Gerald Brown founded Abbey Saddlery in 1982 and still works alongside staff at the business today, which comprises largely of family members. Abbey England, as it has now been renamed, is situated in Knutsford, Cheshire, and further premises which house the foundry are located in Walsall, the heart of the British saddlery industry.
Abbey England is proud to support a multitude of manufacturing, commercial and leisure businesses in both the UK and abroad. Supplying high quality British made materials and tools. One of the market leaders amongst equestrian wholesale suppliers, Abbey England was awarded a Royal Warrant in 1995 for their quality goods manufactured in the foundry.
The Abbey England Foundry is home to a number of highly skilled craftsmen who produce high quality riding and driving bits, locks, commemorative brass plaques, industrial hinges, belt buckles, saddlery accessories and other metalwork items for various industries.
Specialist polymer products are also produced at the foundry under the Equus brand. These rubber products are of exceptional quality and are produced from UK sourced rubber. The Equus range includes Overreach Boots, Quarter Boots, Rein Grips, Martingale Stops and Bit Guards, amongst other products.
Not content with just supplying Saddlers, Harness and Rug makers, Abbey England also supply specialist metal work for the fashion, motor and refrigeration markets.
Working closely with industry manufacturers, Abbey England is able to meet the demand for traditional tools including: knives for cutting leather, races to cut grooves, smashers to smooth stuffed areas of saddles that wrinkle, awls for marking and stabbing out holes in the leather, needles, hole punchers, hammers and trimming tools.
High quality English leathers, Leather Tools, Hardware, Webbing and Outdoor textiles form the core of Abbey England's extensive product range. The truly comprehensive range enables Abbey to offer clients the best possible service at competitive prices.
Well known for their extensive range of bits, Abbey England offer a top quality selection of riding and driving bits which are made of high quality metal and quality checked individually – something which is a rare occurrence across the globe today. Offering retailers more than 350 horse bit designs has placed Abbey England at the forefront of the bit sector.
Abbey prides itself on keeping the British saddlery and associated trades alive by supplying niche products to those retailers and manufacturers requiring the more traditional goods and tools.
Abbey England also distributes Stubbs Stable and Tack Room Equipment, Fiebing’s Horse and Leather Care Products and Granger’s.