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Current vacancies:

Saddles Direct: Vacancy for a Saddle Fitter / Consultant.


Saddles Direct established 2006 is the UK’s largest distributor of used saddles in the UK. We are one of the only to offer a free trial service on all new and used saddles online and in store from our base at Crow Wood Equestrian in Burnley.  The company has grown and diversified significantly over the past few years now offering Nationwide Saddle fitting services, our own brand or high quality saddles. We also have a bit bank and offer a selection of bespoke riding boots and hats.

Due to continued growth we are looking for a motivated, positive and hard-working individual to take on the role of Saddle Fitter / Consultant.   The successful candidate must be tenacious and customer focused with the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Our philosophy is to help deliver to our customers the very best customer service experience and Saddle Fitting advice.


•To ensure all our customers in all situations have an exceptional experience with the saddles direct brand. 
•Help customers choose the right saddles to trial in store and online, we have a huge volume of customers needing saddle fitting advice over the telephone, by email and in store.
•Deliver the complete sales cycle, from the potential customer's initial enquiry to the close of sale and further on-selling with saddle fitting accessories etc. 
•Develop, maintain and nurture relationships with existing and potential customers, to identify sales opportunities. 
•Create and implement improved sales plans.
•Meet and exceed current and monthly revenue targets
•Maintain a high performance work ethic in line with company values and management expectations
•Excellent administration skills with high attention to detail and the ability to multi task


Great people skills, friendly, hard-working, outgoing, honest with a can do attitude. 


Equestrian knowledge and Saddle Fitting experience is essential. Retail experience especially in regards to consumer rights is preferred although not essential. 

This role could be part or full time with hours to be agreed and we can be flexible but will include 2 Saturday’s per month. You may be required to work away at trade shows, salary depending on age and experience and generous staff discounts. 

Please apply by email with your CV, your current or expected salary and your preferred hours to the Manager, chloe@saddlesdirect.co.uk

English Bridles has a vacancy for a qualified saddler with machine skills.  The workshop machine is a Durkopp Adler 869 which has an air compressor.  The workshop is situated close to Alcester, Warwickshire.   Most of the work is bridlework .  There is flexibility regarding hours.   Excellent rate per hour depending on experience.  Contact:   info@englishbridles.co.uk

Part-Time qualified saddler is required for bridle work and alterations one or two days a week.  There is flexibility regarding which days are worked but it must be arranged a week in advance.  They will do alterations to bridles and be able to make a flat hunter bridle.  They will be able to repair and alter equestrian equipment.  No saddle work.  The work is to be carried out in our workshop, which is situated close to Alcester, Warwickshire.  £15 an hour with the prospect of bonuses.  Contact:   info@englishbridles.co.uk

Saddles Direct are looking for independent Saddle Fitters to take leads from us to fit our new and used stock through out the UK.

We can also offer the use of the facilities at our base at Crow Wood Equestrian, Burnley Lancashire for you to hold fitting days.
Saddle sales are paid to you on a commission basis. We can send stock out at a reduced rate for fittings by courier.

For more information please contact Chloe:  Email; chloe@saddlesdirect.co.uk    Tel; 01282471911

Seeking saddler in United States who is interested in taking on a unique custom project, and open to a long-term partnership.  Will be compensated well.  Great opportunity to develop personal brand.  Ideal candidate located near California, however all interested parties are encouraged to apply.  If interested in learning more, please contact Katie at kgilmur@arionconsultingcollective.com or at +1 (541)-316-0718

Saddle Fitters Wanted- Notice from Stübben UK
We are looking to expand our network of saddle fitters to service the growing demand for Stübben and Philippe Fontaine saddles in the UK.
The importance of a well-fitting saddle can never be underestimated, and as the market place and number of manufacturers has increased, so has the variety of interpretations of the ideal saddle fit.
With a range of saddles covering every aspect of riding, including Polo and an Icelandic collection, Stübben saddles are the last word in design, quality, innovation and comfort. Call us today and see for yourself how Stübben saddles can increase your profitability and presence in today’s market.
We are looking to work with saddle fitters in many areas of the UK, for further information and to discover how you can be part of the success story that is Stübben, contact us on 01536 741569 or email info@stuebben.co.uk


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