saddle and tack repair

Contact Jamie at ManningSaddleRestoration@gmail.com | Call 845-216-1471

 

Jamie Manning

Manning tack repairMy love of all things “horse” goes back to the earliest memories of my youth.  At the age of two I was bitten by a NYC police horse while offering him a hot dog. I grew up with “Roy Rogers” and “Gunsmoke” and I wanted to be what I saw on the screen.  I spent hours riding at the three stables on Pelham Parkway in the Bronx --- Pelham Bit, CY's, and Park Stable.

In the 1960's you were not required to wear a helmet, you could go out riding by yourself, and for $3 you could be a cowgirl for an hour or so or until a "posse" was sent looking for you. In the summer I would go to "Freedomland" in the Bronx and ride the "Stagecoach" attraction all day. At "Playland" in Rye I'd ride the ponies all day. When I was old enough to drive I'd travel to Nyack and wrangle horses at the local barn.

In the 1970's and 80's I worked from my home shop in Pelham Manor re-upholstering sofas and chairs using various textiles and leathers. I worked at "Eye of the Needle" in Larchmont; there I would re-upholster using needlepoint and tapestries. I also repaired and restored antique and vintage needlepoints, tapestry and leather.

In the 1990's my husband, myself and our horses moved to Putnam County. There I started working in the luxury retail business selling fine jewelry for Neiman Marcus, Saks 5th Ave, Wilson and Son Jewelers, in Mt Kisco, NY. Upon concluding my retail career I decided to do what I have always loved. Using all of my textile knowledge, my knowledge of the luxury retail market and my love of horses I made the transition to saddle repair and restoration.

In early 2013 I started on two new adventures. First, with the guidance of Alex and Ralph, owners of Cobblers Corner in Mt. Kisco, NY I developed the skills I need for boot repairs.

In addition I became part of the Smith-Worthington Saddlery team and I sell Smith-Worthington exclusively. Smith-Worthington of Hartford, Ct. has over 220 years of saddle making history. I believe in the superior craftsmanship and the personal touch that go into the creation of a Smith-Worthington saddle.

I understand the value of keeping your saddle and equipment in good repair and condition. And I truly understand the emotional attachment my clients have with the "first saddle," the "first bridle," the "halter" with the nameplate of a "special horse" or the "gift" they received from their best friend. I will use all of my talent to repair and restore your "keepsake" back to its original condition. If the repair is important to you, it’s important to me, no matter how big or small.
That is my promise to my clients.  
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Testimonials

I have known Jamie for the past 6 years and it did not take me any time at all to notice how thorough and organized she was in the care of her horses. I then noticed that it did not stop there, so, obviously when I learned of Jamie doing saddlery/leather repair I did not hesitate to call her when we needed a special leather halter fixed, a zipper in riding boots repaired and a custom saddle altered.
No regrets!!! Everything came back better than it was originally. When I sent my items to Jamie, it was once and done. I have and would recommend her work to anyone as she is swift, thorough and professional! Thanks Jamie! Diane Weaver

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I have been doing business with Jamie Manning for a few years now and I just love her saddle restoration repair work and other items she either creates or restores! Jamie is professional, responsible and finishes all her work in a timely manner! Jamie knows horses, the horse world and knows how to relate to everyone! She is excellent!

Gail Denning, Owner
HUNT COUNTRY EQUINE SUPPLY

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"Jamie Manning not only does meticulous repairs, but she gives personal service, with a smile. It is an added bonus that she can supply a Smith-Worthington saddle or bridle, if quality new tack is needed." Linda Winter

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Jamie Manning is versatile and talented with a range of leather tasks.
She took a family heirloom gold belt buckle and created a new belt that is now my husbands favorite. It will last another generation or more!  Fernanda Kellogg

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"Jamie brings to every repair she does her own personal elegance--big or small, when Jamie does something, it's done with excellence and craftsmanship." Margaret Korda, Stonegate Farm

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Manning Saddle Restoration has been incredible to work with. Jamie has consistently done beautiful, timely and fairly priced repairs for us. From halters to saddles to tall boots, we can always depend on Jamie for her high quality craftsmanship, quick turnaround and excellent customer service. Taylor Knapp- Crosswinds Equestrian Center

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"Jamie Manning, of Manning Restoration,  has been a consistent, welcomingly familiar face at many area Hunter Paces, including Landsman Kill Trail Association's. Her inventory of tack and equestrian related gifts offer  an additional dimension to our events.
The riders enjoy perusing the inventory she brings and the convenience of having her there is just an added benefit. Jamie is a big supporter of the events and we enjoy having her and her wares be part of our day".

Paula Vincitore
LKTA President

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"Highly professional and meticulous in her craft, Jamie Manning is the person for leather work and repair. Her genuine kindness and generous spirit are a delightful bonus for our local horse community and young riders."

Teal Hoins

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Alex and myself have been working with Jamie Manning for this past year. During this time we have been teaching Jamie the ins and outs of the boot repair business. Jamie prides herself on attention to detail, her work is impeccable and always "Spot On."
Jamie has proven to be an asset to our business and is very capable of altering a boot, patching the calf of a boot and conveying any other repair concerns that her clients might have.
Ralph - Cobblers Corner, Mt Kisco, NY

Sponsorship

Clare and Taylor Knapp of Crosswinds Equestrian Center are sponsored by and riding in SW saddles and equipment provided by SW. Thank you!
Clare and Taylor

Hudson Valley Pace Series I will be providing the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Awards for 2016!
"You Gotta Be In It To Win It."

"Fitch's Corners Horse Trials." Thank you!  Fernanda and Kirk for trusting me with any last minute repairs for your competitors.

www.Findahunterpace.com  The on-line equestrian event calendar "Find a Hunter Pace" has become the go-to place for amateur equestrian events. I have advertised on the site since the very beginning. You can find out where I'll be from my ad there.

Manning Saddle Restoration Will Be Providing Awards for the Following 2016 Events

May 7th Sat. Locust Hill Farm Spring Schooling Hunter Pace, Hyde Park, NY
May 15th Sun. Landsmankill Trail Assoc. Spring Hunter Pace, Rhinebeck, NY
June 4th Sat. Hoof Printz Pace and Trail Ride, Wethersfield Farm, Amenia, NY

2016 Hudson Valley Pace Series
Sept. 17th, Sat. Wethersfield Fall Hunter Pace 
Oct. 23rd, Sun. LKTA Fall Hunter Pace
Oct. 30th, Sun. Millbrook Pony Club Fall Hunter Pace
Nov. 6th, Sun. Locust Hill Farm Fall Hunter Pace