Testimonials

Average Rating: 5 stars (based on 7 ratings)

Wendy Lumbert

Wendy Lumbert

“This is my tenth year of riding in the SR Enduro and my saddles have gone over 10,000. miles. I love them as much today as the first time I sat in one! They still look great too.”

There are two reasons this is such a great saddle.

  • One
  • They fit my horses like a glove.
  • No sore backs even on tough hundred mile rides.
  • My horses have freedom to move their shoulders and backs correctly, and my weight is distributed widely so they don’t get sore spots.

  • Two
  • I love how they fit me. The narrow twist means I am always comfortable. I have close contact with my horse.
  • My balance is perfect in the SR because it is built to enable me to have correct posture and keep my legs and back in good alignment.
  • Whether posting the trot or cantering, I always feel secure in this saddle.

As an added bonus, it’s a gorgeous saddle that is built and finished with meticulous attention to detail and exceptionally fine leather.”
Wendy Lumbert

Maryben Stover

“I love my SR! It’s my third saddle from Steve, and they’ve all been great. He is also very available by phone to answer questions and help customers decide what is the best for them. I’m an ardent supporter of SR Saddles, and trust me, I have tried them all over the years!”

Maryben Stover

  • AERC Hall of Fame
  • 8,000+ AERC Miles

Sharon Westergard

Sharon Westergard

“Over 18 years of endurance riding, I’ve ridden a lot of different horses and ridden in a lot of different saddles. I can honestly say that I have never had a more comfortable saddle than my SR, nor a saddle that fit more of our horses than my SR.”

Sharon Westergard

  • 2008 Oregon 100 – Best Condition
  • 11,000+ AERC Miles

CR Rohbellion and Sharon at the 2007 Dust Devil 65-mile ride.

Finishing 4th and Best Condition.
Photo courtesy Ted & Joyce Brown

Gordon and Gulastras Knight

Gordon Westergard

“I have been riding in an SR Saddle now for close to eight years. I LOVE my saddle for its comfort, but also because it fits almost all of our horses. Also, the craftsmanship is second to none.

In 2007 Gulastras Knight and I won the AERC National Best Condition Award, and Knight was also 4th Jim Jones Stallion. I am a big guy, and having a great fitting saddle for both horse and rider certainly helped Knight and I win this award. After each ride there was no soreness for Knight or myself. That is very important to me because in the line of work I am in, I can’t afford a few days post-ride of being stiff and sore. And I think that a poor fitting saddle leads to more problems than just a sore back on a horse.”

Gordon Westergard

  • 2007 AERC National Best Condition Award
  • 2007 AERC Jim Jones Stallion Award – 4th
  • 7,000+ AERC Miles

Gordon and Gulastras Knight at the 2005
Prineville 75-mile ride; Best Condition.
Photo courtesy Ted & Joyce Brown

Tony and Terry Benedetti

Tony and Terry Benedetti

“The rider balance and comfort of the SR saddle is fabulous. The quality and workmanship are outstanding and Steve provides excellent customer service.”
We have had great success riding SR Saddles.

Tony and Terry Benedetti

Naomi Preston

“I’ve had my Enduro for 20 years, from Mustang Lady (AERC Hall of Fame) and now refitted to her daughter, Karlady. It’s the best fitting saddle I’ve ever used, and I’ve tried lots of them over the years.

Also very important to me is the fact that the Enduro puts me in a “balanced ride” position, which really helps my horse over 50 to 100 miles. And I’ve never met anyone that understands the anatomy of a horse’s back, especially during movement, as well as Steve ray. And he’s been fitting endurance horses for over 20 years!”

Naomi Preston

  • TTEAM Practitioner
  • 8,500+ AERC miles
  • Tevis Cup – 2nd & 4th
  • AERC National Champion
  • 3 FEI Bronze Medals
  • 2011 Reserve National Champion 100 Mile Middleweight
  • 3 time winner of the Owyhee Canyonlands Endurance Ride

Naomi & Karlady at the 2009 Owyhee Canyonlands 260 mile ride.
First Overall (for the third year in a row), and Overall Best Condition.
Photo: Steve Bradley

Lee Pearce

Lee Pearce

“Being a 260 lb. Heavyweight, my horse needs the best fitting saddle out there. Ride vets are always commenting on how great Malabar’s back looks. The Enduro does an excellent job of distributing my weight evenly over his back.

And I love the comfort of riding in my SR!”

Lee Pearce

  • 013 National 100 Mile Heavyweight Champion
  • 2013 3rd national Best Condition for third time with 35 Career best Conditions
  • 2011 National Best Condition
  • 5th Place – AERC National Best Condition Award
  • 2007 and 2008 1st Heavyweight, NW Region, Northwest Region Mileage Champion
  • ~PNER 2008 Overall Champion