Build-My-Baines

Online Build My Baines Design Tool Launched

The new ‘Build My Baines’ saddle configurator tool, believed to be the first in the world, displays a virtual saddle on screen at different angles which allows you to build and customise your bespoke saddle online. ‘Build My Baines‘ is a brand-new tool that enables the rider to select different colours and materials to build […]

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Frank Baines at Spoga 2018

20 Years at Spoga

This year will be Frank Baines Saddlery’s 20th year exhibiting at Spoga, the international trade fair for equestrian sports, held in Cologne, Germany from 2 – 4 September 2018. Victoria Coleman, director at Frank Baines Saddlery, said: “Spoga remains one of the most important shows in our calendar of events. We’ve always sold our saddles […]

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HRH The Princess Royal visits Walsall to celebrate saddle and leather making

Royalty Celebrates Walsall’s Saddle Making

HRH The Princess Royal attended a celebration of Walsall’s saddle and leather manufacture at Walsall College recently. As part of his role within the Worshipful Company of Saddlers Frank Baines, the founder of saddle manufacturer Frank Baines Saddlery, attended the event and introduced The Princess Royal to a number of Walsall based manufacturers.  During the event, […]

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Walsall Saddlery Heritage

What’s the Secret to Walsall’s Saddlery Heritage?

British made saddlery is among the best in the world. But why does this traditional industry still revolve around a town in the heart of England? Walsall is world famous when it comes to saddlery manufacturing. In the workshops scattered around the town, the latest generation of leather workers uses skills that can be traced […]

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Joyce Heuitink

UK Saddle Maker Sponsors Top Dutch Rider

Frank Baines Saddlery, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of hand-made saddles, is sponsoring Dutch rider and trainer, Joyce Heuitink.  Joyce Heuitink is an International Grand Prix rider, GP Judge & Trainer and Head Coach & Trainer of the Dutch Paralympic Dressage Squad. With her first Grand Prix horse, Joyce won Gold at the National […]

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Frank Baines Approved Stockist logo

More Stockists Join the Frank Baines Network

Frank Baines Saddlery is delighted to announce that a number of new stockists have agreed to stock a range of Frank Baines saddles. The new stockists who join our growing network are: Belgium: Paardensport Cavallino (Cavallino Horsesport), Roeselare – www.paardensport-cavallino.be Bie-Fit, Schilde – www.bie-fit.be  France: Sellier DLM, Saint-Ambreuil – www.sellier-dlm.fr Germany: Sattelfreude PUR, Rheinbach – […]

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Worshipful Company of Saddlers Award Winner

New Saddle for British Junior Event Rider

Young British Junior event rider, Isabelle (Bubby) Upton, rounded off a successful 2017 with another win. Members of the British Equestrian Writers’ Association (BEWA) voted the 18 year old from Bury St Edmunds, the recipient of the 2017 Worshipful Company of Saddlers Award. Bubby was presented with a bespoke Frank Baines saddle by Hugh Thomas, […]

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Going. Going. Gone.

From 1st April 2018, a number of Frank Baines saddles will be discontinued. They include: Cadence Dressage Capriole Dressage Eternity Encore Jumping Enigma Elite Jumping Omni (Low Head only) Working Hunter as well as T-bar Stirrup Leathers. Victoria Coleman, director at Frank Baines Saddlery, explains: “We have over 24 saddle models within our Classic and […]

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Wellep Bar Option

Unfortunately, due to a Supplier/Manufacturer issue, we are currently unable to offer the Wellep bar as an ‘additional option’. We understand that the supplier is looking into the manufacture of this product and hopefully it will be available to order again soon. Please note, any current orders that include this additional option will be honoured, […]

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Spoga 2016

Final Preps for Spoga

Frank Baines Saddlery is putting the final touches to their stand design for Spoga Horse – the international equestrian trade fair – held each year in Cologne, Germany.  The image above is from Spoga 2016. This year, Frank Baines Saddlery have purchased a new stand specifically for Spoga 2017. The company has always had a successful […]

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