About Philippe Fontaine

Today, riders have many choices when it comes to saddles. One choice stands out: Philippe Fontaine - the very affordable, European crafted line that is distributed worldwide by St├╝bben. This line is designed and crafted by horse people for serious equestrians, regardless of whether you are an accomplished rider, beginner, or just price conscious. Years of experience, attention to detail, and meticulous craftsmanship are the reasons why Philippe Fontaine saddles are so special.

Proper and harmonious interaction between horse and rider is our top priority. This is facilitated by two exclusive saddle trees - our steel reinforced spring tree and our E-Motion tree, both of which have recessed stirrup bars. All leathers and other raw materials are of consistent high quality. Call us old fashioned, but we still prefer leather over synthetic for our saddle line. We recognize the many advantages of real leather: it breathes, it's durable with the proper maintenance, it breaks in for perfect rider seat and leg positions, it offers great grip, and it maintains a high resale value. And, of course, the smell of real leather can't be beat.

Value and concern for safety of horse and rider have convinced many trainers, riding schools, and parents looking for suitable junior saddles that Philippe Fontaine is an excellent choice.