Patrick Wilkinson has been fitting saddles to Yorkshire horses and riders for more than 30 years.
Established in 1988 and steeped in tradition Patrick’s business has an unrivalled reputation for both the widest range of saddles and accessories, and offering expert advice on the best solution for horse and rider combinations.
In July 2018, Patrick broke the mould of the traditional “tack shop” retail outlet, by launching a bespoke saddle fitting experience for his clients. This includes a showroom environment that boasts a superb range of 450 saddles for every discipline, offering customers the widest choice in the area, as well as superb facilities for ridden assessments, to allow them time to trial the saddles, and benefit from the years of experience and advice that Patrick has to offer.
Patrick can supply saddles from all of the leading manufacturers, and if the saddle that you are looking for is not in stock, Patrick will be able to source it for you.
What to expect from your saddle fit.
I pride myself in spending as much time as my clients need to try some of the 450 saddles that I range, in order to offer them the widest choice in the area.
The facilities onsite include parking for trailers, an arena and an onsite workshop. If I am travelling to you I will collect as much information as I can prior to your appointment and select a great range of saddles based on your requirements that I will bring out to you to try.
With 30 years’ experience I am accustomed to working with clients who have horses in all disciplines and I am confident that I will get the best solution for you and your horse. I can also offer a fantastic after care service, where I can come and maintain your saddle at agreed points in the year based on your horse’s changing shape and level of work. This ensures that not only is your saddle safe, and well maintained, but also that it fits your horse for its level of condition and muscling based on the amount of work it is doing at various points in the year.
Please browse the brands that we work with on the Saddles menu above.
Fitting Prices at our premises:
- For Patrick to check the fit of your saddle at our premises – £25 per horse.
- To test ride a range of saddles at our premises – £60
(For new leather saddles only this fee is not charged if a new saddle is purchased)
Although our store opening hours are 10am-4pm weekdays, we still take appointments to fit saddles outside of these hours including Saturdays.
Saddle Fitting Visits:
- Call out charge between £50 and £80 depending on distance from our premises. If a new leather saddle is purchased, no fitting fee is charged.
Please note – fitting fees ARE chargeable on synthetic and all second saddles whether purchased or not.
We have a purpose built workshop where our Master Saddlers repair and alter all saddlery.