Saddle Consignment FAQs

How long does it take to sell a saddle?

The amount of time it takes to sell a saddle can vary greatly, and we can’t guarantee your saddle will be sold within a specific time. There’s definitely an element of magic involved in connecting the right saddle to the right horse and the right rider, at the right time!

How do you sell saddles?

We market consignment saddles online through various channels including our own website, eBay, social media as well as in person at saddle fitting appointments throughout the Northeast.

How do I get my saddle to DBS?

You can ship your saddle from anywhere in the US (see our shipping guidelines) or, if you’re in the area, stop by and drop it off anytime Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm!

How do you decide the listing price for consignment saddles?

Once we have the saddle in our possession, we’ll evaluate the condition, then compare with similar saddles available online. We’ll make a pricing recommendation, but you’ll have final approval on the list price. (We always suggest leaving some room for negotiation!)

Is there a fee or cost to list a consignment saddle?

The initial listing fee is $40 per saddle, which is non-refundable.

What does the listing fee cover?

The listing fee covers a deep cleaning and conditioning service to present your saddle in its best light for buyers, evaluation and research, and contributes to a portion of our upfront selling costs for online marketplaces.

Can I take my saddle back?

You are free to take your saddle back any time, for any reason. However, if you were to re-list the saddle, you would be responsible for a re-listing fee of $40. You will be responsible for any shipping charges if your saddle needs to be returned to you via UPS.

Do you sell all saddles?

We accept saddles for all riding styles, including English, Western, Polo, Endurance, trail riding, and more. We have no brand restrictions, but we prefer to take in saddles valued at $1000 or higher at the time of consignment and models that are current within the last 20 years. If you have questions about the value of your saddle or eligibility for consignment, please contact us or email photos of your consignment to sales@dutchessbridlesaddle.com.

Do you accept offers for consignment saddles?

We provide the option for all potential customers to make offers on our consignment saddles. All offers are submitted to the owner for approval before we will accept. You are never obligated to accept an offer, and we’ll never accept an offer without your approval!

Do you offer trials for consignment saddles?

Yes! We offer 7-day trials for all of our consignment saddles. Trials begin when the saddle is delivered to the customer. Because all saddle sales are final, we strongly recommend taking the saddle for a trial to ensure the best fit for our clients and their horses! Click here for more information or to schedule a trial.

How much does it cost to take a saddle on trial?

The buyer is responsible for the cost of shipping only. Click here for a map of shipping zones. We don’t require credit card holds. 

Can you guarantee my saddle will be sold?

No, we cannot guarantee the sale of any saddle. We do ensure that your saddle will be priced competitively and marketed widely enough for people to see!

How much commission is taken if my consignment sells?

We take a 40% commission on the final agreed selling price. A commission check is issued approximately 3 weeks following the sale as unforeseen issues may arise with the buyer and sales have fallen through. We want to ensure that there aren’t any issues and that you receive your money as quickly as possible.