About Ava Saddles

Ava Saddles was set up by Claire Fitzmaurice in 2007. As an event rider, trainer and saddle fitter, Claire had become frustrated with the range of saddles available on the market. “I’d seen so many riders struggling to find a saddle that really fitted their horse that I realised I needed to do something about it,” Claire explains. “So I set about designing the Ava range. A well-fitting saddle makes a huge difference to horses and their riders and should become an integral part of horse-care and management.”

Claire has more than twenty years’ experience as a rider and trainer and this has helped her design a range of saddles that work for both horse and rider. Ava saddles offer a high quality yet affordable option for the rider looking to achieve their best and safeguard their horse’s health and well-being.

At Ava Saddles we understand that buying a new saddle is both an exciting and confusing time. We pride ourselves on offering a personalised service and our experienced team will guide you through and make sure that your saddle is exactly right for both you and your horse. Our saddles have been tried and tested – have a look at our testimonials page to see how an Ava saddle has helped other riders!

Clients’ Testimonials

The fitting and aftercare service was like nothing I have ever experienced before, Claire has a fantastic eye for detail and is incredibly thorough, I am 100% happy with my Ava saddles!

Emma Littlewood, Leeds

I can’t believe the change in me and my horse. He’s more forward, very relaxed and really consistent...Can’t recommend her and her glorious saddles enough. I’ve even got a bit of bling… — feeling excited

Nicky Hudson, Lancashire

Love my Ava Pro Jump saddle and my horse does too she’s going so much better, thank you xx

Kelly Cherrington, West Yorkshire

Six months on I can honestly say that these saddles are worth every penny. We are all so much more comfortable!

Julie Grimshaw, Lancashire

Our Pony Sariska is moving so much more freely in every discipline.

Kirston & Eleanor Clulow, Durham

After three saddle fitters all struggled to sort me out, Ava came to the rescue with an absolute perfect solution.

Joanne Mulloy, Cowling, West Yorkshire

After the first fitting it was like she let out a big sigh of relief and has been flying ever since!! ... I have noticed massive changes in her growth and attitude within the first 4 weeks.

Tom Sexton, Yorkshire

Everyone needs an AVA saddle!!!!

Kirsty Morton, Aberdeen

Just thought I’d let you know i’m as in love with the saddle as I was the day I bought it.

Emily Owens, Wales

Just a note to say how delighted I am with my new dressage saddle. I have been struggling to find a saddle to fit for three years and have have tried at least four different makes which have been disasters!

Tracey and Texas

My horse now moves freely in all paces and is no longer tight in his back. I have received a first class service, so will be recommending AVA to everyone.

Rebecca Hunt

I have struggled with saddles probably since having horses. For the first time ever since my saddle fittings for both horses (Young & Older) I feel positive about our future.

Maria Stevens, Usk

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