An amateur rider at a young age, FrédéricButet has always been close to horses. After training as a farrier his career began by chance when he was employed in a riding saddlery. He stayed for 10 years beginning in the workshop before moving into sales.


In 1985 he decided to start his own workshop in Saumur. The Butet saddle adventure began on the French market he knew well and very quickly in 1986 the first saddles were exported. Each year since then we export to new countries making our distribution world-wide.  

Savoir-faire and Excellency

The rule over all the years has been to maintain a creative spirit, to constantly invest in technical research, to adapt the product and at the same time to refuse to change the shape and style of our saddles in the name of modernization.

A Butet saddle is and must remain a handsome item.