About Us

The UK’s biggest saddle retailer, offering hundreds of new and used saddles to choose from.

Created in 2004, born from necessity, Saddles Direct is the brainchild of experienced horsewoman, Sarah Lavelle Huxley. After years of trials and tribulations when trying to purchase pre-owned saddles for her own horses, Sarah had reached the end of her tether with poor advice and online marketplaces.

Before Saddles Direct, a customer wanting to purchase a second-hand saddle only had access to a handful of risky options – including buying privately, or through auction sites. In the event that something went wrong, the customer had virtually no comeback and often ended up out of pocket and feeling abandoned. Roll on 15 years, Saddles Direct has launched it’s own brand of high quality, competition saddles, luxurious onsite facilities at Crow Wood Equestrian, an ambundence of accreditations and is now recognised as the UK’s biggest saddle retailer, offering unrivalled choice and customer satisfaction.

Offering a positive, informed and personable method of buying pre-owned saddles, without the risks previously associated with saddle buying, we continue to help thousands of customers throughout the UK and internationally to resolve their saddlery issues alongside a passionate, committed team of equine experts who pride themselves on offering a unique service to suit every customer, in every discipline.

Whether you are looking for a new or used saddle, bridle, girth or any other type of saddle accessory, Saddles Direct is your one stop shop for everything saddle related. Online and in-store, we are committed to ensuring you find exactly what you want with easy and expertise at your fingertips.

We pride ourselves on the journey we have been on to achieve what we have today, including the accreditations we have secured from the Society of Master Saddlers, MSFC saddlers, becoming an official Albion stockist and relationships we have established with sponsored riders, world champions, local charities, riding schools, shows and events, across the country. Above all, we take pride in what you, our customers think and experience from the end to end service you receive.

Knowledgeable and passionate about the equestrian world, our aim is to provide you with a first -class service, not matter how big or small your requirements are, so why not give us a call to discover how we can help, or make a day of your visit to Saddles Direct by utilising all the fantastic facilities we have onsite, including the cross-country course, gallops, in and outdoor arena, water treadmill, bistro and award winning restaurant.

Our Range of Services

Our greatest achievement for 2016 was the formal Launch of our own brand of wonderful Saddles, the Precision range! We have something for everyone, Precision Saddles have been made as a result of painstaking research to bring our clients the very best that this industry can offer.

Our staff are knowledgeable and passionate about the equestrian world so why not book in for a Saddle Fitting or personal shopping experience? Or make a day of your visit to Saddles Direct by utilising all the fantastic facilities at Crow Wood Equestrian, including the cross-country course, gallops, indoor and outdoor arenas.

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Opening Times
Monday – Saturday
10am – 5pm
Sunday CLOSED
Commission
Highest Financial Return!

You receive payment once your saddle has been sold.

The Process
  • Online clients box up your saddle and book a collection (£30.00)
  • Local clients simply drop into the shop
  • We inspect, photograph and market your saddle taking all the hassle out of it for you
  • Once sold our account team will be in touch to finalise payment
Outright Purchase
Quick and hassle free!

We buy direct, no need to wait for us to sell your saddle.

Next Steps
  • Online clients box up your saddle and book a collection (£25.00)
  • Local clients simply drop into the shop
  • Once sold our account team will be in touch to finalise payment
Part Exchange
Great option...

If you can’t buy a saddle before selling your current one

Next Steps
  • Pay for saddle pickup
  • Funds are added to your account
  • Choose saddles from our website to try
  • Purchase Saddle through our checkout
Classified Adverts
Manage the sale yourself!

With the benefit of our huge audience

What Happens Next
  • Send photos of your saddle to us for a valuation
  • Pay for the advert and we upload your saddle to be viewed by up to 40,000 PCM
  • You manage all the calls and enquiries and get the payment direct from the buyer
Buy It Now
Purchase the perfect product for your horse
How It Works
  • Pick your items
  • Checkout
  • Dispatch
  • Delivery within 3 working days
  • 7 days to return

PLEASE NOTE: New saddles can take between 6-8 weeks for delivery

Used Saddle Trials
Make sure the saddle is perfect for you!
Price Breakdown
  • £15 Trial Fee
  • £45 Shipping Costs Including Delivery and Return Collection
Used Saddle Trials
Make sure the saddle is perfect for you!
The Process
  • Pick your saddle
  • Checkout
  • We'll call you
  • Dispatch
  • Start Your Trial
  • Return Your Saddle
Classified Adverts
Manage the sale yourself!

With the benefit of our huge audience

The Process
  • Send photos of your saddle to us for a valuation
  • Pay for the advert and we upload your saddle to be viewed by up to 40,000 PCM
  • You manage all the calls and enquiries and get the payment direct from the buyer
Part Exchange
Great option...

If you can’t buy a saddle before selling your current one

The Process
  • Send photos of your saddle to us for a valuation
  • Choose saddles from our website to try
  • Keep the one you like, pop your part exchange saddle in the box and pay the difference
Outright Purchase
Quick and hassle free!

We buy direct, no need to wait for us to sell your saddle.

The Process
  • Send photos of your saddle to us for a valuation
  • Online clients box up your saddle and book a collection (£30.00)
  • Local clients simply drop into the shop
  • Once sold our account team will be in touch to finalise payment
Commission
Highest Financial Return!

You receive payment once your saddle has been sold.

The Process
  • Send photos of your saddle to us for a valuation
  • Online clients box up your saddle and book a collection (£30.00)
  • Local clients simply drop into the shop
  • We inspect, photograph and market your saddle taking all the hassle out of it for you
  • Once sold our account team will be in touch to finalise payment