Friday, 2 December 2016

Olympia here we come – Look out for Robbie Bell and Magheradartin Elevator at Olympia 2016.

Solution Saddles are very excited to share the fantastic news that Sponsored Rider, Robbie Bell, has been rewarded for his great racing and support shown to the Shetland Pony Grand National for the last two seasons, by being awarded one of three wild cards to complete at The London International Horse Show, Olympia, 13th-19th December 2016.

Robbie will be taking his more experienced pony Captain (Magheradartin Elevator) to Olympia. His other mount Beesy, although faster, is still a little green, so is being aimed at the Liverpool international Horse Show at New Year to gain more experience.

As well as competing on the Shetland Pony Grand National circuit, Robbie is also a successful member of the West Norfolk Pony Club, winning the 10 and under winter dressage league and also becoming the best Norfolk member in the 50cm, 60cm and 70 cm league – all in his SMART Eventer saddle!

Good Luck Robbie – we will be cheering you on!

From all at Solution Saddles

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Move seamlessly through the seasons with a SMART Saddle

It is a fact that horses are constantly changing shape; a weekly fluctuation of 3 kilos is perfectly normal. The horse carries most of his stored fat deposits over his top line and ribs, so even small variations in weight will immediately affect saddle fit, which often creates problems. As the seasons change, along with it do the work demands of the horse and the quality of accessible grazing. For these reasons, amongst others, we see the greatest changes in weight and shape of the horse with the seasons and, consequently, the greatest need to assess the fit of your saddle. 

Image ref: EasyCare Inc.

Whilst a traditional treed saddle is rigid and cannot accommodate any such changes, the 100% flexible SMARTTM saddle range can adapt to any back shape and thus provides a simple and practical solution for saddle fitting all year round. By quickly and easily making adjustments with balance shims, you can ensure that your SMARTTM saddle is optimally fitted for both you and your horse. 

Whether you’re an eventing enthusiast with summer goals, or if you have a freshly clipped hunter in your stables who needs careful management over the winter months, a fully flexible SMARTTM saddle can help to keep you and your horse doing what you love most, all year-round.

Solution Saddles offer a wide range of saddles in different styles and sizes to suit adults, children, leisure riders and professionals alike. Not only do Solution Saddles offer a home consultation service through a nationwide network of Approved Advisors, we also offer a rental service and 3 x 0% payment plans.

Don’t let poor saddle fit ruin your plans each time your horse changes shape – book a test ride with a SMARTTM saddle today!

Tel: 07738 711 099

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Are you going to the 2016 Trailblazers Championships?

Come and visit us; discuss your saddle requirements with our team and see our latest SMART saddles at our display stand 29th – 31st July and 3rd – 6th August 2016.

2015 Elementary Horse Champions
Emily Cruickshanks on Tymbars Wizbit with Solution Saddles Technical Advisor, Rachael Brown.

As sponsors of the Solution Saddles Combined Training Championships (4th – 5th August) we will also be awarding a special prize to the highest placed rider in a Solution or SMART saddle at the finals! (

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, 15 July 2016

First Look: The New SMART™ GP Saddle

Introducing the latest SMART Saddle:

The SMART GP - New for 2016!

The NEW SMART GP is the perfect saddle choice for the all-round leisure rider who enjoys multi-discipline riding. The ergonomically designed seat shape ensures comfort and security in the saddle, whilst the GP flap design provides versatility between flatwork, hacking and jumping.
Featuring the same base shape design as our SMART PRO and SMART Eventer saddles, the SMART GP can be easily fitted to high withered horses, flat backed cobs and everything in between. The traditional appearance makes this saddle suitable for all disciplines, including showing and hunting.  
Available in Dark Havana or Black, in sizes 3 - 6, the SMART GP is made to order to suit your needs. Priced from £2,350 new, we are offering the popular 'SMART 10th Anniversary' add-on package for just £100 when purchased in conjunction with any SMART GP saddle. Contact us today to order yours!
SMART 10th Anniversary Package
  • Wedge knee blocks - RRP £110
  • SMART PRO Cotton Sadddle Cloth - RRP £55
  • Choice of SMART Non-Slip Dorsal Pad - from £50
  • SMART Deluxe Saddle Cover - £20
All of this for just £100!
Contact Solution Saddles today to book your test ride

Book a SMART Test Ride in July to Receive a Free Gift

Have you ever thought about trying a SMART Saddle? Now is the perfect time!
Book a test ride with a SMART saddle this July and receive a FREE SMART saddle cloth when you buy - save £50! 

What are the benefits of trying a SMART saddle?
Feel for yourself what a difference a SMART RigidFree Saddle could make to you and your horse: 
* Available in Dressage, GP, Event, Jump and VSD styles in a range of sizes to suit you and your horse.
* Professional home consultation service with an Approved Advisor to ensure optimal fit and to answer any questions you may have.
* Rent a saddle for 1 - 2 weeks to thoroughly test it out before committing to purchase.
*Select from one of our payment options, spreading the cost over up to 12 months interest free!
Don't Delay - Book Your Test Ride Today !

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Solution Saddles Agent News from your area

New Agents for 2016

Solution Saddles are delighted to welcome five new Approved Advisors to our team for  2016 so far.

· Julia Garett, Garett Saddlers, Somerset
·  Caroline Harwood, Gloucestershire
·  Jess Rudkin, Bristol
·  Jessie Johnson, Northumberland
·  Ann-Marie Marek, Ceredigion, Wales

Our most recent training days were also attended by a number of potential agents who we hope will continue with their training to become Approved Agents. If you would be interested in finding out more about becoming part of our advisor network, please complete our new, easy to use online application form. Agents do not have exclusive rights in a geographical area, so we are always welcoming new members to our team, wherever you are based.  We also offer a range of tiers to fit in with your lifestyle, enabling you to choose how active and involved you are.

Do you want to book a test ride?

Check out our Approved Advisor page for a full list of Technical and Approved Advisors available to book Home Consultation Visits. If you can’t see someone near you, please contact us as we know of agents who regularly travel out-with their immediate location, some by quite a distance, who could fit you into an area visit.

2016 Agent awards

These awards recognise the hard work and dedication provided by our network of agents, who do a fantastic job of helping horses and riders find a solution to their saddle issues. We would like to extend our thanks to all of our agents who provide excellent service to our wide range of clients nationwide. We look forward to continue working together to help horses and riders achieve better performance, more comfortably, in SMART saddles.

Agent of the Year: Hannah Ludlow

Hannah has been involved with Solution Saddles since 2006 and was recently promoted to Technical Advisor. Hannah is very popular with her clients and we often receive testimonials praising her work following test rides. As well as regular test rides and refits around the Midlands, Hannah also attends display stands to help advise potential and existing clients on the merits of SMART saddles.
2016 Long Standing Agent: Rachael Brown

Rachael is one of our most active agents, based in Suffolk. She has also been involved with Solution Saddles since 2006 and is the longest serving agent who has not previously received the award.
Top Sales Agent: Emily Howe

Derbyshire based Emily covers a large area, travelling to where we do not have trained Advisors - securing her position as top selling agent once again! Congratulations Emily!

 We would also like to congratulate our 2016 Ambassador Award winners; Alex Jakob-Whitworth, Kadiya Qasem, Tim Downes, Andrew Bennie.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Solution Saddles would like to wish Robbie the best of luck at all of his SPGN races in 2016!

Solution Saddles customer, Robbie Bell, 10, is already on his second SMART saddle; the new SMART Eventer is working really well for both him and his new pony, Flint.

Alongside his pony club activities, Robbie also races with the Shetland Pony Grand National Group (SPGN); racing in all corners of the country last year, finishing at the inaugural Liverpool International Horse Show .

Robbie is racing again throughout 2016 with his two Shetland ponies and, as a big fan of Solution Saddles, he asked us to sponsor him by donating to the chosen SPGN charity - The Bob Champion Cancer Trust.

Robbie and his racing Shetland, Magheradartin Elevator’, using the SMART Native Pony saddle to successfully win a rather large ‘ Budding Star’ trophy. 

Robbie’s new pony ‘Magheradartin Beeswax’, looking super smart after a very good win at the Suffolk Show.

Well done Robbie!

Robbie riding ‘Magheradartin Elevator’ at the Devon Show, sporting the Solution Saddles logo on his breeches.

Look out for further updates from Robbie and his ponies throughout the 2016 season, as well as news on how his new pony, Flint, is getting on with the SMART Eventer saddle.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Summer Special Offer on SMART Pro saddles - Save up to £515!

*** Save up to £515! ***


  • Save 10% on SMART PRO Dressage and Jump saddles
    – Now £2,655!
  • PLUS, add a SMART Essentials 10th Anniversary package to SMART Pro saddle orders
    - only £100, for a limited time.

The 10th Anniversary Package includes some of our most popular accessories, tried and tested to work with the SMART PRO saddle range. This package, worth up to £220, includes: deluxe saddle cover, 2016 cotton saddle cloth, non-slip balance pad and the ever popular wedge knee blocks.
  • Our 10th Anniversary add-on package is also available with SMART Eventer saddle purchases

Don't forget to ask about additional savings available at the time of purchase, as well as our easy 0% payment plans clients can choose to purchase their new SMART PRO saddle online to earn SMART points to spend at Solution Saddles online shop.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

New for Summer 2016 - Protect your saddle from dirt, marks and scratches when not in use.

Super soft fleece-lined cover with adjustable drawstring elastic for a snug fit on all saddle models. 

As part of our special 10th Anniversary celebrations, Solution Saddles are pleased to launch the new SMART Deluxe Saddle Cover. This hard wearing, shower proof cover with soft fleece lining is ideal for keeping your saddle in tip-top condition during storage or whilst in transit. With drawstring toggles to achieve the perfect fit and handy pockets for storing small items, the SMART Deluxe Saddle Cover offers unbeatable protection for your saddle.

Our 10th Anniversary SMART Deluxe saddle cover features:
  • Durable hard wearing cover
  • Handy side pockets
  • Fully elasticated trim for easy fit.
  • Easy-care, machine washable.
Silver/grey cover with black fleece lining.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Extended lead times on new SMART saddle orders during busy periods

An increase in demand for the new range of SMART saddles has resulted in extended lead times on all new SMART saddle orders from the Solution Saddles workshop. Whilst we endeavour to get your new saddle to you as soon as possible, we are currently estimating at least 6 weeks lead time for all new orders. 

We have a selection of stock saddles available for test rides and rentals - contact us asap to arrange your test ride so that you receive your new saddle as quickly as possible. We can give you a more accurate quote with regard to time scales at the time of your order.

Thank you for your understanding during this busy period.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Pre season offers on the new SMART PRO Jump & Dressage saddles


Make 2016 your best season yet with a new SMART PRO saddle. 
100% flexible, you can be confident that your saddle will fit as well at the end of the season as it did at the beginning. 
Save up to £710 for a limited time only!

An excellent show jumping or cross country saddle. The flatter seat and graduated cantle offers the rider freedom to move, whilst providing support where needed. Flexes with the horse's back, giving confidence to bascule without restriction. RRP £2,950

SMART PRO Dressage Saddle
Combines a close contact feel and rideability with support and security. Interchangeable Suprabloc knee blocks for optimal positioning. Fully flexible base panels enhance freedom of movement and supplenessRRP £2,950

  • 10% off the price of the saddle
  • Up to £150 of SMART Essentials included in the price
  • Pay in full at the time of purchase to save up to £710 off the RRP
  • Alternatively, spread the cost on one of our 0% payment plans

Why choose a SMART Saddle?

SMART™ saddles do not have a traditional saddle tree. They can easily accommodate horses that are difficult to fit, have existing saddle or performance related problems, give young horses a good start or give older horses a new lease of life. Our saddles have absolutely no rigid parts to cause injury to the horse and are completely flexible. SMART™ saddles are designed to protect the horses back from pressure and trauma by using a patented shock absorbing system. Our unique balance pad system ensures one saddle can be fitted to several horses easily and allows changes in shape through the season.

Friday, 5 February 2016

One saddle… any discipline, any horse. The SMART™ EVENTER - the new RigidFree™ all-round performance saddle suitable for both flatwork and jumping at all levels.

The SMART™ EVENTER - the new RigidFree all-round performance saddle suitable for both flatwork and jumping at all levels.

Why Choose a SMART™ EVENTER saddle?

The fully flexible RigidFree saddle system enables the whole of the horse’s shoulder and back to lift and move without causing tilting, rocking or torque, allowing the horse unrestricted movement in multi-discipline ridden work.

Saddle fit can be easily adjusted throughout the season, or when moving the saddle onto a different horse, without the need for specialist equipment or reflocking.

The high density, fully flexible SMART™ technology offers the horse and rider the support required with absolutely no rigid structures.

In the event of a rotational fall, the unique, fully deformable SMART™ EVENTER combines unrivalled safety features with top level performance.

The SMART™ Eventer has evolved through rider demand from the RigidFree™ SMART™ range of saddles; a saddle range developed with thorough scientific testing and research to ensure the highest performance levels for both horse and rider.

The modern close-contact seat design will appeal to those riders accustomed to the feel of a monoflap style saddle - offering rider support when in the saddle and room to move when in a forward seat.

The soft padded,  dual-purpose knee flap moulds around the SMART™ knee block style of your choice and can be positioned and adjusted as required according to discipline and personal preference.

As part of our SMART™ PRO saddle range, the SMART™ EVENTER features a sleek, high performance, ultra-low profile. The fully flexible design, made with SMART™ shock absorbing materials is designed to protect the horse through high impact disciplines.

The extended base panel shape provides additional support over the weight bearing area to effectively reduce peak pressures.

The generous, controlled gullet width offers saddle security and stability and is particularly suited to sensitive horses or those with pre-existing back conditions.

Expert home consultation service and on-going advice available through our nationwide network of Solution Saddles Approved Advisors.

“I have ridden in the SMART saddles for more than 5 years now. After trying the latest range of  SMART saddles on all of my horses I was really impressed. One of the event horses felt as though his good jump became even better and our retrained ex-racehorse felt so much more uphill in the SMART Pro dressage saddle. Another of the horses’ paces, particularly canter, felt really good, so I now can't wait to get him eventing again. He has improved so much since I started riding him in the SMART RigidFree dressage saddles, so I am very excited about the season ahead with a SMART Pro Jump saddle!!”
Andrew Bennie, Olympian, BE Accredited Coach,
BHSI, List 1 BD judge and FEI Eventing 4* and Olympic judge.

The SMART™ EVENTER, for riders who demand the highest performance at all times:
  •      Multi-discipline activities including jumping
  •      Fitting to more than one horse
  •      Both round backed & high withered horses

Find out more or contact Solution Saddles to book a test ride today: | 07738 711 099