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Paula Helm and Whrapsody are the Great American 4th level champions!

September 23rd, 2013

Paula Helm level 4 champions

Congratulations to Brentina Cup Champion Brian Hafner

July 30th, 2012

2012 USEF National Brentina Cup Champion
Brian Haffner and Lombardo LHF and their Albion Platinum Saddle!

Paula Helm passes Saddle Fitting exam!

April 3rd, 2012

Congratulations to Paula Helm for completing the Contact Saddles saddle fitting exam and becoming a certified Contact Saddles saddle fitter! The test was long but she pulled through with flying colors. And Thank you to Flying Cloud Farm and Jeanette Bell for hosting us for the saddle fitting exam.

Recent Travels to the Albion Factory

March 27th, 2012

We are just back from a very successful trip to the Albion factory in England. While there we received training on the new Albion Revelation saddles. They are quite wonderful! The mono-flap design and complete custom block settings give an amazing feel on the horse. We also got to use the new measuring devise that Paul Belton created that allows the factory to recreate the horses back that we measure in the field. It is exciting to be a part of the innovation that Albion keeps bringing to the saddle industry. Every time we go to the factory we are excited to see the commitment to producing such a high quality product and the care and integrity to make sure it is truly best for horses.

And of course a trip to Europe can’t be all work. Nancy went over to Germany where the Balkenhols were so great in finding her a truly wonderful horse. She had the amazing opportunity of riding at the Balkenhol farm and there found Dieben Hill, a 6 year old liver chestnut out of Damon Hill.

Southern California Fitter and Albion Sales Rep

February 10th, 2010

Welcome to our new Southern California fitter Barbara Ballard. We are happy to have someone with her expertise join with us to offer good reliable service in the Southern California area. She has an extensive quantity of saddles to show clients the latest models and fit them and their horses with custom and semi custom Albion Saddles. She brings experience in bio-mechanics and a good eye for accessing the fit of a saddle. We look forward to working with her.

Washington and Oregon Saddle Fitter and Albion Sales Rep

February 9th, 2009

Contact Saddles Welcomes our newest Saddle Fitter Paula Helm, offering Saddle Fitting and Albion Saddles in the Seattle area, and entire Washington State!
Check out the Demo Saddles page, with lightly used Albion Sale Saddles at great prices.
Rolex FEI World Cup, Las Vegas is just around the corner, and Albion Saddles will be there once again. We look forward to seeing you- all our friends from Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Texas, where you are having real winters! We can all enjoy some amazing rides

A New Year

January 21st, 2009

January 21st, 2009
Warm California Greetings to 2009! This beautiful weather is keeping us riding through the winter. Think about saddle fit to keep you and your horse happy, healthy and successful.
Congratulations to Guenter Seidel and U2, for the 75% at Indio! We are fitting Guenter’s new horse French Prince in his own Albion Platinum saddle.

Welcome Back

February 26th, 2008

February 26th, 2008
Welcome Back!
We have just returned from an amazing trip to Germany, where we traveled to Spoga Equine Fair, perusing the latest innovations in saddles, tack and equipment available. Than it was on to Klaus Balkenhol’s Farm, where we observed the master at work!
Watching the amazing horses and the high caliber riders at the Balkenhol training facility was profound. We had an opportunity to work on saddle fitting issues here that are the same as many we see in the States. We discussed the particular issues facing both horse and rider at this years Olympics in Beijing.
Our trip to Germany was combined with valuable time spent at the Albion Factory and Testing Farm in England. It is always a wonderful and rewarding opportunity to work with Paul and Sherry Belton, the Chairman and Managing Director of Albion Saddlemakers. Here in Walsall we were able to be involved with product development at the factory and see first hand the work being done to make Albion Saddles, tack and KB Bridles even better. We watched and worked alongside the Albion Master Saddlers, as they highlighted their craftsmanship, and educated us regarding changes and possibilities in the many different saddle lines.
Spoga Horse, Klaus Balkenhol, Albion Factory and Farm- All intensely interesting–Please check back to see what new developments and products we are offering in the coming months.
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Greetings and Welcome

January 14th, 2008

January 14th, 2008
2008 is off to a wonderful beginning!
We look forward to keeping our old friends connected and our new friends informed as we pirouette our way into this New Year.
Check back here, and at our Website in February for exciting updates, changes, new products and prizes.
Happy Trails,
Michele & Nancy