Flying Star

Stables and Saddlery

Services at a Glance:

Saddle Sales

  • Sale of new, demo & custom saddles

  • Full & semi-custom orders (representing over 10 saddle makers)
  • Consignment saddles (HUGE selection

Saddle Fitting Services

  • Saddle fitting & adjustments
  • Saddle flocking & re-flocking
  • Wither tracings
  • Saddle fit clinics
  • Saddle fitting consulting
  • Horse tack
  • Western & endurance

Rider Training

  • Lessons - beginner to advanced
  • Dressage training
  • Western dressage
  • Riding clinics
  • All disciplines

Horse Services

  • Basic young horse training
  • Manners 101
  • Colt starting
  • Lunging/Long line
  • Nutritional counseling

Horse Sales

  • Fabulous horses bred at Flying Star
  • Consigning your horse
  • Finding the right equine partner
  • National and international search

Kim Benson, professional saddle fitter, based in Ocala, Florida, services North Central Florida, Southern Georgia and a nationwide clientele.

Saddlery Services

Saddle Sales of New & Consignment Saddles

Flying Star Saddlery, founded by Kim Benson, over 20 years ago – represents many top brands of English/Dressage saddles, as well as a few top western brands. As with all our horse tack and accessories, these saddles have been 'hand-picked' due to their value and exceptional performance in the field! Shop today for saddle and horse tack in our online store and receive the personal service that you require! Based in Ocala, Florida we do saddle fitting for a national clientele. 

Currently representing saddlemakers:
Albion, Passier, Patrick Saddlery, PDS - Carl Hester, Duett, Fairfax, Kent & Masters, Intrepid, Lovatt & Ricketts, and Thorowgood.  Also Sharon Saare and Dixieland Western and Endurance saddles.

Boarding & Facilities

Flying Star Stables offers indoor box stalls with both individual and group turnout. We boast a  lovely natural outdoor riding arena and solid round pen on site!  Flying Star is a unique facility in that our nutrition program is second to none!  We offer custom made feed and fresh fodder twice daily for each individual. Lots of care and labor is afforded to all animals at Flying Star to ensure their contentment.  Make an appointment to stop by and meet us, we'd love to “talk shop” and show off our herd!

Kim offers counsel for identifying and addressing nutritional and soundness needs for all levels of riding and training.  We appreciate the amazing support system of vets, acupuncturists, equine bodywork specialists, chiropractors, and farriers to support your horse’s health.

Please inquire about availability and rates. Stallions welcome with additional board fee.

Saddle Fittings, Flocking and Adjustments

Wither Tracings - Templates

Saddle fitter, based in Ocala, Florida, 

Kim is happy to discuss the many facets of saddle fitting with you.  We can evaluate your current saddle, make suggestions on needed adjustments or suggest a demo ride on one of our many in stock saddles. Allow our saddler to guide you through the procedure of taking a set of wither tracings. These are used to evaluate back/shoulder symmetry and conformation when you are in the market for a better fitting saddle. 

Watch our wither tracing DEMO! - YouTube