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About us

Saddle experts
At Alice Nuttgens Saddlers, we have a team of saddle fitting specialists to assist you. They are friendly, reliable and can help you with sound advice on our saddle fitting services. Take a look at a list of our employees and feel free to get in touch for queries. Based in Henley-on-Thames, we also cover Oxfordshire, Berkshire and surrounding counties.

Meet the team

Alice Nuttgens, MS, QSF, MHM 

Alice was one of the first qualified saddle fitters in the UK, qualifying as a Master Saddler at Cordwainers college in 1990, and later in 1996 as a saddle fitter with the Society of Master Saddlers. The saddle fitting business has been run successfully from Idlecombe Farm since then. Alice has worked and trained horses all her life, in particular specializing in young horses, breeding and training race horses.
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Jessie Thomas, BA Hons, QS

Qualified as a saddler in 2000, Jessie is a highly skilled bench saddler and saddle fitter. She carries out most of our reflocking and saddle repairs.
Jessie has competed in bridle making competitions at Beta and the Worshipful Company of Saddler. Jessie has her own horse who she competes at local level and riding club.
Leather saddle

Karina Cope, QS, QSF, accredited Pony Club instructor

Karina (otherwise known as Bean!) has been working for the company for over 5 years and is now a fully qualified Society of Master Saddlers, saddler and saddle fitter.
Previously an international 3 Day Event groom before moving to saddlery, she is also an accredited pony club instructor and regularly teaches rallies and summer camps. Karina also enjoys riding and eventing.
Leather saddle
Call our saddle fitting specialists at Alice Nuttgens Saddlers, Henley-on-Thames on 
01491 638 700
for more information.
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