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  • Saddle Fitting is important

    A correctly fitting saddle is extremely important to both horse and rider. Gary Johnson of Saddles Plus created this video to show you the main features of a correctly fitting saddle. The gullet width along with the balance of the saddle are the two main factors of a correctly fitting saddle. Majority of horses take a medium/wide to wide gullet width, however
  • Makayla Wood - Profile

    I started riding as a pony club member of Riverside Park. After competing successfully in all disciplines, I decided to stick with eventing because I learnt to love the cross country phase and I made my first interstate trip in 2009 with Just Corona to represent PCAWA in the Eventing Nationals
  • Tegan Lush- Profile

    I grew up with grandparents who trained racehorses and was given my first pony young. He was bought from a garage sale and didn't come with a name- he was brown so I called him Coco Pops after my favourite cereal! We spent most of our time out riding pretending to be the man From Snowy River before I decided I would really like to have a go at eventing and I moved onto a more educated pony.
  • Holly Mahony- profile

    Having ridden all my life and having been born into a family of horse riders it was in my blood from the get go!!! Show Horse has been the only discipline I've competed in but like most kids I did go to pony club with my brothers until I was about 9. My first pony was named Malibu Park Briar; he was super safe and of course helped me gain more confidence riding on my own. I then stepped onto my forst show pony Drumclyer Mosaic- my love for the show ring started then.
  • Sharon Jarvis- Profile

    I started riding at the age of 3 years. Born into a non-horsey family on a beef cattle and orcharding enterprise in the South West of Western Australia. By the age of 4 I had my own pony and was happy attending the local Donnybrook Pony Club. Unfortunately at the age of 7yrs I was diagnosed with bone cancer in my left femur. A rare tumour that ususally occurs in teenage boys. Originally given the prognosis of 3 months to live, I defied the odds and after a year of chemo and radiotherapy I was cleared of the cancer.
  • Sally Trevenen- Profile

    I have been riding for many years, firstly in New Zealand and then Western Australia. During the time spent in Western Australia I had the following horses-Laughter, Palmerston, Crown Rule, Rumour Has It and now Antonio. All of these horses have been on the WA State Squad in Dressage.
  • Les Bunning- Profile

    I started riding at Pony Club in Victoria in the early sixties. I started eventing and show jumping as a teenager. The highlight of my eventing career was placing 3rd in the Melbourne Open 3 Day Event in 1969. I decided to mainly pursue the show jumping at 18, travelling the cicuit on the East Coast. I won the Australian Championships in 1977 in NSW and 1989 in WA. I also won Victorian, South Australian and NSW state titles.I eventually moved to Perth in 1981 to do the big show circuit as it had major shows at that time. Winning the Patrons Cup on Kemoca in 1986 and 1989 on St Diamond. The most memorable win was the Australian Bond Derby in 1987 on Lincoln Green.
  • Gabrielle Pither- Profile

    I cannot remember a time when I wasn't riding. I grew up on a farm in the South West corner of WA, so my riding consisted of everything from sheep work to hacking at the local Ag shows on an array of different horses and ponies. It wasn't until later in my teens that eventing took centre stage. I think I liked the idea that I could still be doing everything whilst specialising and of course nothing beats the adrenaline rush of a successful cross country run. I was lucky enough to be able to learn the ropes on Janelle Richardson's old 3* eventer Skywalker, sometimes learning the hard way with the inevitable ups and downs of eventing. We developed a great partnership and he gave me my first taste of Eastern States competition after much success at the State Interschool Championships, qualifying us for Nationals.
  • Saddles Plus New Website

    Hello and welcome to the all new Saddles Plus website! We've created this article to hopefully give you a rundown on some of the great features within the new site, what types of products you can expect to find, and describe our plan to help you enjoy what we all love most. Riding!
  • Colin Chantler- Profile

    A little bit about myself I started riding in Albany at the age of 12 during school holidays. At the age of 15 I brought a quarter horse from NSW and started competing in Western competitions from halter to Western pleasure, trail horse, working cow horse and then even a little cutting.

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