Saddle Repair

I am searching for a top notch saddle repair person that can put a new seat on my JP Giacomini Saddle. Yes I could send it back to England for a repair but according to JP that would probably cost me close to $1K if you including shipping back and forth. :confused:

If you put your location in may help with suggestions.

Very few places in the US do seat repairs. Beval does seat repair it they have it listed at 950 and up.

http://www.beval.com/repairs

Journeyman Saddlers in Middleburg, VA does seat repairs.

location

I’m in the US in middle TN but that shouldn’t make any difference as I am well prepared to ship it out anywhere… I am almost ready to ship it back to England but if the place in Middleburg can do a good job I will send it there.

Another vote for Journeyman Saddlers. Top notch, honest, helpful.

Patty Barnett in Connecticut

I do not think Patty does seats, but I could be wrong.

I thought I’d asked her about one before, but it was a long time ago. She does nice work, though, so worth asking.

Smith Worthington. A very old and respected saddle maker.
They made saddles here since 1794 and are in Hartford Conn.

http://www.smithworthington.com

Chuck Insko is a great saddlemaker. He’s based in Kentucky. His site is cinsko.com (looks like it’s under construction but lists his contact information).

I’ve seen seat replacements done by Shamss. Beautiful.
http://gravity-saddlemaker.com/

“I’ve seen seat replacements done by Shamss. Beautiful.
http://gravity-saddlemaker.com/

I had my seat replaced by Gravity in Santa Cruz California and they did a fantastic job. The cost was $700.00

[QUOTE=stryder;8202191]I’ve seen seat replacements done by Shamss. Beautiful.
http://gravity-saddlemaker.com/[/QUOTE]

I had my seat replaced in my Passier Grand Gilbert dressage saddle by Shamss at Gravity in Northern California and they did a fantastic job. The cost was $700.00 My jumping saddle will be going in next.

This is a slight derailing of the original question, but are there any recommendations in SE Pennsylvania for billet repair/replacement on a saddle?
Thanks.