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Nicola Watson; an award-winning Master Saddler in East Sussex.

 

I ride two horses, my own Sprayswater’s Jest (known as Jester at home), and my mother’s Bobby McGee. Jester competes successfully in dressage classes and Bobby competes both astride and under side saddle. I use an Owen style side saddle made by myself, and wherever possible use bespoke bridlework and tack made in my workshop.

     

As an experienced competitor and a Master Saddler with 16 years working experience  I know equestrian tack from all angles, and can advise on all aspects of saddlery and fitting from a knowledgeable, expert yet personal stance.

   

Please contact me to see more of my work, and to see how you and your horse can benefit from my handmade saddlery.

07971 148 423
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Testimonials

My saddle was made by Nicola Watson - she did very well in the Master Saddler's competition with it. I've had it just under 2 years and it's great...even when the girth is loose (bad me!) it doesn't move and fits Libby brilliantly thanks to Nicola...Libby is a short coupled warmblood and has a big hind movement so not the easiest for a side-saddle-it's 16 3/4MW. For me, buying new is perfect as I do a bit of everything and I know it's safe and will last (it's also easier to keep clean!)...I've had some lovely older hire side saddles in the past but I am now a convert (unless a 15.5-16inch immaculate condition Owen appears which is unlikely so I will probably be going back to Nicola for a saddle for Libby's little sister, the devil pony when she is ready!)
Julia Izzard, Kent

We feel very privileged to have your saddle. It is beautiful.
Daphne