Gary Foggon Helps Prepare Chilli for Her First Event

To celebrate their 25th Anniversary Black Country Saddles launched a competition on their Facebook page to win a lesson with event rider Gary Foggon. The lucky winner was Becky Bingham from Westwoodside near Doncaster, who travelled to Gary’s Derbyshire yard … Continue reading

Jo Bates – Successful Rider and Showing Producer

Black Country Saddles sponsored rider and producer Jo Bates has a particularly interesting life story behind her amazing success. Jo was a popular winner of the Hack Championship at this year’s Royal International Horse Show with Suzannah Welby’s Large Hack, … Continue reading

A Busy Year for Izzy Palmer

Towards the end of 2016, young Izzy Palmer was re-selected for another two years of opportunity for learning and development on the lottery funded World Class Podium Potential Programme. Izzy rides the well known dressage names – Pinocchio and Touchdown … Continue reading

Rolex Kentucky Proves Amazing Event for Black Country Saddles Team

LONGSTANDING supporters of the prestigious Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Black Country Saddlers partners Rob Cullen and John Hartley were overwhelmed with the response at this year’s competition. The Black Country Saddles range is proving more popular than ever across the … Continue reading

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Simon Reynolds

Black Country Saddles sponsored Simon Reynolds is thriving on success again this season after finishing on a high note at Royal Windsor Horse Show in May when Morrows Marksman (Bentley) topped the open heavyweight cob line-up. But what is it … Continue reading

Black Country Saddles Jumping Range

Is show jumping or cross-country your chosen sport? Looking for a saddle designed and manufactured to the highest specification and with the latest technology? The Black Country Saddles Jumping range offers you the support where you need it, providing the … Continue reading

Gary Foggon Promotes Road Safety Advice

Following a recent collision with a car, leading rider Gary Foggon wants to raise awareness with other horse owners and riders with regards to road safety issues. On a recent sunny morning ride Gary had been enjoying a pleasant hack … Continue reading

Sophie Wells Shares Her Medal Successes

LEADING dressage rider and Rio and London Paralympic Gold medallist Sophie Wells MBE, recently took time out from her busy schedule to visit her sponsor Black Country Saddles with her Paralympic medal haul. Sophie is a Grade V para-dressage rider … Continue reading

Training the Young Horse with Gary Foggon

Although you may encounter issues when training a young horse, be patient and work through each concern logically. With dedication and determination, specific exercises will help to correct individual problems along the way. Here we look at improving the trot. … Continue reading

Royal Windsor Horse Show Success

Jayne Ross was in superlative form at the Royal Windsor Horse Show taking the Novice and Open Hunter Championships. The Black Country Saddles sponsored rider captured the Novice Hunter Championship on Bella Malim’s attractive youngster Bloomfield Valhalla. In the Open … Continue reading

Roscoe’s a Perfect Fit for Kate

Having ridden big warmblood horses for many years, Gloucester-based Kate Vickery wanted to down-size and ride out with her children as they became more confident in the saddle. With this in mind, at the end of May, Kate bought Roscoe … Continue reading

The Perfect Show

Recently taking the Intermediate Championship at Area 5 – Three Shires with her fantastic partner Archeval Boutique Amadeus, here Cassie Hartley of Black Country Saddles provides some top tips for ringcraft and the perfect individual show. First things first, before … Continue reading

Success for Sophie at Winter Dressage Championships

Black Country Saddles sponsored Paralympian, Sophie Wells, was in fantastic form at this year’s British Dressage Winter Championships. On back-to-back nights, she rose to success, firstly winning the Magic Prix St Georges (PSG) with C Fatal Attraction, then winning the … Continue reading

Black Country Saddles Heading to Rolex Kentucky Horse Trials

THE Black Country Saddles team is looking forward to this year’s Rolex Kentucky Horse Trials where they will showcase their latest collection of stylish, bespoke saddles. The Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park in … Continue reading

Black Country Saddles Dressage Range

The Black Country Saddles team of designers and Master Saddlers have once again utilised and combined their extensive knowledge and skills in developing a new collection of saddles for dressage riders. The Dressage range offers ultimate choices to help achieve … Continue reading

Walker’s Winning Ways at North of England Spring Show

Team Walker were in amazing form at North of England Spring Show with 11 wins, four championships and three reserve championships between them. Robert, wife Sarah, son Sam and clients Rae Colosso and Zara Brookes hit a purple patch with … Continue reading

Improving the Walk and Canter

A horse sometimes gets into the habit of moving its front and back leg on the same side at the same time, thus developing a two-beat pace rather than taking four individual footsteps. This is known as a ‘lateral’ walk. … Continue reading

Gary Trains with Carl Hester

Black Country Saddles sponsored rider Gary Foggon lets us in on his training session with the legendary Carl Hester as they are now on the count d own to the British Dressage Winter Championships. Gary trains with both Carl Hester … Continue reading

Black Country Saddles Sponsor Ridden Hunter Championship at Equifest 2017

Equifest 2017 will once again see Staffordshire-based Black Country Saddles sponsoring the Ridden Hunter Championship, following the success of last year. Well-known for supporting leading names including Katy Carter, Kirstine Douglas, Jo Bates, Robert Walker, Sarah Parker and Simon Reynolds, … Continue reading

Jayne Ross Showing Tip

The bigger the show means a bigger arena, therefore your horse will need to be fitter.  With the major shows remember to anticipate what the judge will require when riding. Ensure you have long enough stirrup leathers, big stirrup irons … Continue reading

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