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Saddle Theft From our Cannock Superstore

Just after midnight on Thursday 4th April, this van was filmed entering the car park at our Cannock store, while a number of individuals gained entry to the premises and stole a number of saddles. We'd like to ask anyone in the Cannock area that night if you saw a van like this in the area at that time and can give further information about it. Furthermore, we'd like to ask all our customers in the wider area to be aware of anyone attempting to offer any of the items listed below – especially at suspiciously low prices for unused items. If you have any information at all that you think may help, please contact Staffordshire Police with any details. We appreciate any help and awareness you can give and we're already immensely grateful to the many messages of support we've already received and to all who have shared this story on Facebook and Twitter. As with any major theft, our chief concern is not necessarily the loss of the goods but the threat posed by the individuals involved who may do this again and may not be concerned about harming others in the process. Thankfully, that wasn't the case this time but no-one should take for granted that these people weren't prepared to resort to violence, if challenged.   The items stolen include:      Apollo Nevada Western Saddle (Havana, 13") Bates All-Purpose Saddle (Black, 17.5") Bates Wide Saddle (Classic Brown, 16.5") Elite Gymkhana Pony Saddle (Black, 14" Medium) Genesis All-Purpose Saddle (Black, 17") Maxam GP Saddle (Black, 15", 16" & 17.5") Optimus York All-Purpose Saddle (Black, 16.5") Optimus Devon Synthetic GP Saddle (Black, 16.5") Optimus Kent Synthetic Dressage Saddle (Black, 18") Optimus Suffolk Synthetic Close Contact Saddle (Black 17.5" & 18") Optimus Puissance Close Contact Saddle (Havana, 18") Requisite Roamer Saddle & Pad (Brown, 16"/16.5" & 17"/17.5") Thorowgood T4 High Wither GP (Black, 17.5" & Brown, 17", 17.5" & 18") Thorowgood T4 GP Saddle (Black, 17") Thorowgood T4 Cob GP (Black, 17" & 18" & Brown, 17" & 18") Thorowgood T4 Pony Club Saddle Changeable Gullet (Black, 15") Wintec Pro Stock Saddle (Black, Medium & Large) Wintec New VSD/Cair Saddle (Brown, 42cm & 46cm) Wintec New 500 AP Saddle (Black, 43cm, 44cm & 46cm) Wintec New 500 AP/Cair Saddle (Black, 44cm) Wintec New 500 AP/Cair Saddle (Brown, 42cm) Wintec 250 All-Purpose Flock Saddle (Black, 44cm) Wintec New 2000 All-Purpose Cair Saddle (Black, 43cm & Brown, 46cm) Wintec 500 AP Flock Saddle ECFS (Black, 44cm) Wintec 500 Dressage Saddle (Black, 44cm) Wintec Pro Dressage Saddle (Black, 42cm) Wintec 500 Dressage Saddle Cair (Brown, 16") Wintec Isabell Dressage Cair (Black, 42cm, 43cm & 44cm) Wintec Western Saddle E-Leather (Black, 40cm & Brown, 38cm & 40cm) Wintec Pro Pony Dressage Saddle Cair (Black, 38cm & Brown 40cm) Wintec Pro Jump Cair Saddle (Brown 42cm, 43cm & 44cm) Wintec Pro Jump Flock Saddle (Black, 42cm, 43cm & 44cm) Thank you for any help you are able to give, Paul

End-of-Season Sale Starts 8am, Thursday 14th Feb!

It's February half-term, which means only one thing here at Robinsons: our End-of-Season Sale! With loads of Winter products left to sell and space needed for our new Spring/Summer range in March, we'll be slashing prices on thousands of items, online and at each of our four stores! There's over £¾ million of savings to be found, across tens of thousands of items. More than half the items in the Sale are priced at over 40% off the 'Normal' price! The Sale starts everywhere at 8am on Thursday 14th February and goes on until Sunday 24th February. Here's a run-down of the amount of bargains on offer – and the amount you can save: Over 6,000 items of Outerwear: almost 3,000 of them are half price – or better! Over 9,000 items of Leisurewear: almost 3,000 of them are at least 40% off! Almost 14,000 items of Ridingwear: over 10,000 of them are at least 40% off! Almost 5,000 items of Footwear: over 3,000 of them are at least 30% off! Almost 9,000 items of Rugs: almost all of them are at least 30% off! Over 10,000 items of Saddlery: almost 8,000 of them are at least 40% off! Over 1,500 items for Dogs: over 1,000 of them are at least 30% off! Over 11,000 items for the Home: over 6,000 of them are at least 40% off! Online The Sale selection is available to view from today in 'Preview' mode – which means you're able to browse through the items, as normal but will be unable to buy them. Once the Sale starts at 8am on Thursday, the mode will change from 'Preview' to 'Live' and will allow purchases. If you've ever tried to buy from a Sale and found the items you wanted have already sold out, we have a tip to help you! The best way to beat the rush and get just what you're looking for is to add the items you require to your wishlist. It won't reserve the stock for you – you'll still need to log in to check out your wishlist as soon as possible after the Sale begins – but it's much quicker than finding each item and then adding it to your trolley on the day – so you're far less likely to find the item has sold out. All you need to do is log in to the site – or create a login if you haven't got one yet. The other advantage to logging in to our site is that now, you'll receive Rider Rewards for every purchase you make online (5 points for each £1 you spend) – and it applies just as much to Sale purchases as for any other! Instore Each store will feature a broad selection of Sale items, taken from lines that are reduced to clear to make space for the new Spring/Summer '13 range, out next month. To avoid confusion, each store will also open at 8am on Thursday 14th February and the Sale will run on until closing time (5pm) on Sunday 24th February. Look out for more items being added as the Sale goes on and we may even offer further reductions on items that have not sold out by the last weekend! For more information about our four stores, please refer to the information page about each store on our website. Ashton Basingstoke Cannock Cardiff

Spend £75 Online and we'll pay the Postage!* (This Offer Has Now Ended)

Please note, this offer ended on December 18th 2012 Cold weather. Nights drawing in. Christmas on the horizon. It's that time of year when there always seems to be lots of reasons to replace this item or buy that gift. We know that customers tend to spend more at this time of year and we've decided to help make your money go that bit further. Starting today, if the value of the items in your order is over £75, we'll send the order to you FREE of Postage charge!* Here's just a few ways you can take advantage of this great offer: Some types of products only start at £75 or above, so that means any General Purpose Saddle will exceed £75 and the offer will apply!   Using the Price filter on the website, you can search for any outdoor jackets that are priced at £75 or above. Any item chosen from that selection means that the offer will apply!   Using the Price filter on the website, you can search for any turnout rugs that are priced at £75 or above. Any item chosen from that selection means that the offer will apply!   Using the Price filter on the website, you could search for a pair of Ariats priced £75 or above. Any item chosen from that selection means that the offer will apply!  Here are a few more imaginative ways you could take advantage of this offer: If you wanted to buy 50 Robinsons Trolley Coins (£1.50) for 50 friends for Christmas, it would cost £75 and the offer would apply!   Requisite Original Mane & Tail Conditioner (£5.00) is one of our most popular products and tends to last most customers for an average of 3½ weeks. If you wanted to buy a year's supply, which would be 15 bottles at that rate, it would cost £75 and the offer would apply!   If you have five horsey kids to buy for this Christmas and wanted to get them a Breyer Classic Model each (£15), it would cost £75 and the offer would apply!   If you have two large dogs and would like to treat them to a nice warm bed each, two Consort Superior Dog Beds (33", £39) would cost £78 and the offer would apply!    * 'Free P&P' offer applies to orders delivered to the UK only. It also does not apply to Express Delivery orders or orders that do not include any items marked as a 'Heavy Duty' item, normally incurring a £12 P&P charge – although in both cases, the P&P charge for these delivery types will be reduced by £6.95 for the duration of the offer.  Overseas P&P charges will remain unchanged.