Kim Sleath

Accredited Specialist Saddle Fitter Nottinghamshire,Leicestershire & Derbyshire


Kim SleathKim Sleath – Accredited Saddle Fitter For Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Derbyshire.
Kim is on the British Dressage Trainers Database and a qualified BHSAI Int SM plus a diploma in Sports Psychology. She is also a group 2 BD rider.Kim also worked for the event Rider Matt Ryan as a 3 day event groom which included the Barcelona Olympics, where Matt won both individual and team gold.
She started her competitive career in Show jumping, moving onto eventing, competing up to Intermediate (where she found the jumps got a bit big!!!) and because Dressage seemed her weakest area, Kim found it compelling to get better at it.
Now her main area of competing and teaching is Dressage, and has taken her “ordinary” home bred horse “Just the Job” successfully to Prix St George and Inter 1 level.Kim occasionally competes on her clients horses, she recently won a novice and elementary on “Orient Express” owned by Julie Edwards, also had her first attempt, in training, at both Inter II and Grand Prix on Black Jac, owned by Lisa Swanwick.
Now she has semi retired “Just the Job” now as he is now over 20 and has another home bred 4yr old “Ferdie” to bring out this year, he has a lot to live up if he is to fill “Just the Jobs” shoes!!!!!!!
Kim got interested in saddle fitting because, during teaching, she often felt that the horse was going badly because the saddle was of poor quality or a poor fit and had only limited knowledge of how to fix it. So began a new career in saddle fitting!

Phone: 07968 002130
Email: kim.sleath@ntlworld.com

5 comments on “Kim Sleath
  1. Linda Hutchinson says:

    Hi Kim,

    just enquiring re a saddle for my 14hh Fell Pony. looking at 16inch – 16.5 . Do you do second hand saddles and what sort of price range?? I
    am based in Derbyshire.

    Thanks Linda

  2. Louise Grainger says:


    We gave recently taken on a young pony that is underweight. He needs a saddle fitting which may be temporary until he fills out. Do you sell second hand saddles as I suspect I’ll be needing two?

    Please could you give me a call. Thanks

    • Gini Woodward says:

      hi Louise, we do get second hand saddles occasionally but our saddles are adjustable up to 2 width fittings which is usually enough to accommodate the changes most horses and ponies go through in their lives so you might only need one after all. (:

  3. Karen Adkin says:

    Do you like a challenge horse?
    Coloured Cob 15hh, no withers, chunky shoulders, still not fully mature 6year old mare.

    I have posed this question to 3 “reputable saddler” so far not one has had the decency to return any reply.

    The saddler that fitted my current saddle is also not very good at customer support either.

    Need help Please


    • Gini Woodward says:

      Hi Karen, ofcourse, love a challenge! it’s how some of our saddle styles were created. please feel free to call me to discuss further or drop us an email. (:

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