FB IMG 1482076478426About me:::

I started in the business when I could not find a quality built saddle to fit my Friesian stallion within an affordable price range.  I found all the saddles that fit my special need, wide backed large shoulder horse that I also found comfortable were all very expensive.  My first opportunity to try a Zaldi was from a friend to purchased used. That is when I fell in love with the Zaldi saddles.  After 18 months of searching for my own Zaldi with no luck I contacted Zaldi themselves.  As a wholesaler, they would not sell me a saddle, there was no retailer in Canada. I thought to myself, I can’t be the only person looking for a quality saddle for a hoop shaped backed horse,  offering comfort and position for the rider, in an moderate price range. From that moment, Zaldi and I entered into a business relationship, negotiation the Canadian Distribution for Zaldi.  That was nearly 10 years ago.

Since that time, I have meet and helped numerous horse people across Canada and the US, setting up dealers in B.C and Ontario.  The business has shown me there is a need for these saddles, that here is more then just English and western riders, the baroque world has grown in popularity. I’m having fun bringing in interesting and unique accessories for my customers who want unique.  This has brought me to adding a new line of saddles by DP Saddlery, a German based company, supplied out of the US.  They offer a very unique line of saddle to compliment to the Spanish and Portuguese saddles from Zaldi. The characteristic of these saddles that got my attention, besides the uniqueness of design, is the large flat panels, that distribute the riders weight over a larger area.  The big feather that DP offers is the patented Allen wrench adjustment, so the rider can make there own adjustments and not need a saddle fitter every time.

I look forward to where my journey will take me in this unique and fun world I have discovered.

Joanne Metz- Laberge
Business: 1-403-548-1860
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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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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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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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Events you will find us at 2019:

 April 26-28 - Mane Event,  Red Deer Alberta

June 29 - July 01 -  Rocky Mountain WE Classic
                                 Cochrane, AB
August 16-18 -       WE Cross National Cup (2019)
                               High River, AB
September 7-8 -     Kaspian Equestrian WE Show
                               Olds, AB





  • 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

  • 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! 



  •  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

  • 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

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