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We’ve got western riding in our blood

The Ideal Western Saddlery story

At Ideal Western Saddlery, we’ve been living and breathing western riding since 2005. Whether you’re just starting out and looking for your first western halter or you’re a fixture in the show ring searching for a one-of-a-kind piece, we’ve got what you’re after.

As lovers of the horse and the sport, we’ve hand-selected the best pieces to suit a whole range of budgets. From beautiful hand-made leather show bridles with a flash of silver to the staple gear for your daily ride, at Ideal Western Saddlery you’ll find the perfect gear for you, and your horse.

Just like you, we’ve spent long hours in the saddle and by the ring. We’ve poured all our hard-earned experience, knowledge and time into bringing you a range of products that get the job done. We’re also committed to delivering you the type of customer service that keeps you coming back – genuine advice, an in-depth understanding of your needs and the willingness to go above and beyond to get just the right solution for your horse. We’re always here for a chat and love nothing more than catching up with our customers as we hit the road to support the show circuit – so make sure you keep an eye out for us.

About Us

Like all good stories, the Ideal Western Saddlery tale begins with a horse. The saddlery’s original owners named the shop after the Idealist, a particularly beloved horse. Just like the legendary horses we’ve all known and loved, the name has endured.

In 2023, I took over the reins from the original owners, embarking on a new and entirely unexpected adventure. As much as I loved walking through my favourite saddlery, owning one had never been in my plans. I’ve always ridden, loved horses and shows, and felt at home in the western riding world. I had plans of being in the saddle for many years to come when a back injury stopped me in my tracks.

But, just like the cliche promises, I found a silver lining. While I’m no longer in the saddle, at Ideal Western Saddlery I have the opportunity to bring my experience and expertise to share with you. I love nothing more than having a good chat and getting to know you, your needs – and your horse!

And while we might be named after the Idealist, we’re all about the reality of horse ownership around here. For us, that means bringing Australian western riders a range of stand-out riding gear, tack and all the essential accessories. We’ve searched high and low to source stock from the best western saddleries in Australia, as well as importing beautiful leather goods and products from America and the world at large.

If there’s something you need that you just can’t find, reach out. Just like connecting with that one stubborn horse we’ve all encountered, we love a good challenge and we’ll work hard to make sure you and your horse are happy.

– Donna Coe

Visit us in person

8 Mt Aitken Road, Diggers Rest, Victoria  3427

Shop is located approx 100 mtrs on the left, once you hit the dirt road. Signage is situated out front.

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