In the spirit of sharing side saddle info (and the fact that Jessica from Tacky Tack of the Day emailed me!), I decided that my blog entry today would helpt hose looking for side saddle tack, buy some side saddle tack!
I came across this Craigslist ad for a redone off-side side saddle and although I do not know this person and cannot vouch for them, for $950, it may be worth checking out if you are in the Denver, USA area. I would if I lived closer!
Here are the photos if you are not able to view the ad. According to the seller, it's marked "Wilton" so is probably a Champion & Wilton, medium width and was recovered with synthetic material from England (maybe the stuff Thorowgood uses?).
Jessica who writes the interesting and often hilarious Tacky Tack of the Day blog, is selling her side saddle shaped Cashel cushion for $50.00 US (only used 3 times and sell for $65.00 US new) and a 46" tan English leather 3 fold girth (only used a few times) for $70.00 US (retail new for $85.00). She ships internationally and her email address can be found on her blog if anyone is interested.
I've got a lovely Mears Pytchley cutaway side saddle jacket made from black wool with a velvet collar. I bought it on Ebay but the seller neglected to mention that the sleeves had been altered for someone ALOT shorter than me. The sleeves are 5" too short and I'm 5'9" so would suit someone 5'4" and under. It's a good size too, I'm a UK size 16 (a US 14) and this fits me perfectly except the sleeves! It's the same as the County model that Mears makes but has a velvet collar instead of a plain. I paid £34.01 for it including shipping on Ebay and would be happy to get that back for it (plus shipping).
This is the County model but mine has a velvet collar and is black:
I also have the current Side Saddle Association For Sale list if anyone wants it forwarding it to them. There are side saddles in size 13" to 17 1/2" along with a couple of habits and accessories.