The Syd Hill Suprema is a famous Australian Stock saddle manufactured throughout the 20th century. The Syd Hill Suprema Super Drafter was a saddle produced by Syd Hill as a present from Australia to Ronald Reagan the American President from 1981-1989. The saddle was presented by the 22nd Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser in 1981. The saddle was so popular it went into production on a full time basis. Syd Hill & Sons was then the leading stock saddle brand in the world. The Syd Hill saddles are known for their quality and fit. The Syd Hill Suprema It is no longer in production, the newest improved addition is the Syd Hill Stock Saddle with Silver Leather. Its improved design comes with a medium gullet but it is interchangeable.
The Syd Hill Suprema Rancher roper came with a medium gullet and swinging fenders, this saddle is no longer in production. Their new upgraded model can be found here.
Suprema 155SQ Super Drafter Poley. Stylecast 65.764. A1197
This Poley Stock saddle was produced around 1985. It was produced for years and had the same features that Syd Hill is known for such as close contact with knee pads sold fully mounted. Both the saddle and the stirrup leathers were made of quality leather, the saddle will probably therefor outlive both you and your horse.
Unfortunately most saddles are manufactured overseas today with cheap materials and no attention to detail. If you want a true Australian made quality barcoo poley stock saddle we recommend the Syd Hill & Sons brand as their saddles will still be in good condition after 10-20 years of use, as seen in the photos above.