Welcome to Kieffer
For almost 170 years the name “Kieffer“ has stood for Bavarian craftsmanship.
In the equestrian world we often continue (and love) age-old practices whilst still embracing the new – Working Equitation is a perfect example of this, with the renaissance of classical and traditional riding disciplines being enjoyed in a fresh new modern way.
In the age of technology, where newest, or fastest or biggest is best, some age-old riding skills might well have been forgotten: for example, the centuries-old, traditional riding style originating from stock men handling their cattle with great skill and poise, from horseback. In her book ‚The Classical Seat’, Sylvia Loch states
„Mexican Cowboys and Spanish stockmen all possess a beautiful natural seat. What is more, their bearing is as proud as a highly trained rider at the Spanish Riding School“.
In this blog post we would love to introduce you Working Equitation as a riding discipline that you may wish to try – the discipline is growing hugely in popularity and it can be extremely rewarding and satisfying – to develop your skills as a rider and enjoy your partnership with your horse.
Read more … Working Equitation – a contemporary challenge showcasing traditional riding skills
For leather products which are exposed to constant use, proper care of the leather is essential to preserve longevity and an as-new appearance. Saddles and tack are in regular contact with sweat, moisture and dirt, therefore care of the leather should become part of a regular routine. Our simple guide to cleaning and caring for your leather products will help to keep your products soft and supple for years to come.
Read more … Caring for leather correctly
Congratulations, Michael Kölz and California! We at kieffer are pleased to hand over a Koof FL jumping saddle as a special prize for the great archievement in the "Cup for Young Horses" at Pferd International 2016 in München-Riem.
Read more … Pferd International 2016: Handover of a special prize to the winner of the Cup for Young Horses
Obviously, we at kieffer are permanently faced with the topic of building saddles – so to speak day and night. We are always in search of finding new possibilities to meet the requirements of riders and horses even better.
Already in the early stage we payed particular attention to the measurement of horses. For us as a manufacturer, this seems to be an excellent opportunity to advice and support the saddler as well as the rider finding a saddle with a perfect fit.
Read more … Measuring systems for perfect saddle adjustment