Paula Jeffery, is a Registered Qualified Saddlefitter with the UK Society of Master Saddlers in Australia.
Along with 2 other Saddlefitting Qualifications, Paula is a highly experienced rider and trainer; an EFA General Level 1 Coach, AHRC Level 1 Coach and Assessor, riding for 30 yrs and coaching for 23 yrs, with 7 years of those training and competing overseas in UK and Europe as a dressage rider at FEI level.
Paula previously managed and owned Saddleworld Canberra for 8 years before closing the business after the arrival of her daughter in August 2012. She returned to saddlefitting and opened Performance Saddlefits as a mobile business to allow her to be a mum and enjoy her lifelong passion of helping horses and riders achieve their best.
With a focus on improving horse and rider performance through correct saddlefit, she is passionate about owner education, so also conducts Saddlefitting Seminars for local and interstate Equestrian Clubs and Groups.
If your club or association is interested in hosting a Seminar please contact us for more details.
3 Saddlefitting Qualifications :
- Qualified Saddlefitter with UK Society of Master Saddlers
- Saddlefitting and Hoof Assessment with US Equinology (Dr Kerry Ridgeway)
- Saddleworld Saddlefitting Certificate 91472.
Ella has been involved in the equine industry for over 20yrs from when she first began riding at the age of 8.
She competes successfully in Show Jumping at State and National level and holds numerous state titles and as a young rider was selected on the National Show Jumping Development Squad.
Her previous employment in the industry includes Thoroughbred yearling preparation, stud hand, stable manager and competition groom for national and Olympic riders.
During her time in the equine industry Ella has realised the impact that an ill fitting saddle has on a horse's comfort, performance and safety. She believes this is an area that is often over looked by many riders.
Ella met Paula Jeffrey who deepened her understanding of a good saddle fit. When the opportunity arose to join the Performance Saddlefits team Ella was excited by the opportunity to educate as many horse owners as possible on the importance of correctly fitting saddles. Her wide range of practical experience that has developed over many years from personal riding, training, and employment with other equine professionals gives Ella a unique perspective into the fitting needs and biomechanics of horse and rider.
Ella is looking forward to completing her Society of Master Saddlers Fitting Qualification and helping customers achieve a saddle fitting solution for them and their horse.
Vi passed all of the French riding federal diplomas up until the teaching certification. She dabbled in jumping, cross country, a bit of horse ball and polo, but dressage has always been her true love.
Vi met Paula when she was looking for a new dressage saddle for her friesian stallion, and that meeting inspired her to make a total career change to help improve horses's welfare and horse and rider harmony by finding the best saddle fit solution for both horse and rider, something she is really passionate about.
She is training and is being mentored for the Society of Master Saddlers Saddle Fitting accreditation by Paula Jeffery, who is herself a Registered Qualified Saddlefitter with the UK Society of Master Saddlers in Australia.
Vi covers the Southern Sydney region.
Email: email@example.com (not sure if Paula created it yet but that's what we discussed)
Phone: 0449 062 070
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