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.
As 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 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.
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