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

Both girls have got a Saddle for life now though, definitely a worthwhile investment! Fantastic quality and great looking saddles! Thank you so much Claire Fitzmaurice! Highly recommended!

Izzy Scott, Riding Instructor, Otley

After trying many other brands previously on my XW/forward girth groove mare I was beginning to despair. Claire soon had us sorted and finally I had a horse that was free to move.

Emma Jenkins, Oxford

Never been so excited about a saddle before -it fits me & my horse perfectly.Its so comfortable to ride in & has improved the horse’s way of going.

Sara Black, North Yorkshire

The fit and comfort it provided my horse, speaks for itself, he’s never been happier or moved so well. . I can’t hold the service and product received by Claire and Ava Saddles in higher regard.

Lisa White, North Yorkshire

Thoroughly enjoying both saddles been out jumping too, thank you xx

Hilary Whiteside, Surrey

Today we had Errol’s back thermal imaged. I can not thank Ava enough for our fantastic saddle. He now has 10 out of 10 for a happy back.

Catherine Marshall, Todmorden, Yorkshire

Boris and I love our Ava Elite dressage and Ava Elite jump saddles. I feel very secure and Boris has great freedom of movement.

Emma Holmes, Cambridge

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

Thank you Claire Love my new calfskin dressage saddle with crystals. My 4 year old goes so well in his Ava jump saddle so thought I would treat him.

Steph Holker, Blackburn

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

I cannot recommend Ava Saddles highly enough, based on the huge difference I have seen in my horse. Thank you Claire.

Abby Armitt, Cheshire

My Ava saddle was fitted by Claire, in Spring 2016. I have not looked back since.

Alison Elliot, Paisley, Scotland

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