WORLD CLASS SHOWJUMPING SADDLES & ACCESSORIES
WHO WE ARE
Welcome to Pessoa Saddles UK. This website is here to help customers who are looking to purchase a Pessoa saddle. If you would like to know your nearest Pessoa Saddle retailer please do contact us on the UK email below or telephone.
Pedro Ruiz Diaz began working in the saddlery workshops in Argentina aged just 16 when he moved from his homeland, Paraguay to Buenos Aires.
He set about learning the essence and secrets of the trade that he is deeply passionate about. In 1971 aged 24, he decided to set up his own saddle making business and established Talabartería Ruiz Diaz, based on the concept of a union of craftsmanship, quality and technology, to achieve a superior product.
Mr Ruiz Diaz went on to create the world-famous saddle ranges for show jumper Rodrigo Pessoa and latterly, the brand has formed a well-established relationship with dressage guru Carl Hester, with its Professional Dressage Solutions (PDS) range.
Over the past 50 years Talabartería Ruiz Diaz has developed into a widely recognised, international company and is now considered to be a benchmark for top level performance saddles.
Expansion of its industrial plant, incorporation of state-of-the-art technology and opening of new markets has seen Ruiz Diaz be the choice for leading riders to collaborate with.
Pedro Ruiz Diaz is still very much in control of the business, leading with his passion for new technology fused with his skills and experience in the handmade techniques and understanding of the art of saddle making. His employees are also saddlery artisans, many of them having worked alongside Pedro for many decades.
His family are very much involved with the business.
WHY INVEST IN A PESSOA SADDLE?
The Pessoa has a reputation as a saddle with irresistible performance, craftsmanship and beauty.
Ruiz Diaz’s ‘Pessoa’ saddles are probably the most high profile within the company’s expansive range.
Fans of Pessoa cite the clever seat designs and secure, pre-moulded knee blocks that allow the riders to perform in their chosen discipline with perfect balance.
The Legacy range, one of six under in the Pessoa brand that includes different price points and unique selling points is a mixture of a sober and sophisticated style, designed to maximise the performance of the horse and the rider. It offers Pessoa's classic close contact feel due to a semi-deep seat, ideal for a professional rider who demands precise leg position.
They were one of the first saddle companies to use carbon fibre instead of wooden trees. All Pessoa trees are moulded with polymers specially designed by Dupont® for this purpose. They provide a greater sensation of contact with the horse's movements, and they never break!
They also offer a unique interchangeable gullet plate X-Change® system that allows the rider or saddle fitter to modify the width of the tree using any of five interchangeable gullet plates with only a screwdriver.
This system does not change the integrity or look of the saddle. The strength is the same, the feel is the same. The tree can perfectly adapt itself to the withers and back of any horse. The tree size can be changed from Narrow up to Extra-Wide.
Gullet plates are coded in various colours for rapid differentiation.
Find more about the individual Pessoa Saddle Ranges
Bridles & Accessories
Quality crafted bridles and accessories available online or from selected retailers
So comfortable, makes me feel secure and the horse has so much freedom over a fence. I wouldn’t ride in anything else now!
Ella Watson, Leicester
The Legacy is my absolute go to saddle for any new horse that comes on the yard. It seems to fit nearly everything! The XChange system is also a bonus as I can change the gullets if the horse changes shape too!
Mike Brough, Derbyshire
Sam Forrest PR Ltd
Becketts Lane, Cheltenham
GL54 5NU, UK
TEL: +44 (0) 1242 603907 firstname.lastname@example.org
Talabartería Ruiz Diaz S.A.
Av. Ricardo Balbin 4333/5 (C1430ABB)
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires • Argentina
TEL: (+5411) 4544-4001