Täkt Saddlery is honored to return as the Presenting Sponsor for
The Mid-Atlantic Dressage Festival and Lexington CDI3*
May 18 - 21, 2023!
Unparalleled Customer Care
At Täkt, we understand that investing in a new saddle can be daunting and confusing and it is our goal for each customer to have complete confidence in our products and services. We offer a warranty program and pre/post sell services that have revolutionized the industry.
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We use only laminated beechwood trees, 100% pure wool flocking, and the finest luxury leathers to create your saddle. For those who prefer, we also provide the option for the highest quality foam panels.
In addition to being able to customize flap length; blocks; block styles; bars and billets; we offer an almost endless combination of bespoke options including exotic leathers, Swarovski crystal embellishments, and patent detailing. Your saddle will be a perfect fit for you and your horse and can be a true reflection of your personal style.
Täkt's Officers are Trainers, Coaches, Judges, and Business Professionals and we are excited to offer the opportunity to experience our saddles. We are confident you will love our saddles as much as we do.
A Täkt Saddlery Saddle Consultant will be happy to explain all the available options and pricing, and arrange a test ride for you.
All Täkt Saddlery made-to-measure saddles are completely and meticulously handcrafted in Walsall, England by the worlds most experienced saddlers.
The name Täkt may be new; however, our saddle making partners, officers, and investors have decades in the industry. We completed a lengthy, detailed, and painstaking process to select a saddle maker. Without question, the best saddles in the world are designed and hand-crafted in Walsall, England. In this saddle-making hub, saddlers are world renowned for the quality of their handcrafted saddles.
Täkt Saddlery only collaborates with the exceptional craftsmen and craftswomen of Walsall, England to design, develop, and trademark our exclusive line of dressage, hunt, and jump saddles.
For those who choose to purchase from stock, you will be pleased to know that these saddles will be carefully fit to your horse. Additionally, our stock saddles are handcrafted using the same high-end materials and methods as our made-to-measure saddles.
Täkt Saddlery is excited to be sponsoring Courtney Vesel, a USDF Bronze medalist, American Riding Instructors Association certified instructor, and Pulse Centers Level 3 PEMF Practitioner. Courtney is also the owner of CV Dressage. Based out of Durham, NC, Courtney focuses on horse and rider biomechanics in her saddle fitting and PEMF work and has many Regional and National Championship titles.
Courtney joined the Täkt family in 2018 as a sponsored rider and is currently our East Coast Sales Director. Courtney sadly lost her upper level mount in 2019 and at the end of 2020 purchased Expresso, a 2 year old Hanoverian by Expression. She is excited to bring him up the levels through Grand Prix and help develop his natural abilities. For more information about Courtney, please visit: www.cvdressage.com.
Täkt Saddlery is excited to be sponsoring Julie Christie, a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist and Owner/Operator of Equine ETC, LLC. in Rochester, MN.
Julie Christie has a Master’s Degree in Equine Welfare; consults as an expert witness; and, is an equine science professor. Julie teaches aspiring horse professionals about management, training, riding, and nutrition at the college level. Julie has more than 25 years of experience riding and competing hunters, jumpers, eventing, combined training, equitation and dressage; and, competes her 15 year old gelding, Rizo, in the FEI levels of Dressage. Julie has worked as a groom at the international level and is from Nova Scotia, Canada. For more information about Julie, please visit: www.equineetc.net.
Täkt Saddlery is excited to be sponsoring Courtney Peck, a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist and Owner/Operator of CPH Dressage in Parker, CO.
Courtney started riding at an early age, she got hooked on dressage at the age of sixteen and has loved it ever since. Courtney has helped students, both Juniors and Amateurs, get their USDF medals and participate in regional and national championships.
One of Courtney's passions is developing young horses to the FEI level and is currently working on earning her USDF Gold medal with her Oldenburg mare that she has had since she was three. For more information about Courtney, please visit:
Täkt Saddlery is excited to be sponsoring Joanna Gray-Randle, a USDF Gold, Silver, Silver Musical Freestyle and Bronze Medalist and Owner/Operator of Gray Horse Dressage in Northern Virginia.
Joanna is the Owner, Trainer and Rider of Täkt's Sponsored Horse, the Hanoverian Breeding Stallion, Royal Tourmalet SPF - "Artie". Joanna has spent her life on both coasts of the United States assisting riders of all levels attain their personal and professional riding goals. Joanna is currently competing "Artie" in the FEI Levels and hosts clinics with her Mentor, Three-Time Olympic Judge, Gary Rockwell. For more information about Joanna, please visit: www.grayhorsedressage.com
Täkt Saddlery is excited to be sponsoring Matt Eagan, a USDF Silver and Bronze Medalist and Owner/Operator of M Dressage in Redmond, Washington.
Matt is a highly sought after and respected dressage trainer in the Pacific Northwest and USDF L Graduate with Distinction. Known for his hard work ethic, talent and empathy for the horses; Matt has produced horses and riders that have won a regional championship, competed in CDIs, competed successfully on the southern California circuit, won numerous classes and high point awards at shows, and most importantly, showed improvement with the horse and rider. For more information about Matt, please visit: www.mdressage.com
Täkt Saddlery is excited to announce the addition of Ashley Kennedy, Owner/Operator of Kennedy Dressage in Woodbine, Maryland, to our Sponsored Rider Program.
Ashley has been riding for over 30 years and training dressage for 15 years. Ashley is a USDF Bronze Medalist and is working towards both her USDF Silver and Gold Medals on horses she has trained herself, from unhandled through the upper levels. Ashley's focus is on the simple fact that every horse is different and it is our job to figure out where the horse needs its rider. For more information about Ashley, please visit: www.kennedydressage.com
ROYAL TOURMALET SPF
Täkt Saddlery is honored to be sponsoring the Stallion
GOV • ARS • WNA • ISR/Oldenburg NA and KWPN-NA Affiliate
Royal Tourmalet SPF ("Artie") is the 2016 GAIG/USDF Grand Champion Stallion for the East Coast Finals of the Breeders Championship Series. Artie is also a two-time Dressage at Devon Born in the USA Champion; as a Three-Year Old in the Materiale and as a Mature Stallion, earning The Dr. Robert Miller Memorial Perpetual Trophy.
Artie is producing lovely foals with uphill builds, strong toplines, powerful hind ends, pure gaits and wonderful temperaments.
Royal Tourmalet SPF may also be activated with AWSSR and CWHBA.
SADDLE BUILT FOR
ROYAL TOURMALET SPF
Royal Tourmalet SPF is the Täkt Saddlery official model and looks good in all saddles, especially this lovely TSD - 21 Dressage Saddle.
For more information, please visit: www.royaltourmaletspf.com