"I have ridden in Albion saddles for 15 years. They hold up beautifully to years of hard use and the saddlers make sure appropriate adjustments are made as my horses mature from Training Level to Grand Prix. The Albion staff's expertise has helped ensure my horses remain comfortable for peak performance."
Tracy Durham, USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist
Winner of mutiple Regional and National Awards from Ttraining Level through Grand Prix
I've been a professional trainer for 25 years. I have earned my USDF Silver Medal and I'm working towards my USDF Gold Medal. At my facility, I train a variety of equine breeds and instruct a great number of students. Over time, I've ridden and used a tremendous variety of tack and saddles. As the tools of my trade, I've become very knowledgable on what works well for my clients and myself. Kate of Dutchess Bridle & Saddle has made my job like "pressing the easy button". Give her a call, get an appointment and she does all the work! I'm always satisfied with her expertise on saddle fitting and the quality of her tack...bingo, I'm ready to show! (This endorsement was easy!!) Rosie Mally, Dressage@DogPond, Greenville, NY
I purchased an Albion SLK Ultima saddle from Dutchess Bridle & Saddle. I wanted to drop you a note to let you know what a wonderful experience it was. The customer service I received from Kate was outstanding. She was excellent at explaining the importance of fitting the saddle to horse and rider, and answering all of my questions. This saddle stays in place beautifully, and my horse moves bigger and freer.
I chose the Albion Saddle because of the quality, fit to my horse, and the comfort level for me but also because I wanted a relationship with a Saddler for future adjustments, reflocking or repairs. I loved the craftsmanship of the saddle so much, that I recently purchased the KB Super Double bridle. Kate has been phenomenal at making adjustments to get the perfect fit, on a not so perfect horse's head. The saddle has been with me from Training to 3rd level. My most recent accomplishment is being ranked in the Top 3 with KWPN-NA for the 2006 USDF All-Breeds Awards at 2nd level AA, and 1st level Freestyle. I will not hesitate to recommend Kate to anyone I know in the market for a saddle or bridle. Thank you for your expertise, and professionalism. -Peggy Poliseni and "Niko", Henrietta, NY
"A visit from Kate at Dutchess & Bridle Saddle was just what the horses under my care needed. They are now moving more comfortably and freely in their work because the saddles fit better. Kate is also attuned to the horses' conformation, comfort level and the riders position that she has helped us achieve a happier balance." Cantitoe Corners Stable Manager