Well, I have to admit to having been a bit remiss in my posts so far this year! Having told myself off, let me bring you up to date!
The UK has been our biggest source of customers so far this year, although “the rest of the world” has still accounted for over 50% of our buisness. Australia was a key country, Ramsay show saddles being in demand. Japan was in the list again, as was Sweden. New countries for us were Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. Returning customers were a notable and to us, very rewarding feature. The range of type of horse, as ever, is wide…….from ponies to an 18hh Irish Draft, taking in warmbloods, TBs, cobs and some interesting (Percheron x Spanish) crosses along the way.
As ever, the Suzannah dressage saddle, including the Monoflap, is high on the popularity list, as is the Roella but overall this has been more of jumping and GP time! Top of the pops is the wonderful Gazelle, one being made for the aforementioned 18h ID but the Nyala, Impala, Grandee and X-ceed featured also. For the very wide, the new FWB came in to its own although the H&C range held its place as a regular answer for the wide. Another feature this year have been requests for saddles to be made with extra short panels. More about this soon!