Ryder Saddles are British saddle makers who have been making, retailing and fitting top quality made-to-measure saddles for over 30 years across the world.
All the saddles are hand made on an individual basis by their qualified saddle makers, so as well as the saddle fitting the horse you as a rider have the freedom to choose your preference. Every part of the saddle is customisable so you can have exactly what you and your horse need and desire. The saddles may be made mono or duel flap and the knee rolls can be fixed and external, fixed and under a molded flap or on velcro and changeable under a padded flap.
Every Ryder Saddle is made from the highest grade premium leather, ensuring that your saddle will last for many years to come. As with the VH Saddles, only 100% British wool from Jacobs’s sheep is used for flocking. Synthetic wool is never used as over time this will become compressed and padded and change the fit of your saddle.
VH Saddlery is proud to be an official agent for Ryder Saddles (UK).
Six different Ryder Saddles are available to trial through VH Saddlery
Ryder Legacy Ultra
Priced from $4950
The Ryder Molineux gives riders a very secure feeling and allows horses great freedom in their backs and shoulders. With a slightly forward cut knee roll and an open seat it is super for riders with longer legs or those who prefer to ride that bit shorter. Being quite a roomy saddle it is brilliant on short backed horses. It has a U shaped tree and exquisite leather detailing.
The Ryder Baroque has U-shaped tree designed for horses that are particularly wide around the wither. It has a deep seat that is incredibly comfortable and an amazing, moulded knee roll resulting in excellent rider balance. The panels are wide, flat and short and sit well on a range of horses, particularly the warmbloods and baroque breeds for which it was designed.
The Ryder Panamera is a deep seated, lightweight, monoflap saddle with a narrow twist and has the double SS panel which is a unique saddle design to Ryder. The panels are shaped in a way to allow the horse to work through his back and shoulders; there is a wide channel to ensure there is no tightness in that area and plenty of spine room. This is the perfect saddle for “shouldery” horses and horses that are wide at the base of the wither while still maintaining a narrow twist for the rider.
The Ryder Zara is brilliant compact saddle for big moving, uphill horses with a deep seat for great rider security.
The beautifully designed exterior knee blocks make this saddle stand out in a league of its own. Incredibly classy in appearance and a very good fitting saddle for many horses.
Ryder Legacy Ultra
The Ryder Legacy Ultra is designed for comfort, closeness and lower leg stability. An open, soft, central seat enables excellent rider balance and is available in either a standard or wide seat.
A very modern, chic look is the result of the flap being beautifully blocked out over the knee roll and the wonderful leather detailing.
The Excellence can be made as a true mono-panel saddle where the flap and panel are integrated into one and is therefore super, lightweight or as a dual flap with changeable, moveable knees rolls on velcro under the top, padded flap. It allows amazing contact between the horse and rider due to the twist of the tree and the unique closeness of the riders leg. It has a very comfortable soft seat and is available with different blocks to suit each individual rider. The wide channel and tree design used in this saddle makes it a great choice for broader horses and the lovely shaped back panels and gussets make it super for short backed horses.