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SOLD IN 2012 BY SIDESADDLE HEAVEN

SOLD TO NY: #279 MARTIN & MARTIN, LONDON/NYC/PHILADELPHIA.  19 ½” x 12” seat, 6”/#2 tree. Martin & Martin breakaway mechanism with fitting and sidesaddle stirrup leather. Medium pommels, suede seat added, all dees, converted to outside billets. Great for lead line, junior or petite rider, ridden on a big TB and ASB Sport Horse.  Reduced to $1300.

SOLD TO IL: #304 CHAMPION & WILTON OF LONDON 21” x 12 ½”, 5 ½” gullet/#2+ tree. Signed by Harvey Page, C&W Master Saddler! Good schooling or starter saddle by classic maker—complete with balance girth, equalizer saddle girth, queen, and breakaway stirrup assembly. Seat completely replaced and with suede inset; leaping pommel
recovered; new linen; balanced. Cosmetically high mileage but up-dated, sound and ready-to-ride. This is a very kind hearted saddle—has been used on Paint, Morgan cross, and TB, with beginning riders 11 years old and up. $1195.

SOLD TO MI: #313 MAYHEW LISADELL OF LONDON, 21” x 13 ½”, 5 ½” gullet/#3 tree, very wide fitting. Doeskin seat and pommels, C&W type breakaway assembly with correct sidesaddle stirrup leather, new outside billets. Relined, correctly stuffed and balanced. A pretty saddle that is so easy to use—lighter weight for ease of tacking up, wide off-side point for better balance, no surcingle to bother with, super comfy seat and pommels.  $1795.

SOLD TO AUSTRALIA: #317 OWEN of LONDON, 21 ½” x 13 ½” seat, 6+” gullet/#3+ tree, The highest serial number Owen I have found in the U.S., still has original and matching # breakaway fittingDoeskin inset seat and wide pommels, outside billets (including off-side point billet so important for wide horses), all dees, 3-tread sidesaddle stirrup iron, near side tab for spare stirrup case and removable off-side balance billet from the days of the show ring stars! Superb Owen styling in a size for today’s riders and today’s big horses. Rides beautifully. This could be the saddle of your dreams! $3500

SOLD TO MI:#300 OWEN OF LONDON 21 ½” x 12 ½” seat, 6: gullet, #3 tree. Wide pommels, doeskin seat, show model--small off-side flap slides up to access girth buckles. Good linen, London style padding. Includes saddler-made “queen”, leather 3-fold Hermon girth, balance girth. Superb ride!  Great provenance--brass cantle plate of original owner, daughter of Governor of Michigan, who rode with 3 hunts. (Her sidesaddle trunk available separately.) $3200.

SOLD IN 2011

SOLD to NJ: #303 OWEN OF LONDON, 19 ¾” x 12 1/2” seat, 6”/#3 tree.  Attention petite riders--your opportunity to own one of the last sidesaddles made by this famous company! This is a high serial number Owen in exceptional condition, with doeskin seat and wide doeskin pommels for your comfort. Three-fold “show” girth with attached balance strap included. $32000.3

SOLD to MA; #299 WALSALL, ENGLAND cut-back on SAMUEL HUNTER tree.  21 ½” x 13 ½”, 6” gullet/#2+ tree. C&W type breakaway mechanism and sidesaddle stirrup leather with C&W type fitting. All new girth billets, completely relined and padding balanced. Great price for a renovated saddle with breakaway feature. $1099

SOLD to MA:  #307 MAYHEW OF LONDON, 22” x 13” seat, 5 ½” gullet/#2 tree. Outside billet style. Famed Mayhew wide pommels and doeskin seat. New billets, quilted surfaces relined in serge, superbly padded.  New stirrup leather with correct Mayhew breakaway fitting. Consignor brought over from England.  $2600

SOLD to VA: #309 LEADLINE SIDESADDLE:  17” x 13”, short points both side, leaping pommel, straight head, no stress bar. Renovated with suede seat, new girth billets and balance billets, underside relined, stirrup leather and Peacock iron. Ready for your little sidesaddle rider at $250.

To INDIANA: #250 Completely redone small WESTERN sidesaddle, 17 ½” x 13 ½” seat. 2-tone leather, stitched and silvered. A striking little double rigged saddle with a great story, it was sold as “one of a pair reproduced for a wealthy man’s daughters by a Texas saddler who did work for Hollywood stars like John Wayne.” Can’t verify the story, but the leather work was obviously done by someone highly skilled. Includes girths and leather covered stirrup. Sweet! $995.

SOLD IN 2010

SOLD to IN: #298 WHIPPY OF LONDON 20” x 12 ½” seat, 6” gullet/#1 tree. Peach colored doe seat and pommels, two position leaping pommel for versatility of fit. Contemporary saddle with level seat, London-stuffed panel, all dees. New serge on bearing surfaces, recent near side surcingle. New “Made In England” sidesaddle stirrup leather and Mayhew-type fitting. Excellent for young or petite rider, has been on Arabians. Show ring condition. $2000

SOLD to MA: #297 OWEN OF LONDON, 20 ¼” x 13” seat, (15 ½” cutback) 6” gullet/#3 tree.  Medium pommels with bonus of two-position leaping pommel for over fences/equitation and versatile fit to riders. New linen and serge under, new girth billets and long balance billet on off side.  Leather in excellent condition. Has been used for fox hunting and showing in lower CT, Appointments Class ready. Fit Irish Sport Horse, ASB, Spotted Draft. $2500.

SOLD TO NH: #281 CHAMPION & WILTON, LONDON. 21” x 12 ½”, 5 ½” gullet/#2+ tree. Suede seat added, correct C&W breakaway fitting and new stirrup leather, recent billets and relining. Has been used by teens and smaller adults alike, on QH, several Appaloosas and Arabians. good karma—taken several riders to State 4-H Shows. $1400.

SOLD to CANADA: #291 CHAMPION & WILTON OF LONDON.  21” x 13” seat, 5 ½” gullet/#2 tree. Wide doeskin pommels and comfy doeskin seat, forward placement balance billet for maximum “set”. Good linen and serge underside, well stuffed. Made for “Miss Marion Mark Dwyer.” Lovely condition and Appointments Class ready. $1795.

SOLD to CT: #288 WHIPPY OF LONDON, 21 ½” X 13” seat, 6” gullet/#2+ tree.  Extended pommels and original doeskin seat; 2-position leaping pommel; linen on bearing surfaces over serge. All dees, including near-side dee for spare stirrup case carried by women who fox hunted. C&W style breakaway assembly with new stirrup leather. Superbly padded and  balanced, A very pretty saddle with great CT hunt country provenance. Appointments Class ready. Has been used on QH, Morgan and Hannoverian. $1995.

SOLD to NH: #296 MARTIN & MARTIN, LONDON/NYC/PHILADELPHIA  22” x 13” seat,  6” gullet/#2 tree. Martin & Martin’s contemporary model with wide pommels and patent breakaway stirrup assembly (new stirrup leather and egg-eye iron) and “garage door” spring-side convenience feature. Suede seat added. Professionally relined and stuffed by British saddler for optimal balance and ride. EXC. This saddle was ridden at Madison Square Garden!  $2200

SOLD to VA: #301 OWEN OF LONDON, 22” x 13 ¼” seat; 6” gullet/#3 tree. Ivory doeskin seat and wide pommels in cleanest condition I’ve ever seen! Single position leaping pommel; sidesaddle stirrup leather with correctly numbered Owen fitting (these were made in sets and the original always works best) and egg-eye iron. New linen, new serge, all dees. Includes balance girth and supple three-fold leather girth with keeper for balance girth. Exceptional!  $3200

SOLD to GA: #290 OWEN OF LONDON, 22” X 13 ½” seat, 6” gullet/#3 tree will fit big/wide horses! Wide doeskin pommels, with everything in exceptional condition: original stamped stirrup leather with egg-eye stirrup iron; original and correctly numbered breakaway fitting; original stamped balance girth. Linen in excellent condition, panels are still light colored linen and stuffing is superb. Versatile fit—have already had on a Hanoverian, Rhinelander and TB. This saddle is everything that has made Owen famous. From a RI estate. $3500

SOLD to Ontario, Canada: #285  CIRCLE R SADDLERY “COMBINATION” model that can be ridden “western” or “English.” 22” x 15”, famous Circle R balanced and anatomical seat, on modern bars for wide horse. English billets take adapters for a western girth, comes with 2 stirrups and own balance girth. This has been one of my demonstrator saddles for Circle R Saddles, very light use in lessons and clinics. Dark brown leather and suede, genuine sheepskin lining. All of the features you expect in a Circle R custom saddle with no waiting!  $2500 (would be $2700 new.)

SOLD to Texas: #269 WESTERN PLEASURE (catalog style, no number) 18” x 14”, short double rigging, elaborately embroidered light colored seat and floral pattern tooling on safe. Parcel hook, original stirrup leather and bull nose tapadero. A sweet little saddle in “as found” condition for collector or display. (Could be renovated for child rider.) $200

SOLD to Texas: #301  WHITMAN deluxe model, 20” x 14”,  Combination style “English” look on western bars. Embroidered gold leather seat, balance assembly and cut-back. Center-fire rigging replaced, ready to ride. $400

SOLD to CT: #289 Child-size western, 15 ½” x 12 ½” seat, name “Blanche” stamped on near skirt. As found. $100

SOLD to Texas: #300 Wm BROOKE & SON, ENGLAND:  21 ½” x 13” seat, 5 ½” gullet/#2 tree. All leather basic cut-back, full shafto, with 2-position leaping pommel. As found, needs new panel and misc. repairs; tree is sound. $250

SOLD to WA:  Transitional Period sidesaddle, ca 1840-1880, quilted black leather seat with red moquette inset, colored leather trim, large skirts with painted decorations and attached saddle cloth. As found. $150

 

SOLD IN 2009  

ENGLISH CUT-BACK SIDESADDLES

SOLD to New Brunswick, Canada: #262 OWEN OF LONDON, 20" x 12 1/2" seat; 6"+ gullet/#3 tree. Doeskin seat and wide pommels; upper pommel set for slimmer leg. A very desirable name in a great size for petite adult or junior riding a BIG horse. Foxhunting provenance, can go into the hunt field or show ring. New stirrup leather, correct Owen fitting. $1,950.

SOLD to CT: #278 OWEN OF LONDON 21” X 12+” seat, 6”/#3 tree. Have you found that some Owens have a leaping pommel too low-set for your comfort? This early Owen has the bonus of a two-position leaping pommel for greater versatility. All renovations just done: new double-ply billets; suede seat added; elastic replaced in convenience feature; new linen under and padding balanced. Famed Owen fit and ride at a reasonable price. $1400

SOLD to RI:  #280 SMITH WORTHINGTON OF HARTFORD, CT, 21” x 12 ½” seat, 6+”/#2+ tree configured for round-barreled horse. Estimated 1940’s sidesaddle in “show” style of that era. Small off-side silhouette, outside billets, wide pommels, Mayhew type breakaway assembly. Suede seat added, billets updated. Renovations being done now. A very elegant sidesaddle with level seat; is said to have been ridden at Devon. Call for pricing.

SOLD to NC: #277 WHIPPY OF LONDON 21” x 12 ½” seat; 5 ½” gullet/#2 tree. All leather sidesaddle, complete and excellent original condition. Includes correct Whippy stirrup leather and balance girth. Slimmer seat makes it ideal for teen or petite rider. Not many sidesaddles found in condition this clean! $2095

SOLD to NY:  #268 WHIPPY OF LONDON, 21 1/2" x 13" seat, 6" gullet/#2 tree. All leather saddle with extended pommels, Mayhew style breakaway assembly, and elastic-and-tab convenience feature. All renovations done, including new double-ply billets, linen underside and suede seat added. Has been used on a Lippitt Morgan. (Very clean tree with broad off-side point like a Mayhew for a solid ride.) $1695.

SOLD to OH: #256 ENGLISH CUT BACK, 22" X 13 I/2" SEAT, 5 1/2"gullet/#2 tree. Two position leaping pommel., elastic and tab convenience feature on off side flap. All new billets, bearing surfaces newly relined with linen, suede added to seat. Includes stirrup leather and Peacock safety iron. $995

SOLD to OK:  #226 MARTIN & MARTIN, LONDON, 22 ½” x 13 ½+ seat; 6”gullet/#2 tree will fit a broad-shouldered, wide horse. The wide set upper pommel and seat size promise comfort for the modern sized rider. Two position leaping pommel and spring side. All new billets, take-up stirrup leather, Peacock iron, and linen on bearing surfaces. Suede added to pommel and seat, stuffing well-balanced. $995.

SOLD to CT: #288 WHIPPY OF LONDON, 21 ½” X 13” seat, 6” gullet/#2+ tree.  Extended pommels and original doeskin seat; 2-position leaping pommel; linen on bearing surfaces over serge. All dees, including near-side dee for spare stirrup case carried by women who fox hunted. C&W style breakaway assembly with new stirrup leather. Superbly padded and  balanced, A very pretty saddle with great CT hunt country provenance. Appointments Class ready. Has been used on QH and Hannoverian. $1995

SOLD to GA #290 OWEN OF LONDON, 22" x 13 1/2" seat, 6" gullet/#3 tree will fit big/wide horses. Wide doeskin pommels with everything in exceptional condition: original stamped stirrup leather with egg-eye stirrup iron; original and correctly numbered breakaway fitting; original stamped balance girth. Linen in excellent condition, panels are still light-colored leather and stuffing is superb. Versatile fit--have already had on a Hannoverian and a Rhinelander. This saddle is everything Owen is famous for!  $3500

SOLD to CANADA #291 CHAMPION & WILTON OF LONDON.  21” x 13” seat, 5 ½” gullet/#2 tree. Wide doeskin pommels and comfy doeskin seat, forward placement balance billet for maximum “set”. Good linen and serge underside, well stuffed. C&W
label and stamp says made for “Miss Marion Mark Dwyer.” Lovely condition and Appointments Class ready. $1795.


SOLD to MA: #297 OWEN OF LONDON, 20 ¼” x 13” seat, (15 ½” cutback) 6” gullet/#3 tree.  Medium pommels with bonus of two-position leaping pommel for over fences/equitation and versatile fit to riders. New linen and serge under, new girth billets and long balance billet on off side.  Leather in excellent condition. Has been used for fox hunting and showing in lower CT, Appointments Class ready. Fit Irish Sport Horse, ASB, Spotted Draft. $2500.

SOLD to IN: #298 WHIPPY OF LONDON 20” x 12 ½” seat, 6” gullet/#1 tree. Peach colored doe seat and pommels, two position leaping pommel for versatility of fit. Contemporary saddle with level seat, London-stuffed panel, all dees. New serge on bearing surfaces, recent near side surcingle. New “Made In England” sidesaddle stirrup leather and Mayhew-type fitting. Excellent for young or petite rider, has been on Arabians. Show ring condition. $2000

SOLD to VA: #301 OWEN OF LONDON, 22" x 13 1/4" seat, 6" gullet/#3 tree. Ivory doeskin seat and wide pommels in cleanest condition I've ever seen! Original breakaway fitting 9these were made in sets and the original always fits best); sidesaddle stirrup leather with egg-eye iron; all dees. New serge and new linen, famed Owen fit. Includes balance girth and supple 3-fold leather girth with keeper. This is a saddle you'll be proud to own. $3200

 

MODERN WESTERN SIDESADDLES

SOLD to Ontario, Canada: #285  CIRCLE R SADDLERY “COMBINATION” model that can be ridden “western” or “English.” 22” x 15”, famous Circle R balanced and anatomical seat, on modern bars for wide horse. English billets take adapters for a western girth, comes with 2 stirrups and own balance girth. This has been one of my demonstrator saddles for Circle R Saddles, very light use in lessons and clinics. Dark brown leather and suede, genuine sheepskin lining. All of the features you expect in a Circle R custom saddle with no waiting!  $2500  (would be $2700 new.)

 

VINTAGE WESTERN SIDESADDLES

SOLD to TX: #269 WESTERN PLEASURE (catalog style, no number)
18” x 14”, short double rigging, elaborately embroidered light colored seat and floral pattern tooling on safe. Parcel hook, original stirrup leather and bull nose tapadero. A sweet little saddle in “as found” condition for collector or display. (Could be renovated for child rider.) $200 as is.

 

 

COMBINATION  SIDESADDLES

SOLD to Canada:    #272 WHITMAN PATENT vintage “COMBINATION” SIDESADDLE (an “English” look on a western side-bar tree), 22” x 14” seat, vintage bars. The deluxe all-leather Whitman with cut-back and balance billets, center-fire rigging previously replaced. Comes with stirrup leather and Peacock safety stirrup. The story that came with this saddle is that the previous owner was a circus/rodeo performer who used it on her “High School Horse.”  $400

SOLD to MA:   #274   WAYNE STEELE ENGLISH PLEASURE (“combination” saddle on western bars but with modified “English” look), 20” x 15” seat, standard bars will fit a wide horse. Brown velvet seat with suede-like appearance. English girth billets, balance billets, leather and iron. This is an earlier Steele with all of the famed comfort plus a better “set” to the upper pommel. Not suitable for jumping but accepted by many breeds for English Pleasure classes. $1300

SOLD to TX: #301  WHITMAN deluxe model, 20” x 14”,  Combination style “English” look on western bars. Embroidered gold leather seat, balance assembly and cut-back. Center-fire rigging replaced, ready to ride. $400

SOLD: #285 CIRCLE R  SADDLERYCombination” model, 22” x 15” (see Modern Western above.) $2500

 

COLLECTIBLES, FIXER-UPPERS, RELICS
 For collection, display or restoration.
Well-preserved early Bach to “found in a barn and looks it.”

SOLD to CT: #289 Child-size western,  15 ½” x 12 ½” seat, name “Blanche” stamped on near skirt. As found. $100

SOLD to TX: #300 Wm BROOKE & SON, ENGLAND:  21 ½” x 13” seat, 5 ½” gullet/#2 tree. All leather basic cut-back, full shafto, with 2-position leaping pommel. As found, needs new panel and misc. repairs; tree is sound. $250

SOLD to WA:  Transitional Period sidesaddle, ca 1840-1880, quilted black leather seat with red moquette inset, colored leather trim, large skirts with painted decorations and attached saddle cloth. As found. $150

 

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