Why Choose Ava Saddles?
High quality made to measure saddle
The Ava Saddles range offers high quality, tailor made saddles at affordable prices. Ava saddles are designed to suit both horse and rider and our bespoke saddles can be made to fit all shapes and sizes. For example, extra length of leg may be required for a tall rider, or a horse with a big shoulder may need extra space for movement – these and any other issue of conformation can be catered for.
Personalised aftercare service
At Ava Saddles we pride ourselves on supporting our clients long after the delivery of their new saddle. As well as providing guidance and advice as you choose and order your new saddle, we are at hand to help you with ongoing saddle care and maintenance and regular checks. We enjoy working with clients to ensure their Ava saddle continues to fit their horse perfectly for many years to come.
Why choose the Flair system?
Ava saddles are available with the Flair air system, which has been designed to reduce pressure points and improve saddle fit, comfort and performance. The majority of back-related problems in horses stem from poorly fitting saddles, and the Flair system will help minimise these issues and safeguard the well-being of your horse.
Flair is a system of four air bags that replace the traditional flocking used in saddles. The external appearance of a Flair saddle is the same as a traditional saddle, but the air bags mean that a Flair saddle can be adjusted by a qualified fitter to balance the saddle perfectly from front to back and from side to side, even if the horse has uneven muscle development or unusual conformation.
- The Flair system reduces pressure points and offers a wide bearing surface, which increases horse comfort and ability to engage and perform well. Flair provides a constant level of shock absorption, and increases the sensitivity of the aides from the rider’s lower back and seat.
- The Flair system has been independently tested and has been shown to have a positive effect on horse comfort and equine movement.
- One of the key features of the Flair system is that it allows the saddle to be easily adjusted by a qualified fitter should the horse change size and shape with age, fitness and time of year. This makes a Flair saddle versatile and an excellent investment in your horse’s long-term health and well-being.
- All saddles in the Ava range are available with the Flair system.
The saddle is great thanks Claire – Dora is going very willingly in it & you know how sensitive she can be. Love that it can grow with her & be adjusted as she’s already filling out nicely.
Jennifer Stone, Accrington, Lancashire
Fantastic, the change in my boy since changing saddles to the Ava Pro Jump saddle has been amazing.
Vicky Stabler, Cumbria
Everyone needs an AVA saddle!!!!
Kirsty Morton, Aberdeen
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.
Our Pony Sariska is moving so much more freely in every discipline.
Kirston & Eleanor Clulow, Durham
Thanks to Claire I now have a saddle with a narrow twist to allow my hips to drop and since riding in it for only a few weeks I’m amazed that my hip hasn’t done its collapsing trick once.
Kirsty Moore, Scotland
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
Love my Ava Pro Jump saddle and my horse does too she’s going so much better, thank you xx
Kelly Cherrington, West Yorkshire
After receiving our third Ava saddle we are delighted with the results. Our young horse already seems looser and more relaxed in her paces.
Robert, Sheila & Megan Anderson, Skipton, N Yorkshire
Claire has a fantastic eye for detail and is incredibly thorough, I am 100% happy with my Ava saddles! I would recommend Ava to everyone I know.
Emma Littlewood, Leeds
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
Thoroughly enjoying both saddles been out jumping too, thank you xx