Dates for August.

I’m currently working on dates for August.

I will be doing a Western Suburbs run down to, at least, Geelong – please contact me if you wish to book a space.

There has been interest from Gippsland as well – as this will be an overnight adventure due to distance I have to find a date that suits most so please contact me.

Also dates to be set for Albury and Wangaratta.  Other areas contact me.

Saddle Price List – 2015 Pricelist

Saddle Price List as at 27 July 2015.

Unfortunately the falling dollar is impacting the price of saddles.
You will find that our saddles are priced at the manufacturers recommended retail price in their country of origin plus freight and customs/duties and GST payable. You also get the added safeguard of being able to trial the saddle for 7 days (conditions apply, please see “Purchasing a Saddle“) – meaning you don’t have the heartache of an import not suiting and being stuck trying to sell on – often at a loss.

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 Customised 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!

Pricelist
Make Model Type Seat Size Price 5% off
Adam Ellis Entice AP 17/18" $2340 $2223
Andrea Hicks Harmony Adjustable AP $4080 $3876
Andrea Hicks Phoenix Elite VSD AP $3215 $3054
Andrea Hicks Phoenix GP/Jump AP 16.5 – 17.5 $3215 $3054
Andrea Hicks Rowan General Purpose AP up to 16" $2995 $2845
Andrea Hicks Sienna General Purpose AP up to 16" $2995 $2845
Andrea Hicks Sport AP 16.5 – 18 $3215 $3054
Andrea Hicks Super Cob AP $3215 $3054
Duett Rondo 3 AP 17"- 18" $2235 $2123
Duett Sonata AP 17"- 19" $2815 $2674
Frank Baines Eclipse AP 16.5" – 18.5" $3895 $3700
Thornhill JC Berlin AP 16"- 17"-17.5" $1900 $1805
Thornhill JC Berlin AP 18"-19"-20" $2065 $1962
Utopia Ceres AP $2145 $2038
Utopia Ceres VSD AP $2145 $2038
Adam Ellis Kemlyn/Avanti Dressage 17"/18" $2575 $2446
Adam Ellis Style Dressage $2795 $2655
Andrea Hicks Affinity Dressage 16.5 – 17.5 $3865 $3672
Andrea Hicks Ambience Adjustable Dressage 16.5 – 17.5 $4515 $4289
Andrea Hicks Classic Dressage 16.5 – 17.5 $3645 $3463
Andrea Hicks Heathland Dressage 16.5 – 18 $3645 $3463
Andrea Hicks Pony Dressage Dressage up to 16" $3430 $3259
Andrea Hicks Super Cob Dressage 16.5 – 18 $3865 $3672
Andrea Hicks Unity Adjustable Monoflap Dressage 16.5 – 17.5 $5600 $5320
Arabian Saddle Company Ellipse Dressage 16" – 19" $3390 $3221
Duett Encore/Largo Dressage 17"- 18" $2430 $2309
Duett Encore/Largo Dressage 19"- 20" $2600 $2470
Duett Fidelio Dressage 16" $2850 $2708
Duett Fidelio Dressage 17"-18" $3015 $2864
Duett Fidelio Dressage 19"-20" $3100 $2945
Duett Harmony Dressage 17-18" $3100 $2945
Frank Baines Cadence Dressage $4620 $4389
Frank Baines Capriole Dressage 16.5" – 18" $3930 $3734
Frank Baines Elegance Dressage 16.5" – 18.5" $3930 $3734
Frank Baines Elegance Deluxe Dressage 16.5" – 18.5" $4155 $3947
Frank Baines Omni Dressage 16.5" – 18.5" $4360 $4142
Frank Baines Pirouette (Reflex) Dressage $4060 $3857
Frank Baines Pirouette (Reflex) Deluxe Dressage $4285 $4071
Frank Baines Union Lux Dressage $4360 $4142
Lovatt & Ricketts Berkeley Dressage 16.5" – 19" $3390 $3221
Lovatt & Ricketts Berkeley Ultra Dressage $3415 $3244
Lovatt & Ricketts Ellipse Dressage 16 – 19" $3390 $3221
POSH Arcadia Dressage $3140 $2983
POSH Arcadia (Double skin flap) Dressage $3240 $3078
Ryder Legacy Dressage $4275 $4061
Thornhill Germania Klasse Dressage 17" – 18" $2400 $2280
Thornhill JC Vienna II Dressage 15"-18" $1975 $1876
Thornhill JC Vienna II Dressage 19"-20" $2140 $2033
Thornhill Pro-Trainer Danube Dressage 17" – 18" $2475 $2351
Thornhill Pro-Trainer Danube Dressage 19" $2640 $2508
Thornhill Pro-Trainer Zurich Dressage 17" – 18" $2400 $2280
Thornhill Pro-Trainer Zurich Dressage 19" $2565 $2437
Utopia Artemis Dressage $2275 $2161
Utopia Athena Mono Dressage $3870 $3677
Utopia Aurora Dressage $3225 $3064
Andrea Hicks Adjustable Monoflap Endurance $6030 $5729
Andrea Hicks Phoenix Endurance Endurance $3865 $3672
Arabian Saddle Company Solstice Endurance $3220 $3059
Duett Companion Foxhunter Endurance 17"-18" $2430 $2309
Duett Companion Foxhunter Endurance 19"-20" $2600 $2470
Lovatt & Ricketts Rubicon Endurance $3390 $3221
Thornhill Trail Endurance 18" $1975 $1876
Utopia Ares Monoflap Jump $3655 $3472
Utopia Reva Jump $2145 $2038
Adam Ellis Botham Jumping 17/18" $2795 $2655
Adam Ellis Chloe (memel) Jumping 17/18" $2445 $2323
Adam Ellis Chloe (wool) Jumping 17/18" $2535 $2408
Adam Ellis Entice Jumping 17/18" $2445 $2323
Adam Ellis Jupia Jumping 17/18" $2470 $2347
Adam Ellis Mono Event Jumping 17/18" $2745 $2608
Adam Ellis Paragon Jumping 17/18" $2470 $2347
Adam Ellis Spruce Jumping 17/18" $2470 $2347
Andrea Hicks Harrier Junior Jump Jumping up to 16" $3215 $3054
Andrea Hicks Phoenix Ultimate Jumping $3430 $3259
Andrea Hicks Super Cob Jumping 16.5 – 18 $3865 $3672
Andrea Hicks Tempo Adjustable Jumping 16.5 – 18 $5600 $5320
Duett Presto Jumping 17"-18" $2265 $2152
Duett Presto Jumping 19" $2430 $2309
Frank Baines Edessa/Evolutn/Eternity Jumping $4255 $4042
Frank Baines Elan (Foam or Wool) Jumping $3985 $3786
Frank Baines Encore Jumping $3895 $3700
Frank Baines Reflex (Foam) Jumping $3830 $3639
Frank Baines Reflex/Enigma (Wool) Jumping $4035 $3833
Thornhill Germania Coco Jumping $2400 $2280
Thornhill Germania Spring Jumping 17"- 18" $2400 $2280
Thornhill Grand Prix Jumping $2310 $2195
Thornhill Pro-Trainer Le Monde II Jumping $2310 $2195
Thornhill Pro-Trainer Paris II Jumping $2235 $2123
Adam Ellis Pennine Show 13 – 16 $2045 $1943
Andrea Hicks Aspen Show Pony Show 14 – 16 $2900 $2755
Andrea Hicks Show Show 16.5 – 17.5 $2995 $2845
Andrea Hicks Symphony Show 16.5 – 17.5 $2995 $2845
Andrea Hicks Symphony Show 14 – 16 $2950 $2803
Andrea Hicks Dale WH up to 16" $2995 $2845
Andrea Hicks Kendle WH WH 16.5 – 17.5 $2950 $2803
Andrea Hicks Luxe WH WH 16.5 – 17.5 $3215 $3054
Andrea Hicks Sienna Working Hunter WH up to 16" $2995 $2845
Andrea Hicks Super Cob WH 16.5 – 17.5 $3215 $3054
Andrea Hicks Traditional WH WH 16.5 – 18 $2995 $2845
Lovatt & Ricketts Eton WH 13-18" $3220 $3059

Trialling Demo Saddles – Update

Please note that we have had to change our saddle trial policy.

We are happy to courier out demo saddles for you to try for 7 days (generally around $50 but we will quote first).
You need to provide a daytime address (like work) for courier as we prefer not to have saddles left on doorsteps.
Visa or Mastercard must be given for freight.
This will also be held as security (but not charged) until a decision is made about the saddle.

More details can be found here

More Demos arriving!

We have 4 new demo saddles due to arrive this month and another 6 next month.

This months saddles include – 17″ Jumping saddle, 14″ pony saddle, 2x dressage saddles – 1 is designed for wide, croup high, short back horses with a narrow twist.

Remember that we allow trial rides in all our saddles (unless you purchase a custom-made or take advantage of our discount deal)

Website update – Templates and Saddle fit prices

The website has been updated to include photos of photos to take (and what not to).

Also, the saddle fitting price has been simplified.

Locally (within 20km of Yarrawonga) – cost is $50. We have access to a nice all weather arena (costs additional $20)
20 – 100km is $60 ($50 + $10)
100 – 300km is $75 ($50 + $25)
More than 300km contact me.

Note: travelling fee is only charged once per property so if there are 2 horses on same property and you are 250km away then charge would be $125 ($75 + $50)

Frank Baines advises Price Increase as of 1st April 2015

Frank Baines Saddles have advised a price increase for all saddles ordered after 1st April 2015.  This is large and, unfortunately,  our prices will increase to reflect this.

But we still strive to offer a saddle that costs less than you direct importing the saddle yourself and by buying through us you do not have to pay all those  costs such as Freight, Customs Duties and GST as well as those ‘hidden’ costs ranging from Customs Clearance fees imposed by your freight company and charged extra, to the 3% currency conversion fee for using your credit card and (if you are lucky) and extra 1.5% fee charged by your bank for the privilege of using your credit card.

Also – we offer the 7 day trial!  See our other pages for details or contact us for more information.

Adjustable Trees

Many of you have heard me waffle on about the evils of adjustable trees so will be surprised to see that I’m now stocking them.

The truth is I still firmly believe that a saddle can not go from Narrow to X-Wide without compromising fit and horse comfort.  The panel shape on a narrow saddle is not likely to do anything good on an X-Wide fit.

So – why are adjustable saddles on my price list?
The simple answer is that these saddles are made to adjust a total of 3 sizes.  The panel is set up for this. The saddle panel is designed to accommodate from MW to XW. The saddle is constructed around this limited sizing.
Most spring wooden trees can be adjusted one size either way before the tree starts being compromised. We don’t recommend any further adjustment beyond this (and have sadly seen some top brand saddles that have been compromised by being stretched too much).

Short Backed Dilemma

About 20 years ago the ‘fashion’ in saddle making was moved towards large gusseted panels. This was marketed as allowing more weight distribution for horse and a good thing… But is it?
Couple it with the slightly croup high horse and you aren’t doing your horse any favours with the large panel gusseted saddle.

What happens if you have a short backed horse?

Several of my suppliers/saddle makers are turning back the clock to help with the short back dilemma.
One of our Lovatt and Ricketts demo saddles has the old style panel on it.

Arcadia with Double Calf Skin
Arcadia with Double Calf Skin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHortpanel16.5Welsh
Upswept Panel 16.5″ saddle on Welsh pony

Andrea Hicks (Native Pony Saddles) also has upswept panels to cater to the short back and ofter slightly croup high horse/pony

Short Panel

Short Panel measure

Andrea Hicks Native Pony Saddles are here!

We are pleased to be bringing these saddles to our range.

Andrea has many years experience fitting the ‘non-standard’ fit especially croup high and broad.
The first of the demo saddles has just arrived!

Not only do they fit well and well made but they look sumptuous as well.
We are expecting to carry Working Hunter, Jumping and Dressage versions in the demo pool.