Prices subject to change according to exchange rate – Contact us for firm quote.
Price not confirmed until 50% deposit is paid.
Price includes courier to Australian mainland address.
10% 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.
|Make||Model||Type||Seat Size||Price||10% off|
|Pony Saddle Company||All||14-16"||$1490||$1341|
|Pony Saddle Company||All||16.5"-18"||$1940||$1746|
|Comfort||Grand Prix (and Cob)||Dressage||$2305||$2075|
|Comfort||Grand Prix Extra||Dressage||$2530||$2277|
|Comfort Elite||Matt Lawrence||Show||$2215||$1994|
|Frank Baines||Reflex Deluxe||Dressage||$2835||$2552|
|Frank Baines||Elegance Deluxe||Dressage||$2795||$2516|
|Lovatt & Ricketts||Eton||WH||$2335||$2102|
|Lovatt & Ricketts||Berkeley||Dressage||$2500||$2250|
|Lovatt & Ricketts||Concord||Dressage||$2500||$2250|
|Lovatt & Ricketts||Rubicon||Endurance||$2500||$2250|
|Thornhill||JC Blackjack Closeout||Dressage||$1595||$1436|
|Thornhill||JC Vienna II||Dressage||15"-18"||$1500||$1350|
|Thornhill||JC Vienna II||Dressage||19"-20"||$1590||$1431|
|Thornhill||Pro-Trainer Grand Prix||Jumping||16.5"- 17- 18||$1460||$1314|
|Thornhill||JC Berlin||AP||16"- 17"-17.5"||$1320||$1188|
|Thornhill||Pro-Trainer Grand Prix jnr||15"||$1465||$1319|
|Thornhill||Pro-Am Sterling Closeout||Jumping||16.5"- 17- 17.5"||$1220||$1098|
|Thornhill||Pro-Am Sterling Jr||Jumping||14"- 15"- 16"||$1210||$1089|
|Thornhill||Pro-Am VS Closeout||AP||16.5"- 17- 17.5"- 18"||$1270||$1143|
|Thornhill||Pro-Am VS||AP||15"- 16"||$1175||$1058|
|Thornhill||Germania 2-Phase||Jumping||17"- 18"||$1295||$1166|
|Thornhill||Pro-Trainer 24K Platinum||Jumping||$1505||$1355|
|Thornhill||Pro-Trainer 24K Platinum Jr||Jumping||$1885||$1697|
|Thornhill||Pro-Trainer 24K Event||Jumping||$1975||$1778|
We are going to have another addition to the family towards the end of the year (human-kind rather than equine).
As the last 8 weeks I’ve been plagued with fatigue and illness it has been decided that travelling distances to do saddle fittings is too hard. This may change if my health improves but in the mean time I am trying to find an arena close by I can utilise if people want to bring horses to me.
This is not the way I prefer to do saddle fitting as I like the horse to be in familiar territory so their reaction to saddles is easier to discern but unfortunately this is the best I can offer for the next few months. I can also send out saddles for you to try.
My apologies in advance and my thanks for your understanding.
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 $2775 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 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.
The Eve™ 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 here
We are hoping to have a Demo Eve in July
Ryder have just announced a new Dressage Saddle!
Comfy Deep Seat
Anatomically Shaped Knee Blocks
More information to follow!
Pimp your Saddle with Ryder!
Ryder Saddles who make the saddles for the well-reknown brands Fryso (Tweespan, Netherlands) and Trilogy (USA) are based in UK’s saddle making city of Walsall.
They offer a great customisation service. Not just girthing arrangements and the other standard ‘customisation’ offerings but the opportunity to bling the saddle with patent and/or coloured leather.
You can customise the colour of the half moon on the cantle, the welt (piping) around the seat with colours such as red and blue and patent leather is available.
Below is the Demo Saddle Ryder Legacy with Blue panel, Halfmoon and piping around the seat.
Flashy Flash it with Patent leather halfmoon for the ultimate bling.
Greetings All – and I hope Christmas and New Years treated everybody well.
I’ve nearly finished working through a technological nightmare by losing all my email settings after heading to NZ for Xmas.
I’m down to only a couple of people still to contact.
News for the New Year is that I’ve slotted in a weekly run to Melbourne – so if you are after a saddle fit and are in Melbourne or en-route then Tuesdays is the day! Contact me early so I can work out times.
Lovatt & Ricketts has introduced the new Pittards Tac 2 as standard to their saddle range.
Pittards has a deep understanding of the mechanics of grip through its work in sports gloves and footwear.
The company has developed several technologies to enhance grip without detriment to overall leather performance.
Cruiser Tac 2 is a refult of the application of this technology to a saddlery leather where surface drag is subtly enhanced to offer better grip and control to the rider in both wet and dry conditions.
How do we choose what brands to sell?
A lot is done by word of mouth and recommendations. I also saw a lot of saddles both fitting and the innards when I was in the UK.
So – what happens when a brand is selected?
This is the bit that icks my husband out a bit – especially the first time I took a saddle apart and was silly enough to do it in the living room. Picture me in the middle of the floor surrounded by chunks of flocking, bits of saddle and some serious looking needles to sew it back together (one needle is 25cm long). He couldn’t fathom why I’d buy a perfectly good saddle and pull it to bits.
But I like to see how the saddle is made. I can check the tree, tree points, how the girth straps are attached and generally the workmanship (or love) that went into making it.
I also try to ride in each saddle. I figure that if I’m happy riding my horse in it then it has to be a contender.
Here is a photo of the Ryder Saddle *undone* – It is actually completely nudey with no flocking (I was going to put Flair air panels in it but changed my mind).
15 years ago I had a ‘typical’ Off the Track Thoroughbred with the highest ‘shark-fin’ wither I’ve seen.
Having struggled to find even a narrow gullet that gave the ’4 fingers’ clearance without resembling a ski ramp I invested in a Balance International Saddle Demo. Without the funds needed to invest in one of the saddles I had to improvise.
The changes were dramatic! My horse went from Narrow to a Medium Wide gullet in 2 weeks! He moved a lot better, was more willing to work and had stopped shying at every ‘gremlin’ hiding in the bushes. Physically the horse developed a topline and started to get ‘mistaken’ for a warmblood. But then I made a mistake – I listened to people who told me that there was no way my horse could be that size. I hesitated and stopped allowing my horse to grow.
This brings me to my saddle fitting philosophy – “Never fit to a horses current shape but to what they should be”