Road to Regen Field Day

20th Jun 2018

We shared a wonderful and successful field day last Thursday here at THE GUMS. Here are some snap shots of the enthusiastic Regenerative Agriculture Group that participated. We would like to thank Grant Sims and Joel Williams for sharing their wonder... more details

Road to Regen

5th Jun 2018

We are hosting this event at The Gums, Jason is one of three speakers. The ‘Road to Regen’ is part of a series of Regenerative Agriculture focussed events SNELandcare have hosted over these past months.  We anticipate this even... more details

Overseer Felt Lined Fender Saddle No: 761

18th May 2018

Jason has just completed another Overseer Felt Lined Fender Saddle No: 761. The Saddle is heading to Moree to a repeat client who also has saddle No: 164 made December 1997 Twenty years later she has purchased her second Overseer Saddle. We did as... more details

Autumn at The Gums

9th Apr 2018

Thanks to our son Edward for some brilliant photograph this autumn on our farm” The Gums” in the heart of the beautiful New England Tablelands. Pictured above are two of our Australian Stock horses - Tango and Boko. Click the photos blo... more details

Green Manure Crop Update

29th Mar 2018

Here we are again on our green manure paddock as we told you we would keep you updated. Our plan is constantly changing, from our last post we indicated we would wait for the millet seed to mature, but we decided against that because too much energy ... more details


29th Mar 2018

It was wonderful to spend the day with Lee Fieldhouse from BIOCAST earlier this month.  Lee shared his knowledge of soils and biological bio stimulants with us. We are now stocking Lee’s product for distribution on the tablelands. To help ... more details

The Next Livestock Generation

28th Mar 2018

Here are our 19 month old PTIC Heifers to calve in late July. All bred at ‘The Gums’ from our commercial herd of Angus cows. These PTIC heifers were joined at 15 months of age with an average weight of 490kgs. Below is a sample of o... more details

Regenerative Agriculture - Dr Maarten Stapper

27th Mar 2018

Time To Talk About Regenerative Agriculture  Thursday 12 April - Farm Tours with guest Dr Maarten Stapper When | Bus to depart/return 9.00am -1.00pm with extra optionto stay & chat to return by 2.30pm Where | Depart/return to Armidale Vis... more details

Tocal Agriculture College Saddle Stands

12th Mar 2018

The Overseer Saddlery was approached by Tocal Agriculture College to design and construct two saddle stands to teach students how to mount a horse safely and correctly without the any hazards. The stands will have the students saddle mounted to it wi... more details

Green Manure Crop combined with Pasture Cropping.

8th Mar 2018

On our farm “The Gums” we are renovating a tired paddock next to our yards. This paddock gets over grazed constantly and is used as a sacrifice paddock when handling animals. We first chisel ploughed the paddock and green manured the exis... more details

Jack Joins the Team

5th Feb 2018

It’s a great week at The Overseer Saddlery. Meet our newest member of The Overseer team – Jack Simmons. The new generation comes on board. Master Saddler Jason Simmons pictured with Jack Simmons and Callan Elliott – representat... more details

Counterfeit saddles undermining a great Australian tradition

1st Feb 2018

This article first appeared in the Australian Financial review 24th Jan 2018 When Armidale master saddler Jason Simmons was tipped off by fellow craftsmen that one of his most popular saddles, the Overseer Junior Stock Saddle, was being advertised o... more details

Guyra Pony Club Raffle Winners

16th Jan 2018

Congratulations to Vanessa Andrews of Uralla who had the winning ticket. The fully mounted Overseer Junior Stock Saddle is worth $4180 and was raffled at the Guyra Pony Club Zone 13 Jamboree on 12-14 January 2018 at the Guyra showgrounds. ... more details