Initially Designed to be the perfect showing saddle for Mathew Lawrence, the saddle has proved to be very popular with our customers showing at all levels. Giving the close contact, supportive feel to the rider , available with trees and panels styles to fit Native Ponies, Show Ponies and Show horses of all types.
Mathew said of his saddle “I feel that this saddle allows freedom of movement through the shoulder and wither as well as promoting softness through the back, which is important in any horse especially a show one. Its other quality is how comfortable it is, this is important on a show horse as in most cases the judge rides each horse, so the feel a judge gets from a saddle is paramount.”
The Comfort Mathew Lawrence Showing Saddles are available with suede or with a smooth plain leather on the seat and knee/thigh pads.
The seat of the Mathew Lawrence saddles have been designed to give that “in it rather than on it” feel unique in a showing saddle, without compromising the aesthetic appearance and are generous enough to accommodate a large judge.
With a round cantle, straight cut flaps, a small knee roll and extra padding in the seat knee and thigh pad, the saddle looks the part but with extra comfort and security for the rider and the superior fit from our specially selected trees, wide gullet and sympathetically flocked panels, resulting in extra comfort for the horse which naturally enhances athletic ability.
Because aesthetic appearance is very important with a show pony as is comfort of the rider, so as with all saddles available from us a custom saddle can be designed for the individual customer/ horse or pony combination if required with a number of options including custom knee blocks, twist and flap length so we really can produce the perfect, comfortable saddle for yourself and to flatter the pony, as Mathew says in our video ” Sometimes you have to sit in a class for 3 hours” so you need to be comfortable.
We however recommend that you ride in a standard saddle for the 14 day trial before ordering so we can be sure the correct saddle is made as custom saddles are non returnable.
Saddles are available in tree and panel options to fit all types of Show Horse or Pony, from your small, round lead rein types to the most Elegant Show Hack, Show Cob or Race Horse to Riding Horse.
However as our saddles are designed and fit differently from other brands of saddle, when you contact us for a saddle fit we will assess your horse or pony and suggest which are the best options for you to try, please see our information pages for more details, Placing an Order or Booking a Saddle Fit .
Here’s a video of Mathew on Bunowen Castle Ri taking his lap of Honour after his win at Olympia 2007
The Mathew Lawrence saddle is a versatile saddle and is often used by our smaller customers for working hunter classes.
for more videos please see our YouTube Channel, Saddle Exchange TV.