Our team of friendly SMS qualified saddle fitters provide professional saddle fitting and adjustment services. We see a wide variety of breeds in all different shapes and sizes and face the ever-changing and sometimes challenging conformation of today’s sports horses head-on. We are constantly adding new saddles to our stock and have over 40 brands and 700 saddles, all have been selected to ensure our product range has something for every horse.
Horse welfare and saddlery innovation are at the heart of our business. We love to explore new products and test improved saddle technology. The saddlery industry is changing and we are changing with it; changeable gullet plates, shoulder-free panels, pressure-tested girths, and bridles are a few examples of the advancement in the equine industry and all can be found at David Dyer Saddles.
We undertake saddle fitting and checks over most of Kent, Surrey, Sussex, and parts of Essex.
For an appointment with David, we recommend you come to us at Frogpool Manor Farm, Kent, BR7 6HA as David is traveling less these days. Appointments at Frogpool have a lower consultation fee and shorter wait times.
|Call out / consultation fee:||
Saddle fitters will quote on receipt of the booking form depending on mileage and number of horses.
|Additional saddle assessment:||£20/per saddle|
|Appointment at Frogpool with David (BR7 6HA):||£60/per horse|
|Saddle flocking adjustment onsite:||£15 - £25|
|Bates/Wintec Easy Riser System Shims*:||£10/pair|
|Gullet plates**:||£19.99 - £30|
|Return saddle after workshop adjustment:||£25|
* Shims are chargeable on all saddle checks (Bates and Wintec) but only charged on new Wintec saddle sales, not Bates. Any shims already in a saddle at a saddle check appointment can either be exchanged if required and they are in good condition or returned to the owner.
** Gullet plates are chargeable on new saddle sales where the manufacturer supplies the saddle as a standard width i.e. Bates, Wintec, John Whitaker, Monarch, Pessoa, GFS, PDS if the saddle requires a different size to fit than supplied as standard. Gullet plates are also chargeable on saddle checks if the gullet plate removed is an older model or would not be sellable as new.
The saddle fitting team all offer appointments at Frogpool using our floodlit sand school and stables for a reduced appointment fee of £60 per horse.
Situated on the junction of the A20 and A222, David Dyer Saddles is just 5 minutes from junction 3 of the M25 or only 20 minutes from London by train. Don't forget you can come to us at Frogpool or we can come to you for saddle fitting in Kent, Sussex, Surrey, and Essex.
Please be aware that if you are visiting us in a horsebox we are within the Emissions Zone. To avoid this follow directions: If you are on the A20 to London you need to exit at the Orpington junction. Take the 3rd exit off of the roundabout (B&Q on the corner) towards Footscray. Take 1st left onto Watery Lane. Go to the end of Lane and turn left. Go over the roundabout and we are 100yards on the right.
If you'd rather have one of our qualified saddle fitters visit your premises, we can come to you over most of Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Essex.
Please use our checker below to see if we cover your area.
Our team is happy to check the fit of your current saddle and make any adjustments required. As a rule, we recommend that you have your saddle checked by an SMS qualified saddle fitter at least twice a year. Horses change shape regularly throughout the year depending on grazing, fitness, and age.
However, if you have recently purchased a new saddle from us, we would recommend you have it checked within three months of purchase, as horses can change shape more quickly under a new saddle. Also, saddles that have wool flocked panels generally require a top-up of wool after being ridden in as the wool settles into place.
For more information on knowing if your saddle needs adjustment, read our blog here
We sell good quality second-hand saddles on behalf of our customers. If you would like to try some of the second-hand saddles advertised on our website you will need to bring your horse to our yard in Kent for the appointment (BR7 6HA). You can request an appointment here.
If you're interested in us selling your second hand saddle, please read our terms and conditions.