Philip and Karen Howard have been running Lee Valley Saddlery for almost 20 years. They are based in Galashiels in the heart of the Scottish Borders, an area with a long association with horses and riding. Their Borders base gives them easy access to Central and Northern Scotland as well as Northern England. Philip and Karen often travel vast distances to meet their horse clients (and their humans!).
Philip hails from the New Forest area of Dorset and grew up with horses, spending most of his younger days riding the scenic forest trails. Karen has been riding for over 30 years and has successfully competed with a number of horses during that time.
As horse owners themselves, they know and understand the day-to-day problems (and joys) of living with their equine friends.
Due to their long-standing association with horses, they know how to work quietly with them, and to more easily understand what problems riders can face.
Philip is a fully Qualified Master Saddler and Society of Master Saddlers Qualified Saddle Fitter and has also trained to fit the Flair air bag system. Karen is a Qualified Saddler and SMS Qualified Saddle Fitter.