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Saddle Fitter Auckland

EXPERT SADDLE FITTER

Harmony between Horse and Rider

At Auckland Saddle Fit, we take a holistic approach to saddle fitting. Our experienced fitter considers the unique physiology of your horse, coupled with the specific requirements and comfort of the rider.

This comprehensive approach guarantees a tailored solution that goes beyond mere functionality.

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THE PERFECT FIT

Riding Excellence begins with the Fit

A well-fitted saddle is more than a necessity; it's the key to unlocking the full potential of your riding experience. It ensures not only the comfort and wellbeing of your horse but also allows the rider to communicate effectively, enhancing the overall riding performance.

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Holistic Saddle Fitter

My commitment to education means you'll not only leave with a well-fitted saddle, but also with the knowledge to maintain that comfort and harmony.

My Journey

I have been affiliated with NSC since 2015 when I began my formal saddle fitter training to become qualified through the Society of Master Saddlers (SMS), in the UK. To compliment this I also attended a SaddleFit4Life Equine Ergonomist course in Melbourne in 2019.

My commitment to continual learning is reflected in my ongoing registration and upskilling within the field.

Experience and Insight

I have been fortunate enough to work 'on the bench' alongside some top saddle makers in Walsall, UK. This has provided me with some simple repair skills and gained invaluable insight into the intricacies of saddle construction and repair.

This hands-on experience enables me to understand not only how saddles are built, but how they interact with both rider and horse. My holistic approach considers the unique needs of both, ensuring a harmonious fit.

I can assess and rebalance all brands of saddles (so long as the saddle is a suitable choice) with wool or Cair panels, and am able to work with latex/foam panels to provide advice and improve the fit as needed. I also take into account how the saddle works for the rider, and any influence external factors have on the fit.

Education and Qualifications

I have a holistic overview on saddle fitting, and can offer solutions for complex fitting situations.

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Equine Studies)

  • Society of Master Saddlers Qualification in Saddle Fit

  • Qualification in Saddle Flocking and Flocking Adjustment

  • Certified Equine Ergonomist with SaddleFit4Life

Christine is one of six fitters in New Zealand with a Society of Master Saddlers Qualification.

TIPS FROM OUR EXPERT FITTER

Fitting Resources

Delve into our educational resources, including blog articles and videos, covering topics like saddle maintenance, common fitting issues, and tips for riders. Empower yourself with knowledge from our holistic fitter to ensure the best fit for yourself and your horse.

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We offer a range of top-quality saddles from leading brands, including Dressage, Jump, General Purpose (GP), Pony, and Secondhand Saddles.

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UNLOCK YOUR RIDING POTENTIAL

Discover your perfect fit

Embark on a journey towards saddle comfort and performance. Schedule a professional saddle fitting session in Auckland with our experienced fitter.

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"Still buzzing"

"Still buzzing at the difference in Garry today with the more suitable sized saddle. Appreciate all your help and expertise. Just goes to show the slightest change can make a world of difference. Hence the importance of using an experienced saddle fitter who looks at the whole picture - the holistic overview"

Sue Malley

"Clearly a specialist"

"Very professional and personable. Christine made the whole experience a pleasure. She was clearly a specialist, but also able to share her knowledge with my daughter, her coach, and I - each at different knowledge levels. She never skipped a beat and in addition, our saddle was ready for pickup that same day!"

Amélie Tomkins

 

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