain soaking competitions were gear is going to get wet.