We’re building our 1000th Mathew Murray saddle!

We’re very proud of our achievements over the past 10 years and so thankful for the continued support of our customers, who value quality, Australian-made products.  Making saddles and tack by hand in an industry inundated with cheap imports is tough and we couldn’t do it without people who believe that the skills we have are valuable and worth supporting.

We’ve thought long and hard about how to mark this milestone but the one we kept coming back to is fundraising for the Australian NPC Disease Foundation (ANPDF).  Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) is an extremely rare and fatal genetic disease with 1 case per 90000 births and, currently, no cure.  Due to its rarity, funding research and supporting families falls to volunteers in the ANPDF.

We met in 2010 at our best friends’ wedding.  Mat was Paul’s groomsman and Lyn was Pip’s bridesmaid (…and there may have been some Wild Turkey involved!)  Over 10 years, and many laughs later, both families have three beautiful children, and we can’t describe how much we value their friendship.

We first learned about NPC when Pip and Paul’s youngest child, Tommy, was diagnosed at 4 months old.  A massive learning curve later and we know that NPC affects how cholesterol and fats are metabolised inside cells, leading to cell death, which progresses to life-threatening complications.  We know that Tommy is a happy, hilarious, 4-year-old who loves riding his horse, tormenting his older sisters, and doing anything on the farm as long as it’s with Pa.  We also know that his speech and mobility are affected by NPC and that even a small cold is terrifying because of the risk of aspiration causing suffocation.  What we struggle to know, is how to support our friends with such a tough diagnosis, and we are so thankful that they have the ANPDF.  Please take the time to find out more about NPC and the ANPDF here.

We’d love for you to join us in celebrating our 1000th saddle, while helping raise money for the ANPDF to fund research and find a cure for Tommy and all the other young people with NPC.

Kind regards,
Mat & Lyn Murray


RAFFLE DRAWN 1st OCTOBER, 2022 at 12pm.  And the winners are…

R Walsh
Ticket Number: #13

J Castle
Ticket Number: #492



Mathew Murray Fender Saddle

The Winner’s saddle will be stamped #1000 and the Winner has their choice from the following options:

– “Classic” or “Stockman” fender saddle*

– SQH or FQH spread

– Chocolate brown, Natural or Redgum colour

– Brass or stainless steel fittings

– Standard or 3-way rigging

– Simple scroll pattern or basketweave stamping

– Antigall or cord girth

– Rollertop oxbows with leather tread or 4-bar Stockman stirrups

– Delivery via regular Australia Post with signature on delivery

It takes ~8 weeks for the tree makers to make the tree and the winner’s saddle will be built when the tree arrives in our workshop so the lead time to receiving the completed saddle will be ~10 weeks.  Find our full T&Cs here. 

For more information about our “Classic” and “Stockman” saddles, visit here.

*Winner may decide to order an alternative Mathew Murray saddle by paying the current price difference between a “Classic”/”Stockman” and the saddle of their choice.


Riverina Saddlery Braided Bridle & Breastplate set

Bridle & Breastplate specifications (no substitutions):

– Dark brown leather

– Stainless steel fittings

– Red/blue braiding

– Cob size to suit Australian stock horse

– Delivery via regular Australia Post with signature on delivery

Buy a raffle ticket online here.