Plier Pouch

16th Nov 2018

Here is Jack designing and constructing our New product - Plier Pouches in two sizes. Designed to wear on your belt as you work. Large quantities in the showroom ready to go! Great for a Christmas gift. View Product ... more details

Look after the soil

23rd Oct 2018

This article first appeared in The Guardian by Gabrielle Chan on the 22nd Oct 2018.This is what Jason has been talking about for the last 10 years. (Photograph: Rohan Thomson for the Guardian) Look after the soil, save the Earth: farming in Austral... more details

Counter-lined Fender Saddles

21st Sep 2018

Two more saddles have been manufactured by The Overseer team. Both are heading to Western Australia for polocrosse players.Both saddles are Counter-lined Fender Saddles, but built different. The first customised his saddle with Jason to be rigged wit... more details

Quorum Sensing Masterclass with Dr Christine Jones

19th Sep 2018

Last week we hosted a Quorum Sensing Masterclass with Dr Christine Jones here at “The Gums”. The day came about through a discussion with three couples Jason & Naomi Simmons, Lock & Heather McPhie and Lee and Kirsty fieldhouse. T... more details

New Fender Saddles

7th Sep 2018

A Great Week at The Overseer Saddlery Here are two new Felt Lined FENDER Saddles heading out of the workshop. Both saddles are the exact model and size for cousins Jim Grills of Holbrook and Jock Grills of Armidale. Both young men play Polocrosse a... more details

Professional Woollen Serge & Felt Cleaning

31st Aug 2018

Your Woollen Serge and felts under your saddle are a very important part of your saddle and require checking on a regular basis. Here at the Overseer Saddlery we offer a professional cleaning service of your Serge or felts. Before your saddle needs t... more details

Vericast Biostimulant

27th Aug 2018

We hope everybody got some rain and follow up will be important. At "The Gums” we swung into action with our two rigs on the weekend with the sniff of RAIN. Jack and Edward drove the two cruisers for most of weekend, while Jason and Naomi prep... more details

Saddle Repair - Rats Eaten Saddle

22nd Aug 2018

Some rats have been up to mischief. This is a costly repair for our client.Unfortunately, the proud owner of this beautiful Overseer saddle made a mistake by using a raw animal fat dressing over the saddle, which only attracts rodents. There is a tre... more details

UNE Regenerative Agriculture

21st Aug 2018

Jason's spoke last night at a Southern New England Landcare event, he comes in at 23.30mins. On the evening Southern New England Landcare supported several UNE Ag Extension students to host a free video and film night focussing on Regenerative Agric... more details

PVC Truck Canopy

20th Aug 2018

Here is the Overseer Team in action manufacturing a PVC truck canopy for RED RUSH CATTLE STUD in Armidale. The Canopy was customised to match the truck and clients requirements. Give us a ring at The Overseer Saddlery and let us measure and fit ou... more details

Angora Herd for Mohair Noil

23rd Jul 2018

Have a peek at this! To keep up the mohair in The Overseer saddles, we have had to adopt 28 goats from our neighbour supplying the saddlery Mohair. They are very quirky, intelligent and agile. We are sure they will fit into our farming landscape.Moha... more details

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 snapshots of the enthusiastic Regenerative Agriculture Group that participated. We would like to thank Grant Sims and Joel Williams for sharing their wonde... 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 a... more details

Autumn at The Gums

9th Apr 2018

Thanks to our son Edward for some brilliant photographs 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 bl... more details

Green Manure Crop Update

29th Mar 2018

Here we are again on our green manure paddock. Our plan is constantly changing. On our last post we indicated we would wait for the millet seed to mature, but we decided against that because too much energy would then be stored in the seed. So on 11 ... 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 Generation of Livestock

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 our home grow... 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 Agricultural College Saddle Stands

12th Mar 2018

The Overseer Saddlery was approached by Tocal Agricultural College to design and construct two saddle stands to teach students how to mount a horse safely and correctly without any hazards. The stands will have the student's saddle mounted to it with... 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 is constantly over-grazed and is used as a sacrifice paddock when handling animals. We first chisel ploughed the paddock and green manured the exist... 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 held 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