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Made in Britain

The August issue of Equestrian Trade News included a feature on Made in Britain and met some "major players" with reasons to celebrate being British. One of them was Ideal! ETN gave a brief history of the company which I summarise here. Founded in 1986, Ideal today...

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Black & White!

Black saddles with white piping and/or white stitching have been quite a thing this summer! This saddle, an Ozelle and made for a Spanish horse in France is in black Buffaloe with suede seat and pads with white stitching..... and this saddle, a H&C Wide Seat Jessica,...

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A Suzannah ready to go!

We have one 17 1/2" MW Black Suzannah Dressage Saddle, brand new, ready now and just listed in our special offers. No need to wait for it to be made!!!!

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The “Amy Saddle”!

This lovely saddle recently winged its way to USA! It was made for our customer, Amy and we just had to call it the "Amy saddle"! Amy sent us a photo of a saddle she had seen and asked if we could create a similar effect on a Suzannah. It is difficult to convey how...

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Jumping Saddle Special Offers!

We've just put four lovely jumping saddles on Special Offer: a Barclay Liberte Monoflap XC saddle (Barclay is essentially what was Barnsby. Ideal took over the patterns but not the name), two Ideal X-ceeds, one with patent blue detailing and a Walsall Riding Integra...

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Spring Round Up!

Many new customers in the UK but key countries for us so far this year overseas have been USA and New Zealand. Even more pleasing for us was that quite a few of these orders were from returning customers. Popular saddles have been the Gazelle and Impala 1450 for...

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A New Year!

Well, here we are in 2017 and I hope it's a great one for all our customers and readers! We will soon be busy sending out saddles ordered at the tail end of last year and over the holiday period. As we had thought the Suzannah Monoflap is building a following and the...

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Great News for Worldwide Customers!

The British Pound has fallen in value against all major currencies. The % move varies from currency to currency but broadly speaking we are talking about £ being 10%, 15% or even 20% lower than it was last year. So if you buy a saddle from us it will be 10%, 15% or...

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A Breakthrough in Saddle Design for the XXX Wide

I’ve just been talking to Ian about fitting the XXX wide! He thinks Ideal have made a breakthrough in design with their FWB GP saddle and says there has been nothing on the market like this saddle until now. It is the answer for wide cobs, natives and all horse and...

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New SPECIAL OFFERS

I have just posted 10 new SPECIAL OFFERS on the site. There is a brand new 17 1/2" W Ideal 1350 GP for £1150, a brand new 17" XW Ideal Josephine for £995, a brand new 17 1/2" W Ideal Suzannah 1650 GP for £1150 and a brand new Ideal Lynx Pro Twin Flap for £1150: We...

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Manor House to let for Burghley Horse Trials!

The Manor House, Market Overton Yours for Burghley Horse Trials!  Newly available for let during the week of the Horse Trials is The Manor House, Market Overton, Rutland This lovely house has four double (one twin beds) en suite bedrooms with a further two double...

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