discover horse-friendly saddles, noble-looking bridles and well thought-out accessories for your favourite sport
Leather in its most beautiful form and function
Kieffer was founded in Munich, Germany, in 1848 and since then combines the traditional craft of saddlery and innovative trends with the aim of developing high-quality equipment to connect horse and rider in harmony.
At Kieffer you will find handmade English dressage, jump and general purpose saddles as well as trekking and leisure saddles in premium quality with flexible adjustment options. Buttery-soft snaffle and double bridles with anatomical features, well thought-out auxiliary reins, innovative saddle girths, sturdy stirrup leathers and comfortable saddle pads make your equipment almost complete. Lunging equipment, headcollars and accessories round off the range and offer you exactly the variety of products you need for training, competition, pasture or leisure.
What all Kieffer products have in common: they are all designed with a focus on maximum comfort and made from high-quality materials – the finest brand quality for you, your horse and your shared passion: the equestrian sport.
Perfect products carefully manufactured by hand
The Munich Manufacturer
Take a look at the manufacturing process of a saddle - starting from the selection of the raw materials to the finished product.
On its way to becoming a quality product
On its way to becoming a quality product, a kieffer saddle goes through a number of stages in the production process.
Careful checking of incoming leather goods
The incoming goods department is the cornerstone for the manufacture of a quality product. The supplied leather is checked with the utmost care for defects such as scars or cracks.
Individual cutting and punching of hides
After the hides have been checked, they are punched out or cut for their intended purpose.
Further processing of leather cuttings
The sections of leather for the varied individual use require a high amount of preparation before the leather components can be stitched together by sewing machine in a manual process.
It requires great skill and practice with the sewing machine to sew leather parts like saddle panels and saddle skirts precisely by hand.
In a subsequent production stage, the saddle panels are flocked with synthetic wool. The main concern here is to flock the panel as evenly as possible. It takes decades of experience to achieve optimal padding of the saddle panels.
From individual parts to the finished product
After the saddle tree has been covered with leather and most of the individual sections of the saddle have been assembled, the 100% rustproof fittings are mounted and the saddle is complete.
In order to ensure 100 % quality control, all saddles undergo final inspection before shipment. Protected by a velvety-soft cloth, the saddles leave the company’s premises in Munich.
An example of a finished quality product made by Kieffer:
Dressage Saddle Passage