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New Side Saddles

Looking for the right NEW saddle that fits you and the horse? We can build your dream saddle on an authentic Steele side saddle tree. Select an English Pleasure, Western, or Equitation saddle. Select the color and types of leather.

Have you found that Steele doesn't have a tree to fit your particular horse? "Stock" trees won't fit every horse, despite what some stores may try to tell you. We have a tree maker who can custom carve a Western or English Pleasure saddle on a side saddle tree with bars shaped specifically for your horse.

If you are looking at a Western saddle, select the tooling or engraving, silver, saddle strings, plain or stitched seat, suede or deer or calf skin leather on the seat & pommels.. Do you want a purse? Full rigging or a balance girth? Select your type of stirrup, matching saddle bags or breast collar?

On your Steele Equitation, select a set pommel placement or leave it open for movement from 20 inch to a 22 inch seat. Select suede, deer skin, or pigskin seat. Leather or more traditional linen or wool serge covered panels with memory foam. Select a plain or padded safe. What color would you like? The choices are up to you!

Do you have an antique tree that you want restored or completely rebuilt? Need that Old Name English saddle expertly restored? Let us know what you have and we can prepare a custom quote. Examples of minor repair services include:

  • New serge panels
  • New linen
  • New fleece or leather over saddle bars - western or catalog saddles
  • New over girths, balance straps, billets, billet webbing
  • Recovered pommels
  • Restoration of flaps over stirrup assemblies
  • Replace the girth rigging for catalog or western side saddles
  • Cover original "cold iron" rigging rings with leather
  • Add balance girths to catalog and western saddles
  • Open up leaping heads that are crushed or bent too tight for your leg
  • Professional cleaning & conditioning leather
  • Professional cleaning for doeskin to restore it's original glory

Here are some saddles that we have repaired or made for other satisfied customers.

Feel free to contact The SideSaddlery for more information and where to send a back tracing.

Completely restored off side Goodnight saddle. This saddle was taken down to the tree and completely rebuilt to be true to the original.

What will YOUR restored antique look like?

Champion & Wilton

Rebuilt padded safe. Leaping head opened up and recovered. New balance strap & overgirth with offside hook & tab. Let us know what YOUR saddle needs!

New Steele Equitation

Nice, level, straight ride on a modern english saddle? You bet. Wide enough for today's modern breeds!

. (Not intended for jumping.) Built on an authentic Steele side saddle tree.

Custom Steele Equitation

This one was built for use in the dressage ring with grippy deer skin on the seat & pommels

Steele Wild Rose Western Show Saddle

Herman Oak leather, hand tooled in the Sheridan style - all free carving! Calf skin seat with memory foam and beautiful stitched quilting. Round double skirts to allow freedom of movement for even a short-backed horses such as Arabians, Morgans, Pasos.

Have you wondered where to get your next side saddle for A shows now that Circle Y doesn't make them anymore? Look no further!

The Side Saddlery can create your next winning show saddle! No two of our show saddles will be alike.


Plantation Steele

Beautiful stitched calfskin seat, plain leather conchos, petite climbing rose tooling. Built on an authentic Steele side saddle tree.

Chestnut Steele

Steele Western Show saddle with padded safe, a dash of silver, and offside purse. Built on an authentic Steele side saddle tree.

We clean doeskin! Are your pommels or seat hopelessly dirty or slick from years of grime or oil? Contact us for this service!
Contact The Side Saddlery

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