Working Equitation JILL BARRON

Working Equitation JILL BARRON

Dark Horse Saddlery is proud to be a sponsor for JILL BARRON, Working Equitation judge, clinician, educator, and competitor. Doesn't she look lovely in her Portuguese clothing? You can find these items under the heading  "FOR THE RIDER".

You can find Jill at Barron Barn, here we work with riders and horses of varying levels to train in working equitation. This provides riders the opportunity to unite in tradition, sportsmanship, and animal welfare. Riders use precise horsemanship to display and test their harmony, maneuverability and cattle handling skills.

 Jill is a very accomplished Working Equitation competitor, coach, trainer and judge. Her program is built upon a blend of classical principles and natural Horsemanship. She has a keen eye for detail and makes learning fun. Her accomplishments include:

​Canada’s First WE ‘r’ Judge & TD (USA)

2018-2019 Mane Event Expo Clinician (Alberta & British Columbia)

2018 Andalusian World Cup Top 10 L5 Open (Las Vegas)

2018 North American 2018 Clinics & Judging (Texas, Kansas, Quebec, Vancouver Island, Colorado, Sask, Alberta, Oklahoma)

2017 Haras Cup L4 Open Champion (Texas)

2017 Fiesta of the Spanish Horse L6 Open Reserve Champion (California)

2017 International Champion L6 Open

2017 International Champion L4 Open

2017 Working Equitation Canada National Director

2017 Confederation for Working Equitation (USA) International Director

2016 WE Show L3 Open Champion & Reserve Champion (Washington)

2016 International L3 Open Reserve Champion

2015 Pin Oak Horse Show WE 4th (Texas)

 

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Introducing  HIDALGO

Introducing HIDALGO

Hidalgo Austrian saddle company specializing in flexible and leather tree saddles that will benefit both the horse and rider. Developing and improving the saddle range, especially the leather treed saddles, with the goal to create innovative, stylish saddles that make sense for both the horse and rider at an affordable price without sacrificing quality. Hidalgo offers models in Spanish, baroque, dressage, forward flap and trekking for your consideration.  I true close contact seat,  adjustable panels to customize the fit and custom design options to personalize your own saddle.  Come test ride our models.  


IMPORTED BAROQUE, WORKING EQUITATION, HANDCRAFTED AND CUSTOM TACK

IMPORTED BAROQUE, WORKING EQUITATION, HANDCRAFTED AND CUSTOM TACK

Working Equitation tack, handcrafted in the country of its origin. We offer a complete working equitation package in the saddle of your choice by Zaldi of Spain or VMCS in Portugal.

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Spanish country by ZALDI

Spanish country by ZALDI

Alta Escuels translations Ultimate Schooling saddle, Spanish Country elegance. Based on the traditional Escuela saddles, the Alta Escuela has the added feature of a dressage style knee block.  Balanced dressage seat in a Spanish style with small front gallery and medium height rear gallery. Large flat baroque panels distribute the weight over a larger area, ideal for many hours in the saddle.  Whether you training or enjoying the trails, the Alta Escuela will be a great choice for both horses and rider. Available in a combination of colors and types of leather, suede, smooth or a mix of both.  Large selection of Stithcing, piping, edge trim and leather colors to express your own personal style.

What is your personal style??

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2G Options

2G Options

A small sample of the 14 options points offered on the New 2G saddle models. The panels are adjustable to accommodate channel width, stuffing adjustment holes for flocking or adjusting for a back or shoulders that are not symmetrical. First billet has a 2 position adjustment, can also have an elastic insert, both forward seat or dressage models.  The V-billet system also offers an adjustment.


Working Equitation in Traditional Portuguese style

Working Equitation in Traditional Portuguese style

VMCS Selaria Europe -
from Portugal to the World with tradition & charisma.

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PROPER SADDLE FIT IS THE BEST TOOL IN YOUR BARN...BECAUSE EVERY HORSE IS UNIQUE, LIKE YOU

Saddle Fit 1 & 2

It will allow the horses to move freely without hindrance and effortlessly under the saddle.

Saddle Fit 3

It should distribute the weight of the rider evenly across the horses back.

Saddle on Back

A balanced seat, giving the rider security and the ability to be affective in their aids.

THE EVOLUTION OF THE RIDING SADDLE IN THE

IBERIAN PENINSULA: SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Shop ZALDi

Shop ZALDi

Zaldi -  Tradition and Technology.  4 generation saddles artisans from Spain.  Research and development, using the latest technology, always improving traditional styling, using only the highest quality materials.

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Shop DP SADDLERY

Shop DP SADDLERY

DP Saddlery LP - the Saddlemaker.  Extraordinary design, German engineering, continuously adjustable saddle system that allows the rider to easily narrow or widen the width as necessary

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Shop VMCS

Shop VMCS

VMCS Selaria Europe - from Portugal to the World.   Imported to Canada - Traditional Portuguese handmade saddles & tack with attention to quality and workmanship.  Baroque, Portuguese and Working Equitation Saddles & Tack.

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Testimonials

  • Europa 2G

    Europa 2G

    Hello! I just wanted to thank you again for this beautiful saddle! Last weekend I showed my girl at the Pinto National show and we won our English Equitation class and placed in the ribbons in our English Pleasure class as well. I cannot rave about this saddle enough! The quality of the leather and craftsmanship is top notch. It is the most comfortable saddle I’ve ever ridden in. It fits my horse like a glove and just effortlessly seats you in the proper equitation position. Not to mention - it looks pretty dang sexy in the show ring! Thank you again for all your help in designing my saddle - it’s even more than I was hoping for!😊

    Corinne Toronchuk

  • Project Coordinator
    Love My Saddle!

    Love My Saddle!

    Love My Saddle!

    I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely love love love my saddle! Its beautiful and it turned out better than I ever dreamed! It’s already made such a huge difference for me and for Gus in our riding. It fits him like a glove and he goes so well in it. There is no shifting or sliding around and I feel so secure in it. It’s so nice to not have to feel like I need to keep readjusting the saddle as I’m riding. It’s the absolute best fitting saddle (probably the only saddle that’s ever truly fit) I’ve ever put on him in the seven and a half years I’ve had him. I can’t thank you enough for everything and all the time that you spent helping me and getting this saddle ordered for me! I attached a pic of us from our lesson tonight! Hopefully I can get some better pictures of him in the saddle over the weekend! 

    Michaela

     

  • Love my New Kent

    Love my New Kent

     I want to say I love my saddle and couldn’t be happier with it after a long struggle, I now have a horse who no longer has a sore back or shoulders.

    I would like to order a  San Jorge bridle.....         Laura Lee Crook

  • Shea Erhart

    Shea Erhart

    1300 Flex Fit..... tried out my new saddle yesterday, it was great! Thought I would send u some pics, it even fit my big gelding who is unfittable in a western saddle, super excited!      Shea Elhart