BBC Midlands Today Visit to Frank Baines Saddlery

Having the BBC visit our factory to discuss the importance of the saddlery business in the Midlands is a significant recognition of the work and the heritage of the industry. This helped to shed light on the craftsmanship and traditions that make our business unique, while also highlighting the historical and cultural significance of saddlery […]

Frank Baines Saddlery at this years Blenheim Horse Trials

Thursday 14th September – Sunday 17th September 2023  Come and say hi and see are full range of products (Stand – B074) Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials are now firmly established in the eventing calendar. They have been run since 1990, attracting the world’s best riders and the thousands of spectators who come each year to […]

Fireworks and your horse

It’s that time of year where the pops and bangs of fireworks fill our evenings. While it’s fun for those watching, it can be very frightening for horses and other animals. But there are simple steps you can take to help your horse stay calm during the celebrations. The British Horse Society has shared some useful […]

Winter care for your horse top tips

As the nights draw in and the weather turns colder horse owners begin to turn their thoughts to the challenges of winter and the extra care that is needed to keep their horse healthy and happy during the cold months. Monitor weight and increase food intake When they are cold, horses are more likely to […]

Top tips for horse road safety

This week is Road Safety Week. Whilst we are educated regularly about safe driving and pedestrian awareness we are told less often told how to react when we pass horse on the road. There are an estimated 58,372,106 horses across the world, and nearly a million horses in the UK alone. If you drive there […]

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day and we are rejoicing the benefits of horse riding. We already know the amazing health benefits horse riding brings for your physical health but it’s also a fantastic way to boost your self-esteem and confidence. Many studies have shown that having a close relationship with animals can reduce problems […]

New Phase for Saddle Manufacturer

We’re pleased to announce that the renovation of our headquarters in Walsall is complete and we have moved into our new facilities. The building at Northcote Street in Walsall has been our home since the company was established by Frank Baines in 1980, but we had outgrown the space. Following almost a year of planning […]

New Stockist in Canada

We’re delighted to welcome Canadian based Four Winds Saddle Services Ltd to our network of Approved Stockists. Four Winds Saddle Services was formed in 2017 by Kelsey Hamer who is a Society of Master Saddlers, Trainee Saddle Fitter. Based in Alberta in Canada, Kelsey is an independent fitter who has been interested in saddle fitting […]

Equine Inspired

As of 1st May 2019, Frank Baines Saddlery will no longer be associated with Equine Inspired LLC in South Carolina, USA and they will no longer be an Approved Stockist of Frank Baines’ saddles. Any products on their website that references Frank Baines or Gullikson-Baines will no longer be valid. Frank Baines Saddlery works with […]

Top Dutch Rider Kirsten Beckers Sponsored

Frank Baines Saddlery, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of hand-made saddles, is sponsoring Dutch Grand Prix rider Kirsten Beckers. Kirsten competes in Dressage competitions currently riding Easy Quo. She made her international Grand Prix debut in 2003 and has since gone on to achieve numerous competition successes. With the horse Broere Jazz, Kirsten has […]