Collegiate Saddle Precautionary Recall

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission logo U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Fast Track Recall with Health Canada


Release Date: March 19, 2019

Release Number: 19-DRAFT FOR CLEARANCE 3/11/19 12:09 p.m.                                                 

Weatherbeeta USA Recalls Riding Saddles Due to Fall Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product:  Collegiate riding saddles

Hazard:  The recalled saddles were manufactured with screws that were too short, causing the girth of the saddle to detach from the tree of the saddle, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Collegiate saddles and contact the firm for a free repair.  

Consumer Contact: Weatherbeeta USA toll-free at 877-927-4337 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at or online at and click on “Contact Us” for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 1,600 (In addition, about 70 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall includes 16 models of Collegiate riding saddles. All of the saddles are branded Collegiate and have a Collegiate nail head in the head of the saddle and Collegiate brand printed on the stirrup keeper. The saddles measure between 15 and 18 inches and were sold in black or brown leather or synthetic depending on the model. See complete list of models included in the recall below: 



1. Bicton all Purpose saddle

2. Burghley Dressage saddle

3. Chatsworth All Purpose saddle

4. Chatsworth Dressage saddle

5. Degree Mono Event saddle

6. Esteem Dressage saddle

7. Graduate Close contact saddle

8. Hartpury Dressage saddle

9. Honour Close contact saddle

10. Houghton All Purpose saddle

11. Integrity Mono Dressage saddle

12. Intellect Dressage saddle

13. Lectern Dressage saddle                

14. Scholar All Purpose saddle with round cantle

15. Triumph Jump saddle

16. Warwick close contact saddle


Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold at: Carousel Tack Shoppe, Rocking B Saddle Shop, Strafford Saddlery and other saddlery stores nationwide and online at from August 2016 through October 2018 for between about $400 and $1,350.  

Importer: Weatherbeeta USA Inc., of Edison, N.J.

Manufactured in:  India

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at:


Collegiate Bicton All Purpose Saddle in Black

Collegiate Bicton All Purpose Saddle in Black

Collegiate Honour Close Contact Saddle in Brown

Collegiate Honour Close Contact Saddle in Brown

Collegiate Chatsworth Dressage Saddle in Black

Collegiate Chatsworth Dressage Saddle in Black

Fast Track logoThis recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.


About U.S. CPSC:

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

For more lifesaving information, follow us on Facebook, Instagram @USCPSC and Twitter @USCPSC or sign up to receive our e-mail alerts. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline

Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:

800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)

Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime

Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media Contact

Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.

Phone: 301-504-7908

Spanish: 301-504-7800

©2018 Weatherbeeta USA, Inc. Site by OWB | Develo Design