About Me


Originally from Yorkshire, was a Metallurgist and studied Quantam Physics. However Ive always been passionate about horses and in particular showjumping. As a sideline and my love of leather I began making bridles for Showjumpers, Welsh Pony Stallions, handbags, dog harnesses etc. I also began taking saddles apart and reflocking my own. 

I was lucky enough to live close to John Whitaker and  his family and regularly trained with his stable jockey at the time. Off we went to HOYS one year and I was approached by John Whitaker International to work on the stand at the show. A few days later I got a call to go and work for the company as a sales representative, swiftly becoming Business Development Manager and loving the industry. Whist at JWI I trained in Italy with Prestige Italia Saddles to become a saddle fitter and also did the Society Master Saddles Introductiory Saddle Fitting course.

I then left JWI with their blessing and help to set up in business selling JW and Prestige saddles. I constantly still now train every year. I find the evolving world of saddles fascinating and it makes me happy to be part of the team for all my clients   in the care and welfare of their horse. I specialise in top competition horses and remedial saddle fits. 

I stock the whole range of saddles by Amerigo and Prestige but also stock Albion, Equipe and Fairfax. I use a couple of independent UK Saddle Manufacturers for the difficult to fit horses. You can be sure I can supply a saddle to fit you and your horse without compromise.

Most of my customers come through word of mouth. I have developed this website mainly to give new clients an overview of how I work.

Qualified Equine Body Worker and SMS QSF.

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Now based in Herefordshire and have been in business over 15 years.

To book a saddle consultation or for a general enquiry please email in the first instance to caroline@sportshorseservices.com

If your enquiry is urgent call Caroline on 07939625075 and leave a voice message.