Antonia Wills - Qualified Saddle Fitter

I am fully qualified and registered with the Society of Master Saddlers (SMS), and I operate under the procedures and code of conduct laid down by the SMS.  I am happy to not only fit you with a new or secondhand saddle, but also check and alter your existing saddle.

I am normally able to flock or adjust your saddle on-site. More extensive work can be undertaken in my workshop or else I can send your saddle back to the manufacturer for repair if that is necessary.

Fully Independent

I carry an extensive stock comprising many different brands of saddles in a comprehensive range of fittings – I am not tied to one particular manufacturer. This means I can offer you true choice as each saddle has a different “feel”, and some will fit you and your horse better than others.  If I do not have exactly the right saddle with me, I can order it in.

Many of the saddles I carry are adjustable – so useful if your horse is likely to change shape.  Nowadays, many top competition saddles are adjustable.

For horses with really awkward back shapes, or riders with specific requirements, I may recommend a made to measure saddle.  Then you can choose which colour, leather type, knee block position you require, and I can specify the correct tree, panel type and gusset depth etc for your horse.

Extensive Area

I am based in Northamptonshire, but frequently travel throughout the country to visit my customers at their convenience.  Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a visit.

What They Say

"Few saddle fitters can boast both qualifications from the Society of Master Saddlers and a competition career which took them to top level. When we're buying saddles for our horses, we know that the product that Antonia recommends will be suitable. However, the real benefit that stems from the combination of her experience as a saddle fitter and her equal experience as a competitor is that she understands what we are looking for in terms of performance and can instantly translate our feedback into measures for improvement.

Our relationship with Antonia spans thirty years and in each case we have always had the right advice. She attends our yard approximately every two months for routine saddle checks as well as whenever we require new saddles."

Jonny Clarke-West
Collective Equestrian

"Highly knowledgeable fitter and was very helpful as my Andalusian horse had a difficult shape. However, we tried on a range of saddles and she let me ride each one until we found one that fit both my horse and me. Highly recommended."

Harry Speller

"Helpful, knowledgable fitter with great range of new saddles and some second hand highly recommend."

Claire Scarfe

Freelance British Eventing Accredited Coach

I offer dressage, jumping and cross country lessons at your yard or chosen venue. I am available for clinics and love helping riders achieve their horses’ full potential.

If you would like more information on any of my lessons, please get in touch and I will happily answer any questions you may have.

Business Associations

I am proud to be associated with Collective Equestrian in North Somerset, a dressage and training establishment with enviable facilities and high standards of horse management, performance and dressage instruction. I visit regularly to fit and check saddles, and occasionally give specialised jump training.

For more information please get in touch.