Posted 4 years ago
Hello CW friends and fellow collectors!!
This would be another unusual post for me. But, here is my vintage English dressage saddle. It was manufactured by KOPF in England. Not truly sure of the age of this saddle, but it is still in really nice condition, with the exception of one broken girth strap on the left side. It has solid nickle irons that are in wonderful condition (rubber inserts are a bit dry rotted). I've been told that this could be dated anywhere between the 1930's to the early 1960's.
I have not found any information on KOPF except for a copy of a letter from the company dated 1928 and a KOPF catalog dated 1964. Other than that, I've found no further information on the KOPF company. I have cleaned the saddle with glycerin saddle soap and keep it conditioned with Frye mink oil paste.
I keep this on display in my home along with my vintage riding boots, vintage Tress & Co. riding caps, vintage hunting horns, a couple of English made top hats and cases and vintage heralding horn collection.
I hope you like my display and thank you all for stopping in for a look!!