An Australian family business
Kent Saddlery is the family business of Lyle and Helen Kent. It is an Australian saddlery with experience on cattle stations, and a connection to the outback and country people. We are committed to supplying quality goods and service at a price that represents genuine value for money.
Connecting with customers
We regularly travel to the cattle stations across Australia, and receive continual input and feedback from people who use saddles every day and require rugged, low maintenance saddles that suit both the horse and rider.
We supply custom made saddles and quality leather gear hand-crafted in our workshop at Stanthorpe in Queensland. Our leather products are available through our Online Store along with a range of other items for the horse and rider.
From little things, big things grow
Kent Saddlery was established in 1988, when Lyle and Helen Kent decided to make a big change from vegetable farming to saddlery. Lyle had a keen interest in leather work and regularly repaired saddles and other leather gear. He then began to develop a style of fender stock saddle which proved to be rugged, low maintenance, and comfortable for the rider as well as good on the horses backs.
Since 1988, Kent Saddlery has grown and changed in ways we’d have thought were impossible back then. We now employ around 20 people in South-East Queensland across our workshop and our first retail saddlery store opened in 2012.
We are especially pleased that most of our children and extended families are involved with the saddlery in varying ways. As a family business we’ve learned a lot from the challenges that have come with working together and it’s an ongoing process, needing continuous care and attention.
We’re excited about all that’s happening at Kent Saddlery and we’re thankful and blessed to have the loyalty and support of family, colleagues and customers.
‘Going the Extra Mile’
- We believe that successful businesses are built on relationships, both within the business and with our customers.
- We believe it is as much about people as about product, so our suppliers and customers are very important to us.
- Our commitment is to “go the extra mile”, to ensure the real satisfaction of our customers.
In New Testament times Roman Soldiers could compel their subjects to carry baggage one mile for them. Jesus, in the Sermon on the Mount, tells the people “And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two (miles).” Matthew Ch.5, Vs.41
2000 years later, “going the extra mile” has come to mean going out of your way to do something extra for someone else above and beyond their expectations.
At Kent Saddlery we’re all about great service and top quality products, and we commit to “going the extra mile”.