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post #1 of 7 Old 05-23-2013, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Affordable jumping saddles

I'm looking for a affordable jumping saddle that can fit my mare. She must have a medium-wide or wide gullet and a 17.5 seat. My plan is to order it from the US since everything is SO much cheaper over there

She has a medium high wither, "normal" swayed back and a wide spine so she will need a saddle with a wide channel as well (4 fingers).
If the saddle is havanna brown that would be a huge plus!

I also have to excuse my bad english and if I do or say something wrong, I blame that I'm Norwegian and new on this forum!

If it helps - here is a picture of my horses back:

Any recommendations of saddles and online stores that ship to Norway?
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-23-2013, 10:49 AM
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For online stores with a Norwegian connection try Inter Equine :)

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post #3 of 7 Old 05-23-2013, 02:14 PM
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Shipping a saddle from the US to Norway costs $80 (cheapest way), so be sure to factor that into your cost. Also remember that it will be almost impossible for you to return a saddle if it doesn't fit, so either you need to be prepared to resell it in Norway if it doesn't fit (you'd probably make a profit reselling it), or look for a saddle make, model, and style that you've already tried on your horse, so you know it will fit.

I've brought saddles from the US to Norway before for the very reason you're trying to do the same, so I understand your motives. Here's what I would do:

Find a saddle in Norway that you like and which fits your horse correctly. Preferably, find several different ones. Look for those exact saddles on US websites. If it's a reputable store, see if they can ship to you. Don't rely on private parties on Craigslist or eBay to securely take your payment and ship correctly. If you know someone in the US, they can pick up the saddle for you and possibly ship for you. Or since so many Norwegians travel so often to the US, see if someone travelling to the US can bring it back for you. I have brought saddles to Norway as hand-luggage before at no charge. They fit very nicely in Icelandair's overhead bins

I go to Norway twice a year, but I usually don't know when, and I go on short notice or I could bring one. I assume you want your saddle soon, though?

Are you looking for new or used? Top of the line or something more modest?

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post #4 of 7 Old 05-23-2013, 02:29 PM
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I just checked some of my favority sites for used saddles: Pelham Saddlery, St Croix Saddlery, Maryland consignent, etc. None of them will ship internationally. So if you want a used saddle, you would probably need to ship to to someone you know in the US, then they ship it to you or bring it with them.

Maryland MIGHT ship internationally:

If you want new saddle, Dover and Stateline both ship internationally and are reputable stores.
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post #5 of 7 Old 05-23-2013, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you, Freia! Your answer was very helpful :) And thank you for offering to bring a saddle to Norway, but I'm not sure if my parents would allow me to get a "random person" to bring my saddle. I'm soon 17, so unfortunatly my parents still decides.

As long as the saddle is taken care of it doesn't matter if it's used, but I would prefer to buy a new one :)

Thank you for the links, I appreciate your help!
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-24-2013, 06:34 PM
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Caroline, look into Berney Brothers. They make nice saddles and reasonably priced.

Dover does ship, however their price IS high (I asked them about international shipping for friend of mine while back). Maryland Saddlery is not on my list of favorites TBH: more often than not the used saddles there are quite crappy (I'm local so I went there in person number of times).

And don't forget you REALLY want to fit your horse, so it's much better to look for something used in your area or rather close. It'll be cheaper in long run.

And you can also check eBay! :)

Good luck!

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post #7 of 7 Old 05-25-2013, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking about a Tekna allroundsaddle, looks like a really good saddle with a really good price. Here in Norway these saddles cost twice as much, so buying one from the US will be way cheaper despite the shipping costs, and if it doesn't fit I can sell it and still earn some money on it :)
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