A Barn Full of OTTBs

[caption id="attachment_1888" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="Elise Parsons Mister S"][/caption]Working with off the track thoroughbreds is my passion; these amazing, talented horses that deserve a second career. Over the years I have worked with over 50 thoroughbreds, some of them I owned, some of them I trained, some of them clients owned and trained under my guidance. Most recently, I took Mister S to the Retired Racehorse Project 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover. There are a million litt

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My New Saddle Part 3- The Fun Part

    It’s been a little while since my last update but my excuse is I’ve been having far too much fun riding in my new saddle. I left you last with a beautifully finished saddle cleaned up and ready to go out for the fit.   One morning about 2 months ago, Nikki and I ventured to the yard armed with a bridle and the new saddle. This is the fun part, all the hard work was done in the original fitting, there may be a need for a little tweak in the flocking but in most

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Luck of the Irish!

As a saddle fitter, when you are visiting a new horse for the first time you are never quite sure what to expect.  From years of experience I have learnt to take the owners description with a pinch of salt.  Their beloved average pony that turns out to be virtually table top or the really narrow thoroughbred that turns out to actually be quite normal but happens to have a prominent wither.  You do generally have an idea from the breed description of what to expect profile wise but this is

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My New Saddle, Part 2 - Into the Factory

    After what must have been at least 3 weeks of deliberation I finally put my saddle into production, typing up my order form was nail biting and I must admit that in my excitement I did a little dance in the office.   We had already decided on all the technical spec of the saddle but the final decisions on styling can make all the difference to how much you love the saddle. My first choice was the leather, being a covered saddle I had a choice of Calf Nappa or a

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Our Christmas Winner

 We happily announced the winner of our Christmas competition in January. Gail Smith from Penrith was the lucky winner of the new Bliss Sportiva Jump. It was duly noted by many of our followers that this was a well deserved win as it coincided with the horrendous flooding in Cumbria we had over the Christmas period. After contacting Gail we also found that she couldn’t be any better suited to the Sportiva Jump. An Eventer turned Show Jumper, Gail and her partner Jon Fletcher compete

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Why I Choose a Bliss Saddle, By Sarah From North Yorkshire Saddles

  The Saddle Fitters Choice Working as an Independent Saddle Fitter at North Yorkshire Saddles has given me the opportunity to work with a variety of leading brand saddles, which has helped in my quest for a Monoflap Dressage Saddle. In the past, I have struggled to find a saddle that works well for both my pony and I. Echo is a American Bashkir Curly, whose conformation and breeding is not often seen in the UK. After trying a multitude of different saddles on him, I con

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My New Saddle. Part 1 - Decisions decisions!!!

Rider: Sally 5'9" 67kg Horse: Rambo - 18yo Dutch Warmblood Gelding   I have been with Bliss for over six months now and I could not ignore the beauty and craftsmanship of the saddles any longer. It’s like working in a sweety shop! The feedback we get from customers and fitters always emphasises how well the saddles fit the horses and the difference it makes in their way of going and improves their own position and balance too. I have also sat in enough to know they are bloomin'

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New California Dealer - Drake Equine

                  Robyn Drake, ESMT, CSF is based in Half Moon Bay, California and offers saddle fitting and body work in the Bay Area/NorCal for Bliss of London and Custom Saddlery. Her saddle services include saddle sales, fitting, flocking, tree adjustments, some repairs, and complete strip flocks.   She graduated from an independent US-based saddle fitting school, and then trained in England with a Master

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New Dealers - Kaakkola & Millwheel Tack Shop

Kaakkola – Icelandic specialists Topeno Finland Contact: Anita Kaakkola www.kaakkola.com anita@kaakkola.com https://www.facebook.com/Kaakkolantila?ref=hl Tel: 0400-498777 Anita and Pekka are specialists in the breeding and producing of Icelandic horses. The Icelandic horse equipment is very specialised and with over 10 year's experience they offer an excellent saddle fitter service with a wide range of saddles.   Millwheel Tack Shop Millwheel Tac

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2016 BETA Awards Finalists

Here at Bliss we have had a brilliant start to the year with news that we have reached the finals in 3 of the BETA Awards 2016.   We have the great pleasure to announce that we have been nominated for the Trade Supplier of the Year Award.   We pride ourselves on customer service so this recognition is particularly special as we have been put forward for this award by votes from our own customers.   We have once again reached the finals of the UKTI Expo

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Facebook Competition "Win The All New Sportiva Jump Saddle' From Bliss"

 It's Christmas Time, so to celebrate and thank you all for another fabulous year of support, we are giving one lucky fan the opportunity to win a Bliss of London Sportive Jump saddle at GBP £2985/USD  $4500To be in with the chance of winning all you have to do is 'Like' our Facebook page and 'Like' this post. Like this - you will love our page www.facebook.com/blissofLondonClosing date, noon (12pm) Monday 4th January 2016Competition Terms: No purchase necessary.  To be in with the

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New Dealer - Better Balance Missouri / Kansas

  Paige began riding at the age of 3 and had her first pony at 5. Fortune put her on the path of Classical Dressage when at 15, she crossed paths with Diana Christensen. Diana had come to Dressage through her own search for all things beautiful. She spent many years learning under the esteemed master, Nuno Olivera. Paige began studying under Diana and their friendship lasted over 25 years until Diana's untimely death at the age of just 67. After high school, she spent time studying

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New Dealer - Indy Equestrian

 Amanda Knutson is an experienced saddle fitter and co-owner of Indy Equestrian, she has been riding for nearly 30 years and has extensive experience with all types of horses and conformation.Amanda has shown and produced horses through the highest levels in the hunter and jumper rings as well as being well versed in dressage. She has a great eye for what tree and panel combinations will work for each horse and rider. Amanda is available to travel for saddle fittings in and around Indi

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Leather Care and Recommendations

Our leathers are selected for their natural properties, softness and durability to offer the best performance. The intense tanning process provides you with leather that will require minimal initial treatment and an already broken in feeling to optimize their use from the start. We do recommend the use of Bliss Advanced Leathercare or alternatively creams or balsams. We do not recommend the use of oils which can be too heavy for the leather or soaps which can strip natural oils and colour

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Smiles All Around as Hollie Pearce and Hilarious Win the Bliss of London Grand Prix Amateur 1.10m Class at Scope Festival 2015

Bliss of London - Saddle Makers of Distinction, would like to wish Hollie Pearce and Hilarius, a special congratulations for winning the highly contested Bliss of London Grand Prix Amateur 1.10m class at Scope Festival 2015.        

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Bliss of London to sponsor the International CSI Am-B

Bliss of London are proud to be sponsors of this years international CSI AM-Bhttp://www.scopefestival.org/bliss-of-london-to-sponsor-the-international-cs  

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Ralph Lauren's Bond Street Store Display

Ralph Lauren offers a world of luxury and style in women’s, men's and children’s fashion. This seasons Men’s Thoroughbred collection; The Purple label  features rich suede textures, jet-black tones all with quintessential equestrian-inspired details. To complement their flagship store display still further, Bliss of London were asked by Ralph Lauren to provide some of their latest 2015 saddles and accessories to sit alongside the iconic brand. The results were truly impressive.  

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New Dealer Announcement - Performance Saddle Fits - SA & Performance Saddle Fits - WA

PERFORMANCE SADDLE FITS - SA       Lyn Prescott is the SA franchise holder of Performance Saddlefits.   Lyn has been riding most of her life beginning at Pony Club in her childhood/teenage years, followed by years of pleasure riding before taking up competitive riding again in her 30's - initially competing in most disciplines on her Thoroughbred then concentrating on competitive dressage with her Friesian Warmblood gelding.   Lyn first met Pa

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Bert Sheffield European Tour 2015

  European Tour On 15th June, Bert and Darcy set out on their European Tour, first stop was Mulhouse CPEDI***.     Mulhouse CPEDI***  Bert and Double Agent swept the board at Mulhouse CPEDI***, winning all three Grade 3 tests! The Canadian Team finished in third place in the Nations Cup.       These scores count towards Canada's quest for individual and Team places at R

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Competition - Win 2 members passes for Bramham Park on Saturday 13th June

Simply like and share the post on our Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/bliss-of-london, before 12 noon on Monday 1st June. A winner will be selected at random and contacted through Facebook.  Come and visit us at the EquiTrek Bramham International Horse Trials, Wetherby West Yorkshire for exceptional 3* eventing, shopping, and social event. FACEBOOK COMPETITION “WIN 2 members passes for Bramham Park on Saturday 13th June” Competition Terms: No purchase necessary.  To be in

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Why The Royals Go To Rolex Kentucky?

  Zara Phillips, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth will be visiting Lexington, Kentucky this month. Zara, who is the second eldest grandchild of the Queen and Prince Phillip, will compete for the first time in the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, for a shot at the first place prize of $100,000.00 and a Rolex watch.   This prestigious equestrian event which takes place over four days, is one of the highest level competitions in the eventing world, attracting a range of in

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Royal Visit at Ascot

Ascot Racecourse recently hosted the Prince’s Countryside Trust Raceday, Alongside the racing, this was a lovely family day out where children were spoilt for choice with an array of activities, from rock climbing and pony rides to Easter entertainment all for FREE!   The Prince of Wales talking saddles and hunting with Nikki     HRH The Prince of Wales and The Dutchess of Cornwall attended the event, particularly enjoying the sheep racing where they were seen

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Welcoming New Saddle Fitters

  EQUINE BALANCE SADDLES         Equine Balance Saddles was born from the need for quality, handmade, properly fitted saddles. After years of fitting saddles independently, Katherine Penner answered the growing demand for reasonably priced saddles, that were made to fit both the horse and rider. Katherine began her education as a saddle fitter, during her two years of training at the BC College of Equine Therapy.  While assessing s

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Darcy Dances in Doha

   Flying high at CHI Al Shaqab, Qatar. It all started very early in the morning last Monday. My new SuperGroom, Carina Garnham and my mother set off with Double Agent (Darcy) in our little lorry to Amsterdam for the first leg of her journey to the Middle East. Darcy is an expert traveller, very cool about everything. She arrived at the Horse Hotel ready to fly out Tuesday morning. None of us had ever flown horses before so it was a bit nerve-racking. I was staying the n

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Horses Inside Out Conference 2015

 The Annual Horses Inside Out conference this year had the title of “Training, Therapy and Performance” and whilst perhaps not as saddle related as last years, it was still an incredibly informative 2 days.  You never stop learning in the equestrian world and we were introduced to some new ideas and research that has been completed. On a more personal note I came back enthused to use some of Chris Bartle’s training exercises on my own young horse. This insightful annual conferen

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Bliss of London - Wins Export Award

Bliss of London  - Win the BETA 2015 UKTI Export Award. Bliss of London win the 2015 UKTI Export Award     2015 Has been yet another very successful BETA trade show for us, opening up several new accounts both at home and around the world. Exhibiting at the show gives the ideal opportunity to showcase our full collections of saddles to existing and new saddle fitters.  We also had our new range of bridle work on display for the first time which was very well received, esp

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Migrating South - With Eventer Kelly Sult-Ransom

For those of us that like to chase the sun for our own benefit, sometimes it is a simple as packing a case and catching a plane, but Kelly gives us some insight into what is involved when you are a dedicated event rider to keep going through the winter months in the USA: I have recently packed up 7 ponies, 2 dogs, a working student and a semi load of hay and traveled to Aiken, South Carolina for the winter months! Being in PA I have come to realize that in order to keep going through the wi

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Bert is off to the Al Shaqab Equestrian Centre in Qatar

Bert is off to Al Shaqab! Bert is privileged to have been invited to compete along with the top 20 Para Dressage riders in the world, at the 2015 CPEDI3* at the Al Shaqab equestrian centre in Qatar. This stunning equestrian centre ticks every box as a dream venue.She has recieved notification that she is on the Canadian Athlete Assistance Programme. Bert and Double Agent recieved column inches in the following magazines: in Horse and Hound for their win on 73.33% at Houghton Hall in t

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New Dealer Announcement - SK Saddlefit, Vermont

        SK SADDLEFIT - is owned and operated by professional saddle fitter Sara Kilguss.  She routinely visits with equestrians across Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and beyond to offer her superior saddle products and saddle fitting expertise.   A lifelong horsewoman. Raised in south eastern MA she had horses at home from an early age. As a young adult, she was an active and successful event rider. She has competed thru the CCI ** level and was a m

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**Competition - Win a Fabulous Loxley Saddle**

It’s almost Christmas, so to celebrate and thank you all for another fabulous year of support, we are giving one lucky fan the opportunity to win a Loxley saddle of their choice retailing up to GBP £2300/USD $3850 To be in with the chance of winning all you have to do to is ‘Like’ our Facebook page and ‘Like’ this post. Like this – you will love our page www.facebook.com/BlissofLondon Closing date, noon (12pm) Monday 5th January 2015. FACEBOOK COMPETITION “WIN

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Equitana Report

Last month we exhibited once again at Equitana, Melbourne, Australia. Although we got off to a sticky start with vehicle break downs, from there on in it was an action packed show. So many thanks to Karen, an unsuspecting client who came to the rescue!  The Loxley Dressage seemed to be the show favourite with many existing clients coming to see us with their feedback and photos, which is always lovely to see. The success of the baseball cap offer was a little overwhelming to say the l

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Bert Sheffield Named Lincolnshire Disabled Sportsperson of the Year!

  Bert was named Lincolnshire Disabled Sportsperson of the Year at the Lincolnshire Sports Awards ceremony on Friday 7th November. What an amazing end to the year!  Bert Sheffield - Lincolnshire Sportsperson of the Year   Darcy also had an exciting week as she and Bert visited Willough

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Welcoming New Saddle Fitters

  Welcoming new saddle fitters . As the popularity of the Loxley by Bliss grows so is our dealership of professional saddle fitters. We would like to welcome on board to the team:     MEADOWLEA SADDLE FITTING     Meadowlea Saddle Fitting Service is part of the Society of Master Saddlers. Based in Hampshire with over 30 years experience in saddle fitting offers Saddle Fitting, Saddle Checking, Tree Adjustments , Re- Templating Of Saddle, Flo

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Bert Sheffield - Canadian International Para Equestrian Dressage Rider

 Bert Sheffield - Canadian International Para Equestrian Dressage Rider-  No2 in the FEI World Rankings and is the top placed Grade III rider. Bert has had a busy few weeks! First the exiting news that she has been selected to represent Canada at WEG with one of the three horses that she has qualified . Training with Gareth Hughes has been intense and her own level of fitness with her own personal coach. Riding in thunderstorms and dashing off for new hat and boot fittings plus new bridle

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Canadian rider Bert Sheffield qualifies for WEG – Twice!

  Canadian rider Bert Sheffield qualifies for WEG – Twice! Bert has met the qualification standards of the Canadian Team selection criteria with Bindro T, Double Agent and Wonderboy. Mannheim Results: Grade III Team Test - 2nd with Double Agent 71,096% Grade III Team Test - 7th with Bindro T 66,272% Grade III Individual Test - 2nd with Bindro T 71,341% Grade III Individual Test - 7th with Double Agent 68,455% Grade III Kur - 6th with Double Agent 69,000%

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Blue Chip Championships

 Blue Chip Championships Many congratulations to a very deserving team at Tudor Stud who came home with a great collection of ribbons from a fantastic show at the Blue Chip Championships last week with a hat-trick winning the Horsequest Novice with the 5yo Carrighill PJ by Lux Z, the Joshua Jones Discovery with Zoneless BC and also won the Animo Restricted Novice qualifier & Championship final out doors. Belle Fleur was 4th in the Wow Star, and has only been jumped by Chantal sinc

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Beta Year of the Horse Competition 2014

            Taking a lead from the Chinese horoscope, we have decided that 2014 is going to be the BETA Year of the Horse and we have launched a national competition to celebrate. Consumers are invited to submit their horse of a lifetime - one they have owned or one that has inspired them - to be in with the chance to win either a specially commissioned painting of their favourite equine or a beautiful Swarovski crystal horse figurine. No

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Bert Sheffield - Newsletter Updates



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Ralph Lauren – Spring and Summer 2014 Collection

    Ralph Lauren 2014 The Year of the Horse   As Ralph Lauren join in the celebrations for 2014 “The Year of the Horse” we are once again delighted to be asked to supply saddles for the stunning window displays at both Bond Street, London and also the Ingam Street, Glasgow store. The 12 year Chinese astrological cycle is symbolized each year with an animal, for 2014 the Year of the Horse  (馬 午) promises to bring ‘prosperity and success’.  Red envelopes

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2014 Horses Inside Out conference

    I have just returned from the 7th Annual Horses Inside Out conference on the topic of “The Back and Beyond” at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester.  This insightful conference is brought together by the anatomy and biomechanics author, artist and lecturer Gillian Higgins The horses ‘back’ and the structure thereof is such a complex interlinking system it was fascinating to learn so much more from other professionals and combine this knowledge with

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Bliss of London sponsor the National 1.30m Championship

Bliss of London is proud to announce the sponsorship of the prestigious National 1.30m Championship at The Alexanders Horseboxes British Showjumping Scope Festival.  Qualifying rounds are already under way at most major venues across the country with the final to be held at The Scope Festival, in August later this year. The British Showjumping Scope Festival is one of the most prestigious events on the equestrian calendar. The show incorporates many of the National Championship Finals from

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Share U Care with The Brooke and win prizes

  Share U Care with The Brooke and win prizes. We are proud to support The Brooke in the wonderful work that this charity does.  Please help to spread the word, by joining in with the promotion on Facebook and the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes.  Amongst the prizes is a fabulous hamper with our stylish Bliss hoof pick and leather case!   We know you love horses, donkeys and mules. At Brooke we believe every horse, donkey or mule should have a life worth living

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Facebook Competition “Win a Loxley Monoflap Dressage or Jump Saddle” Launched 2013-12-4

  FACEBOOK COMPETITION “WIN A LOXLEY MONOFLAP DRESSAGE OR JUMP SADDLE” LAUNCHED 2013-12-4   Competition Terms: No purchase necessary.  To be in with the chance of winning all you have to do to is ‘Like’ our Facebook page and ‘Share’ the post. The competition closes at 12 noon on Thursday 2nd January 2014 and the winner will be subsequently announced on our Facebook page   Employees of Bliss of London and their immediate families, saddle fitter

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Dutch Saddle fitting and research trip November 2013

 Dutch Saddle fitting and research trip November 2013 What an action packed few days it was for our founder Nikki Newcombe on her recent visit to Holland.                       The significance of warmblood breeding in The Netherlands lends itself as a great base for research and development into the understanding of continuous changes in the breed profile. We are seeing l

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Ralph Lauren

    Ralph Lauren offers a world of luxury and comfort in men, women’s and children’s clothing. For the Ralph Lauren children’s fall collection, the clothing line hosted a “Day at the Stables” fashion show that incorporated many facets of the Ralph Lauren lifestyle. For more information, please visit Ralph Lauren.   www.ralphlauren.co.uk   Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzN6XIfvIVo held their “Day at the Stables” RALPH LAUREN Girls

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Why I Chose a Bliss of London Saddle, or Two! - Roberta Sheffield

        Why I Chose a Bliss of London Saddle, or Two!   For me, my saddle is a very personal thing. I am very loyal to my saddles and I spend a huge amount of time in and around them. As they are the gateway to communication with my horses when I am riding, both of us have to have our needs met for us to perform at our best. When my top horse, Wonderboy, matured and changed shape, his previously well-fitting saddle stopped working for him. His ba

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Julie Lobban from Sound Saddle Fitting factory visit.

    We were very fortunate last week to have one our saddle fitters visit us all the way from Washington State, USA – Julie Lobban, Sound Saddle Fitting. Julie made the trip to the UK, to increase her knowledge and understanding of saddle fitting and saddle production, as there are always new developments and techniques to keep on top of.                           &

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Behind the scenes view of our creative team at work.

Get a closer look at our creative team and how they work to put together our high quality saddles

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Emma Sheardown – International Para Dressage Rider

We are excited to welcome Emma Sheardown to Team Bliss.     Emma is based with her trainer Angela Weiss in Nottinghamshire. Being born with Cerebral Palsy, Emma’s balance and the co-ordination of both arms and legs are affected, so finding the right saddle for Emma was crucial, as every little extra detail to enhance performance can help.   Emma feedback was wonderful,   “I have been riding in my new Paramour Dressage saddle courtesy of ‘ Bliss of Lon

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New consultant saddle fitter – Stacy Berger, Saddles and Soles

    The craftsmanship we offer is equally as important as the knowledge and expertise in saddle fitting that you desire. So we would like to extend a warm welcome to: Stacy Berger from Saddles and Soles.   Now representing Bliss of London in Northern California, USA Contact her on (530) 409 3199 Email: saddlesandsoles@gmail.com Web: www.saddlesandsoles.com               I am a saddle fitter work

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A Saddlery Tradition Meets The Next Generation Of Designers

  We frequently receive requests and orders for commissioned saddles and accessories that are out of the ordinary, and of course we are only too pleased to work with people who have a dream of creating their own unique items.  This is why we were delighted to be contacted in February this year by Ellie Walton who needed a little Bliss help with an amazing challenge that she had set herself. “I am a 3rd year textiles student of Nottingham Trent University who specialises in screen p

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Ralph Lauren - Spring and Summer 2013 Collection

   We were delighted to be asked by Ralph Lauren in London to supply 8 Cognac saddles for their Spring and Summer 2013 collection. This was also supported by Dragonfly Saddlery in Sussex who supplied bridlework and accessories.With a strong polo and equestrian theme, their window displays are stunning and the merchandising in store is inspirational. Photography courtesy of melvynvincent.comwww.ralphlauren.co.uk    

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Katie Ruppel and Sir Donovan at Rolex 2013

We want to express our huge congratulations to Katie Ruppel and her long time partner Sir Donovan who finished an incredible 15th place at Rolex last month. Katie has had a little of a Rolex bad luck over the last two years, but this year she was determined to put it all together.  We she certainly made a good start by bagging herself a pair of Dubarrys by winning the Dubarry of Ireland Fashion Awards, impressing the judges at the horse inspection as the Best Dressed and Turned Out - cant sa

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Welcome on board, Bert (Roberta) Sheffield - Canadian Para Dressage Team

  We are thrilled to welcome on board as part of our Sponsored riders team Canadian Para Team Rider – Bert (Roberta)Sheffield and her fabulous horse Wonderboy (Whoop).Bert was having saddle “issues” with her existing saddle and felt it was time to look for a new saddle that would be comfortable for Whoop but help with her own position and contact – The Paramour Dressage was in instant success for both!Bert is a Canadian International Grade 3 Para-Equestrian dressage rider and also

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Horses Inside Out Conference - Assessment and Asymmetry

  A fabulous weekend spent at the Horses Inside Out conference “Assessment and Asymmetry”, arranged by the anatomy and biomechanics author, artist and lecturer Gillian Higgins Whilst we know that saddles can in ‘some’ instances be the cause for asymmetry, it was enlightening to learn so much more from other professionals. Speakers included: Adam Kemp FBHS dressage rider and coach Andy Thomas Human Physiotherapist and lead practioner for human science and sports me

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Royal Canberra Show - February 22 -24th

  Paula Jeffrey from Performance SaddleFits will be at the Canberra Royal February 22-24th. "We will be at Stand 8 on the Western Trail, and will we have all our wonderful new saddles on display"

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New consultant saddle fitter - Paula Jeffrey, Performance SaddleFits

  The craftsmanship we offer is equally as important as the knowledge and expertise in saddle fitting that you desire. So we would like to extend a warm welcome to: Paula Jeffrey from Performance Saddlefit. Now representing Bliss of London in ACT and NSW, Australia. Contact her on 0448263416   www.performancesaddlefits.com.au  info@performancesaddlefits.com.au Paula is an EFA General Level 1 Coach, AHRC Level 1 Coach, riding for 25 yrs and coaching for 18 yrs, with 7 y

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Sponsorship announcement with 4* Event rider Tiffani Loudon-Meetze

  Tiffani is an incredible rider and is held in very high regard for her training, currently coaching the Young Rider programme.  Tiffani is based out of Windfield Farm, SC with her team of 4 horses. Tiffani said that she knew instantly when she first rode in the Paramour Dressage mono-flap that it was the saddle for her. ‘It was quite amazing to feel the difference in how he (Hap) moved and how I could feel so much more contact through my leg.  One of the things I love ab

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Press coverage - CGA Magazine August/September 2012

    Our thanks to CGA Magazine for a beautiful article in their prestigious magazine. “A saddle is not just a saddle anymore.  Kathy Carter looks at a company which is transforming the way ladies sit upon their horses.  Have you noticed there’s a unique and special relationship between women and their leather goods? ……read the full article in their August/September issue.   For more than a century, those in the know have enjoyed the remarkable collecti

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New consultant saddle fitter - Louise Palmer, Palmer Equine, Florida USA

 The craftsmanship we offer is equally as important as the knowledge and expertise in saddle fitting that you desire.So we would like to extend a warm welcome to:Louise Palmer from Palmer EquineNow representing Bliss of London in Florida. Contact her on 772-224 6950   www.palmerequine.com    Louise Palmer is an independent Saddle fitter, covering Florida.  Being independent Louise does not work with any one brand, so can provide you with a completely un-bias opinion o

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New consultant saddle fitter - Karin Rosenlew, Oy Vixen AB - Finland

  The craftsmanship we offer is equally as important as the knowledge and expertise in saddle fitting that you desire. So we would like to extend a warm welcome to: Karin Rosenlew, SMS Qualified Saddle Fitter from Oy Vixen AB. Now representing Bliss of London in Finland. Contact her on 0400-489997                       "A few weeks ago I went to England, continuing education, and at th

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Show Calendar - update

GLOBAL SHOW CALENDAR NOVEMBERMELBORNE, AUSTRALIA 15th-18thSaddle-Up Saddleworld will be at:EQUITANAOCTOBERUTAH, USA 5th – 7thTiger Adams from the Horse in Sport will be at:The Regional 5 Dressage ChampionshipsHeber Valley, Wasatch Event Center 415 Southfield Road Heber, Heber CityBIRMINGHAM, UK 3rd – 7thCaroline Rigg from Sports Horse Services will be at:HOYS - Horse of The Year Show – Stand S2SEPTEMBERCHESHIRE, UK 22nd– 23rdCrewe Saddlery will be at:Kelsall BE EventingCOLORADO, USA  

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New consultant saddle fitter - Tiger Adams, The Horse In Sport, Colorado, USA

 The craftsmanship we offer is equally as important as the knowledge and expertise in saddle fitting that you desire.So we would like to extend a warm welcome to:Tiger Adams, SMS Qualified Saddle Fitter from The Horse In Sport.Now representing Bliss of London in Colorado, USA. Contact her on 970-263-0101. When riders are looking for a saddle, I establish what their field of interest is and then review both their horses and themselves.      For the seriou

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New consultant saddle fitter - Sarah Boothe, Saddle CPR California, USA

The craftsmanship we offer is equally as important as the knowledge and expertise in saddle fitting that you desire. So we would like to extend a warm welcome to Sarah Boothe owner of Saddle CPRNow representing Bliss of London in California, USA. Contact her on 805 757 4739"Horses have been part of my life for 41 years and I am so very lucky to work with something I truly love.  From watching lessons with Olympic trainers to helping a youth with their first pony, I get to help both horse and r

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Blog - Saddle fitting part 1 now online

The first part of our series 'Saddle Fitting' is now available to read on our blog at http://bliss-of-london.blogspot.co.uk/p/saddle-fitting.html  

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New consultant saddle fitter - Nancy Bardy, Harmony Saddle Fitting, Georgia USA

 The craftsmanship we offer is equally as important as the knowledge and expertise in saddle fitting that you desire.So we would like to extend a warm welcome to Nancy Bardy owner of Harmony Saddle Fitting and RepairNow representing Bliss of London in Georgia, USA. Contact her on 770-714-1455 Nancy started out like most young riders on a stubborn little pony.  Her life with horses brought her to many different disciplines, gaited horses, western pleasure, reining, team roping, and hun

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Press coverage - Countryside La Vie June 2012

Many thanks to Countryside La Vie for a beautiful article in their prestigious magazine this month The most prestigious property lifestyle magazine delivered to AB1 homes throughout the counties of Rutland and Leicestershire www.countryside-lavie.com               "In order to capture the passion and beauty of each and every Bliss of London saddle, there was really only one option when it came to photographing the works of art.  M

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New consultant saddle fitter - James Turner Saddlery, Berkshire - UK

The craftsmanship we offer is equally as important as the knowledge and expertise in saddle fitting that you desire. So we would like to extend a warm welcome to James Turner Saddlery http://www.jamesturnersaddlery.co.uk/ www.facebook.com/James-Turner-Saddlery - Qualified saddler and saddle fitter Now representing Bliss of London in Berkshire, UK,  Thames Valley and surrounding areas. Contact him on 07766 102 904 James has been involved  in the horse world since he started riding at

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Press Coverage - Equestrian Magazine June 2012

Some lovely coverage in this months The Equestrian magazine, some rare behind the scenes insights on the day to day life of our MD, Nikki Newcombe www.facebook.com/theequestrianmag or visit their website www.theequestrianmag.co.uk

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Patty Merli fitting schedule May/June 2012

 USA EAST COAST FITTING SCHEDULE:Patty Merli's tentative schedule for the next few weeks, if you would like to arrange anassessment please call her on(843) 810 2485 as soon as possible: May 23 North CarolinaMay 24-27 Virginia and MarylandMay 28th Eastern PennsylvaniaMay 29th New JerseyMay 30-June 4th New YorkJune 5th western PAJune 6th OhioJune 7-8 KentuckyJune 9th TennesseeJune 10-11 Georgiawww.facebook.com/pattymerlisaddles

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Press coverage - Caras Sport Magazine May 2012

  CARAS SPORT MAGAZINEAn excellent reference that integrates all of the sophistication cosmopolitan style of Mexican society sports.  Golf, horse riding, sailing, tennis and balls are the main areas in this unique mix of Sports and lifestyle with the cream of the tournaments, competitions, tours, runs, personalities, techniques, destinations, fashions, accessories and glamour. Caras Sports Magazine May 2012 : "Elegant and amazing, the words to describe the colabration between Mat

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Press coverage - Professional photographer June 2012

 Drama, contrast, texture....   Jessica Bracey goes behind the scenes on Matthew Seeds latest shoot, where he uses his experience in shooting fashion and horses to bring style to the saddle market.Professional photographer magazine came down to our saddle shoot for Bliss Of London recently and interviewed Matthew Seed - The Horse Photgrapher. "Matthew has been called the world's best equine photographer, and let us shadow him on a campaign shoot for this month's style feature" PP magaz

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Thank you for visiting us

We would like to thank everyone who visited our booth last week at the Rolex 3 day event,if you have any more questions please feel free to contact us contact@bliss-of-london.com 

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News report April 2012

Bliss of London is pleased to announce that it is an Official Corporate Sponsor of the www.rk3de.org Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event in the USA, which takes place from 26-29 April 2012.     The www.rk3de.org Rolex Kentucky is a CCI**** eventing competition and the prestigious event showcases the sport’s highest level of competition. Its title sponsor is Rolex watches, a brand synonymous with equestrianism and stylish, aspirational lifestyles.     “We

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The Art of Making to Measure

Our manufacturing base is situated in Walsall in central England. Walsall is a truly remarkable town and famous for being one of the only places in the world to have the skills and expertise to produce some of the very finest handmade English riding saddles. The art of making to measure is skill that takes many years to learn, and Walsall has a history like no other in the world of equestrianism.   Whilst we acknowledge the technology that is available to us in the 21st century, w

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