Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Frederick William Mayhew began trading in the early 1880’s from 41 Seymour Place, Bryanston Square, London.

1891 Patented wide triangular side saddle pommels.

1920’s pioneered the short and narrow offside flap.

1927 Patented the “Lightweight Side-Saddle,” reinforced with aluminium.

1938 "The Twingrip,” leaping head for jumping in the forward seat. The safe on this saddle does not extend over the cutback.

Ceased trading shortly after WWII. Miss Mayhew gives patterns and records to Major Wilton of Champion & Wilton.

Held Royal Warrants to Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, King Edward VIII, King George VI, and the King of Spain and the Czar of Russia.
Above information found on http://www.nickcreaton.co.uk/

This saddle has meduim size pommels and you can still see the safe extending over the cut back, I would assume it was pre 1900 per in the above date line information.

While this is not the 'most' modern Mayhew, you can easily see the flat seat and the improved wide flat pommels.

Many Mayhews are stamped on the pommel...

..and this is what their stirrup assemblies look like.

Here is Leila's horse Hattie modeling a Mayhew Lissadell for us! This saddle, despite it's more modern look was actually made in 1905.

I wonder if Esther Stace used a Mayhew saddle?


Leslie Sealey said...

That picture is absolutely.terrifying. Omg!

sidesaddlegirl said...

Julie, did you ever see my Mayhew Lissadell? http://www.sidesaddlegirl.co.uk/2011/04/mayhew-lissadell.html
That is from 1905 and has VERY wide pommels and a safe which goes over the cutback head.

Julie said...

Thanks Leila! I just added it.

Unknown said...

Hello I have two saddles and have no idea about them. I was wondering if anyone could tell me about them I would appreciate your knowledge Thank you