About Us

Michèle House is the General manager of Canterbury Saddlery. She was first employed at Canterbury Saddlery in 1989. She took over the ownership from Leighton Diggs in 1994.  

Michèle is the Proprietor/Manager of Canterbury saddlery and has worked at Canterbury Saddlery for 30 years! 

 She is an experienced rider and competes in show hunter, show jumping and round the ring hunter competitions and enjoys hunting in the winter. She is also involved in racing and breeding thoroughbreds. 

Michele is available for saddlefittings in the area.


Jodie Lockwood.

Jodie competes in Showing and Dressage and enjoys hunting in the winter.

Jodie works full time and has a great knowledge of the industry. She enjoys meeting and offering advice to new and existing customers.  



Leighton Diggs opened the doors of Canterbury Saddlery in 1958. He retired and sold the business to Michele in 1994.

Sadly Leighton passed away on 21st May 2013 aged 83. He is greatly missed by us all


Racha Cuneen
Canterbury Saddlery are proud sponsors and supporters of Racha.  He won his first Group 1 in November 2016 and won his second Group 1 race during the Easter carnival in April 2017.

In June 2017 Racha moved to Australia to pursue his riding career, We wish him all the best and look forward to following his successes and hope to see him back in NZ race riding at our bigger meetings.

Proud Sponsors of St John's Mounted Paramedics