the passion runs deep
WE ARE THE sADDLES SPECIALISTS
Bonnetts Saddlery has been serving the Equestrian community in South Australia (and nationally) for over 178 years. We are proud to be SA's oldest business with 6 generations of saddle fitting experience.
Australia's Premier Saddlery and Horse Equipment Retailer
Statement of Purpose
- We are constantly in search of new and better ways to serve our customers.
- We have genuine care for and are interested in our customers and horses.
- We strive to provide outstanding value for money and stand behind every product we sell.
- We are continually learning, keeping up with modern developments in our field so that we may help you, our customers, to better care for and enjoy your horses.
Visit our store in Evandale today or shop online. We ship all orders as quickly as possible and are very careful to ensure we always delivery quality products to our clients safely.
The Bonnetts Story
Bonnetts Saddleworld is Australia’s Oldest Saddlery and the 4th Oldest Saddlery in the World. The Bonnetts Australian family owned business was started by Edward Albert Bonnett back in May of 1843 just 7 years after Adelaide was first settled and is fact South Australia's Oldest Company still in business.
Since then the business has undergone many changes but is still owned by the same family today with two of Edwards’s great great grandsons owning and managing the Bonnetts business, the 6th generation Gary and Greg Slack.
Bonnetts is listed as the 14th Oldest Company in Australia and commenced trading to satisfy the emerging demand for harness and saddlery related items for the horse that was the main mode of transport.
The Bonnetts business was always near to where the horse sale yards were located to take advantage of the ready made market.
Over the years the business moved to various locations in the centre of the Adelaide city area from Currie Street, Grenfell street, Rundle and Hindley Street.
Stock agents like Elder Smith, Goldsborough Mort, Bennett and Fisher and Coles Bros were always close by and in 1852 another saddlery opened its doors and was named J.A Holden and Co.
The Bonnetts and the Holdens held a very large part of the saddlery business in Adelaide for many years and in 1905 the Holden business started to change direction and become interested in automobiles.
One of the Largest Saddle Fitting Enterprise
At the height of the manufacturing business Bonnetts employed over 80 tradesmen as part of the team but as the horse began being replaced by tractors and cars for work, activities and modes of transport.
Bonnetts saw the need to broaden their range of saddlery products.
This eventually led to Bonnetts changing focus from being purely a manufacturing company to also offering wholesale and retail and this has continued until the present day.
Still Stocking The Best Horse Saddles and Providing an Expert Best Saddle Fitting Service in Adelaide
Today Bonnetts have a retail outlet at 125 Portrush road Evandale as well as an online shop and selling through Ebay, Evandale is also the location for the company administration and manufacturing area.
Bonnetts Shop is open 8 - 5 Monday to Friday and 8 - 11.30 Saturday Mornings and Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays.
Bonnetts still manufacture a small range of quality equestrian products for the equine industry that are sold all over Australia and offer a fully accredited saddle fitting and tailoring service of all brands and styles of saddles.
We can come to see your horse or pony for a customised service to suit you or you can conveniently order online through our website
The aim at Bonnetts is to provide "The Best Equestrian Products for Horse and Rider from around the World".
Bonnetts Saddleworld has been servicing the equestrian industry since 1843 and will continue to do so.
Need a saddle?
We can assist you remotely or in certain locations ‘we can come to you’ bringing our Bonnetts Saddle Fitting Team out on the road. We come to you and your horse.
If you would like to use our online saddle fitting resources, please feel free to browse the huge amount of online Saddle Fitting Online Resource Information found in our frequently Asked Questions section. Under the section "About Saddle Fitting", take the 3 Step Wizard for self measuring your horse or pony.
When done, email your sizing information to Bonnetts and we will help fit your saddle.
professional saddle fitting
we custom fit the best saddles
With generations of saddle fitting expertise, we dedicate ourselves to delivering the best riding experience for our customers.
— Greg & Gary