• Worldwide Delivery

    We offer free delivery for orders over £50 within much of Great Britain. All orders within most of Great Britain that are £50 and under are charged at £5.99. Provided the goods you have ordered are in stock we aim to dispatch them within two working days. Occasionally this may be longer if we require security authorisation from your payment provider or at particularly busy times.

    If there is a delay in dispatching your order we will contact you, by email, as soon as reasonably practicable.

    Except in cases where such a method is unavailable we send all of your orders using an express service. While we cannot guarantee delivery with a certain period of time, typically deliveries to the UK take 2 working days.  USA, Canada and mainland Europe take 3 to 4 working days. Deliveries to Australia and New Zealand typically take 5 to 7 working days.

    You will be required to sign for your delivery on arrival. Our freight forwarders typically deliver between 9am and 6pm so you may wish to have your products delivered to your place of work if you are not usually at home during those times.

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  • The RB Equestrian Story

    We're one of the biggest saddleries in the UK with over 10,000sq. ft. of shop floor, but also, we think, one of the friendliest.  A true family business we've been trading since 1989 and we've got a great reputation for service. We've won the national BETA/SEIB Retailer of the Year Award an unprecedented three times in 2009, 2011 & 2012.

     

    Although we sell everything for horse and rider our speciality is competition clothing. At any one time we have over 500 competition jackets (show coats and shadbellys) in stock, ready to be despatched immediately. We stock a great selection for men, women and children in a huge range of prices sizes and styles. And if we don't have what you want available for immediate despatch we let you know, keep you informed and don't charge you until your order is ready to be sent.

     

    Our staff are experts in their chosen fields. Not only can we advise you on finding your perfect competition jacket, we also have qualified helmet and body protector fitters in store. You'll also find qualified wormer advisers, a qualified saddler and three saddle fitters registered with the Society of Master Saddlers. But we don't rest on our laurels. All our staff undertake regular training sessions in their chosen specialisms to keep up to date with the latest trends and innovations.

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  • Expert Saddle Fitting

    At RB Equestrian we believe that a correctly fitting saddle for both you and your horse is not just desirable but essential. That’s why we are saddle fitters, not just saddle sellers, and if you buy a saddle from us, we will fit it, and then be happy to check it regularly and maintain it for you.

    Our Qualified Saddle Fitters are registered with the British Society of Master Saddlers meaning that they have passed the first independent saddle fitting examination in the World, must attend refresher courses every two years and are insured to do the work that they do.

    We take full records of you and your horse and will work hard to find the most suitable saddle for you both, not just recommend the best fitting saddle we have on the day.

    Book a saddle consultation with one of our saddle fitters and they will measure and template your horse, observe it both stationary and being worked in-hand and discuss with you your requirements before they even put a saddle on your horse’s back. We provide a full saddle fitting service at the shop in our full size arena or can come to you.

    Our Fitters

    Ted

    Ted was a professional engineer when he swapped careers in 1994 to train as a saddler and qualified saddle fitter.

    He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Master Saddlers and is an assessor for the City and Guilds saddle fitting qualification run by the Society.

    Kirsty

    Kirsty began her saddlery apprenticeship here at RB Equestrian in 2004. She was one of the youngest ever qualified saddlers in the UK, and was also the youngest person ever to gain Qualified Saddle Fitter status.

    She is the owner of Eddie, a coloured warmblood who she has had since the day he was born and she is, how shall we say this,..... a little vertically challenged. We love making appointments for her to see all the 17hh plus horses!

    Sam

    Sam has a BSc Hons in Equine Studies and gained her Qualified Saddle Fitter qualification in 2011. She's a dab hand at changing girth straps and her very favourite job in the workshop is flocking which she does without a grumble or a moan!

    She is the owner of Corinthian, a beautiful welsh section D who she's done pretty much everything with. It's probably safe to say he's the love of her life!

    Frequently asked questions

    1. What do you charge?
      • new saddle fit. Free consultation & mileage charge of 50p per mile round trip if we come to you.
      • re-fitting a saddle fitted by us on the same horse. £30 for the first saddle (£15 for any additional saddles) plus a mileage charge of 50p per mile round trip if we come to you
      • checking a saddle OR horse that we haven't seen before. £60 plus a mileage charge of 50p per mile round trip if we come to you.

    2. How do I make an appointment?
      • Give us a call or come into the shop (01908 641307/365335). We will make sure you speak to one of our saddle fitters who will discuss your requirements in detail and help you consider your options before you even make an appointment.

    3. How long will a saddle fit/check take?
      • You should assume that any fit or check will take at least 1 hour. In some cases it may take significantly longer than this.

    4. What facilities do I need for you to fit or check a saddle?
      • We need a clean & dry horse in the first instance. It is helpful if you can make sure your horse is ready at the agreed appointment time.
      • Ideally you will have a flat, level area where our saddle fitter can see the horse being worked in hand.
      • An arena (or the sheer heaven that is an indoor school) make seeing a horse working in a saddle much easier. If you don't have access to either then a flat, level grassy area will normally be sufficient or you may want to consider bringing your horse to us.

    5. I don't know if I need a new saddle or just my existing one adjusting. How do I know you're not just going to persuade me to buy a new saddle in any event?
      • Because we know that the quickest way to lose customers is to make them unhappy. Our saddle fitters do not work on commission - so it makes no difference to them whether they sell a saddle or not - and they are professionals. Their job is to do the best for you, on the day, and if your existing saddle can be made to fit - they'll tell you.

    6. How long do I normally have to wait for an appointment?
      • This can vary massively but as a general rule we are booking Saturday appointments up to two months in advance. Frequently you can get a mid-week appointment within 7 days if you're flexible. If you think you'd like an appointment give us a call as soon as possible.

    7. I've had a saddle fitted by someone else and I'd like a second opinion. Can you help?
      • Maybe. If your saddle has been fitted or checked by another qualified saddle fitter in the last six months you should refer any issues you are having back to them. If you still need some help then be aware that we will need to obtain the original fitting sheets from that saddle fitter and probably speak to them about your horse before we see them.

    8. I really value my trainers/vets/back persons/friends advice and they think I've got a problem with my saddle - what shall I do?
      • We are happy to work alongside other equestrian professionals to ensure both you and your horse are able to perform as well as possible. Don't forget though that you're paying us to give you a professional opinion so if you'd like anyone else to be involved in the saddle fitting process we would strongly suggest that you arrange for them to be available at the time of your appointment so that we can get them involved at the earliest possible opportunity.

    9. How often should I have my saddle checked?
      • A newly fitted saddle should be checked within 12 weeks of fitting (or as per your saddle fitter's advice). After that, every 6 months or whenever there is a significant change to the shape of your horse. Check regularly with a weigh tape to monitor your horse's condition, and if there is a change of 5cm up or down you should have your saddle refitted.

    10. Can you repair my saddle?
      • We are proper saddlers and can repair and make all kinds of leatherwork (including saddles). Please give us a call or pop in and we can assess your item for repair.

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  • RB update October

    Words by Daisy, The RB Equestrian Blog Dog on 17/10/2014 18:24:31

     

    So Autumn seems to have arrived with a vengeance with crazy winds and rains battering us this week. My trusty old trainers have been consigned to the cupboard and I've treated myself to a brand new pair of Muck Boots which I'm hoping will keep my feet not only dry but toastie warm. For the last three years I've been desperately trying to preserve a very old pair of Woof boots that are more comfortable than slippers. Sadly the tread has at long last disappeared entirely and they're now pretty much a death trap. I'm not going to throw them away yet though. If the rain stops and we have a nice dry winter (am I delusional?) then I'll get them back out! I haven't beaten Mum's record yet though – she had a pair of Hunters that she kept going for 15 years. This was when they were made in Scotland though – I'm not sure any boots made these days would last that long!

    Keeping our horses dry when the weather is awful is a bit of a challenge – not least because they seem to love getting wet. Despite having a lovely open yard with a choice of stables to go in I can guarantee that on the wettest day they will be standing in the middle of the field, heads down, drenched wherever their rugs don't touch. It does make you realise that maybe we worry more about them than we need to!

    Talking of rugs – have you entered our Facebook competition this month to win a Bridleway Ontario mediumweight Turnout rug? If not why don't you enter now – you just need to tell us your perfect Halloween costume to be in with a chance. Click on this link here:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/RB-Equestrian-Ltd/146772275348368?ref=bookmarks

     

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