Saddle Fitting Clinics with Chris Barnett

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Chris holds regional saddle fitting clinics in Rotorua, Taupo, Palmerston North.

Now is the ideal time to address any of your saddle fitting concerns with Chris’s expert advice.

HorseSports are NZ agents for Albion and Erreplus saddles, but will recommend the best brand and model of saddle for your horse, every time. 

In the case that your saddle is not ideal for your horse Chris will talk you through your options; from what alterations can be made to your existing saddle, or what new saddle options could work for both the horse and rider combination. Chris can refit, re-flock and resize most saddle brands. Re-flocking and repacking will be carried out at time of the saddle fitting appointment where possible.

Chris can also give in depth advice on buying a new saddle, or placing an order for a fully customised saddle.

Book a time to go through options which will suit you and your horse – even if you have had a saddle fitting done for your horse in the past, it is worthwhile re-checking your saddle fit, as the saddle packing may have settled; or your horse’s shape and muscling may have changed with work or as they grow and mature.

Keep an eye on Balanced Saddle Fitting for clinic dates near you

Contact Horsesports (09) 2696518 or email to talk to us about your requirements and book a time for your saddle fitting with Chris Barnett.  

About Chris Barnett – Saddle Fitter

As one of New Zealand’s leading saddle fitters Chris has over 15 years’ experience as a professional Saddle Fitter.

Chris’s approach is that riding is a partnership between horse and rider; with the saddle being the connection between the two and it is critical that both are totally comfortable to allow them to perform to their best. Chris is recognised as being able to achieve excellent results for horse and rider through his attention to detail working with both the balance of the rider and the wellbeing of the horse.

Chris travels  Australia and Europe to stay on top of evolving saddle technology and saddle fitting research. Chris has trained with Albion, Erreplus, Amerigo & Bates.