Have you ever had an idea for a business, and wondered what it would be like to actually see it become a reality? Of course, there are a lot of tough times and plenty of hard work, but it’s one of the most fulfilling things you can do. When I first started my journey to where I am today, I could hardly dare to dream that I’d have my own successful saddle brand! Now, I have hundreds of happy customers and happy, comfortable horses using AMZ saddles in all sorts of different disciplines. AMZ Saddles has been featured in the equestrian press, I take the trade stand to equestrian events and love meeting my customers - both equine and human! There are brand ambassadors helping me to spread the word and some gorgeous, branded merchandise so that anyone can fly the AMZ flag whilst they’re in the saddle - and look good when they do.
The fact that the past couple of years have been some of my most successful - even with the outbreak of a global pandemic - makes it even harder that it’s events outside my control which are disrupting operations here at AMZ Saddles. It’s with great sadness that I have to share the news that the manufacturer which crafts our saddles has fallen behind with its work. The result is that the team there has placed a pause on new orders.
It is utterly heartbreaking to have put so much time, energy and love into the business, only to have someone else hit the pause button on it! Thankfully it is only a pause - they hope to have caught back up and be able to take new saddle orders again at the end of the year. That time will go so quickly in reality, but right now it does feel so cruel.
The little sliver of good news is that I can still come out to check your existing saddle and refit it where needed. I don’t just work with AMZ saddles, I also re-flock and refit all brands and styles of saddle, so please drop me a line if your saddle needs to be checked. At the very least, saddles should be checked every 6 months to allow for changes in fitness and muscle tone. If you have any questions about saddle fitting appointments, then don’t hesitate to drop me a line!