Our Passion is Your Comfort

Discover the NSC difference; where excellence meets simplicity.

We’re here for you and your horse (or, let’s face it, probably horses, because the more, the merrier, right?). We do what we do because we genuinely care about horses and ensuring these amazing animals that allow us to ride them can be comfortable under saddle.

We’re all riders too, experiencing firsthand the frustration of wrestling with equipment that hinders rather than helps. We love witnessing that “aha” moment when you discover the source of your riding setbacks wasn’t your skill but your saddle.

Another highlight for us is seeing a horse that has been in an ill-fitting saddle move freely again once they realize they are now in a saddle that allows them to do so. It’s the driving force behind what we do.

We love helping you and your horses be your very best together, whatever ‘best’ means to you – whether it’s competing at Grand Prix or enjoying weekly stress-reducing farm rides with like-minded ladies.

The team here at NSC comprises true saddle professionals who stay up-to-date with the latest industry knowledge and innovations to provide you with the best possible service. Our constant research and development behind the scenes is all aimed at bringing you the very best for you and your horse. We don’t just import saddles from other countries and assume they will work for NZ horses; we ensure our models are designed specifically for the types of horses found here.

So, if you want someone alongside you to guide you through the journey to find your perfect-for-you saddle, give us a call. Going it alone can be a confusing, costly, and frustrating experience, so let us guide you; we’re here for you every step of the way.

Where it all began

At NSC we’ve taken two great things and them even better – by uniting two leading names in the New Zealand saddle scene: National Saddle Centre NZ and The English Saddle Company Ltd.

Founded back in 1992 in the UK by Josephine Dancy, the National Saddle Centre brought its innovative mobile saddle fitting concepts to New Zealand in 2002, swiftly becoming the nation’s most trusted mobile saddle fitting service.

In 2010, Catherine Baxter launched The English Saddle Company with a mission to offer a diverse range of premium, affordable, handcrafted English leather saddles in New Zealand. This endeavor was fueled by the growing popularity of horses with unique shapes—broad, barrel-shaped, no wither, flat backs, and large shoulders.

Today, as NSC – The English Saddle Co, we proudly serve as your go-to specialist saddle provider in New Zealand, offering unmatched expertise and experience. Join us on this exciting journey, where your riding comfort and aspirations take centre stage. Your perfect saddle and riding experience are right around the corner!

The Heart of NSC

At NSC, you aren’t ‘just another customer’, you are at the very heart of everything we do. We understand that it is your passion for horses and your wish for the best riding experience for your an your horse are what bring you to us, and that drives our dedication.

From International and Olympic riders to those just beginning their equestrian journey, and across horses of all breeds, shapes, and fitness levels, our commitment remains unwavering. We are here to provide the same exceptional level of guidance and service to each and every one of you, ensuring that you and your equine partners have the best possible experience.

Your feedback, your stories, and your trust are what make us better every day. Our goal is to offer you the very best advice and saddle solutions, and your satisfaction is our measure of success.

So, as we continue our journey together, always remember that you, our valued customers, are the heart and soul of NSC. Thank you for being a part of our story and for allowing us to be a part of yours.

The Bascule has to be my all time favourite saddle. It’s a small and compact saddle and I love the close contact the mono flap creates, making you feel like you are part of the horse, not just sitting on top of them.
Ashleigh Mckinstry, Event Rider
NSC Ambassador

Your Saddle Fitting Team

With our growing team of dedicated saddle advisers across New Zealand, we’re here to help you.

Our NSC Accredited Saddle Fitters & Retailers are strategically located in over ten convenient locations throughout the country. Among our experts, we proudly feature a Society of Master Saddlers (SMS) Master Saddler, fully qualified SMS Registered Qualified Saddle Fitters, and passionate saddle fitters actively working towards their SMS qualifications.

At NSC we work together as a close-knit team, so you can be sure that whoever you see, you are actually benefitting from the combined knowledge and experience of the whole NSC team (that’s a whole lot of experience at your fingertips!)

Your riding comfort and your horse’s well-being are our top priorities, and our knowledgeable team is here to ensure you both experience the very best.

When it comes to discovering your perfect-for-you saddle solution, NSC is your first and foremost choice. Explore our network of experts and let us guide you towards an extraordinary riding experience.

Start the process of solving your saddle issues today!

Warm regards,
The NSC Team

Our Ambassadors

NSC are proud to sponsor some of
the most elite riders in New Zealand
equestrian sport: dressage,
eventing, showjumping and endurance.