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SMART Test Rides

SMART Saddles’ Test Ride service enables you to try the SMART™ saddle model(s) of your choice, correctly fitted and balanced for horse and rider under the guidance of an approved SMART Advisor.

Strongly recommended wherever possible, a test ride is the ideal setting to determine the most suitable saddle model, size and ancillary accessories for optimal saddle performance. Following a Test Ride, your SMART Advisor will continue to work with you and provide valuable on-going saddle fitting support and advice.

Ready to book your SMART Test Ride?

All SMART™ saddles and accessories are distributed directly to SMART Advisors from our head office and workshop in Nottinghamshire, England. This system ensures that we can provide you with a custom selection of saddles to test ride, wherever you are in the country.

To book your Test Ride, complete the enquiry form or contact us with details of you, your horse and your SMART saddle requirements so that we can put you in contact with your nearest SMART Advisor to book an appointment.

If you live outside the UK or in a region that we are unable to cover with a SMART Advisor, we can offer remote fitting advice by phone, email and video call.

Test Ride Reservation Fee:

To reserve your custom selection of SMART saddles and confirm your Test Ride booking, please use the link to submit your £25 reservation fee. This is separate to the Test Ride fee paid directly to your SMART Advisor.

Following the test ride, should you decide to purchase or rent a SMART saddle, a further £475 payment is required (via our secure online payment page) to complete your £500 saddle deposit or down payment ahead of your final invoice.

Ongoing support

In the same way that you would schedule routine checks from a saddler for a traditional saddle, we strongly recommend that you have regular saddle reviews from an approved SMART Advisor to ensure ongoing optimum performance of your SMART saddle.

Refits are particularly important through periods of change in the horses’ work, growth or rehabilitation. Whilst the SMART saddle system is a different concept to traditional saddle fitting, following guidance, it is easy for even the novice rider or horse owner to understand and utilise with confidence.

Do not hesitate to contact your SMART™ Advisor for advice as they have seen you and your horse, conducted a saddle fitting and are in the best position to provide you with any ongoing support you may need.

If you need assistance or would like any further advice, please contact SMART Saddles.

SMART Service

Our Home Consultancy Service is recommended for:

  • Test Riding SMART Saddles
  • Routine saddle fitting checks and refits
  • Fitting your SMART™ saddle new/different horses and/or riders
  • Fitting 3rd Part purchase / second-hand SMART™ saddles

Home Consultation Visit Fees

  • SMART Saddle Test Ride:
    A fee of £75.00 is payable directly to the SMART™ Advisor. This covers standard time and travel costs as well as, where necessary, follow-up remote fitting advice.
  • SMART Saddle Review Visit:
    Regular fitting reviews are strongly recommended and are normally charged at £75.00, payable directly to the SMART™ Advisor.
  • Fitting Review:
    The standard fee for a fitting consultation by an SMART™ Advisor for SMART™ Saddles purchased via a third party is £150.00

Please note: Prices are based on fitting one horse and rider combination within a reasonable distance. Additional non-refundable expenses may be charged on all visits to cover additional time and/or travel costs - please check with your SMART Advisor at the time of booking. Multi-person bookings or fitting training can be arranged and fees will depend on each circumstance. Please contact us to discuss.>