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Huge Saddle Theft From R&R Country - Saddles Valued at £34,000

A CALL has gone out to the trade to look out for anyone trying to sell saddles after 90 were stolen from leading equestrian retailers R&R Country.

Based at Hemingbrough, near Selby, R&R Country stock a wide selection of saddles, many from leading names in the market.

The break in took place on the evening of Monday, April 28 when thieves escaped with the haul.

Sue Moxon of R&R Country said: "Whoever broke in and took the saddles, really knew what they were doing and we believe they had visited the store in the last week.

"The team here still cannot believe this has happened, we have very good security and it is quite upsetting.

"We would welcome any information that may help the police to track down the thieves, and would ask members of the trade to get in touch if anyone not well known throughout the industry makes contact to try and sell these saddles."

The saddles stolen included various models from Kieffer, Ideal, WOW, Frank Baines Reflex, Grand Gilbert (Dressage) Passier, Pessoa (jumping), R&R Country (with R&R head nails), Otto Schumacher (dressage), Jeffries Hawk Events, Bates Care Caprillis, Bates Care Isabelles, KB Santis and a number of other brands.

Of the 90 saddles stolen, some are microchipped. The R&R Country saddles are very recognisable due to the headnails.

The thieves escaped through a small hole in the wall and it is expected that some of the saddles may have been scratched in the process.

Anyone with any information on the break in and the saddles stolen should contact PC 982 Lumb on 01904 631321.


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Updated: October 2005.