Justice Nicholson loves Kieffer saddles, and she recently found the perfect one on the Saddle Hub.
At 18 years old, Victorian Justice Nicholson is about to sit her school finals and dreams of being accepted into a veterinary science degree specialising in (you guessed it!) equines.
Justice started riding when she was six. Her discipline is now mainly dressage, but she’s not averse to variety: “I’ve also competed in up to 85cm show jumping events, and I really enjoy clinics in both cross country and show jumping,” she explains.
“My previous saddle was a Keiffer and I loved everything about it. But sadly, I outgrew it, so it’s been handed down to my sister.”
On the hunt for a new saddle, Justice’s instructor Moya Jess suggested that she should take Moya’s own Kieffer Ulla Salzgeber for a test ride.
Justice was delighted with the saddle, which was also a great match for Stormy Meadow, her 17-year-old Connemara Thoroughbred cross.
“There were no particular issues with Stormy that I needed to consider when choosing a saddle, but the Ulla Salzgeber was a perfect fit for us both,” she says. “The saddle’s just great because I feel very secure in it, but at the same time you have the freedom to move and to have that important contact with the horse. That’s something which is really important to me.”
A first-time Saddle Hub visitor, to her delight she found the very saddle she wanted on their website straight away. Her only concern was the potential for damage to the saddle during shipping.
“I was a bit apprehensive about that, but it arrived in perfect condition and was very well packed,” she says.
The Equestrian Hub has a wide variety of second hand saddles, so pop back to the shop and browse through their fantastic range.
All saddles come with a two-week trial, finance options, and a courier right to your door.