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Auckland Saddle Fitting

  • Rodney North: Wellsford, Matakana, Warkworth, Ahuroa, Puhoi.

  • North Auckland: Dairy Flat, Waitoki, Kumeu, Silverdale, Kaukapakapa, Coatesville.

  • Rodney West: South Head, Helensville, Waimauku, Muriwai.

  • West Auckland & North Shore: Whenuapai, Massey, Henderson, Greenhithe, Albany.

  • Eastern South Auckland: Alfriston, Brookby, Beachlands, Clevedon, Whitford, Hunua, Mangatangi.

  • Western South Auckland: Mangere, Papakura, Pukekohe, Drury, Karaka, Waiau Pa, Waiuku.

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Saddle fitting fees and more

Saddle Fitting Appointment Costs

A Saddle Fitting appointment is $190 (plus travel) per horse (1 or 2 saddles) and up to 75 mins. The same price is charged for two horses who share a single saddle between them.

If extra time is needed then it is charged at $20 per 15 mins.

Materials are charged separately. Wool is charged at $0.60c per gram used, Bates/ Wintec Easy Change Gullet plates are $59.90 each, Bates/ Wintec Cair Shims are $15-$22.

Adjustments such as gullet changes, stitching repair work, or other recommended work will be discussed and quoted for before being undertaken.

Test Rides

A Saddle Fitting appointment is $190 (plus travel) for up to 120 mins of time. This may include a selection of saddles brought along, and some self-selected options.

If a secondhand saddle is purchased, materials fees may also apply on top of the test.

If a new saddle is purchased, the test ride fee in included in the saddle price, as are any materials or gullet adjustments.

New Saddle First Check

A new saddle 1st Check Saddle Fitting appointment is $100 plus travel, up to 60 mins of time, and materials used (within 16 weeks of purchasing a NEW saddle through Auckland Saddle Fit)

Return Fitting

This applies to a horse/rider combination who have already had a fitting and has been left with some saddle options to privately find and purchase.

This has a time limit of 6 weeks from the fitting, and is charged at $100 plus travel for 60 minutes. If extra time is needed then it is charged at $20 per 15 minutes.

Materials are charged separately.

Not all situations fit in a box, so if yours isn’t covered above, please make contact for a price.

Cancellation Policy & Booking Fee

Auckland Saddle Fit is a small company with limited spaces. So that appointments are given to those that are genuinely after a saddle fit, a deposit is required and a booking fee & cancellation fee policy will be sent to you before your booking is confirmed, which may be non-refundable.

Please read our Terms of trade


You will be supplied a copy of your fitting notes with a break down of costs. A separate invoice will be emailed to you with payment details. Below is Auckland Saddle Fits' Terms of Trade. If you have any queries about the information recorded during your saddle fit, or fee's charged for services' provided, please contact Auckland Saddle Fit within 48 hours of receiving them (Call 0276256464 or Email christine@aucklandsaddlefit.co.nz)

Pricing & Payment 

Payment of any invoice is expected within 7 days of invoice date. If full payment is not made by the due date for payment, the customer will pay (at Auckland Saddle Fit Ltd.'s discretion, and without prejudice to any other rights or remedies it may have), on demand, default interest on the amount outstanding at the rate of 10% per annum (calculated on a daily basis, until the account is paid in full) and all expenses and costs (including legal costs on a solicitor and client basis) incurred by or on behalf of Auckland Saddle Fit Ltd recovering or attempting to recover the overdue amount.

Ownership & Risk 

1) Ownership of the Goods (whether or not any of the Goods have been paid for by the Customer) shall not pass to the Customer until the Customer has paid all of the Secured Indebtedness and all the Customer’s obligations to Auckland Saddle Fit Ltd in respect of the Goods or otherwise have been met. 2) The risk of any loss or damage to, or deterioration of, the Goods due to any cause whatsoever will pass to the Customer on Delivery. If any Goods are damaged or destroyed prior to risk passing to the Customer, Auckland Saddle Fit Ltd may promptly repair the Goods or cancel the order in respect of those Goods without penalty or compensation to the Customer.

Warranties & Liability 

1) Auckland Saddle Fit Ltd will not be liable in respect of Goods that have been tampered with or modified without Auckland Saddle Fits' approval or which have been stored in an improper manner. 2) For Goods that the Customer is entitled to reject (pursuant to clause 26 of the CGA) or Auckland Saddle Fit liability for breach of a non-excludable condition, warranty or any other liability, is limited at Auckland Saddle Fits’ option to: (a) repairing the Goods; (b) replacing the Goods; or (c) refunding the price of the Goods.

Product Safety 

1) The Customer must ensure that: (a) all Goods are handled and used in accordance with any safety directions or guidance notes; (b) any safety features of the Goods are not interfered with, modified or disabled; (c) all Goods are used under appropriate supervision and with appropriate training; 2) The Customer acknowledges that: (a) failure to comply with this clause may invalidate any express warranty given by Auckland Saddle Fit; (b) Auckland Saddle Fit does not warrant or represent the suitability of any good, service, design, person or organisation for the Customer’s use; (c) the Customer shall be responsible for ensuring that all and any instructions, recommended uses, applications and installations methods are followed and any cautions and/or warnings observed; (d) where any recommendation or advice has been given by or on behalf of Auckland Saddle Fit, Auckland Saddle Fit will not be responsible for the actual implementation of the recommendation or the advice or the actions or performance of any other party.


1) If, at any time and for any reason, an Event of Default occurs, then (without prejudice to any other remedies Auckland Saddle Fit may have): (a) Auckland Saddle Fit may suspend or cancel (in whole or in part) any order created under these Terms or any other contract with the Customer by written notice to the Customer; (b) Auckland Saddle Fit may delay delivery of any Goods until the matter is resolved to Auckland Saddle Fit’ satisfaction; (c) the Secured Indebtedness will become immediately due and payable; (d) each security interest created under these Terms will become immediately enforceable; (e) Auckland Saddle Fit may at any time appoint in writing one or more Receivers (jointly and/or severally) in respect of any Secured Property who shall be entitled to exercise all rights conferred on Auckland Saddle Fit under these Terms as well as at law generally and pursuant to the Receiverships Act 1993 and otherwise on such terms considered necessary or expedient by Auckland Saddle Fit; 2) A certificate signed by Auckland Saddle Fit as to an amount due by the Customer shall be conclusive evidence of such for all purposes, including for any proceedings.


The Customer hereby indemnifies Auckland Saddle Fit, its employees, officers, agents, any Receivers and any Attorney appointed pursuant to 'default' clause (“Indemnified Parties”) against all losses, liabilities, damages, claims, actions costs or expenses (including legal and solicitor/client costs and expenses) which the Indemnified Parties' (or any one of them) may incur, of which have been made against any of the Indemnified Party as a result of or in relation to: (a) any act, omission, default by the Customer or any subsequent purchaser of the Goods; (b) any breach of the Customer’s obligations under these Terms; (c) anything done or omitted to be done, or purported to be done or omitted by Auckland Saddle Fit and/or a Receiver and/or an Attorney in the exercise or purported exercise of its rights under these Terms or conferred by law (and whether or not arising by reason of mistake, oversight, negligence or error of judgment); (d) any liability, loss or expense arising out of Auckland Saddle Fit’ security interest in any of the Secured Property, or any act or omission of the Customer in respect of any circumstance which reaches or might breach any environmental law.


Auckland Saddle Fit may at any time collect, hold and use information relating to a customers fitting report for any purpose connected with its business including (but not limited to) direct marketing, debt recovery, credit reporting or assessment, and to register any security interest, including collecting information from, and disclosing information to, Related Companies, external credit reporting agencies, debt collection agencies, trade referees and other third parties. Information disclosed by Auckland Saddle Fit to credit reporting agencies will be disclosed on the basis that it will be held and used by such agencies to provide credit reporting services. Under the Privacy Act 1993, individuals have rights to access to, and request correction of, their personal information by contacting Auckland Saddle Fit


Your saddle fitting queries answered

What brand of saddles do you fit?

Auckland Saddle Fit works with all brands of saddles. A saddle is assessed by the shape and size of it's tree and panel, and whether it can work for the shape of the horse and rider. Wool and Cair panels offer the more adjustability, but latex panels can be rebalanced with the use of shim pads.

How often should my saddle be fitted?

Society of Master Saddlers (SMS) recommend that as a 'gold standard' saddles should be fitted every 6 months.

Some combinations will need a fitting on a more regular basis (shared saddles between horses or heavy workloads), and others may only need annual checks. Auckland Saddle Fit recommends taking regular weight measurements around the girth area to check for weight/ muscle/ age/ work related changes, to help indicate when a fitting is due.

Why is a saddle fitting important?

A saddle fitting is similar to a car service. We want to address any small changes that could cause a problem, before they start. A well fitting saddle keeps the hard parts of the tree off the sensitive parts of the horse. It also keeps the riders weight kindly distributed throughout the tree and panel. When the balance changes, the saddle can start to move/rock and cause painful pressure points.

Saddle fittings are also used to pick out suitable saddle choices when you change your horse, or need a new (or new to you) saddle for an existing horse.

Don't forget, saddle fitting also incorporates how the rider fits in the saddle.

Can I share one saddle between two horses?

If the saddle is a suitable choice for both horses, then the answer is Yes. The widest horse is the one that must be fitted to, and then shim pads can be used to balance and fit the saddle to the second horse.

What is a good fit for the horse?

A good fit for the horse allows the tree and panels to distribute the riders weight in motion as kindly as possible, and protects the sensitive areas of the horses back.

What is a good fit for the rider?

A good fit for the rider keeps your body as still as possible to stay with the horses movement, and allows your joints to absorb shock without being damaged.


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