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)

Saddle Price List – 2015 Pricelist

Unfortunately the falling dollar and the manufacturers 2015 price increases sees a jump in a lot of pricing. I maybe able to source old stock at the old price – contact us.
Please note: As of March 2015 we will not carry Duett or Thornhill saddles in the demo pool as we believe that we have found UK made saddles (by Master Saddlers) at a comparable price.

Saddle Price List as at 24 April 2015.
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!

Saddle Price List
Make Model Type Seat Size Price 5% off
Adam Ellis Entice AP 17/18" $2255 $2142
Andrea Hicks Harmony Adjustable AP $3675 $3491
Andrea Hicks Phoenix Elite VSD AP $2890 $2746
Andrea Hicks Phoenix GP/Jump AP 16.5 – 17.5 $2890 $2746
Andrea Hicks Rowan General Purpose AP up to 16" $2305 $2190
Andrea Hicks Sienna General Purpose AP up to 16" $2305 $2190
Andrea Hicks Sport AP 16.5 – 18 $2695 $2560
Andrea Hicks Super Cob AP $2890 $2746
Frank Baines Eclipse AP 16.5" – 18.5" $3510 $3335
Utopia Ceres AP $2000 $1900
Utopia Ceres VSD AP $2000 $1900
Adam Ellis Kemlyn/Avanti Dressage 17"/18" $2455 $2332
Adam Ellis Style Dressage $2585 $2456
Andrea Hicks Affinity Dressage 16.5 – 17.5 $3480 $3306
Andrea Hicks Ambience Adjustable Dressage 16.5 – 17.5 $4070 $3867
Andrea Hicks Classic Dressage 16.5 – 17.5 $3285 $3121
Andrea Hicks Heathland Dressage 16.5 – 18 $3285 $3121
Andrea Hicks Pony Dressage Dressage up to 16" $2890 $2746
Andrea Hicks Super Cob Dressage 16.5 – 18 $3480 $3306
Andrea Hicks Unity Adjustable Monoflap Dressage 16.5 – 17.5 $5050 $4798
Arabian Saddle Company Ellipse Dressage 16" – 19" $3170 $3012
Frank Baines Cadence Dressage $4170 $3962
Frank Baines Capriole Dressage 16.5" – 18" $3540 $3363
Frank Baines Elegance Dressage 16.5" – 18.5" $3540 $3363
Frank Baines Elegance Deluxe Dressage 16.5" – 18.5" $3745 $3558
Frank Baines Omni Dressage 16.5" – 18.5" $3930 $3734
Frank Baines Pirouette (Reflex) Dressage $3655 $3472
Frank Baines Pirouette (Reflex) Deluxe Dressage $3865 $3672
Frank Baines Union Lux Dressage $3930 $3734
Lovatt & Ricketts Berkeley Dressage 16.5" – 19" $3170 $3012
Lovatt & Ricketts Berkeley Ultra Dressage $3195 $3035
Lovatt & Ricketts Ellipse Dressage 16 – 19" $3170 $3012
POSH Arcadia Dressage $2920 $2774
POSH Arcadia (Double skin flap) Dressage $3015 $2864
Ryder Legacy Dressage $3850 $3658
Utopia Artemis Dressage $2115 $2009
Utopia Athena Mono Dressage $3490 $3316
Utopia Aurora Dressage $2900 $2755
Andrea Hicks Adjustable Monoflap Endurance $5445 $5173
Andrea Hicks Phoenix Endurance Endurance $3480 $3306
Arabian Saddle Company Solstice Endurance $3015 $2864
Lovatt & Ricketts Rubicon Endurance $3170 $3012
Utopia Ares Monoflap Jumping $3290 $3126
Utopia Reva Jumping $2000 $1900
Adam Ellis Botham Jumping 17/18" $2585 $2456
Adam Ellis Chloe (memel) Jumping 17/18" $2340 $2223
Adam Ellis Chloe (wool) Jumping 17/18" $2445 $2323
Adam Ellis Entice Jumping 17/18" $2255 $2142
Adam Ellis Jupia Jumping 17/18" $2375 $2256
Adam Ellis Mono Event Jumping 17/18" $2585 $2456
Adam Ellis Paragon Jumping 17/18" $2375 $2256
Adam Ellis Spruce Jumping 17/18" $2375 $2256
Andrea Hicks Phoenix Ultimate Jumping $3090 $2936
Andrea Hicks Super Cob Jumping 16.5 – 18 $3480 $3306
Andrea Hicks Harrier Junior Jump Jumping up to 16" $2500 $2375
Andrea Hicks Tempo Adjustable Jumping 16.5 – 18 $5050 $4798
Frank Baines Edessa/Evolutn/Eternity Jumping $3835 $3643
Frank Baines Elan (Foam or Wool) Jumping $3590 $3411
Frank Baines Encore Jumping $3510 $3335
Frank Baines Reflex (Foam) Jumping $3450 $3278
Frank Baines Reflex/Enigma (Wool) Jumping $3640 $3458
Adam Ellis Pennine Show 13 – 16 $1960 $1862
Andrea Hicks Phoenix Symphony Show 16.5 – 17.5 $2500 $2375
Andrea Hicks Show Show 16.5 – 17.5 $2695 $2560
Andrea Hicks Show Pony Show 14 – 16 $2205 $2095
Andrea Hicks Symphony Show 14 – 16 $2200 $2090
Andrea Hicks AH Show Show 16.5 – 17.5 $2695 $2560
Andrea Hicks Symphony Show Show up to 16" $2305 $2190
Andrea Hicks Symphony Show Show 16.5 – 17.5 $2695 $2560
Andrea Hicks Dale WH up to 16" $2500 $2375
Andrea Hicks Kendle WH WH 16.5 – 17.5 $2725 $2589
Andrea Hicks Luxe WH WH 16.5 – 17.5 $2890 $2746
Andrea Hicks Sienna Working Hunter WH up to 16" $2305 $2190
Andrea Hicks Super Cob WH 16.5 – 17.5 $2890 $2746
Andrea Hicks Traditional WH WH 16.5 – 18 $2695 $2560
Lovatt & Ricketts Eton WH $2515 $2389

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.

Frank Baines Demo Saddles are here!

We have the first of the Frank Baines demo saddles here!

Also – in combination we will announce some special pricing on Frank Baines saddles until the 31st December. Also included is the Frank Baines Hi Wither Dressage pad RRP $145.00 (with either front or rear removable shims).

Frank Baines Hi Wither Numnah
Hi Wither Numnah

*50% deposit required on ordering
*5% off is for final sales (excludes custom orders) – No returns except for manufacturing defects.  A great way to save if you know the size you are after.

Frank Baines Orders until 31st December 2014
Make Model Type Price 5% off
Frank Baines Eclipse AP $2710 $2575
Frank Baines Capriole Dressage $2730 $2594
Frank Baines Elegance Dressage $2730 $2594
Frank Baines Elegance Deluxe Dressage $2830 $2689
Frank Baines Omni Dressage $2920 $2774
Frank Baines Pirouette (Reflex) Dressage $2770 $2632
Frank Baines Pirouette (Reflex) Deluxe Dressage $2870 $2727
Frank Baines Edessa/Evolutn/Eternity Jumping $2930 $2784
Frank Baines Elan (Foam) Jumping $2710 $2575
Frank Baines Encore Jumping $2790 $2651
Frank Baines Reflex (Foam)/Elan (Wool) Jumping $2730 $2594
Frank Baines Reflex/Enigma (Wool) Jumping $2750 $2613

Issue with email – hopefully sorted now

Hi

Sorry – my *Smart* phone is marking messages as read before they are (and then filing them away).
I’m working through emails now to try and locate those victims of my phone.
If you email and don’t hear back within 24 hours please resend email.

Hopefully sorted now!

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Saddle Fittings Melbourne

Try out our online booking system
Dates:
SE Melbourne
2nd Tuesday of the month
October 14th
November 11th
December 9th

Western Suburbs – Werribee/Geelong/Ballarat
4th Tuesday of the month
September 30th (1 space left)
October 28th
November 25th
December 23rd

If you are North of Melbourne I maybe able to fit you in at the end of the day.

Use our online booking system.

Otherwise please fill out the saddle enquiry form.