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SIDESADDLES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE

Sidesaddles for discriminating riders—selling only saddles I would like to ride.
No economy imports, no “pretenders,” no saddles with ride quality concerns.
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The beauty and elegance of sidesaddle riding begins with the right equipment, and that is why purchasing from a knowledgeable source is so important. Sidesaddle Heaven will work with you to find a saddle that fits you, fits your horse, fits your purpose—and fits your budget. You’ll find the largest selection of English style sidesaddles from famous makers here, as well as unique examples of western and historic interest. We are always happy to search our extensive network for special requests.

 
Sidesaddles for Discriminating Riders
 

ENGLISH CUT-BACK SIDESADDLES

(Please note that saddles are listed by seat size, from smaller to larger,
with tree sizes given as second measurement)

#322 OWEN OF LONDON, 20” X 12” seat, 6” gullet/#3 tree. Elegant Owen styling for today’s rider. Doeskin seat and wide pommels, all dees, supple Owen skirting leather, extended panel under the safe for more right leg support. Correct Owen breakaway stirrup leather. New suede on pommels, recent billets, totally relined and professionally stuffed for the level seat and balance you expect from this famous maker. $2800
 
ON HOLD: #294 CHAMPION & WILTON OF LONDON. 20 ½” x 12” seat; 5 ½” gullet/#2+ tree.  Doeskin seat and wide doeskin pommels, new sidesaddle stirrup leather. Brought over from Ireland, where it had been in the owner’s family and used for foxhunting. London style padding, level seat for elegant posture, and very modern styling for the show ring--made in 1938. Will fit a wider horse with withers definition; has been on Hanoverian and full-bodied TB.  $2000.

#261 MODERN CUT-BACK with MAYHEW TYPE breakaway assembly. 20 ½”” x 12 ½” seat, 5 ½” x #2+ tree will fit wide horse with defined withers and can be stuffed to fit low-backed or aged horse. Doeskin seat and wide pommels. A very pretty saddle, Appointments Class ready. Has been used on Andalusian and big TB.  $2000.

REDUCED: #311 MARTIN & MARTIN, LONDON/NYC/PHILADELPHIA  20 1/2” x 12 1/2”, 6” gullet/#2 tree. All leather, medium pommels, 2-position leaping pommel, take-up stirrup leather with original (small) Copes safety iron.  Great provenance: from the Prentice Estate in Williamstown, MA (Mrs. Prentice was John D. Rockefeller’s daughter), 72 room summer home “Elm Tree House.” Still London Tan color. Complete with balance girth and carrying case. $1900

NEW LISTING: #329 CHAMPION & WILTON, LONDON. 21” x 12 ½” seat, 5 ½”/#2+ tree. Medium pommels, suede seat added for security. Recent billets and sidesaddle stirrup leather with correct C&W fitting.  Has been used on QH, Appy and, most recently, on the first TWH shown aside in Gaited Horse Dressage.This saddle has been a confidence builder for both adult and junior riders. Complete--includes balance girth and saddle cover. Ready to ride at $1495.

REDUCED: #284 MAYHEW LISADELL of LONDON  21+ x 13 ½” seat, 6” gullet/#3 tree should fit a wide horse. All leather, single position leaping pommel. Great value--where else will you find a genuine Mayhew Lisadell with all renovations, including: recent billets; recent surcingle; new sidesaddle stirrup leather; and relined--for just $1400?

#321 MARTIN & MARTIN, LONDON/NYC/PHILADELPHIA  21” x 13” seat; 6” gullet/#2+ tree. A unique Martin & Martin with Mayhew breakaway assembly added plus wide off-side point for better balance. “Garage door” feature, two position leaping pommel, rich mahogany color, new balance girth. EXC!  Just $1800.  

#312 ENGLISH STYLE,  21” x 13 ½”, 6” gullet/ #2+ tree. A unigue all leather straight head with short points but hunt saddle look and construction. Reinforced tree, bolstered safe, hanky slit. Relined and balanced. Includes stirrup leather & Peacock iron. Great starter, schooling or guest saddle at an affordable price. $695

#306 HARRIES & SON of ENGLAND, 21 ½” X 13 ½”, 5 ½” gullet/#2 tree. All leather saddle along Edwardian lines: medium pommels, two position leaping pommel, roller bar stirrup leather with safety iron. New billets, newly relined and padded up to balance. Authentic Harries Co. documentation from Walsall Saddlery Museum is included.  $1200

 #325 MARTIN & MARTIN, LONDON, NYC, PHILADELPHIA: 22” x 14” seat, 6” gullet/#2+ tree. All leather with bolstered safe, 2 position leaping pommel, take-up stirrup leather and professionally done leather underside! Suede seat added for your comfort and security. You can own this ready-to-ride saddle for just $1195.

#286 MAYHEW OF LONDON, “Lisadell” model. 22 ½” x 14” seat’ 6+” gullet/#2 tree. A real treasure for the rider with today’s broad shouldered horse. All new billets, bearing surfaces relined, new stirrup leather w/new 4 ½” Scott’s Safety Stirrup. Have had on Shire/QH cross. (Original fittings included but for display only.) $1995

GREATLY REDUCED: #302 KNOUD OF NYC, 23” x 13 ¾” seat, 6” gullet/#2+ tree. Peach colored inset doeskin seat and wide pommels; hinged “garage door” off-side flap; Mayhew type breakaway mechanism; sidesaddle stirrup leather with egg-eye iron. Leather underside with correct fit. Favorite of Clare Coley, excellent for jumping. Includes genuine Fitzwilliam girth and balance girth. Exceptional condition. Ridden on appendix QH and Dutch WB. $2500

#283 MARTIN & MARTIN OF LONDON, NYC, PHILADELPHIA: 23” x 14”, 6” gullet/#2 tree. Contemporary model with extended pommels and Martin & Martin patent breakaway assembly in addition to M&M springside convenience feature. Complete and in exceptional condition--relined with new imported linen on bearing surfaces and new serge on quilted surfaces. New sidesaddle stirrup leather and balance girth, one of the prettiest saddles you’ll find. $2800

NEW LISTING: #327 CROSS OF LONDON, 23 ½” x 13 ½” seat, 5 ½” gullet/#2 tree. Champion & Wilton type has breakaway assembly with correct fitting, recent double-ply billets, new surcingle. Suede seat for secure ride, comfy seat size for modern rider. Sidesaddles with longer seats can be hard to balance, but this one rode happily on an Appy gelding in a Roger Philpot clinic. Consignor would like it to go to an appreciative home.  Complete with string girth and balance strap. (this saddle has same tree template as my most versatile clinic sidesaddle.) A real treasure at $1400

 

VINTAGE ENGLISH PLEASURE SIDESADDLES
(straight head, short points, not reinforced)

#316  “LITTLE MISS” size, 18” x 13 ½” seat, EP tree. Very good original exterior with suede seat and pommels, canvas surcingle. Girth billets replaced and balance assembly billets added. Panel relined and laced on for better balance. Your young rider can have fun with this little saddle from leadline to pre-teen.  $400

 

VINTAGE WESTERN and COMBINATION SIDESADDLES
 (side bar tree)

#320 WESTERN PLEASURE  18 ½” x 14”; Genuine Sears Roebuck sidesaddle, ca. 1902. Hard to find an original carpet seat in such exceptional condition; parcel hook; and double rigging replaced. Comes with new stirrup leather and Peacock iron + original stirrup leather and heart shaped toe stirrup (for display only). $375

#310 WESTERN “GOODNIGHT style” STOCK SIDESADDLE. 19” x 15” seat with inside cantle roll. Rawhide covered tree, double rigged with brass rigging rings, square skirts, authentic basket weave trim and offside purse.  New suede on seat and safe for better contact, new saddle strings, and new latigo and billet straps. Great price at $795

VICTORIAN LADIES & OTHER HISTORIC BEAUTIES


ORIGINAL: #319 Edwardian period BACH of NYC cut-back sidesaddle, turn of 20th century. Exceptional original condition—still light russet color. Display or renovate for use—panel needs relining/stuffing, strap work should be replaced before riding. Sold “as found.” $800

ELEGANT; #320 CROSS OF LONDON cut-back. 22” x 14” seat. Large silver monogram on off side saddle (saddler’s nail heads also polish up as silver) suggests it was made for a society belle! Found in attic of an historic CT home; recently relined with serge and linen to be used in a Downton Abbey themed decorator’s display. Otherwise original and sold “as found”. $995

PAINTED LADY:  rare Transitional Period (1840-1880) sidesaddle with very large skirts, lavishly painted decoration, attached saddle cloth embroidered to match. Leather in fragile condition but collection-worthy; it is a spectacular example of Eastern seaboard saddles of the period. Sold “as found.”

EARLY AMERICAN: Authentic Early American sidesaddle, 1780-1840. Prominent off-pommel that was the rider’s hand-hold for security, inset doe seat in unique heart shape, fine detail on Morroco leather pommels. Billets and saddle cloth replaced, has been ridden in Historic Costume Classes. For the rider who wants authenticity!  $500.

 

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SADDLE TRIAL POLICY: Sidesaddles are sent out on trial after full payment is received; purchaser to pay shipping and handling, and insurance. I am happy to work out a reasonable trial period with you--usually 3 to 7 days. In the event of a return, purchaser again pays shipping cost and insurance. When saddle is received here in the same condition in which it was sent out, the purchase price is then refunded.

TRADE UP POLICY: Sidesaddles purchased from Sidesaddle Heaven may be traded towards a saddle of higher price at a later date, provided the trade-up is one I own and not one here on consignment. Adjustments may be made for condition of the saddle being traded in.

PLEASE REMEMBER: Horseback riding is an inherent risk activity. Check all tack for safety before each ride, following industry guidelines. Due to the nature of vintage saddles, the unsupervised uses to which they may be put, and the unpredictable nature of horses, warranty is neither expressed nor implied. Purchase constitutes agreement to these terms.

IF WE DO NOT LIST WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR:
PLEASE INQUIRE! We will be happy to conduct a search for you.

YES, I WILL BE HAPPY TO TAKE YOUR SIDE SADDLE ON CONSIGNMENT: email me for details

PAYPAL AND TIME PAYMENTS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE

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