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.

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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.

Clients’ Testimonials

Everyone needs an AVA saddle!!!!

Kirsty Morton, Aberdeen

I’m so happy with the results & cannot thank Ava enough, if it wasn’t for Claire, Sally & I would have parted company but now we’re both really happy!

Nicola Sutcliffe, Halifax

Lovely hack out today in our new saddle, thanks Claire we love it.

Rachel King, Darlington

A year on the difference in Jake is amazing! He is now using himself more effectively ... and my physio has commented on how supple he is in his back

Joyce Greenhorn, Falkirk, Scotland

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

It is now possible to ride my boy knowing that he is no longer in discomfort or pain. I don’t know how I will ever be able to thank you.

Natashia Copping, Preston

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

Ria (my daughter) has 3 saddles from Ava and they have transformed our ponies way of going – now hankering for a 4th #loveAva

Wendy & Ria Scott, Thirsk

Can’t thank Ava enough for the help with my boy. Will never go to anyone else, or use another brand! Beyond grateful.

Sidney Churcher, Usk

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

Abby Armitt, Cheshire

Wonderful personal service ensuring saddle fitted both myself and my horse.

Amy Bratt, Stafford

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

Kelly Cherrington, West Yorkshire

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