A Barn Full of OTTBs

Written on March 16, 2017 at 2:50 pm, by paulina

  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 [...]

My New Saddle Part 3- The Fun Part

Written on July 19, 2016 at 11:25 am, by paulina

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 [...]

My New Saddle – Into the Factory!

Written on March 18, 2016 at 10:34 am, by paulina

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 [...]

Luck of the Irish!

Written on March 17, 2016 at 5:06 pm, by paulina

  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 [...]

Our Christmas Winner

Written on February 15, 2016 at 10:51 am, by Nikki

  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 [...]

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

Written on February 10, 2016 at 11:17 am, by paulina

  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 New Saddle. Part 1 – Decisions decisions!!!

Written on February 8, 2016 at 2:58 pm, by Nikki

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 [...]

New California Dealer – Drake Equine

Written on January 26, 2016 at 10:38 am, by paulina

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 [...]

New Dealers – Kaakkola & The Millwheel Tack Shop

Written on January 13, 2016 at 3:43 pm, by Nikki

  Kaakkola – Icelandic specialists Topeno Finland Contact: Anita Kaakkola www.kaakkola.com anita@kaakkola.com 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 [...]

2016 BETA Awards Finalists

Written on January 8, 2016 at 12:20 pm, by Nikki

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 [...]

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