Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Wide, flat backed horse or pony? We have a special offer for you!

Are you struggling to find the right multi-discipline saddle for your wide, flat backed horse or pony? 
Look no further than The SMART Native GP saddle!

If you are the owner of a typical broad backed horse or pony with little to no wither and large shoulders, looking for a multi-discipline saddle, suitable for all activities, then the SMART Native GP is for you:

  • Low profile base panels for security and stability
  • Fully flexible to accommodate large shoulders, encourage healthy back muscle development and adapt to seasonal fluctuations in weight and shape
  • Reduced panel length to enable a larger seat size on a compact panel - perfect for short coupled horses and ponies
  • General Purpose knee flap for versatility; simply adjust the position of the knee blocks between disciplines for ultimate support across all disciplines
  • Handmade in the UK out of premium leathers, finished in a traditional English style, suitable for the show ring 

Save £100 off the price of a brand new SMART Native GP 
~ includes £100 of SMART Essentials of your choice

To take advantage of this great deal, simply book a test ride, rental or order your new SMART Native GP before 12th April 2019.

SMART Native GP owner, Ann Nisbet, shares her story:

''I now feel safe and comfortable, but most of all the difference in Mildred is remarkable; her movement is even more fluid and lots of people have commented on the change in her. I can really feel what she's doing in her quarters so much more - jumping is fun again and all the rubs have gone. I cannot recommend Solution Saddles enough, our Advisor was so approachable, thorough and helpful both during and after the initial fitting. The saddles are beautiful, comfortable and really high quality.''

Read more SMART Native GP testimonials here

Every fortnight we will be offering unique discounts across our SMART saddle range, showcasing the merits of each style. Keep your eyes peeled for our next offer at the end of the month!

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

2019 SMART Saddles Approved Advisor Training Days

Are you interested in becoming an Advisor for SMART Saddles?

Earn commission whilst doing a rewarding job that is completely flexible to suit you! 

Our training days are open to all equestrians, from interested SMART saddle owners to professional saddle fitters, equine therapists, existing SMART Approved Advisors and coaches.

All Advisors work for their own enterprise and we operate a tier system, so you can become involved at whatever level suits you, from a Referral Advisor to a Technical Advisor or for professional saddle fitters, a Stockist.

Help to improve horse and rider performance and welfare by becoming a Solution Saddles Approved Advisor:

  • Opportunity to make a real difference to horse welfare
  • No cost to you - all training is free of charge and there are no set-up costs or associated fees
  • Choose your level of involvement and be as active as you wish to fit flexibly with your lifestyle
  • No minimum performance requirement
  • Tier system that is easy and convenient for both agents and customers
  • Full back-up support from Solution Saddles HQ
  • Ongoing training available within a company dedicated to scientific research in the interests of horse and rider welfare & performance
  • Advisor discount on saddles and accessories
  • Assistance with advertising and promotion
  • *New* Stockist tier for trade professionals with zero financial investment or minimum stock requirements

Solution Saddles are constantly striving to improve standards; we offer regular training opportunities for all our Advisors to maintain the highest levels of fitting advice and customer care.

2019 Training Dates
Suitable for both new and existing Advisors

Tuesday 9th April 2019, Nottinghamshire
Monday 23rd September 2019, Staffordshire

If you are interested in becoming a SMART Saddles Advisor for the first time, complete our Advisor Application. If you are already an Advisor, please email to register for annual top-up training.

What some of our Advisors say …

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Price increases to standard home consultation and rental charges

The standard rate for test rides and rental, which has not been increased since the company started in 2006, will be rising to £75 with immediate effect:

Home Consultation Visit Fees
·         SMART Saddle Test Ride: A standard fee of £75.00 is payable at the time of your initial test ride, this will be refunded against the price of your SMART™ saddle when you purchase form Solution Saddles.
·         Review Visit: Fitting reviews are normally charged at £75.00.
o    Solution Saddles will include a £25 credit within the price of your new SMART saddle, to be used within the first 6 months of purchase. Strictly valid on saddle purchases after 1st January 2019 only.
o     All further review visits will be chargeable under usual terms. 
·         The standard fee for a fitting consultation for saddles purchased via a third party is £100.00.

Additional non-refundable expenses may be charged on all visits to cover time and travel costs - please check with your Approved Advisor at the time of booking.

There is always help and advice on hand. Call us for free, friendly advice on 01909 720259.

SMART Rental Service

The rental agreement requires a security deposit of £500, following which, the rental rate will be charged at £75.00 per week (or part thereof). A maximum of 2 weeks rental is free of charge if you proceed to purchase a SMART saddle. Should you wish to extend your trial, there is no limit to how long you may keep the saddle, but you will be required to renew the rental agreement after the first month, and thereafter, pay monthly rental in advance.

0% Payment Plan
All SMART saddles are available to purchase by any of our 0% interest payment plan options: 
  • £500 deposit payment with the remaining balance to be paid in three equal instalments over three consecutive months
  • £750 deposit payment followed by three equal instalments over six consecutive months
  • £1000.00 followed by three equal instalments over 12 consecutive months

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

The SMART Way to Buy a Saddle

At Solution Saddles, we know how important buying the right saddle is and we want to help you feel confident when investing in a SMART™ saddle – that’s why we’re committed to offering the best customer service and ongoing saddle fitting support to our valued customers.

SMART Saddles: More than just a saddle
When buying from Solution Saddles you receive a comprehensive service with your SMART™ saddle*:
  • FREE Home consultation with a Solution Saddles Approved Advisor
  • Two weeks FREE trail available via our rental service
  • Discounted SMART Essentials package included to ensure you have everything you need to get started
  • FREE saddle delivery
  • 12 month manufacturer’s warranty
  • Optional 0% interest payment plan – choose to pay over 3, 6 or 12 months
  • Access to the most up to date SMART saddle designs and current advice on appropriate accessories to achieve optimum saddle fit and performance
  • Opportunity to try and compare a range of SMART saddles PLUS expert advice from a trained Approved Advisor to help you make an informed decision on the right saddle size, style and model
  • Tailored fitting advice for your horse
  • Your chosen SMART saddle optimally balanced for rider comfort and stability
  • Ongoing, personalised, back-up advice from your Approved Advisor
  • FREE fitting guidelines with personalised recommendations following your test ride and purchase
  • Register your saddle purchase to receive SMART Customer bonuses:
    • £25 credit towards your first refit when booked within 6 months of purchase
    • Loyalty discounts for future purchases from Solution Saddles

*Terms and conditions apply – please ask for details.

SMART Saddles are designed and handmade from premium English leathers in Derbyshire, UK. 

When you order directly through Solution Saddles or via our trusted nationwide network of Approved Advisors, you will be supporting our UK industry. Solution Saddles is an Associate Trade Member of the Society of Master Saddlers, a Research Associate with the Saddle Research Trust and a BETA Trade Member.

Keep scrolling down to read what our happy customers have to say about their experiences’.

Try a SMART saddle for yourself! Contact us to discuss your saddle requirements and book a test ride with your nearest Approved Advisor.

We offer a sale or return rental service with fitting advice by phone or email, to overseas customers and those who do not have an Approved Advisor in their area - so everyone has the opportunity to try a SMART saddle.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Check out our SMART Autumn Special Offers - SAVE £100's on SMART saddles

SAVE over £300 when you purchase a SMART PRO Dressage or Jump saddle
- PLUS SMART PRO Cotton Quilt Saddle Cloth and Knee blocks of your choice included. 

£100 off a new SMART GP or SMART Eventer saddle 
- plus SAVE up to £235 on SMART Essentials.

SMART Essentials worth up to £200 included in the price of your new SMART Native saddle

Refer a friend - to receive £50 voucher and a SMART saddle cloth for yourself 
PLUS your friend will also receive £50 off their new saddle!

Friday, 24 August 2018

SMART Blog-Star winner: Bethan and her horses, Florrie and Kastone

SMART Blog-Star winner, Bethan, has had her fitting for her SMART Pro Jump saddle and is looking forward to receiving her brand new saddle in a couple of weeks.

Her initial impression, following the test ride, is that it will make a huge difference to her horse Kastone. Watch this space to see how she gets on with it...

In the meantime, watch the short video below to see what Bethan and her horses have been up to while waiting to receive her new SMART Pro Jump saddle.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Vote for your favourite SMART Blog-Star to win a SMART saddle for 12 months.

We were overwhelmed by the response to this competition and, after carefully reviewing all of the applications, we have narrowed it down to three finalists - all of whom are eager to earn your votes to become the next SMART Blog-star and lucky winner of a new SMART saddle.
Each finalist has a different story to tell, but what they all share is a clear passion for their horses and a strong motivation to be the best that they can be, whilst carefully producing their horses in a fun and positive way.
Voting will close 27th July, after which all votes will be counted up and the lucky winner announced!
To cast your vote, either:
1) 'Like' the original video post on Facebook
2) Comment on the original video post with the name of the contestant
3) Email with the name of the contestant you are voting for
4) Send Solution Saddles a private message on Facebook with the name of the contestant you are voting for
Please note: Individual votes will only be counted once across the platforms.
Good luck to all of the finalists!

Amy Shone

Taylor Henson

Bethan Williams