About Us

 

 

 

Superior quality and superlative performance
positions Albion in a class of its own

 

 

 

Our Workshop:

Our factory located in Walsall, the saddle making heart of the UK, is home to our dedicated team of expert craftsmen and women, many of whom are passionate horse riders.

Every Albion saddle makes its way around our factory before being shipped to you. Each component is made in-house, starting with our trees. Our tree shop hand-make all of our wooden adjusta trees, this means that although we have a great off-the-peg service, we are able to go one step further and completely bespoke the tree to your horse if needed. This is paramount as the balance of the saddle, and the balance of the rider in the saddle, is an engineering feat. If your horse is unique in its shape we are able to do a complete ‘template fit’ tree to ensure the best possible fit; for the rider we can offer more support through the way we build the seat, customising the blocks, and so much more. Due to the versatility of our capabilities whilst crafting your saddle we can offer a one-of-a-kind service, and feel, for you and your horse, optimising your performance and comfort.

Our Materials:

Every Albion saddle is made using only premium grade materials, boasting the ultimate luxury feel, and ensuring longevity throughout use. The panels of our saddles are flocked with wool, allowing on-site adjustments to be made by your saddle fitter as your horse changes shape throughout the year.

 

 

 

Ultimately every part of an Albion Saddle is engineered to fit

 

 

 

Our Commitment:

Our guiding principle is simple, to always deliver a supremely superior quality product that will enhance the horse’s performance. Everything we do is centred around the horse and rider having the best feel and experience in their work. At Albion we blend traditional values and artisan craftsmanship with revolutionary innovation and state of the art technology.

The relentless drive for remarkable quality, superlative performance and inimitable design flair continues to place Albion in a class of its own.

Our Heritage:

Albion (meaning ‘Old England’) was established in 1985 by the outgoing founders Paul and Sherry Belton, building from a background in engineering Albion was launched to ultimately enhance horse performance which is fundamentally led by premium horse welfare. Paul and Sherry Belton have since retired but spent the last 10 years at Albion transferring skills and knowledge to the excellent team we have headed up by our managing director Cath Gordon, a very devoted horsewoman herself.