Matthews Saddlery

Custom Saddles. Handmade in NSW Australia by Saddler Renee Matthews

A Message From Renee Matthews

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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

Melissa Atfield

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

Tracey Jansen

"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

Olivia Patterson

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

Jacqui Fussell

Dear Renee, 
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" 

Kindest Regards 
Sharon Wolfenden

Sharon Wolfenden

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

Sharon Horner

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

Kerrie Ann

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. 

Kirsty Anya Le Jeune

“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”

Daniel Scutts

Fender Saddle

This barbed wire themed saddle was handmade by RENEE MATTHEWS for John Lowe and his horse 'Zara'

Reining Saddle

This hand carved saddle was handmade by RENEE MATTHEWS for Georgia and her horse

Fender Saddle

This classic jet black basketweave tooled saddle was handmade by RENEE MATTHEWS for Sandy and her horse 'Jackson'
"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle"