"Forestier, quality French saddler since 1950"
Since 1950, the Maison Forestier has been providing its know-how to design tailor-made saddles and instruction for passionate riders.
Forestier Sellier was created by Jean Forestier in the 50s.
Mr. Forestier, a lover of leather and eager for challenge, learned Sellier's profession in a self-taught way: hard work with the goal of perfection, and listening to the client.
Jean Forestier understood perfectly the importance of creating saddles resistant and adapted to the comfort of the horse and the rider. It is not uncommon to see Forest saddles still in use 30 or 40 years later.
Establishment in Ségonzac
Following a growing demand, the Forestier factory established itself in Ségonzac, a small Charente town, well known for its cognac.
Mr. Forestier instilled in all his employees the same fervor that allowed him to become a saddler master. Since then, the whole team has the same passion for a job well done and quality craftsmanship.
A French Olympic champion ... and he rides in Forestier!
In 1988, at the Olympic Games in Seoul, the Forest House received a supreme reward with the victory of one of his saddles on the fantastic Jappeloup with his rider Pierre Durand.
In 2016, the Forest House was transferred to the Basque Country, in Bidart.
Among the oldest French saddlers, Forestier has for all years remained faithful to its philosophy to offer an unparalleled quality and to design saddles that give priority to the comfort and well-being of the horse.
Now an integral part of the Voltaire Group, saddlers have the key word to combine know-how, innovation and expertise in the service of sport.