In 1999 the Schnieder Boots company acquired W& H Gidden, who have been makers of saddles since 1806, when William and Henry Gidden made their first saddle. Within ten years, their work was renowned for its quality and precision. Since then, everything that W&H Gidden has made exemplifies the timeless qualities of English tradition.

All W&H Gidden leather goods are made from the world's finest leathers after a lengthy traditional tanning and curing process. Stringent quality control, combined with W&H Gidden craftmanshop, means that our saddles last for a lifetime.

W&H Gidden holds the Royal Warrant as saddlers to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This tradition of aristocratic patronage dates from 1815, when the Duke of Wellington rode into battle against Napoleon on a Gidden saddle.

Over the centuries, W&H Gidden has acquired skills for making all manner of leather goods and diversified into almost all areas of equestion acessories. Unusual commission are a speciality. We now also make a range of leather goods, from briefcases to wallets, that epitomise the classic English look often copied by today's catwalk designers.

16 Clifford Street,
off New Bond Street,
London W1S 3RG, England
Tel: 020 7734 0433/
020 7437 6775
Fax: 020 7287 253