My name is Diane Sasscer. I have been fitting saddles in the Wellington, Florida area for over 20 years. My passion for saddle fitting started with my first horse. He was a sensitive horse who had a rough beginning. We had hit some "road-blocks" in his training. Once I purchased a correctly fitting saddle for him, the positive change in his movement fueled my passion to help as many horses as I could.
My committment to my clients remains today. Helping horses, excellent personalized service and Integrity.
Upon meeting you and your horse at your location, I will review saddle-fitting basics, evaluate your existing saddle or bridle and give you my educated opinion on my findings. I will try to give you constructive information so you may make the best decisions for you and your horse.
Most of my work is done on site. On the rare occassion I need to take your saddle to my workshop to complete service, it is returned back to you in a timely manner. I will inspect the overall condition of your equipment and point out any items that need attention. Once we are in agreement on what is to be done, the work is completed. When I am finished with any adjustments, I request that the horse be ridden to confirm the fitting is correct.
If new equipment is your desire, I can help with that too. I carry two different lines of saddles, Albion and Veritas. Both saddle companies are located in the UK. All of these saddles feature wood trees and wool flock. All of the trees have adjustment capability. I also stock the Albion KB Bridles and strap goods. Other products available include Dobert whips and strapgoods, Ogilvy saddlepads, Thinline, Sprenger stirrup irons and more.
“I have ridden in Albion saddles since the early ‘90’s and one major benefit of utilizing the Albion brand is the excellent service provided by Diane Sasscer. Diane is always professional and her knowledge outstanding. Her approach to saddle fit and attention to detail have kept both my horses and riding on the right track.”
Lisa El Ramey, USEF “S” Senior Dressage Judge, USDF Gold, Silver & Bronze Medalist
It’s simple… Diane’s attention to detail is superb. She follows through with every horse, rider and saddle! I’ve been with Diane for 12 years and Her work has supported me on multiple nations cup teams, USEF elite lists, multiple wins in international CDI competitions. The combination of Diane and Albion saddlery is a winning ticket!
Arlene “Tuny” Page
United States Equestrian Team Rider
I've been a fan of Albion since the early 90's. Recently I purchased an Albion FABRENTO for a horse I was working with and the IMMEDIATE difference in his attitude and way of going was astounding! Diane is the best in the industry when it comes to making sure a saddle is the perfect fit for both horse and rider. Enjoying the ride is a" sure thing" when you're riding on an Albion.
Barbara Foose, LMT
Blending traditional values and artisan craftsmanship. Saddles handmade in Walsall, UK since 1985. Wood trees and wool flock.
This saddle is perfect for the rider looking for a comfortable, close contact saddle with a lightly supportive seat.
Built on the RD500P or the RD500 trees, it offers a unique level of fit, comfort and stability for the horse. These trees ensure greater freedom of movement for the shoulder, wither and back area to maximize performance.
This saddle is fully customizable and available with individual knee roll options and positioning.
Also available in the Deep seat or Platinum versions.
Fabrento offers a well balanced close contact seat to ensure maximum stability and comfort while encouraging the optimum leg position courtesy of exterior thigh blocks. This mono flap saddle crafted from hand selected super supple calf leather, is perfect for your short coupled horse. The unique, ergonomic wooden tree features a ‘Short Back Panel’ which complements the confirmation of the modern sports horse. Equiped with Adjusta-Tree TM’ technology, it allows for precision fitting.
The Albion SLK Ultima Dressage Saddle is a deep seated competition saddle made on a traditional wooden spring tree with specially tanned full grain Ultima flap leather and best Italian calfskins for seat and pads with moulded knee rolls. Available in standard seat and narrow seat.
The Platinum Ultima is a truly unique saddle offering the ultimate fitting solution without compromise to the horse or rider. This saddle works well on your flatter backed horses with low slung withers. The Platinum comes with an interchangeable tree and switch panel system, which can only be changed by an approved Albion fitter. It has specially tanned full grain Ultima flap leather and the best Italian calfskins for seat and pads, with moulded knee rolls.
The Platinum Royale Dressage Saddle has been designed for ultimate comfort and closeness, it incorporates all of the features found in the Platinum Ultima including moulded knee rolls, unique patented genesis interchangeable tree and switch panel system allowing saddle fitters worldwide to interchange both the tree fitting and panel depths.
Saddles are handmade in Walsall using the finest materials, wood trees and wool flock.
This model offers a minimal, compact design while still offering plenty of weight distribution of the rider over the horses back. Great for broader, shorter backed horses and ponies.
Slightly more open balance point allowing riders to find their true position. Single Flap design for a close contact ride. Tree accommodates a broad range of horse types. Panel offers a minimal rear gusset with a three quarter length front.
Monoflap design for a close contact ride with a secure deep seat and centered balance.
The tree point’s angle allows the horse’s shoulder more freedom. Monoflap design for a close contact ride with a secure deep seat and centered balance.
Innovative panel materials are utilized in combination with a upswept panel design to allow more freedom for shorter backed, croup high. The panels are lined with a revolutionary cushioning material - Supracor®, while still maintaining adjustability with a layer of flocking above. This is a fantastic option for sensitive horses. Single Flap design for a close contact ride with a moderately deep seat and centered balance.
This beautiful English girth is designed to help stabilize the saddle so it does not slide forward onto the horse's shoulders.
The proper shape also allows ample clearance of the horse’s elbow, but not too much curve so that the front looses contact, causing a pressure point along the back edge. It features easy to use keepers that resist tearing or breaking and high quality, durable elastic on both ends with chrome roller buckles.
Available in black or dark brown, sizes 18"-32".
Beautifully designed with Klaus Balkenhol, Albion comfort bridles are made of the finest leather.
Albion has chosen luxuriously soft leather of the highest quality. All double bridles are available in the competition or super designs (see separate photos). Elegantly designed, all componants on both styles allow the bit hangers to be completely independent of head, allowing the horse to be free of poll pressure. Mixed sizing is available to achieve a more accurate fit. Cutback version is available by special order.
Beautifully crafted, these snaffle bridles feature a cutback head. With combined independent componants, this bridle offers many choices for your training needs. These bridles are also available in the Super or Competition style. Noseband choices include flash, crank/flash, Drop, Kontour, or kontour crank flash. Custom noseband widths available as special order. Bridle comes complete with your choice of reins.
This ergonomic girth features a cut-away shape technically designed to reduce pressure around sensitive points of the girth area. A pressure dispersing foam is used in the manufacture, enabling animproved range and freedom of movement yet securing the saddle in place.
Available stock in black or brown with red trim, but other colors are available by special order!
Stock sizes: 20″, 22″, 24″, 26″, 28″, 30″, 32″
Sizes to order: 18″, 34″, 36″
Albion Legend Girth offers ultimate comfort to the horse. Designed with an extra layer of latex across the whole girth, it has the cutaway shape at the front ensuring freedom of movement for the horse. This girth has been especially designed to equalise the pressure across the girth straps.
Available stock in black or brown.
Stock sizes: 18″, 20″, 22″, 24″, 26″, 28″, 30″, 32″
Sizes to order: 34″, 36″
Albion super soft, calf non-stretch, wrapped stirrup leathers are Albion’s most popular stirrup leathers.
Lined with Biothane for extra strength, these slim-line leathers offer ultimate comfort under your leg.
Wrapped Stirrup Leathers available in sizes 48″, 54”, 57”, 60” or 63” with stainless steel buckles.
Virtually pH neutral, Albion Leather Soap is a mild vegetable-based soap enriched with glycerine to deliver a superior clean. The unique natural blend of ingredients successfully tackles sweat and dirt & is free from damaging detergents and chemicals.
The Albion leather balm features an authentic 200-year old Swiss Formula designed to care for leather exposed to extreme conditions in Switzerland's mountainous regions.
Albion Soap will not strip color from Albion leather products.
All Bridles are available for purchase as shown in black or brown. Custom choices such as brow shape, padding color and swarovski crystals are also available by special order.
Available by appointment most days.
Serving Wellington Florida and the surrounding area.
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