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Our fully qualified SMS Master saddle fitter John Hirrell will supply and fit new saddles from many different ranges. Existing saddle checks are also available too.

About Us

John Hirrell

John Hirrell is a fully qualified SMS Master Saddle Fitter he has many years’ experience in saddle fitting and has trained with some of the very best saddlers in the world who he now works closely on research projects & clinics.

John has a wide knowledge of the equine world as he set up Barlaston Riding centre a BHS approved riding school and competition yard he spent 10 years running the centre during this time he competed and helped to produce event horses up to 5 star level. Although John no longer competes, he can often be seen at competitions supporting his wife Melanie and their homebred horses.

John has also recently won the prestigious award of "Saddle fitter of the year" in the BETA Awards:

john Hirrell, master fitter, winner of BETA Award Winner
Barlaston Horse Supplied, BETA Awards
Melanie Hirrell

Melanie also has a vast equine background she has worked on numerous yards from show jumping to riding schools she has owned and competed horses all her life her passion is show jumping and she has competed all over the country, although recently has turned her hand to eventing. She has also worked for a saddlery manufacturer for over 14 years so has a good knowledge of the production & manufacturing processes used in saddle and bridle making.

Melanie also specialises in bridle fitting and is a Society of Master Saddlers fully qualified bridle fitter

Our Prices:

Saddle check & Template £60.00 (1 saddle 1 horse) plus mileage charge - 50p per mile
Additional saddles same horse - £30.00

Appointments available at our premises £60.00. No mileage charge.
Bridle Fits £50.00, plus mileage charge - 50p per mile

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Don't just take our word for it, see what our happpy clients are saying about Barlaston Horse Supplies:

John takes pride in his work and attention to detail. He talks you through his findings and what he's doing. Very friendly, knowledgeable and reasonably priced.

Hayley Griffiths

I have been really thrilled with the service from John and the team in finding a new saddle for my boy. John is incredibly knowledgeable and thorough, very reasonably priced, worked to my budget without question, and a really nice guy. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for saddle fitting.

Annie Dempsey

John fitted my mare with a lovely new GFS saddle! Nothing was too much trouble, he had a huge range for us to try and all within our budget, amazing! Great communication throughout and brilliantly priced for the service

Lauren Brindley

Superb service received with the saddle fitting! Extremely knowledgeable and solution focussed! An obvious experienced and sensitive manner with my horse. Fun thrown in as added value! Thanks John!

Jo Cook

Home of John Hirrell Saddle fitting Services SMS fully qualified saddle fitters. We supply and fit new saddles from many different ranges.

Home of John Hirrell Saddle fitting Services SMS fully qualified saddle fitters. We supply and fit new saddles from many different ranges.

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