"I can’t recommend Bridget enough! I run a large livery yard and had previously struggled to find a reliable and trustworthy saddler in my area. I had new clients coming to me asking me to recommend a saddler and I would stutter and fall over an answer. I struck gold once I found Bridget, as not only did I feel confident in what she was telling me, but she took the time to explain what she was doing and why, meaning I understood and trusted the process. Many of the liveries have followed suit where they have seen what great results I have had. My new event horse is a thin skinned, sensitive thoroughbred with a very prominent wither. Bridgets knowledge base was such that she could recommend a specific style and type of saddle to suit both his and my needs, whilst fitting in a way to allow him to develop without the need for a saddle change in the future. Since then we haven’t looked back, thank you Bridget!"Helen Buckman (Yard owner)
"I know I didn't get a saddle from you but you did an amazing job with mine and Gee is so happy and working well in it! It's been a long road and you've played a big part in getting her on it!!"Ceri Evans
"Photo eventing in my liberty jump saddle, which Holly has always jumped amazing in and given her so much freedom. Also thank you so much for supporting me this season with the Harry Dabbs dressage saddle! Completely transformed Holly's way of going and I realised I had a saddle before that didn't fit at all. She had so much more elevation through her shoulder and was more comfortable and expressive. It showed in the results, qualifying for BD Novice Regionals and Area Festivals and U25 Champs at Novice and Elementary which seemed a long way off before in my old dressage saddle! The service from Chatcombe Saddlery has always been amazing, very friendly and helpful. Always supportive and interested in how the horse is going and how it could be improved! Thank you!".Clare Kavanagh
"Jester a diminutive 14.1hh pony was built downhill so suffered with pressure on his withers in traditional saddles. Chatcombe Saddlery fitted him out with a made to measure saddle and we never looked back and was indeed the making of a previously problematic pony. Pictured team chasing with the winning team at the Pytchley Team Chase."Leanne Launchbury
"I was recommended Chatcombe Saddlery by a friend after seeing some amazing saddles! I contacted Bridget Middlebrough and was thrilled by the service I received, the lovely attention to detail to my new made to measure saddle, reasonably priced and a very professional service. The saddle is very comfortable, gives me a great seat and lovely big knee rolls, I even ordered a dressage saddle in the same spec! Thankyou very much!!"Emma Floyd
"I have had two made to measure (GP and Dressage) Black Country saddles from Chatcombe Saddlery for my Andalusian. They fit him beautifully, the GP I have had for two years and the dressage for a year, they work really well for him (and me!) and Bridget is always extremely helpful and knowledgeable when they need adjusting. Highly recommend Chatcombe saddlery."Tess Young-Jamieson
"I purchased a saddle from Bridget in February this year for my 21st Birthday present. After lots of my friends recommending various saddle fitters my mum and I were so confused as to who we would trust to do such an important job in fitting a saddle correctly. We found Bridget from her website, who we felt was very knowledgeable and has a lot of experience, so we brought a lovely GP real leather Monarch off her at a very reasonable price. Bridget provided a wonderful service coming to my home and didn't rush in making sure that my saddle fitted my pony correctly and taking the time to watch me ride her in the ménage to make sure my pony and I were comfortable and happy. I have been using my saddle for flatwork and out hacking.
Since having my new saddle it has put me in a much better riding position. Hazie my pony is more responsive when I ride as she is now comfortable. I use the saddle everytime I ride and it stays nice and still and doesn't cause any rubbing! Having a saddle with a changeable gullet is great if my pony alters shape it can still fit her correctly. My Monarch isn't too heavy which makes it easy to lift around. Hazie and I have never looked back since and I feel more confident and secure when I ride as I know my saddle has been fitted properly. It is a very comfy saddle and I would recommend it to anyone.
I will not hesitate to use Bridget again for my future saddle needs. THANK YOU BRIDGET FOR THE *5 STAR SERVICE - From Paige in Herefordshire."Paige Maund Morris
"I came by Bridget's website when looking for a saddler for my horse George who was in desperate need of a new saddle as his previous one gave him a sore back. She was very professional and even came to where he was being schooled ready for his home coming. I sat on almost 15 saddles to make sure I had the right one for not only me but George too! Service is second to none and she always made sure I was happy with everything. Also the girths she supplies are amazing highly recommended! Since then George has been off work due to a serious injury and when I mentioned to Bridget about me having a new horse, nothing was an issue, she came and visited, measured my saddle (monarch GP fully adjustable), adjusted it and made sure it fitted him perfectly.. Needless to say I wouldn't go to anyone else and have recommended her to all my friends! Thanks Bridget!! From Ella, George and Berty!"Ella Coleman
"I bought my horse from a Riding School and he came with an old saddle which he had been in for years but I didn’t feel very secure in, he was special so he deserved a saddle just for him. Bridget at Chatcombe Saddlery came well prepared with lots of saddles to try, she didn’t rush me and we tried a selection on my horse looking at how the saddle fit both of us. Bridget was very experienced in the fitting process and we ended up getting a saddle that was perfect and at a really competitive price. My horses way of going has improved and I am sitting much better! . Chatcombe Saddlery provide an excellent and thorough service"Julie Gage