arabian saddles

“The only source of knowledge is experience”

Albert Einstein 1897-1955

An Idea Forms:

In 1990 an idea germinated in the offices of Lovatt & Ricketts Saddles® Walsall England, a novel idea; a range of saddles designed specifically for the different activities enjoyed by the Arabian horse owner. Over many years we had built saddles for every breed and discipline owned and practiced by horse owners but never devoted a whole range for one particular breed of horse. During this particular period Stephen Lovatt, the managing director  of the company, had been spending the weekend with his very dear friend the well known and highly acclaimed Equestrian author Elwyn Hartley-Edwards and they paid a visit to a mutual acquaintance who owned a local Arabian stud. The conversation evolved regarding the difficulty of finding a good fitting saddle that was designed to accommodate the particular characteristics of the Arabian horse, so digesting this later the story unfolds.

Take a tour of our saddle factory in Walsall, England

Contact Us USA:

The Arabian Saddle Company, Inc.


Saddle Barn Ranch

32505 N. 43rd Street

Cave Creek, Arizona  85331

arabian saddles

Contact Us UK:

The Arabian Saddle Company, Ltd.


Clifford House

10-14 Butts Road,

Walsall, WS4 2AR, England


This is the best saddle purchase I’ve ever made!

I have nothing but good things to say about my new Lovatt and Ricketts Ellipse dressage saddle! I have a hard-to-fit Arabian gelding – very wide, very round, very short-backed with low withers. I knew the saddle I was riding in wasn’t ideal, but I wasn’t sure how to resolve the problem. Once I researched hoop trees and saddle makers, I knew I wanted to try the Lovatt and Ricketts Ellipse. I ran into Adrienne Hendricks at a horse show, and she had an Ellipse with her that I was able to sit in. Once I sat in the saddle, experienced its comfort and examined its quality, I knew I wanted to try one on my horse.With the assistance of both Janet Lovatt and Adrienne Hendricks, I was able to custom order a saddle made to template for my horse. Janet helped expedite the construction and shipping of the saddle, and Adrienne helped me adjust the final fit so it was perfect for me and my gelding. My horse is moving better than ever, and I can spend hours in the arena as well as on the trail, riding in comfort! A bonus is how pleased my local saddle fitter is with the saddle as well. She and I both love the buffalo leather for durability, the new, hinged two-position stirrup bars (they are brilliant!), and the panel construction designed to properly fit the weight-bearing area of my horse’s back. This is the best saddle purchase I’ve ever made. Thank you again, Janet and Adrienne! My Ellipse is just perfect!
Liz BaileyPoulsbo, WA