Among the many saddles he tried out, Antonio rediscovered the old Sardinian saddle used by the shepherds when carrying milk churns over uneven stony roads and observed that, while it reduced problems for the horse, it also provided adequate comfort and stability for the rider.
Setzi is already well known and appreciated in the Endurance world. Research is ongoing along with Antonio`s son, Marco Sardo (professional and international endurance trainer in the UAE) are both involved in regular improvements on the technical aspects of the saddle.
Over the years, Setzi has developed drastically, from conserving the forms of the original English saddle to the creation of new models using modern materials and exposing to the market fashion and dynamic designs. Moreover, willing to please our clients and explore new materials, Setzi decided to create other products beside the saddles, always being oriented and designed for long distance rides. Setzi saddles are completely handmade with Italian leather produced in Italy.
“My unconditional passion for horses, made my mind travel so far, as far as the creation of a saddle… I could never imagine that Setzi was going to be my best ride, I will be eternally grateful to every single person who followed me through this journey.” (Antonio Sardo - Founder and CEO of Setzi Srl).