Our Services

To meet today’s high standards of fit for both horse and rider, Martin Wilkinson Saddlers provides a second to none saddle fitting service for all types of horse and pony. We adhere strictly to Society of Master Saddlers guidelines and protocols, always templating your horse at every visit and keeping those records for several years. You can be assured that the saddles we offer you will be the best for you and your horse both in terms of design and value for money.
On booking your visit from one of our saddle fitters we will take comprehensive details of both you and your horse so that the van is stocked with the most suitable saddles for you to try. It may be when we visit you, that we find your horse is an unusual shape and in that case we will order a customised saddle for you.
We also provide a saddle checking service, mainly for those customers who have bought a saddle from us in the past, and as our saddle fitters are all also fully qualified Master Saddlers you can be assured that they can alter your saddle on site where appropriate. Larger jobs such as a total reflock will be taken in to the workshop where tools and facilities are more appropriate.

We also stock a wide range of accessories such as Numnahs, bridles, stirrup leathers, stirrup irons, and our qualified staff are always on hand to advise so that you make the best choice.

Martin Wilkinson Saddlers are also qualified fitters for Fairfax bridles and girths.


Here at Martin Wilkinson Saddlers we are not tied to any particular saddle manufacturer so we can stock those saddles which we think can offer our customers the best in value for money design and fit. We are agents for a wide range of saddle makes (see below) so should be able to find a saddle to fit even the most difficult of horses.

We also stock a small range of quality second hand saddles.

Fitting Visits

To arrange a fitting visit please phone the shop (01727 821020) or email [email protected] Jenny our diary manager will take down all your details and requirements and will call you back when a fitting or check can be arranged. To be as economical as possible we try to arrange visits in the same area and in a logical sequence to reduce mileage and emissions. Once the day is arranged Jenny will call you again nearer the time to let you know the time of the saddle fitters’ visit.

Please have your horse ready, clean and dry with a bridle on. You - or te horse's handler - should be correctly dressed to handle the horse and ride if necessary. While we like to assist customers as much as possible please be aware that it will not be possible to fit in extra horses once an appointment has been made – we try our hardest to adhere to the times given to our clients, traffic permitting, however, if our fitters are presented with extra horses, this means that other clients times will be delayed.


Martin Awarded Master Saddle Fitter

By Rosemary on Friday, the 2nd of November, 2018

We are absolutely delighted and proud to announce that Martin has been awarded the title Master Saddle Fitter by the Society of Master Saddlers!  This is a prestigious new award to recognise the expertise, knowledge and experience of the most senior and talented qualified saddle fitters. So far only six have been awarded and Martin is the only saddle fitter in England to have achieved this accolade.  He was one of the first to have been awarded the status Qualified Saddle Fitter and has continued to build on his experience and expertise, researching and designing saddles for manufacturers and customers to ensure the comfort, safety and performance of riders whatever their discipline.

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Martin Wilkinson Master Saddler
Coursers Farm
Coursers Road, Colney Heath
St Albans, Herts AL4 0PG
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 17:00
Saturday 9:00 - 13:00

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Martin Wilkinson Master Saddler
Coursers Farm, Coursers Road
Colney Heath, St Albans, Herts AL4 0PG