Saddle Fitting and Services

Horses to be saddle fitted at Equi-fit

Saddle Fitting at Equi-Fit


With a beautiful facility in Patumahoe, we offer on-site saddle fitting services. A quiet property with plenty of parking, secure covered yards, a tack up area, 80m concrete trot up for gait analysis and a 60x40 all-weather arena, for ridden assessment. Should you wish to utilise them, contoured and flat paddocks are also available, to really test your saddle on all surfaces. Please allow a minimum of 90 minutes per fitting.

Equi-fit Ute used for Saddle Fitting Services at your location

Saddle Fitting at your location


Twice weekly, Eleanor travels to West/North Auckland (as far as Helensville and Silverdale) and the surrounding areas of Patumahoe.

Please allow a minimum of 90 minutes per fitting and ensure there is an arena surface or flat paddock for the appointment. Covered areas for fittings and work are appreciated.

Additional horses are $100 at the same location.

Saddle Work

All prices are plus GST

Full reflocking $200

Top-up flocking Between $20 - $100

Cair to flock conversions $200

Leather repairs POA

Fixed tree gullet adjustments(using saddle press) $180

Easy change gullet adjustment $10

Girth leather replacement POA

Saddle adjustments such as top up flocking or gullet adjustments can be carried out during appointments, however for more time consuming or complex works, Eleanor will complete these within one week and advise if a second appointment is required to recheck the fit.

Saddle Work
Horse Saddles

What to expect from Saddle Fitting Visits

  • Preliminary information and questions
  • Gait and conformation analysis
  • Tracings and measurements
  • Saddle fitting
  • Ridden analysis
  • Saddle adjustments

View our stocked saddle range in our comprehensive onsite showroom. We provide demo/trial saddles should you wish to trial and purchase, offer to search for second hand saddle options which will be emailed to you after the appointment. Please come prepared to ride and, if hoping to trial new saddle options, ensure you are wearing clean breeches and that your riding boots are free from mud and debris.

Other Services

  • Facility Hire

    We are in the fortunate position to now have a 60x40m all weather Kaiaua sand arena, with full compliment of jumps and a large covered yard for all assessments. Use of this area is available for hire to the public, as either a place to hold your own lesson with a guest instructor, or to use independently on an hourly basis. There is a large tacking up area and plenty of parking.

    $15.00 Per Hour, Per Horse

Facility Hire at Equi-fit in Patumahoe
  • Showroom

    We also have a showroom for our preferred products; Kent and Masters, Fairfax, and NSC Saddles and accessories and saddlery workshop for any adjustments.

Showroom in Patumahoe site
  • Physio Room (Not Currently Available)

    My sister Julia, who is a fully qualified human and veterinary physio therapist, is also on site. We have facilities specially constructed to do a full physio assessment of both horses and riders. (Currently unavailable due to parental commitments)

Physio Room in Patumahoe site
Katja Spooner - Saddle Fitter

Equi-Fit’s North and West Auckland Saddle Fitter

Katja Spooner is originally from Germany and has been living in New Zealand for over 10 years with her Kiwi husband.  In 2014, she qualified as an NZQA horse riding coach at Kyrewood Equestrian Centre in Palmerston North.  Katja has a working background in many different aspects of the horse industry (from horse racing, to trekking and riding schools). 

Early in 2023 she began to train with Eleanor to become a saddle fitter, which works in very well with her existing knowledge.  At the end of her 9 months initial training, Katja joined the Equi-Fit team and is now on the road to gaining her Qualified Saddle Fitters UK qualification. 

She covers Equi-Fit’s fitting areas of West and North Auckland.  Along side Katja’s saddle fitting she is also the Equine Manager at her local RDA at Ambury Park Centre in Mangere Bridge.  Even in her spare time, she can not get away from horses and competes her mare in dressage.

Our Facility

"We have been so pleased with the professional service provided by Eleanor. Thorough, honest, and always with the comfort and welfare of the horse in mind. Our horses have been sound and happy in their work following fittings by Eleanor. Highly recommend!"

Leanne Chamberlin