About Saddlery Barn / Meet The Team

About Saddlery Barn

Owner Gary Batchelor purchased Saddlery Barn Equestrian and Country Outfitters in April 2010. The physical store is now located at the corner of Colombia Ave and Halswell Junction Rd in Christchurch. 
The online store offers many popular brands and products that have been specially selected from our comprehensive in-store range. With our online store, you can browse and buy from the comfort of your home, and feel safe in the knowledge that the team at Saddlery Barn are committed to providing old-fashioned quality service and advice when it comes to anything equestrian.

We stock:

  • Saddles and accessories
  • Bridles, bits and accessories
  • Leather items and leather care
  • Equestrian clothing
  • Equestrian footwear
  • Country clothing
  • Helmets and caps
  • Body protectors
  • All general purpose and specialty grooming products
  • Horse rugs (summer, winter, stable and accessories)
  • Second-hand saddles
  • …and much more!

We stock a number of popular brands to suit all budgets, including:

  • Aintree
  • Back on Track
  • Bates
  • Chilla
  • Dublin
  • Finishing Touch
  • Flair
  • Henri De Rivell
  • Horze
  • Jodz
  • Neue Schule
  • Pessoa
  • Professional’s Choice
  • Supa Studs
  • Thinline
  • Weatherbeeta
  • Windsor
  • Wintec
  • Woof Wear
  • Zilco
  • …and more!

Saddlery Barn is proud to sponsor:

Show jumping Horse Team: Tegan Fitzsimon
Show jumping Pony Team: Molly Buist Brown, Becky and Olivia Harkerss

Eventing: Emily Cammock and James Avery

Dressage and Showing: Caithness Stud (Annabel and Katie Read), Amelia French, Siobhan Fauth, Nicola Maley

Meet The Team

Kate Shametaj is our Manager, she has been working for Saddlery Barn since 2009. Kate has been riding since she was 4 years old, and enjoys all disiplines of riding.

Raissa Woudenberg is one of our Retail Assistants and has been working for Saddlery Barn since 2011. Raissa enjoys Show Jumping, you may often see her out and about at shows.

Dennise Kyle is one of our Retail Assistants, and has been working for Saddlery Barn since 2012. Dennise has a Harness racing background, but enjoys all aspects of Equestrian.

Kate Perry is one of our Retail Assistants, she has been working for Saddlery Barn since 2013. Kate enjoys Show Jumping, and all things Equestrian