About Us

about_us_picSmith-Worthington was started in 1794 when George Washington was President. Normand Smith, our company’s founder, offered his services and wares: saddles, especially “ladies side saddles of the latest fashion”, trunks and bridlework to the public and invited their confidence and patronage.

His industry, ability and integrity laid the foundation for our company which has continued uninterrupted for over 200 years. This record remains our heritage and inspiration.

Today, we build saddles with the same pride and care as did Normand Smith. We work with noted professional and amateur riders and trainers to develop the best designs. We still use many of the original methods and materials, such as pure linen webbing, steel reinforced trees, pigskin seats, and virgin wool flock stuffing. This combination of traditional quality and modern design provides you with the some of the finest saddles in the world.

Should Normand Smith be able to visit our Hartford, Connecticut factory today, we believe that he would be impressed and comfortable with the way we make saddles. We pledge to continue this tradition of quality.

We manufacture custom saddles and offer full-service alterations and repairs at our Hartford factory. In addition to manufacturing saddles and related leather goods, we import and distribute saddles, bridles, training equipment, sheets & blankets, bits, spurs, stirrups, protective head wear, boots, whips & crops…

We strive to offer exceptional value in every price range through our dealers in the United States and Canada. Please contact us for the name of your local dealer and with your questions.

Visit our main site at SmithWorthington.com

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