FITTINGS: All Steele side saddles include balance strap, stirrup and stirrup leather. Girths are available at additional cost.
Availability: Any in-stock saddle can be shipped within 3 days of receipt of payment. Most Steeles will have to be ordered. Allow 6 - 8 weeks for delivery on English Pleasure and Lilly saddles, up to 120 days for Equitation models. PLEASE NOTE: Show season is coming up. By April our saddler is too busy to take new orders, so order early!
Elan saddles come with all leather fittings (balance strap and stirrup leather), stirrups and girths may be purchased at extra cost.
Selling your Steele or Elan? We'll take your used sidesaddle on .consignment.
Looking for a CLOSE CONTACT side saddle? The Steele Equitation is constructed to look like a traditional hunt style sidesaddle, and it offers unparalleled close contact to the dressage rider or the show rider on the flat. The Equitation is not intended for jumping./ The upright horn moves 2" forward or back, to accomodate riders of different seat lengths. The leaping horn has 3 positions.
.Please allow up to 120 days for delivery
Complete with fittings, excluding girth.
$2600 plus shipping
All Steele sidesaddles are made entirely in the USA, of US and Canadian leather. They are assembled in Kentucky, and the trees come from Tennessee.
2013 UPDATE: The Elan English has been our most popular seller. Unfortunately, political changes in the country of manufacture have prevented us from re-ordering. We have draft size Elans left, but none in riding horse sizes. If you are looking for one of the smaller tree sizes, please check our used saddle page. Draft sizes are available in brown or black. Seat sizes 20" - 23"
Elan sidesaddles are protected by US Patent . No other Asian sidesaddle is patented. We strive for quality control and correct styling. The Elan is also reinforced for jumping.
In these times it's all about VALUE. As a horse owner, you're naturally cost conscious. Our Elan and Steele sidesaddles offer the best value for your dollar. Both brands are durable, well designed, and hold their resale value well.
Hundred Oaks also offers something that many other sellers of sidesaddles do not - expert advice on fitting, riding, and where to find the information you're looking for. In short, we offer the full service that you need that you won't find in large retail outlets or in online auctions.
Reg. US Patent
We now offer our 7" gullet XW and 8" gullet XXW Elan sidesaddles. These very large saddles will fit drafts, Halflingers, Exmoore ponies, draft crosses, very broad TWHs, and most Friesians. Colors: brown and black. $895 plus shipping.
Australian and New Zealand customers: We get many inquiries from your part of the world. Conventional shipping via UPS is extremely costly, but we can now provide information on reasonably priced, containerized ocean freight shipping for you.
Ready to Order? Please click on the "Ordering Tab" at the top of the page.
Have questions? Look at our Overview and Fitting Pages, or contact us
We also offer additional links on our other pages.
We will appraise your saddle for a fee of $50. Clear color photos of top, bottom, each side, front and back must be submitted.
YES, WE DO LAYAWAYS ON IN-STOCK SADDLES! See our Ordering Page for details.
Prices are subject to change without notice due to rising leather costs
Those who wish additional security for use on the flat may want to look at the Steele Sidesaddles, which are based on a tree with bars and a deep seat like a western stock saddle. Steeles are very close contact saddles that are best suited for horses with low to moderate withers.
One of these hybirds is found in the Steele Equitation below
Please note: All Steele sidesaddles are available in an offside (ride on the right, rather than the left) model at an additional cost of $500. Extra time may be needed if we don't have your tree size in stock.
The Lilly (above) is a special order Steele sidesaddle that will fit several needs. $2095 plus shipping. Available in brown or black with choice of suede colors
A special purse is included with the saddle. Click here to see other Lilly options and colors. Plain leather right flap and western options available for this saddle.
Contact us for prices, which will vary depending on the amount of tooling desired. Contact us
The Steele English Pleasure is used widely on Arabians and National Show Horses, but it also fits a large variety of other breeds. $1995 plus shipping.. Brown or Black
Lilly-style purses for use with your sidesaddle that's equipped with sandwich case dees. Colors, brown or black, tooled or plain $75 plus shipping..
The Steele English Pleasure is one of our most versatile saddles ever. Comes in brown or black, 2 tree sizes and 3 different seat sizes. $1995 plus shipping
"I arrived a few hours after the delivery of the new Steele side saddle. We were SO impressed by the look and the feel! But, even MORE impressed at how well it fit Kristin and our Half-Arabian. From the moment Kristin got on the saddle & headed into the arena for the test ride – she was ALL SMILES!!!! She couldn’t get over how much more comfortable this saddle is. Plus the horse acted as if there wasn’t even a saddle on him. He was able to move more freely & obviously more comfortably. They were successful in the old saddle (Top Ten at Arabian Youth Nationals) but I think with this saddle they may do even better!!" C. Moore March 2012
ABOUT STEELE SIDESADDLES:
In 1982 Wayne Steele's father Jack contacted Marti about building a modern sidesaddle. Jack produced a single tree (which we still have on display in our shop) but it didn't fit our needs.
About that time, Wayne came home to TN, and he promptly took up the family tree making business. He started work on his own design for a sidesaddle, which he introduced at a SouthEast Aside clinic in Raleigh, NC in August 1983. The design immediately took off, and became famous in the sidesaddle community. Hundred Oaks was made the distributor.
While independent saddlers' have, over the years built other saddles on the Steele tree, only saddles made under the Hundred Oaks label are true to Wayne's original design. We maintain the quality of leather and hardware rigorously, and the saddles are built by one of the original Steele saddlemakers.
At present 3 tree sizes are offered: The standard wide bar original tree, a narrower tree for more refined horses, and a draft tree.
Buy the original, from the original sellers. We love our Steeles!