MEET THE TEAM

We have saddle fitters available throughout New Zealand who can help you with everything from finding your new saddle, to checking, reflocking or repairing your existing one.

 

Our list boasts a Society of Master Saddlers (SMS) Master Saddler, fully qualified SMS Registered Qualified Saddle Fitters, and saddle fitters working towards their SMS qualifications. At the bottom of this page you will find a list of all our team by location.

Catherine owns and runs the NSC office since 2017, having previously founded The English Saddle Co.

CATHERINE BAXTER

Managing Director/Owner

BSc (Hons) Equine Studies

Christine's main focus is in providing saddle fitting service with education for you. She can assess and rebalance any brand of saddle (so long as it is a suitable choice) with wool, Latex or Cair panels.

CHRISTINE PEART

Auckland Saddle Fit

NSC Approved Regional Saddle Fitter

SMS Registered Qualified Saddle Fitter

I am a Whangarei based Saddle Fitter operating as Northland Saddlery Services, I cover the Northland area As well as stocking NSC models, I advise on and fit all saddle brands and I am happy to recommend any suitable saddles within your budget.

SYLVIE
WEBBY

Northland Saddlery Services

NSC Approved Regional Saddle Fitter

Lisa is training to become an SMS Qualified Saddle Fitter. She is able to flock and re-balance on site and deal with all makes and models. Lisa works with you until you find a suitable option within your budget without compromising fit.

LISA
DUNBAR

Equine Saddle Fit

NSC Approved Regional Saddle Fitter

A skilled craftsman and rider with more than 35 years in the industry, Tim is best known for his wide-ranging knowledge and international experience in saddlery, restoration, fitting and repairs. 

TIM
ABBOT

Abbot Saddlery

NSC Approved Regional Saddle Fitter

SMS Qualified Master Saddler & Saddle Fitter

Sean is a qualified Saddle Fitter with The Society of Master Saddlers and has over 20 years experience as a saddler. He is available for saddle fitting appointments
throughout Canterbury.

SEAN
POPE

Pope's Saddlery & Canvas

NSC Approved Regional Saddle Fitter

SMS Qualified Master Saddle Fitter & Household Cavalry Qualified Saddler

Juli is a qualified McTimoney animal chiropractor and rehab practitioner. As a practitioner the saddle/horse/rider interaction has always been important in my work leading me to research different ideas on saddle fitting and styles.

JULI
WALTERS

Animals Back in Action

NSC Approved Regional Saddle Fitter

Equine Therapies & Saddle Fitting

With more than 20 years experience in the industry and a real passion for saddles, horse and rider comfort, it was a natural step for Ursula to start a saddle fitting apprenticeship with the large experienced team at NSC.

URSULA
KEENAN

Equestrian Online – Equestrian Products and Saddle Fitting

NSC Approved Regional Saddle Fitter

Mary's teaching is based on developing good rider biomechanics. She is passionate about how the difference a well-fitting saddle makes to a horse and rider.

MARY PAGNAMENTA

Moving Together Horse & Rider

NSC Approved Regional Saddle Fitter

JOSEPHINE DANCY

Founder Worldwide of The National Saddle Centre (NSC)

SMS Qualified Registered Saddle Fitter

Consultant to NSC

Saddle Fitters by Location

Christine Peart – Auckland, Waikato 027 625 6464

Sylvie Webby – Whangarei, Northland022 361 7450

Tim Abbot – Wellington, Manawatu, Taranaki, Hawke's Bay021 241 4308

Sean Pope – Canterbury, Marlborough, Southland, Otago027 4225 716

Juli Walters – Wairarapa, Lower North Island022 1910 012

Lisa Dunbar – Waikato, Tauranga, Rotorua021 942 574

Mary Pagnamenta – Te Horo, Kapiti Coast0204 073 6190

Ursula Keenan – Canterbury021 0628 928