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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:

  • £35 to check each saddle with a ridden assessment. Re flocking and adjustments are chargeable at our standard rate. All prices include VAT @ 20%.
  • To test ride a range of saddles at our premises – £95
    (For new leather saddles only this fee is not charged if a new saddle is purchased)
  • Fitting of new ‘sale saddles’ is £75 – again this fitting fee is not charged if the sale saddle is purchased. 

We offer appointments at the shop and for saddle fitting at Mill Farm or your yard by appointment. Please call us on 01430 873928 or email at

Saddle Fitting Visits:

  • Call out charge between £35 and £75 depending on distance from our premises.  Plus £35 to check each saddle with a ridden assessment. One call out fee per yard that can be split between clients. If a new leather saddle is purchased, no fitting fee is charged. Flocking and adjustments are chargeable at our standard rate. 

     Please note – fitting fees ARE chargeable on synthetic and all second saddles whether purchased or not.

It is recommended that you get your saddle checked within 6 months of purchase and anually thereafter.  This will be charged at our standard rate. It is your responsibility to contact us to arrange this.


We have a purpose built workshop where our Master Saddler repairs and alters all saddlery.

Shop Hours

Please call ahead for an appointment 01430 873928


New saddles, repairs and all goods received from Patrick Wilkinson Saddlers must be paid for in full at the time of delivery or collection, unless previously agreed with Patrick Wilkinson Saddlers.

Patrick Wilkinson Saddlers reserve all title to goods until paid for in full.

All saddles sold are subject to a full refund within 28 days from date of purchase provided the goods remain unused and are in new un-soiled condition. Full refund of the purchase price will be issued less any call out and fitting fees incurred, again only if in new un used condition as determined by Patrick Wilkinson Saddlers.

For saddles that have been ridden in during this period a minimum of 10% will be deducted from the original price commensurate with use and at the discretion of Patrick Wilkinson Saddlers.

These terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights in any way.