Saddlery Competition Success

Saddlers from Frank Baines were overwhelmingly successful at this years Society of Master Saddlers‘ National Saddlery Competition. All of our saddlers who entered either won or were recognised with a premier award.  Garry Baines, director at Frank Baines Saddlery, said: “The annual competition, held at Saddlers’ Hall in London and hosted by the Worshipful Company of […]

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Frank Baines Approved Stockist logo

New Stockists Join Our Network

Frank Baines Saddlery is delighted to announce a number of new stockists have agreed to sell a range of Frank Baines saddles. The stockists who join our growing network are:   France: Kitty Abse Saddle Fitter 11120 Bize Minervois www.saddlefitter.fr kitty@saddlefitter.fr   Germany: Reitsport Schulte 88444 Ummendorf www.reitsportschulte.de Saddles4HealthyHorses D – 21709 Burweg http://www.saddles4healthyhorses.de/ saddles4healthyhorses@gmx.de […]

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Build-My-Baines

Customise Your Saddle Online

More saddle models have been added to the recently launched Build My Baines saddle configuration tool which allows you to build and customise your bespoke saddle online. The Build My Baines tool, which was launched in September 2018 at Spoga, has been a real hit with both customers and stockists of Frank Baines Saddlery. The […]

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Garry Baines receiving his Freedom of the City award

Freeman of the City of London

Garry Baines, director of Walsall based Frank Baines Saddlery, has been made a Freeman of the City of London. Freedom of the City is one of the oldest surviving traditional ceremonies and was believed to have been first presented in 1237. Historically, a ‘freeman’ meant someone who was protected by their town or city and […]

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Win A Riding Lesson with Top Dutch Trainer

Frank Baines Saddlery is launching a fantastic competition for Dutch/Belgium riders during October for four people to win a riding lesson with Dutch rider and trainer, Joyce Heuitink! To enter this fantastic prize, simply upload a photo of yourself and your horse to either the Frank Baines Facebook / Instagram page, or your own profile […]

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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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