About Us 

Our mission is to maximise performance and reduce injury and discomfort, by applying science and technology to equestrian equipment. 


We are passionate equestrians, with over ninety years of cumulative riding experience within our Board of Directors alone.  We've ridden cross-country, gone hacking with friends, and trained and competed performance Quarter Horses in Texas.  Our CEO trained movie horses, rode track work, and came close to taking on a jockey apprenticeship before deciding to pursue business studies. 

Horses are athletes, and like any other athlete they require equipment that allows them to perform unrestricted by pain. By improving saddle technology, we can improve both performance and welfare. The two go hand in hand.
— Trace Ward, Co-founder & CEO Ergon Equine

Academic Achievements

  • Research accepted for presentation at the British Society for Animal Science Conference 2015
  • Research accepted for presentation at the International Society for Equitation Science Conference 2012

Business Awards

  • Sporting Chance Award
  • John Logie Baird Young Innovator award for the technology
  • Starter for 6 Award
  • SMART: Scotland Feasibility Award