NSC – The English Saddle Co Mobile Saddle Fitting Service

The NSC Mobile Saddle Fitting Unit

Our Saddle Fitters including S.M.S Qualified Saddlers & Saddle Fitters frequently travel around the country for test rides, rebalances, re-fits and alterations to NSC – The English Saddle Co saddles. We also offer advice and can alter other brands of saddles where appropriate.

Saddle Assessments, Refits, Repairs & Reflocking

The charge for saddle fitting is $180 (including GST) per horse assessment. This covers an hour, or part thereof, of our saddler/fitter’s time doing whatever is deemed most necessary – test rides, re-fits, minor rebalances. More expensive and complicated work including flocking will be quoted for at the time and after the hour there is a charge of $25 incl. GST per quarter of an hour.

New Saddle Test Rides

We allow 2 hours for a test ride of new saddles and charge a set fee of $180 for this time, with extra time following charged at $25 per quarter hour. If a full price saddle is purchased from us on the day then there is no charge. If a full price saddle is purchased within 30 days then the amount paid will be deducted from the purchase price. For saddles we are selling on behalf of the owner usual test ride fees apply and are not deducted from the purchase price.

If further visits are required during the test ride process then these are charged at $25 per quarter hour. This cost will not be refunded/waived unless in exceptional circumstances.


For region visiting we mainly work from venues at central locations to enable us to see our ever-increasing number of customers in the most efficient manner. Home visits may be available if your property is both accessible for our Mobile Saddle Fitting Unit and within reasonable driving time of an established route. Priority will be given to multiple bookings in one location/locality.

Regional Saddle Fitters

We also have a network of regional NSC – The English Saddle Co Approved Fitters who offer a mixture of home visiting and dates at central venues. These fitters are all trained in working with our range of saddles. 

For South Island bookings, please contact Sean Pope. See our Meet The Team page for details of all Saddlers and Saddle Fitters and the areas they cover.