I received this request from Emily as she is looking for a new side saddle after selling her 15 1/2" one to Ceri, who posted her side saddle wanted ad in June!
"I am looking for a 16.5 - 17.5 inch sidesaddle, medium-wide fit and ideally a known make ie Mayhew, Champion & Wilton or Whippy. The saddle will probably be used for a 16.1hh ID type with a fairly short back so 16.3/4 inch would probably be best but as my 15.5inch was too short for me it will be a balancing act! If anybody knows of a saddle fitting this criteria, I'd be really pleased to hear from you."
Please note, the measurements Emily states are the UK way of measuring a side saddle from cutback to cantle.
She can be reached at emilybutterick @ googlemail.com (please remove the space before and after the @ sign).
Here is a photo Emily sent me of her and her horse, Kye to give you an idea of the fit needed...