Albion's guiding principle is simple, to always deliver a supremely superior quality equestrian product, blending traditional values and artisan craftsmanship with revolutionary innovation and state of the art technology.
At the heart of Albion’s success is the tremendous pride the company takes in producing beautifully handcrafted saddles, which embrace the best of British design combined with carefully honed skills and processes that have been passed down through the generations.
Albion has responded to the needs of the sport horse, creating trees that allow freedom of shoulder movement and panel stability within each and every saddle. Albion have taken tree design to new heights of precision and ergonomic performance by using cutting edge computerised technology from the aerospace industry.
All Albion saddles since 1985 have been manufactured with a factory adjustable saddle tree. Developed in 2013 the Adjusta-Tree™ is a precision engineered adjustable wooden saddle tree, specifically designed for adjustment using pressure by Albion saddle fitters. The fitting can be altered without damage or distortion to the headplates or rivets of the tree assembly using Albion approved pressure systems, whilst remaining within the saddle.
Adjusta-Tree™ has been robustly engineered to withstand weight loading and pressure induced spread, and rigorously tested and proven by Albion’s own ‘in-house’ mechanical spread testing equipment and also by a specialist Independent Engineering Laboratory. Albion’s trees are engineered to be accurate and symmetrical to within +/-2mm complying with the British Standard specification BS6635. Every tree made in Albion’s workshops is quality controlled and checked for accuracy and symmetry on an approved British Standard engineer’s inspection table before leaving the workshop.
The Albion tree warranty is 5 years – for breakage while subject to normal usage and conditions. All adjustments to Albion trees must be carried out by authorised persons and approved equipment only. Adjusta-Tree™ is suitable for pressure machine adjustment by approved pressure systems. Platinum trees are suitable for interchangeable adjustment.
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