Joshua M. Siegel, Saddler/Saddle Fitter
Society of Master Saddlers Master Saddler & Master Saddle Fitter
Kate Siegel, Office Assistant
Levi, Infant son & possible future saddler
Siegel Saddlery is a family operated business that opened in 2010.
In our free time we love to spend time with family & friends, travel, play with our furry family members Maggie(Lab who loves to swim and fetch a stick!) and Lexi(friendly cat who loves to get in to the wool flocking) and attend equestrian events. Josh is also a firefighter/EMT and gives time to the local community when needed.
Constantly continuing education by reading articles, watching videos and communicating with a variety of equine and saddlery professionals nationally and internationally. Also, participating in the annual SMS National Saddlery Competition since 2017.
Society of Master Saddlers(SMS) Master Saddler - 03/2017
- SMS Qualified Master Saddler - 03/2016
- Training & Exams at The Saddlery Training Centre, Salisbury, UK - 02/2016
Society of Master Saddlers(SMS)
Master Saddle Fitter- 09/2019
Qualified Fitter Certification - 11/2016
- SMS Qualified Fitters Course- 07/2016
- Training with Debbie Witty, SMS Qualified Fitter and owner of Performance Saddlery Trilogy Saddles, 2008-Present
- Large Animal Rescue Workshop Certificate from Nevins Farm Equine Center MA SPCA, 2016
Apprenticeship with Anthony Cooper from 2000 - 2010
~Josh started with Tony, his neighbor, at age 15 when he was home schooled on a small organic farm. He traveled across New England performing saddle fittings and working in the workshop on a large variety of English saddles.
An article written about us in the Equine Journal Northeast
Craftsmanship and customer service are Siegel Saddlery's top priorities. Owner Joshua M. Siegel takes pride in presenting his customers with top-notch work."I consider my work the highest quality repair you can get" says Siegel. Siegel Saddlery specializes in English saddle repairs, including saddle fitting and re-flocking and general tack repair. In addition to traditional English saddle repairs, Siegel specializes in side-saddle restoration.
Siegel Saddlery got its start following Joshua M. Siegel's 10-year apprenticeship under saddler Anthony Cooper, in which he worked his way from apprentice to assistant doing full service saddle fitting and repairs. During his apprenticeship, Siegel trained under two Master Saddlers in England before starting his own business.
Based in Royalston, Massachusetts, Siegel Saddlery's service area for saddle fitting covers Central New England; including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Southern Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Siegel makes barns calls, inspecting the saddle's fit on the horse and flocking the saddle on site. "A general rule for saddle fitting is that if you are riding more than a couple times a week you should have your saddle fit twice a year" explains Siegel. "If you're riding less than a couple times a week, you should have it fit once a year." A correctly fitted and flocked saddle is critical to keeping your horse comfortable and healthy.
Repairs are available to any location through mail delivery. Simply contact Siegel Saddlery for a quote. Siegel Saddlery strives for a timely service. "Most of the time I can get saddles returned within two weeks" says Siegel. Customers can be certain that repairs will be completed & tack returned promptly within the promised time frame.
Siegel Saddlery believes in caring for the customer. This means maintaining good lines of communication, providing quick service, and offering competitive pricing. "I enjoy taking pride in my craftsmanship, doing quality work, and ensuring that the clients are happy with the repairs." Siegel Saddlery provides quality work that stands the test of time and use.
By Natalie DeFee Mendik, Equine Journal Northeast, April 2011
Note: As of 10/13/2015 we no longer travel to Maine. As of 2018 we no longer travel to Connecticut.