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UK Deliveries From Only 79p!

Delivery to UK Mainland We're now able to offer a wide range of delivery options to UK mainland customers, based upon the weight of the order you place and the speed of delivery you require. Add the items you want and then simply decide whether you wish to take advantage of our Economy, Standard or Express services. As you add items to your order, the weight of the package will increase and the size of the parcel you require may increase with it. Whether you place your order online or via our Contact Centre, we'll confirm the shipping cost to you before you place your order. When ordering online you'll find the 'calculate your shipping and delivery' option at the bottom of your shopping basket. Simply add your postcode and 'get a quote' to bring up a list of delivery options for you to choose from. Signature Required? All orders placed via our Economy and most orders placed via our Standard delivery services do not need to be signed for. Orders placed via the Heavy Duty option in our Standard service and all orders that use our Express service will require a signature for the delivery to be completed. UK Mainland Shipping Services & Costs PARCEL SIZE ECONOMY STANDARD EXPRESS 3-5 working days 2-3 working days Next Day Large Letter £0.79 £0.99 N/A Small Packet £1.99 £2.99 N/A Large Packet £2.99 £3.99 N/A Small Parcel £3.99 £4.99 £9.99 Large Parcel £4.99 5.99 £9.99 Heavy Duty N/A £12.99 N/A      More Information? If you require any further information regarding our UK Mainland delivery services, please visit the 'Delivery' page on our website.  

Does your Bates or Wintec Saddle Fit the Bill? Find Out at a Robinsons Store This Weekend!

Our Bates and Wintec ranges are easily the most popular saddles we offer. Over the years, thousands of our customers have been impressed by their versatility and capability. This week, any Bates or Wintec saddle owner will be able to bring their saddle into three of our four stores* to get a free health-check from our supplier to ensure that it's still perfect for their requirements. One of the main assets of these saddles is the unique Easy-Change™ fit solution they feature. Simply by removing two screws, it's possible to alter both the gullet plate and the riser pads inside to change the fit of the saddle entirely. This allows you to ensure the continued perfect fit of your saddle to your horse over time – or even transfer your saddle between horses of different shapes. While the technology to make these changes is very simple, we've noticed that it's quite common that owners of these saddles may not be using it to get the full advantage of the system. Of course, it's quite understandable that many people may not be too keen to start taking apart their saddle – even if that's what it's designed for! On the other hand, horses can and do change shape as they get older and, obviously, anyone using the same saddle on new horses may find their new horse is a totally different shape. This all means that today, your saddle may not fit as well as you think it does. The free health-check will include an assessment of your fitting requirements, a check of the Cair panels, the tree, the gullet and the general condition of the saddle and also some general advice on caring for your saddle. There'll also be some Goody Bags available which will include information the Bates and Wintec Saddles, Cair and the Easy Change Fit Solution and some Bates/Wintec giveaways! If you're not yet the proud owner of a Bates or a Wintec Saddle, now might be a good time to become one! We're also offering a free Easy-Change™ Promo Gullet pack (RRP £59.99) and a free Easy-Change™ Riser Pack (RRP £74.99) with every purchase of a qualifying Bates or a Wintec Saddle! This offer is available at the three participating stores until Sunday 30th June or while stocks last. Where and When are the Health-Checks Available? *Health-checks are available at the following stores on the following dates. Times are estimated and may be subject to alteration. Friday 14th June, 4pm-8pm        Robinsons Cannock Superstore Saturday 15th June, 9am-1pm   Robinsons Ashton Megastore Sunday 16th June, 11am-3pm    Robinsons Basingstoke Megastore We regret that we are unable to extend this service or the offer at our Cardiff Store this time.

There’s 3 Ways to Save at our Massive Spring Sale!

It's Sale time again at Robinsons and this time, we're giving you three ways to save loads of money on your equestrian purchases! 20 Unbeatable Deals You may already be familiar with the fantastic offer we're making on the Harry Hall Legend riding hat for £39.99 (£33.99 for kids' sizes). Not only is it such a great price that nobody else is able to match it but we've found another 19 deals like it – that we think are unbeatable. Have a look – we think you'll agree! 20% OFF Hundreds of Current Lines We're all used to seeing out-of-season items being reduced to clear at Sale time – that's why Sales existed in the first place – but we've decided to go a step further and reduce a large chunk of our current Spring/Summer 2013 range by 20% for the duration of the Sale. It means you can make a serious saving on hundreds of items that aren't from a few seasons ago. AT LEAST 50% OFF Hundreds of Clearance Lines The whole point of a Sale is to clear our stocks of older items to make way for newer, more up-to-date products. The best way to do that is to reduce the price – by a lot! We've reduced these Clearance items by at least 50% to help you find a bargain and to help us prepare for next season! The Spring Sale Instore This Sale isn't just happening online, you can find many of the best deals at any of our four Robinsons stores! Add to that the experience and commitment to service of our sales staff, who can advise you about your requirements or ensure the correct fit of safety wear like riding hats or body protectors. If you require something very specific, it may be a good idea to call before you set off to check stock and even reserve it. If not, a browse through any of our stores is a great way to spend an hour – or more! Here's more information about each of our stores. Which is the nearest one to you? Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire – at over 20,000 sq ft, it's the UK's biggest equestrian store! Cannock, Staffordshire – over 10,000 sq ft and within 30 minutes' drive of over two million people! Basingstoke, Hampshire – also over 20,000 sq ft, possibly the busiest equestrian store in the South! Radyr, Cardiff, Glamorgan – around 4,000 sq ft and easily the largest equestrian store in Wales! Rider Rewards Don't forget that, even though it's a Sale and there a many chance to save money on hundreds of items, you can still claim even more value! All online purchases during the Sale will still be eligible to earn Rider Reward points at the rate of 5 points per £1 spent. These points can then be redeemed at 1p per point against a future online order. Thousands of people have earned points already. What will you buy from the points you can earn?