Manufacturers of equestrian saddle pads are constantly seeking new ways to reduce fatigue and increase the comfort of their products for both horse and rider while providing an aesthetically pleasing product for their customers.

Bouckaert Industrial Textiles provides consistently high-quality wool and synthetic nonwoven felts to saddle pad manufacturers across North America. Whether standard SAE F-26 and F-15 specifications or a custom felt designed just for your brand optimizing performance, price or other characteristics, BIT is here to help.

Saddle Pads At-A-Glance

Saddle pads provide an additional layer of shock absorption by conforming to the back of the horse, which reduces the accumulation of pressure points in the saddle and minimizes fatigue.


Black, Gray, Red Felt Saddle Pads


Saddle Pad

Benefits of Felt Saddle Pads

  • More breathable than foams
  • Wool felt is a natural wicking agent
  • Aesthetically pleasing and designable
  • Combinable into composite solutions
  • Durability + flexibility

Benefits of using a Bouckaert Felt for a Saddle Pad

Bouckaert is the leading felt manufacturer for equestrian saddle pads in North America. Buying your felt from BIT means you are getting not only the highest quality raw material and finished product but also one you know works

  • We use the highest-quality wool and synthetic fibers for our saddle pads, which we source through our parent company, The Brickle Group.
  • Saddle pads that incorporate our felts offer high levels of performance under adverse conditions for longer periods of time than those made using other techniques or materials.
Wool Saddle Felts
Weight per sq yard Felt Thickness Widths available Felt colors available in Wool
50-55 oz 1/2″ 33″ 60″ 66″ Tan, Brown, Black, Grey, White
95-110 oz 3/4″ 33″ 60″ 66″ Tan, Brown, Black, Grey, White
122-136 oz 1″ 33″ 60″ 66″ Tan, Brown, Black, Grey, White
Synthetic Saddle Felts
Weight per sq yard Felt Thickness Widths available Felt colors available in Wool
50-55 oz 1/2″ 33″ 60″ 66″ Smoke, Grey, White, Black, Brown
95-110 oz 3/4″ 33″ 60″ 66″ Smoke, Grey, White, Black, Brown
122-136 oz 1″ 33″ 60″ 66″ Smoke, Grey, White, Black, Brown



As an industry leader in industrial felt manufacturing, we rely on facilities that can achieve unmatched levels of precision on a wide range of applications. All our saddle pad felts comply with SAE F-26 and F-15 standards as well as ASTM manufacturing requirements.

We shape our felt fabrics into a variety of products, including saddle pads, saddle stuffing/lining, and performance wraps for horse ankles.

We complete all production runs, whether they’re small prototyping runs or large-volume mass production projects, within competitive cycle times. We also offer expedited delivery via our Just in Time (JIT) Delivery service, and we use Kanban systems as necessary for large-scale projects.

In addition to following SAE and ASTM specifications, we comply with UL fireproofing standards.


Additional Information

  • Capabilities

    Our capabilities include: 

    4 oz./sq. yd. to 500 oz./sq. yd.
    0.040” to 3.5”
    Up to 11.15 ft. (3.4 m)
    SAE tolerances:
    • Weight: ±10%
    • Thickness: ±7%

    We can also produce tighter tolerances based on project requirements and customer requests.

  • Materials

    We manufacture our felt from both virgin and recycled materials. Among the materials we use are:

    • Wool
    • Polyester
    • Wool–polyester blends
    • Natural and synthetic fibers

  • Services

    In addition to providing these specialized materials for saddle pad manufacturers, we also perform a number of secondary services on completed parts per client specifications. These services include:

    • Laminating
    • Singeing
    • Sheeting
    • CNC Cutting
    • PSA coating
    • Heat setting
    • Custom product design and prototyping

Saddle Pads from Bouckaert Industrial Textiles

Comfort, protection, and reduced fatigue for horses and riders are the qualities that keep saddle manufacturers returning to our nonwoven fabrics time after time. We use innovative problem-solving practices to develop customized solutions for every client.

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