Performance Optimsation



We help to assess both horse and rider as a whole: from saddle fitting to health and performance, we look at the bigger picture, treating you and your horse as a combination, rather than tackling one aspect in isolation.

assessing performance
Casey McKenna Jumping
Assessing sadle fit


Choosing the right saddle and having it professionally fitted makes a huge difference to a horse’s health and performance. It can also make sure that as a rider you are perfectly placed for success, whatever the discipline or equestrian activity.


At our central base we are fortunate to offer facilities that greatly assist with the saddle selection and fitting process. Many clients do not have their own facilities and prefer to come to us for a saddle fitting to ensure they make absolutely the right choice.

Which Saddle



A saddle is the most expensive single item of tack you will ever need to buy for your horse, so making the right choice is vital. As well as helping your own and your horse’s comfort when riding, the right saddle can also greatly enhance performance.


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Georgina Way

I recently purchased the Prestige D1X dressage saddle from European Saddles and I cannot fault the service provided by this company. It was a 5 star service and professional from start to finish. Tiffany was friendly, responsive and extremely knowledgeable which helped me to make the right decision. Tiffany helped me choose the saddle that was best not only for my horse Darcy but also for me and I love the saddle! The whole process, which was a big decision for us was absolutely seamless and helped me make an easy decision. All of my queries were responded to swiftly and Tiffany even went over and above and came back out to check the saddle and ensure I was happy with our purchase. I cannot recommend European Saddles and Tiffany enough. Thank you so much for your help and we will definitely be back for our next purchase!

Kate Humphrey-Lear

I can highly recommend Tiffany from European Saddles. She has done numerous alterations to a couple of saddles that we weren’t happy with and I have had two new Prestige saddles recently for two of the lucky horses! On every visit Tiffany always spares plenty of time to talk through the horses’ needs, how they are feeling and to watch me ride to check everything is how it should be. There is never any pressure to spend money, just honest opinions and thoughts on ways to get the best out of my horses.

Mollie Sears

We have had Tiffany saddle our horses for years now, with none of them being easy to fit having tried many different types of saddle finding no success previously. Tiffany is easy to contact being extremely helpful and will go massively out of her way in order to help you find the right saddle, all of our saddles fit both the horses and I perfectly optimising the standard of their performance and quality of their work massively, the saddles themselves are all stunning and extremely high quality but above all of this we trust Tiffany immensely and have every faith in the way she fits our saddles which is priceless.

Clare Wickes

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to European saddles for all the help and advice that was given while fitting a new saddle for my horse.  He now moves more forward and is starting to use himself with no effort at all. My first competition in my new saddle the judges comments stated willingly and forward, something that I've never had before. Brilliant service can't do enough for you. Highly recommended.


We have a range of brands, styles and sizes to suit all riders and horses and we go to great lengths to ensure the saddle or product meets all your needs.


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