Dean & Gini Woodward

Dean and Gini Woodward MSFC

International Saddle Designers, Qualified Saddle Fitters and Trainers

International

Dean Woodward

Dean and Gini Woodward, Qualified Saddle Fitters and Directors of Saddle Exchange Saddling Solutions

With over 20 years experience, Dean Woodward, MSFC Qualified International Saddle Designer, Fitter and Trainer is the designer of the original saddles and Founder of both the original Saddle Exchange Ltd and Saddle Exchange Saddling Solutions. The Senior Trainer Saddle Fitter, and Managing Director of the Business.

Dean still covers all areas of the UK while his team of locally based fitting agents are still in training. He also regularly travels to Europe and other parts of the world for clinics or personal fittings so please contact us directly for saddle fitting, lectures or fitting clinics anywhere we do not have an agent or retail partner. Please note all that ReactorPanel® supply and fitting is done by Dean and Gini alone at present with the exception of  Sarah Tolstrup, Karin Wyrtz, Signe Graesboll Christensen, Phil Richardson, Veronika Kratochvilova and Herman Van De Bunt.

imageAs a saddle fitter I found I had a problem obtaining saddles to fit the way I felt they should fit, I then re-designed the saddles I was working with at the time and contacted a saddle maker who agreed to make saddles to my specifications. Hence Saddle Exchange was born.

Initially after designing my own range of saddles I traveled the country fitting them myself often working 7 days a week and often traveling great distances. Eventually branching out into Scandinavia and other parts of Europe. In fact if you have a saddle fitted by Saddle Exchange more than 4 years ago the chances are it was fitted by me. All this fitting gave me a large amount of experience helping customers and fitting their horses and ponies some with the most demanding fitting issues.

Demand eventually grew to the point that I could not keep up and found it difficult servicing new and existing customers in a timely manner so I set about recruiting and training my team of locally based agents who are specifically trained by myself to fit the saddles I designed. I am pleased to say that we now have 6 fitters in place and 2 more in training, there have been some comings and goings but we now have an excellent team who put our customers and their horses first as well as being very skilled at their job. Anyone who is interest in becoming a fitter please see the jobs link in our company information for details and I would be very pleased to hear from you. Over the last few years our customers have seen greater successes which has led to my services being required in other parts of the World other than England.

We regularly travel to Europe and I am happy to entertain traveling to other countries either for individual fittings or for clinics and demonstrations. Please contact for details, I can be reached either via email, my mobile number or the office number when I am at base. If I am not available please leave a message and I will call you back. For my whereabouts please see my diary.

Gini WoodardGini usually travels and fits with Dean, also an MSFC Qualified Saddle Fitter , Gini also trained at the Cumbria School of Saddlery and has been saddle fitting since early 2005. Please see details of their Combined Diary. Both are participating members of the MSFC Society and Saddle Research Trust, educating horse owners with their Saddle Awareness Clinics all over Europe.

As well as being contactable on the main number when we are at home you can also call us on our mobiles which are as follows.

Dean- 07976826924

Gini 07753835558

As we are often on the road and try not to answer our phones when saddle fitting please leave a message and we will call you as soon as we can, please be aware that on clinic days it will be either in lunch break or at the end of the day and also sometimes when we are traveling signal is not good and sometimes a text or Facebook message is a quicker way to contact us.

 

 

Kind Regards Dean & Gini

Address: Friarnside, Over Stowey Ta5 1hw

Phone: UK - 00 (44) 7976 826924
Mobile: 00(44) 7753835558
Email: dean@saddleexchange.com


9 comments on “Dean and Gini Woodward MSFC
  1. monika mcloughlin says:

    Hi Ginni / Dean

    Sorry for calling you in Portugal, just finding out when you can come down to us in Cornwall to check our (3) saddles. Roo has changed shape and is a bit sore in the back. Physio recommended a check. Did notice you this way on Monday and if you get here then it would be great as Steph is home.
    Address is 9 Trerice Holdings Trerice TR8 4PH.
    Many Thanks
    Monika

  2. Chesni Boulton says:

    Hi, I was wondering whether a saddle fitting could be arranged for a reactor pannel as I have a very hard to fit tb with no muscle and huge withers? I probably don’t have the funds for a new saddle but if I get hold of a secondhand one, what size etc. would be best? He is 16.1, 12 yr old ex racer, quite skinny needing to develop muscle.
    Thank you, chesni.

  3. Chesni Boulton says:

    Hi, I was wondering whether a saddle fitting could be arranged for a reactor pannel as I have a very hard to fit tb with no muscle and huge withers? I probably don’t have the funds for a new saddle but if I get hold of a secondhand one, what size etc. would be best? He is 16.1, 12 yr old ex racer, quite skinny needing to develop muscle.
    Thank you, chesni. Oh also, we are near salisbury in wiltshire. Sp52QQ

    • Gini Woodward says:

      Hi Chesni, I do have a few second hand ReactorPanels at present, starting from £895 we dont advertise them on the website as usually they go very quickly but as we have just brought out the new range we fortunately have quite a few coming in part exchange as well. we will be back in your area at the beginning of July if that would be convenient for you. Please feel free to call me to discuss furthur if you wish 01278 734524 or email me on info@saddleexchange.com

  4. Sharon c says:

    In Yeovil Somerset
    13 hand new forest requires second hand saddle if poss you have 1 on ur site 395.00 could you fit etc I’m 8stone 9 5 ft
    Small build have seen muscle change so require Soon please ring 07789440648 .

  5. Clare Dolan says:

    Hello Dean and Gini,
    When could you come out to Herefordshire? I have a 22 year old 12.2hh Exmoor (ridden by my 6 year old but size of an 8 year old son)who needs a saddle suitable for pony club, and occasional showing, ideally second hand.

  6. Debbie says:

    Hi,I have a TB,who has changed shape.He is very funny about his saddles so need to get one fitted properly.Do you sell second hand saddles,as i dont have the funds for your lovely new ones.He was in a wide,but after coming back from being on loan he was very very thin and so I have been told that he needs a high wither narrow.Many Thanks

    • Gini Woodward says:

      Hi Debbie, we do occasionally have second hand saddles, please feel free to contact us privately and we can discuss options for you (:

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