November 2018 - Leanne Johnston - Omaru
I’m the extremely proud owner of the best saddle in the world!!!!! I’m really fussy about saddles and I LOVE it!! I rode Jack in it first and loved it then rode Dale in it, who it’s actually for and absolutely loved it more!! Felt so comfy and balanced in it right from the start even when Dale was bucking and spinning (feeling rather fresh!!) I was balanced with him the whole time! I can’t wait till it’s broken in enough to have a jump!
November 2018 Robyn Mitchell - Cambridge
Just been delivered our Stunning new Saddle , just Love it , thank you so much , we just couldn't stop grinning lol!
February 2018 Kate Smith - Christchurch
Couldn’t be more in love and impressed with Henry’s new saddle. The difference in his way of going in two rides is unbelievable, he is using his back, not stumbling, saddle is actually staying where I put it and it’s super comfy. If anyone has a stocky type horse with a huge shoulder look no further than Saddle4you, Sue has Harry dabbs saddles and they are amazing with their “Future” panels and wool flocking. They are actually affordable for your every day riders too! No need to mortgage the farm for one of these !!
May 2015 - Amanda Eady, Cambridge
Hi Sue, Just letting you know that (Harry Dabbs Avant Jump) saddle is going great - you were correct that once I got my stirrups up and got jumping it was fine :) The saddle is fitting very evenly with a perfect sweat mark on his blanket. I feel balanced and feel like I can sit up well before a fence as I tend to have a habit of leaning forward which is exaggerated in some saddles.
October 2014 - Eliza Raven, South Auckland
As a young rider producing a young thoroughbred horse for eventing, having a saddle that met both mine and my horses needs was of high importance. I was having issues finding a saddle to fit my horse and had tried many options.
I required a jumping saddle fitted to a sensitive mare, who did not fit standard saddle shapes and cuts. Saddles4You provided me with many alternative, different styles, shapes and brands of saddles. Sue presented me with advice and a range of opinions on finding the best saddle to fit my horses and my needs as a rider. Sue has been honest and helpful throughout the saddle fitting process.
Ordering my custom saddle through Sue has been easy and positive. Sue kept me informed on the progress of the saddle. Saddle4Yous service was priced fairly for the quality of service provided. I highly recommend this saddle service to others as Sue was easy to work with and she aimed to fit a saddle for your horses and your specific needs. Sue was highly generous and I will be using Saddle4Yous service again when trying to find the perfect saddle for my horses.
September 2014 - Tania Ross
After many years of saddles not quite fitting right, sore horses and countless visits from the saddle fitter, physio etc. I was completely over the whole saddle saga and was not at all looking forward to trying to sort a new saddle for my daughters new jumping pony, who has a really wide shoulder and short back, and daughter is nearly 170cm.
I tried a couple of trail saddles from the local saddlery and tried some friends ones, all being around $5k which as the pony was at that stage just a lease I wasnt prepared to pay that amount, but having a correct fitting saddle was my priority.
I was at Woodhill for a winter show and Sue had a stand there, I was looking at her huge range of 2nd hand saddles and my daughter gravitated straight to the lovely brand New Harry Dabbs. I got a very pleasant surprise when I was told the price and better still it would be custom made to suit tall daughter and short backed stocky pony. Sue was really helpful and knowledgeable, she measured them both up and we went for a 17.5 seat on a 17inch tree, with heaps of shoulder width.
The saddle arrived and fitted like a glove, we have had it for two years now and havent had to have it adjusted or repacked. You often hear people say, oh my saddle fits everything!, which I never believed, until this saddle arrived. It actually does seem to fit everything, I have been so rapt with it, I have had 6 friends try it and they have all gone an ordered new saddles from Sue and like me have been rapt with the products quality, fit and price.
We have since ordered a jump saddle for my daughters new hack, and it has arrived and also fits like a glove.
Sue is great to deal with, extremely honest and approachable.
August 2014 - Carolien Oldehaver
Buying saddles can be a very stressful job as you take a risk in buying something sight unseen and not being able to try them out before you purchase them. I stumbled across Saddles 4 you website when I was searching Albion Jumping saddles on Google. What impressed me was the ability to purchase a saddle after a three day trial which is a great idea. Sue sourced me a lovely 18 inch Albion Wide K2 jump saddle that had a waiting list for people to try. Sue couried the saddle last Wednesday and it arrived in Taupo on the Thursday.
I was able to try it on my three horses over the weekend and it fitted two well taking into account using a raised front pad. It is in great condition and very comfortable. I have now requested another Albion jump saddle to be sourced to replace my Stubben Saddle as they are very good fitting for tall riders.
I am very impressed with the personal service and advise that Sue gave me, and purchasing this saddle was a very pleasant experience. Totally recommend to anyone who is looking for a saddle to use Sue as it takes a lot of risk away from purchasing the saddles.
Thanks Sue for the great service and saddle you have sourced for me.
M. P. Lower Hutt
Fantastic service. Sue helped me find a saddle after nearly 3 months of searching through a saddle fitter. I highly recommend this company and wish Sue all the best.
I used Sue at Saddles for you after buying saddles on trade me that did not fit or I could not try. I live in Nelson so getting saddles is not the easiest. I talked with Sue, sent photos of my old very high withered mare. Sue immediately sent me three saddles. I was thrilled to buy an Albion K2 from her that fit my horse well. I was also able to trade my jumping saddle that was in good condition but did not fit so well. I already have friends asking to try my new saddle. Thank you, Sue, for a fantastic service. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
100% happy, an excellent saddle, better condition than described, I am very happy with it, Thanks.
Mrs. GC, Auckland
Hi Sue, Just to let you know how thrilled I am with my new Harry Dabbs Dressage Saddle, I couldn't believe that custom made was so easy & affordable! It arrived on time & fitted like a glove & the workmanship truly superb. The real bonus is the straight position it puts me in - far more balanced & stable from the first ride! Horse & I are very happy - a saddle that works for both of us! Thanks so much!
Hi Sue, I've got the money for my saddle - thank you very much for selling it! Fantastic service.If I ever need another Albion, I'll be in touch :)
Alicia C, Auckland
Sue thanx so much I recommend your website to EVERYONE asking for saddles!
Suze K, Auckland
Sue, thanks for being so helpful and accomodating. It transformed what would have been weeks of contacting people, picking up, trying and posting back saddles into a simple afternoon of trying one saddle after the other. I found this way of comparing much better than trying each one separately as I was able to just keep narrowing down the selection and re-try the ones I liked so I could make a decision on the spot rather than having to remember how each one felt.
Sarah H, Kaitaia
I am loving my new saddle - Thank you so much for making buying a saddle so easy!
Great service. Really lovely (Jaguar) bridle, looks like it does in the photos.
Thanks so much for sending the saddles. We didnt know you existed!! We will be after another jumping saddle probably next year, so will keep an eye on your site. Thanks again!
Thanks Very Much!
Stirrup leathers arrived today, fantastic quality and prompt postage. Bulge problem gone too!