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A Bespoke Saddle Boutique

Hello, I'm Karen Borne

Karen Borne the owner of Borne Saddlery.

Welcome to our website! I’m Karen Borne, and with over 25 years of experience in fitting and designing saddles, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to each of my clients. My journey began in the UK, where I was trained by the prestigious Society of Master Saddlers, Ltd. This background has equipped me with a deep understanding of both the art and science of saddle making. Here, we pride ourselves on crafting bespoke saddles that not only enhance performance but also ensure the utmost comfort for both horse and rider. Thank you for visiting, and I look forward to helping you find the perfect saddle solution tailored just for you.

Our Approach

Our approach to fitting and manufacturing saddles begins with a time-tested process that ensures effectiveness and precision. We start by understanding the unique needs of both the horse and rider through a detailed assessment, followed by the meticulous crafting of a saddle that meets these specific requirements. By integrating traditional techniques with modern innovations, we create a product that is not only functional but also a piece of art. Take the journey with us to begin the process.

Classic Custom Saddles

Experience the pinnacle of personalized equestrian gear with our Custom Classic Saddles—each meticulously crafted to match your horse's unique conformation and wither tracing. Tailor-made for both horse and rider, our saddles offer a suite of customizable options to meet every equestrian need.

Design Shop Saddles

Discover unparalleled luxury with our Design Shop Saddles—an elevated take on our Classic Custom Saddle. These masterpieces are intricately detailed to reflect the finer desires of the rider, featuring a selection of premium leathers, exotic and patent finishes, sparkling Swarovski rhinestones, and customizable flaps designs tailored to the personal style of every rider.

Consignment / Clearance Saddles

Looking to sell your Borné Saddle? We're here to help!

 

If you would like to list your Borné Saddle for sale, we can feature it on our Consignment Sales page along with photos and your contact information. Simply reach out to us via our Contact Us page, and we will guide you through the listing process step by step. Make the most of this opportunity to pass on your cherished saddle to its next proud horse and rider team.

 

Why list your saddle with us?

 

The benefit of listing your saddle with us is that we provide a detailed and accurate description of each saddle. We carefully outline how it was designed to fit the horse, along with any unique qualities that would capture the interest of potential buyers. This thorough representation not only highlights the craftsmanship of your saddle but also helps attract buyers who are looking for those specific features that make your saddle stand out.  How this benefits you is that we minimize returns due to lack of knowledge regarding the way the saddle is intended to fit.

 

Take advantage of our platform to ensure your Borné Saddle gets the attention it deserves and finds its perfect new home!

Client Love

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I would like to thank Karen Borne and the Borné Saddlery team for their excellent work assisting me remotely from Atlanta, GA. Together, we have successfully fitted over a dozen horses within my training program, ensuring the perfect match for each horse and rider. After experiencing the benefits of used Borné saddles, which included increased shoulder freedom, enhanced swing through the topline, and greater activity in the hind legs, I decided to purchase a bespoke saddle for my new young horse. Karen and Andy crafted not just a high-quality piece of equipment, but a work of art, reflecting their lifetime of education, experience, and passion—with, of course, Karen's extra stylish touch!

 

My horse presents a challenging fit with his round ribcage, wide and flat wither, and weight fluctuations throughout the seasons and my training schedule. Finding a saddle that fits both horse and rider comfortably, without causing me hip and knee pain, was a challenge that Karen met with ease. She has since become an integral part of our saddle fitting team at Georgia Sport Horses, LLC. We all appreciate her meticulous process of fitting horses and riders remotely, collaborating with myself and our favorite local saddle fitter. Quality, well-fitting equipment is crucial not only for presenting style in the show ring—which Karen certainly adds—but also for ensuring a well-adjusted saddle that is essential for the successful development of our horses, helping to maintain happy and healthy athletes.

 

As I work on rehabilitating many back problems in horses, which affect their entire body and mind, I value the preventative measures we take. Karen has been an invaluable asset in ensuring we get it right the first time. Moreover, Karen and Andy have created several uniquely tailored saddles for a few exceptionally special horses and riders who require a unique tree or other features to thrive in their careers. I truly believe we could not have achieved this success without Karen Borne’s knowledge and her eagerness to apply her scientific expertise to help us all improve.

Samantha Radesky
Head Trainer
Georgia Sport Horses, LLC

Looking for a Pony Saddle?

Visit our sister company, Ruby Roo Saddles, where innovation meets design. Ruby Roo Saddles specializes in pony saddles that boast unique features and creative designs tailored to meet the needs of younger riders and their ponies. Explore our extensive collection and discover the ideal saddle for your budding equestrian. Click here to learn more and find your perfect match at Ruby Roo Saddles.

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Through the years...

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