ABOUT RYDER SADDLES
Ryder Saddles are British saddle makers who have been making, retailing and fitting top quality made to measure saddles for over 30 years around the world. Founded in the late 80's by Glen Farnell, who is still very involved with the company and is one of the two Directors along with Jane Riley. Glen is one of the best Master Saddlers in Walsall, having left school at 16 to begin work in the saddle industry and served a seven year apprenticeship in the industry before becoming a Master Saddler. Jane has an equestrian and business background and together Glen and Jane are always working on new ideas and designs.
We take great pride in our craftsmanship, the service we deliver and the materials that we use. All of our saddles are hand made on an individual basis by one of our qualified saddle makers, so as well as the saddle fitting the horse you as a rider have the freedom to choose your preference. Whatever your equine discipline we can help you to make the right decision in choosing your Dressage or jump saddle - all of our saddles are available as pony saddles as well. We fit and make saddles for Olympians to pleasure riders and one is as important to the other to us at Ryder
Each and every Ryder Saddle is made from the highest grade premium leather, ensuring that your saddle will last for many years to come. In the case where you select wool as a flocking we use only 100% British wool from Jacobs’s sheep. We never use synthetic wool as over time this will become compressed and padded and change the fit of your saddle. For measuring/fitting we do cover most of the UK so if you would like to arrange a visit to try out our saddles please do not hesitate to give us a call, for remote areas or if you have a saddle fitter you would like to measure your saddle we are more than happy to supply a self-template pack with full instructions or work with/from your saddlers template. We also have full trial facilities in Lincolnshire where we have a large outdoor arena, a full course of show jumps and ample parking. We understand that people and horses come in all different shapes and sizes and most of our saddles can be made to suit your individual requirements.