You've reached the home of Saddle Maker RENEE MATTHEWS. Renee is located at Luddenham in NSW Australia and makes custom Western and Fender Saddles. Below you will find photos of her work, saddle reviews and photos of her saddles on horses.
To the Left you will see a fully tooled Wade Saddle handmade by Renee Matthews. This saddle won 1st Prize and Standard Of Excellence at the Sydney Royal Show. Renee also received the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Award for Best Equine Related Exhibit.
Renee Matthews has over 21,000 social media followers of her work and is the Top Rated, most recommended Snapchat User on Snapdex since starting "A Day In The Life Of A Saddler" last year.
To keep up to date with Renee's next travel dates to measure up horses for new custom saddles or to watch what she is working on everyday in the workshop you can follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.
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A MESSAGE FROM RENEE MATTHEWS
"Welcome to my website! I hope you enjoy browsing around and seeing the amazing things that are possible with leather! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, I make saddles for all levels of horse riders of all ages with all types of horses, some experienced, some competitors and some who have just bought their very first horse. I'm happy to help you no matter what stage you're at and no question you have will sound silly to me so don't worry and please don't feel nervous to contact me even if it's just to ask a question."
Customer Testimonials- swipe Left for more
Thank you Renee Matthews for producing 3 well crafted saddles for our children. The fit on the horse and comfort to ride in are second to none. Your professional ideas to fitting those high withered horses, have proved successful with many hours under saddle and horses are still feeling great with no soreness. The pre-turn stirrups are a must to have. Extra padding in the seat for comfort. All round great quality and value for money
Renee Matthews, I have now had time to ride in my saddle and I'm in love 💜💜. Thank you for your craftsmanship and ability to fit the saddle to the horse and your honest care, dedication and diligence through the whole process...Stumpy and myself are well pleased with your beautiful saddle
"Where do I even start with my experience with Renee? From the minute I had began to enquire for a saddle fit, Renee made me feel reassured and certain she would be able to sort a solution out for me and my horse. The whole process was smooth and I was constantly updated with what was happening and where my saddle was up too. Renee always answered all my questions and went above and beyond to ensure I understood entirely.
Upon completion when we picked up my saddle, we could not believe the craftsmanship and amount of detail in my beautiful saddle. The quality is incredible. I cannot recommend Matthews saddlery enough
We would like to thank Renee for the hard work, detail and craftsmanship she put into William's new barrel saddle.
Renee made the process very easy by coming out to meet William and Denny, measuring up Denny and getting a feel for what William wanted from his saddle.
Renee created a beautiful barrel saddle that William enjoys riding in. William loves the security of the deep seat, the pre-turned fenders and the border pattern that he chose himself.
We were so happy with William's barrel saddle that we have ordered another saddle for one of our other horses.
Renee, thank you for the beautiful saddle and your professional attitude. We look forward to working with you with the design of our second saddle
I would like to send you this email to thank you for such a wonderful experience while dealing with Matthews Saddlery.
I found the communication from the initial saddle fitting to every stage of the saddle design & progress to be better than I could imagine. Due to my location, the pictures of each stage made it easy to know what was happening & allowed us time to discuss what was the best design for the next stage of the saddle.
The final result was better than I could imagine, it is truly a piece of "art" . Not only is it beautiful my saddle is a perfect fit for me & my unusually shaped horse. On our first ride, I put it through its paces & it sat perfectly - first time in 5 years. The narrow twist, padded seat & pre turned fenders made it so comfortable, It's worth buying from a true saddler who knows how to fit & make a correct saddle to suit both horse & rider.
You are a very skilled & talented saddle maker with an extensive knowledge of saddle fitting. Your business skills, attention to detail & customer service is beyond your years. I would highly recommend Matthews saddlery to anyone who is looking for any quality leather work.
Please pass on my details should anyone want to contact me & ask about my experience"
Just want to say what a beautiful saddle Renee Matthews made for me , the process was so simple..she measured Doc so it would fit perfectly, the tree was custom made to suit my chunky quarter horse and it fits like a glove , it's so light compared to my western saddle and the craftsmanship is second to none. I highly recommend Renee to anyone who wants to ensure that their precious horse is fitted correctly and that the saddle fits the rider and puts you in the correct riding position. I couldn't be more happy with everything about this saddle including the gorgeous horse head conchos, brass fittings, pre turned fenders and suede padded seat...i simply love it. Its a unique black saddle that no doubt will out live me...Thank you Renee, lets talk soon about my custom black western bridle..anyone who would like to get the best saddle maker talk to Renee you will be delighted
I couldnt wait for my new saddle and now we have it. It is absolutely beautiful. The craftmanship by Renee is of the highest quality. The comfort of sitting and riding in my saddle is like being in the most comfy loungechair. I highly recommend Renee of Matthews Saddlery not just for her brilliant craft but she is a great person to deal with. Very easy to talk to she listens to you sends you the photos of your saddle as it progresses to the finished product. Renee makes sure you are completely satisfied and comfortable and that your horse is as well. Could not speak more highly of this young lady. Brilliant
Kirsty Anya Le Jeune
Renee is amazing, i loved my saddle so much she made, it sold before i advertised it when i was going to sell my horse, in the end i kept the horse after i had sold my saddle :(. So now i'm going to get a new one made :). Once you've had a Renee Matthews Saddle, nothing else seems good enough.
“I'm so impressed words can't describe it! I had something good pictured in my head when I asked Renee if she could do this and the end result is way past amazing!!! It's brilliant, fantastic amazing all rolled into one!! It's better then anything I had pictured in my head!! But I guess that's what you get when you leave it in the hands of a master tradeswomen! Can't describe how impressed I am, thanks again Renee another amazing job from an amazing tradeswomen”