Saddles can be trialed for 10 days for a $100 demo fee (which covers shipping both ways) plus a 50% security deposit which is refundable or applied toward purchase unless there is any unreasonable damage or wear. I expect wear marks on the billets and rubs from leathers but not gouges from gates or bored kitties! The demo comes with a return shipping label, so no further expense. I generally ship via UPS ground which can take from 2-6 days depending how far you are from Oregon. If you're on the east coast and need faster shipping, please let me know and I can arrange USPS Priority, but shipping will be much higher and adjusted at refund or balance payment.
NOTE: Shipping costs have increased dramatically over the last few months. The demo fee doesn't actually cover shipping to the east coast so please be kind to your demo saddles. ;-)
Most demo saddles may be purchased, so every saddle going out is either brand new or may have been demoed once. Before paying to demo, please contact me to make sure there isn't a waiting list for a certain model. When we've identified the right model for you and your horse, and it's availability, use the order form to the right to request the demo. After payment is received, the saddle and accessories will be shipped the next business day in most cases. You're welcome to request any accessories, even stirrups if needed although I don't sell them.
In order to give you the best demo experience, I would like to know a bit more about you and your horse. Click here for a list of useful details as well as sample photos.
Click on the Demo Request product below to request your demo. You will be able to specify model, size, and accessories.
NOTE: For those of you on the east coast, we have a dealer closer to you! Kim Pinello of the Galloping Grape in Warrenton VA has years of experience with saddle fitting treed and treeless and enjoys making sure both horse and rider are comfortable. Kim is handling ME, MA, NH, VT, CT, RI, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, AL, FL for now, that may expand later.