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Saddle Collection

"From Lambretta to Triumph Tiger, the saddle takes us on thrilling rides across continents and eras

Background imageSaddle Collection: Lambretta motor scooter

Lambretta motor scooter
A Lambretta motor scooter parked against a fence

Background imageSaddle Collection: Harley Davidson Hertigage Springer US USA

Harley Davidson Hertigage Springer US USA

Background imageSaddle Collection: Triumph Tiger 1050

Triumph Tiger 1050

Background imageSaddle Collection: Three jockeys fighting to come in first, front view

Three jockeys fighting to come in first, front view

Background imageSaddle Collection: Eclipse, a Dark Chestnut Racehorse held by a Groom, with a Jockey

Eclipse, a Dark Chestnut Racehorse held by a Groom, with a Jockey
652163 Eclipse, a Dark Chestnut Racehorse held by a Groom, with a Jockey, Possibly Jack Oakley, by the Rubbing Down House at Newmarket, 1770 (oil on canvas) by Stubbs

Background imageSaddle Collection: BMW 1200GS Germany

BMW 1200GS Germany

Background imageSaddle Collection: HRH Queen Elizabeth II - Trooping of the Colour

HRH Queen Elizabeth II - Trooping of the Colour
The Queen attending the Trooping of the Colour ceremony in her Coronation year, seen here riding to Horse Guards Parade on her official birthday to take the salute of the Brigade of Guards

Background imageSaddle Collection: Bucking bronco

Bucking bronco
Cowboy riding a bucking horse. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageSaddle Collection: Duchess of Newcastle

Duchess of Newcastle
MARGARET CAVENDISH, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE Here described as the Marchioness, though the horse seems marginally more important

Background imageSaddle Collection: Blacksmith shoeing a Metropolitan Police horse

Blacksmith shoeing a Metropolitan Police horse
A blacksmith shoeing a Metropolitan Police horse. There are discarded horseshoes on the floor, and more hanging from a rack on the wall. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageSaddle Collection: W Rithcie on Lightning Creek during the Calgary Stampede

W Rithcie on Lightning Creek during the Calgary Stampede
William Ritchie riding Lightning Creek during the Calgary Stampede Rodeo, Canada. Date: 1919

Background imageSaddle Collection: Camels and rider at the Giza Pyramids, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Giza

Camels and rider at the Giza Pyramids, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Giza, Cairo, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageSaddle Collection: Jockey and Saddle C1900

Jockey and Saddle C1900
A jockey carrying his saddle on his back

Background imageSaddle Collection: One of Four Portraits of Horses - a Chestnut Horse (? Old Partner) held by a Groom

One of Four Portraits of Horses - a Chestnut Horse (? Old Partner) held by a Groom: standing facing right, wearing blue saddle-cloth edged with gold; the groom in blue

Background imageSaddle Collection: Riding Dress Anglaise

Riding Dress Anglaise
English riding habit with Amazon corsage. Quite severe in its tailoring & worn with a top hat & buttonhole the only feminine note is the rider sitting side saddle

Background imageSaddle Collection: Medieval knight and his horse

Medieval knight and his horse
Knight armed and mounted, ready for battle. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSaddle Collection: Immovable - 2 young boys fail to get a beach donkey to move

Immovable - 2 young boys fail to get a beach donkey to move
Immovable - two young boys fail to get a beach donkey to move! As stubborn as a mule... Date: 1907

Background imageSaddle Collection: Princess Elizabeth riding as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards

Princess Elizabeth riding as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards
Princess Elizabeth (1926-2022) (later Queen Elizabeth II) riding in the uniform of Colonel of the Grenadier Guards - pictured outside Buckingham Palace. Preparing to hold the reins of power

Background imageSaddle Collection: Muffed Flying Tumblers, Pigeons

Muffed Flying Tumblers, Pigeons
A portrait of four sub-variants of the Flying Tumbler pigeon breed. The Flying Tumblers shown is the Black Rose-Wing, the Red Rose-Wing, the Red-Badge and the Black Saddle

Background imageSaddle Collection: Jockeys riding in horse race, spectators in background, side view

Jockeys riding in horse race, spectators in background, side view

Background imageSaddle Collection: Roosevelt / Mckinley Cartoon

Roosevelt / Mckinley Cartoon
ROOSEVELT/McKINLEY CARTOON. Presumptive vice-presidential candidate (and former Rough Rider) Theodore Roosevelt shown as the dominant figure in a McKinley-Roosevelt administration

Background imageSaddle Collection: Harley Davidson Customised Police Special FLHTP

Harley Davidson Customised Police Special FLHTP

Background imageSaddle Collection: Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail

Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail

Background imageSaddle Collection: White Horse and Retriever

White Horse and Retriever
Artist: Corbould, Alfred - Title: White Horse and Retriever - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 123 x 99

Background imageSaddle Collection: Ashley Hill Station, c. 1900

Ashley Hill Station, c. 1900
A view of 0-6-0 saddle tank, No 1874, leaving Ashley Hill station for Bristol Temple Meads in c.1900. A number of onlookers are sitting on the embankment watching the station traffic

Background imageSaddle Collection: Mousquetaires Noirs, petite tenue, 1814-15. Artist: Eugene Titeux

Mousquetaires Noirs, petite tenue, 1814-15. Artist: Eugene Titeux
Mousquetaires Noirs, petite tenue, 1814-15. Histoire de la Maison Militaire du Roi de 1814-1830, volume 2

Background imageSaddle Collection: Lady Godiva, c. 1898 (oil on canvas)

Lady Godiva, c. 1898 (oil on canvas)
COV33005 Lady Godiva, c.1898 (oil on canvas) by Collier, John (1850-1934); 142.2 x 183 cm cm; Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, UK; © Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry; English

Background imageSaddle Collection: Eclipse, c18th century, (1902). Artist: George Stubbs

Eclipse, c18th century, (1902). Artist: George Stubbs
Eclipse, c18th century. Eclipse (1764-1789) was an outstanding, undefeated 18th-century British thoroughbred racehorse. From The Connoisseur Vol. III [Otto Limited, London, 1902.]

Background imageSaddle Collection: Horse, Highland Pony, adult, with Glenstrathfarrar deer stalking saddle, standing on upland

Horse, Highland Pony, adult, with Glenstrathfarrar deer stalking saddle, standing on upland, Spittal of Glenshee, Cairngorms N.P. Perth and Kinross, Highlands, Scotland, May

Background imageSaddle Collection: The horse through the ages

The horse through the ages
Various women riding horses. Date: 1918

Background imageSaddle Collection: Lady Riding Sidesaddle

Lady Riding Sidesaddle
A lady riding sidesaddle: the horse belongs to the late Earl of Pembroke. Date: 1870s

Background imageSaddle Collection: Indian Chief America

Indian Chief America

Background imageSaddle Collection: Making horse tack in a workshop

Making horse tack in a workshop
Two craftsmen preparing the leatherwork for horse tack; shaping, stretching and sewing the pieces to the correct shape and size. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageSaddle Collection: Lady Jumps Fence

Lady Jumps Fence
A lady and her horse jump a wall, proving that even riding side-saddle a woman can match a man

Background imageSaddle Collection: Portrait of the Horse, Which Belonged to Major Burton at the Balaklava Charge

Portrait of the Horse, Which Belonged to Major Burton at the Balaklava Charge
Artist: Bretland, Thoman W. - Title: Portrait of the Horse, Which Belonged to Major Burton at the Balaklava Charge - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 63.5 x 76.2

Background imageSaddle Collection: Bucking Bronco, 1903 (oil on canvas laid down on masonite)

Bucking Bronco, 1903 (oil on canvas laid down on masonite)
823227 Bucking Bronco, 1903 (oil on canvas laid down on masonite) by Wyeth, Newell Convers (1882-1945); 70.4x49.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Bucking Bronco. Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)

Background imageSaddle Collection: Krugers Dogs, 1855 (oil on canvas)

Krugers Dogs, 1855 (oil on canvas)
XKH147764 Krugers Dogs, 1855 (oil on canvas) by Kruger, Franz (1797-1857); 126.5x158.5 cm; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; German, out of copyright

Background imageSaddle Collection: A saddler making a saddle in his leather workshop

A saddler making a saddle in his leather workshop
A saddler in leather apron making a saddle in his workshop. Handcoloured woodcut engraving from The Book of English Trades and Library of the Useful Arts, Phillips, London, 1818

Background imageSaddle Collection: The Imperial Guard, Mameluk, early 19th century (coloured engraving)

The Imperial Guard, Mameluk, early 19th century (coloured engraving)
CHT200409 The Imperial Guard, Mameluk, early 19th century (coloured engraving) by French School, (19th century); Musee de l Armee, Paris, France; eArchives Charmet; French, out of copyright

Background imageSaddle Collection: Yoshiwara, Hidari Fuji, ca. 1834. ca. 1834. Creator: Ando Hiroshige

Yoshiwara, Hidari Fuji, ca. 1834. ca. 1834. Creator: Ando Hiroshige
Yoshiwara, Hidari Fuji, ca. 1834

Background imageSaddle Collection: Women riding side saddle 1895

Women riding side saddle 1895
Two women riding in th countryside, side saddle. Date: 1895

Background imageSaddle Collection: Charles Wood, English horseracing jockey

Charles Wood, English horseracing jockey
Charles Wood (1856-1945), English flat racing jockey. late 19th century

Background imageSaddle Collection: Napoleons Stallion, Tamerlan (oil on canvas)

Napoleons Stallion, Tamerlan (oil on canvas)
XIR68583 Napoleons Stallion, Tamerlan (oil on canvas) by Gericault, Theodore (1791-1824); 45.2x37 cm; Musee des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France; (add.info.: L Etalon Tamerlan)

Background imageSaddle Collection: Silhouette of polo stables, horses and players

Silhouette of polo stables, horses and players

Background imageSaddle Collection: Advert for Asprey for the races 1937

Advert for Asprey for the races 1937
A variety of outdoor items for the races including: Ladies seal race companion, pigskin betting book, field glasses, binoculars, aluminium mount saddle seat

Background imageSaddle Collection: Lord Abergavennys Dark Bay Carriage Horse with a Terrier, 1785 (oil on canvas)

Lord Abergavennys Dark Bay Carriage Horse with a Terrier, 1785 (oil on canvas)
XYC223176 Lord Abergavennys Dark Bay Carriage Horse with a Terrier, 1785 (oil on canvas) by Gooch, Thomas (1750-1802); 62.25x74.25 cm; Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Background imageSaddle Collection: Dr. Zanders apparatus, 1897

Dr. Zanders apparatus, 1897
Dr Zanders apparatus: a lady rides side saddle on a horse simulator. A fixed saddle is attached to a cast iron frame, simulating similar vibrations to those experienced when riding a horse. 1897

Background imageSaddle Collection: French Horsewoman 1805

French Horsewoman 1805
In Napoleonic Paris, a lady on horseback (side-saddle) stops to talk to a friend about the news from the war - or from the salons de couture




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"From Lambretta to Triumph Tiger, the saddle takes us on thrilling rides across continents and eras. Whether it's the sleek Lambretta motor scooter or the powerful Triumph Tiger 1050, every rider knows the importance of a comfortable and reliable saddle for their adventures. Even royalty understands the significance of a well-crafted saddle, as HRH Queen Elizabeth II proudly sits atop her Harley Davidson Heritage Springer during Trooping of the Colour. The elegance and grace she exudes is matched only by her choice in saddles. In the world of horse racing, three jockeys fiercely battle for first place, their determination evident from a front view perspective. Their trust lies in their saddles as they navigate Eclipse, a Dark Chestnut Racehorse held by a groom with an experienced jockey ready to conquer any challenge that comes their way. But it's not just racing where saddles play an integral role; even bucking broncos require sturdy saddles to withstand their wild antics. A blacksmith diligently shoeing Metropolitan Police horses ensures these noble creatures are equipped with proper gear before patrolling city streets. Traveling further around the globe, we find camels and riders at Egypt's iconic Giza Pyramids – UNESCO World Heritage Site. These majestic animals rely on traditional saddles to carry tourists through this historic wonderland. Closer to home in Calgary Stampede, W Ritchie fearlessly tackles Lightning Creek astride his trusted steed while showcasing his exceptional horsemanship skills. The right saddle allows him to maintain control during daring maneuvers that captivate audiences worldwide. Finally, taking us back in time is an enchanting glimpse into history with a vintage photograph capturing a jockey and saddle from c1900. This timeless image reminds us of how long humans have relied on these essential tools for equestrian pursuits throughout centuries. "