English saddles made in the UK, Fitted & Supplied Worldwide



Saddles Worldwide specialises in Ideal’s Designed to Order service

We can help you create your Ideal saddle!

"The Only Limitation is Your Imagination" say Ideal

Ideal Designed to Order

Ideal’s Designed to Order service gives you the best of both worlds: an English saddle from a major, top quality, innovative manufacturer plus an individual specification for you and your horse.

We will work with you to create your Ideal saddle. If your horse is hard to fit, this is the bespoke solution. Ian excels in finding solutions to fitting problems. He has years of experience and an excellent working relationship with Ideal and can call on their expertise as and when necessary. That excellent working relationship is with Rob Lugsden, the owner of Ideal, chief designer of trees and saddles and the force behind this successful company. Not many fitters can talk with the designer and work with him to make the precise choice of tree and design!

With over 250 variations in saddle tree, 25 different materials and 60 styles of saddle “almost anything is possible” says Ian in terms of creating the perfect fit, stability, balance, comfort and appearance of your saddle.

For Example:

Your horse may need: 

  • A different tree 
  • Special girthing arrangement 
  • Custom panels 
  • Custom rear and/or front gussets

You may need or prefer: 

  • Narrower twist 
  • Longer/shorter/straighter/more forward cut flaps 
  • Deeper/shallower seat 
  • Different style of blocks and/or on velcro 
  • Comfort seat 
  • Square v round cantle & vice versa

Ideal offer you this unique opportunity to customise your saddle to you and your horse’s specific needs!

Then we come to how it looks!

Perhaps something a bit special! You may like your saddle in a special leather in full or part. Contrast or patent piping & rolls, two tone leather, coloured leather, contrast or decorative stitching and embossing are all possible as are team and sponsor’s logos.

View our Something Special page for inspiration

Have you seen something you like?

Send us a photo and it can be created for you on whichever style of saddle you choose.

In most cases the Designed to Order service is included in the price of the saddle listed on this web site but please refer to What it Costs for full details.

All saddles are made to order, custom made and will take 4 – 6 weeks to make.

Here is the photo our customer Amy sent to us:

and this is the Suzannah made for Amy: