About Us

The National Saddle Centre is based an hour and a half north of Auckland at Matakana.  It offers first class facilities for both horse and rider who want to take the time to choose a saddle suitable for their purposes in an unhurried atmosphere – where both horse and rider can be assessed, and there is the chance to trial possible choices. The option to have themselves videoed is there and any input from trainers and other professionals is welcomed.

The farm has a large arena where we can put up a set of jumps, if required, as well as 8 km of tracks around. If you wish to ride your horse and trial the saddle over some steeper terrain and even have a good gallop we can easily accommodate that too.

For those who cannot make the return journey in a day, there is both in house stabling or the use of a paddock  for your horse and  a very comfortable flat to stay in overnight for you.

The NSC mobile concept was started in the UK in 1992 and was based on the previous ten years in retail saddlery shop - an enormous learning curve including much trial and error with different saddle manufacturers, and their methods ,both in the UK and in Europe.

Our customers, many of whom we see year after year for regular maintenance, range from Olympic riders in all disciplines national riders, riding club riders, everyday riders, hunters, pony club riders and absolute beginners - and every kind of equine breed ,shape and measure of fitness imaginable. It is our pride and pleasure to be of service to all, and to give unbiased advice when requested.

We learn something from each and every one of our customers – our dossiers of saddle fittings including assessments of the horse, drawings of the back, photos and videos, now number into thousands – all an enormous reference for us and a tremendous teaching aid for future saddle fitters.

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If you have a question about our saddles, our service or would like to book an appointment, get advice from the experts.

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