Fantastic Fit for Horse & Rider
We are Kieffer. Kieffer with Double-F!
Fantastic Fit for Horse & Rider – this is and has been the philosophy of our saddlery for feel-good equipment for over 170 years!
Now, before you read on, let’s saddle your horse:
You smell the spicy scent of high-quality leather, feel the smooth softness of the shiny surface and watch the perfectly fitted saddle glide as if by magic into the ideal position on the horse’s back. Your horse snorts contentedly. With pricked ears, his nose dips trustingly into the ultra-soft bridle. Softly padded leather straps nestle against the sensitive horse’s head. Your horse chews with pleasure. Mount: How good it feels. Comfortable and secure. Dynamic and sporty. So, now you have to read on!
We are Kieffer – and have the Function in Focus in our saddlery manufactory in Munich. We combine innovative trends with proven tradition, exclusive craftsmanship with modern high-tech. This is how premium saddles, horse-friendly bridles and well thoughtout accessories are created with loving care and a trained eye for every detail.
We are Kieffer – producing Fairly, acting Friendly.
Now you know who we are and what we can do for you and your horse.
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