Would you prefer to find three French hens or three Albion saddles under the tree on Christmas morning? There really is no contest, is there – unless you have forgotten to buy the turkey, in which case the hens might come in handy.

All Albion saddles use full-grain leather and contain precision made trees to the latest British standard specification while the company’s wide range ensures there is a saddle to suit the needs of every rider.

For the dressage diva . . .

The SLK Ultima is endorsed at the highest level of international competition. It maximises the load-bearing area by spreading the pressure to ensure high levels of comfort for the horse while the design helps the rider remain balanced and effective in all paces. Cost at around £1,600.

For the jazzy jumper . . .

The Kontrol Ultima is hand crafted from exclusive French calf leathers and has a range of seat type and leg positioning options to make this the ideal jumping saddle for every individual. Designed to meet the demands associated with peak performance, it ensures comfort and stability for horse and rider. Cost at around £1,250.

For the good allrounder . . .

The K2 GP is a true all-purpose saddle, suited to the needs of the versatile regular rider who is looking to every a wide range of equestrian sports. Combining comfort, security and feel, Albion describe this model as “simply the best GP saddle” the company has created. Cost at around £850.

For more details contact your local stockist, contact Albion (tel: 01922 646210) or visit: www.albionsaddlemakers.co.uk