George Parker & Sons (London) Saddler
Geo. Parker & Sons (London)
Established in 1851
Ceased trading in 2003
The 'Kingham' designed for John Sheddon (first winner of Badminton).
On a rigid tree with felt lined panels.
The Count Toptani MkI (1952)
An original MkI Count Toptani jumping saddle.
Showing French style flaps and wool flocked panels.
First produced in the early 1950's and used by the British show jumping team in the 1952 Olympics.
An original MkI Count Toptani jumping saddle covered in doeskin.
This saddle accompanied John Sheddon to Australia where he was conducting a clinic and was sold, returning to Parkers in 1999.
The Count Toptani MkII (1970)
A Count Toptani 'Super' MkII saddle of circa 1970's.
Showing MkII panel with rear girth button.
With spring tree, 45º sloping points and blocked flaps.
The Count Toptani MkII Continental
Showing the MkII 'Continental' with extra forward cut flaps.
The 'Continental' came with foam rubber inserts and was covered in reverse hide.
Count Toptani MkII Dressage Saddle
An unused Count Toptani MkII dressage saddle, circa 1970's.