Debra Racheter

Debra Racheter

Saddle Fitter

Debra Racheter is the owner and founder of Crest Ridge Saddlery of Lowry City Missouri.  Since 1998, Debra has been professionally fitting horses, which led to designing and manufacturing saddles.

Debra’s impetus in founding Crest Ridge Saddlery was her 17 years as a trail guide at the horseman’s resort she built in North Central Arkansas.  She saw firsthand the problems caused by ill-fitting saddles and the difficulties her customers had in finding quality saddles the fit both horse and rider.  Her experiences led her to become a master saddle fitter, specializing in gaited horses and mules.

Debra brought and keeps saddle fitting at the forefront. She created one of the first online resources’ for measuring and fitting treed saddles.  Through Crest Ridge Saddlery, she creatively merges a no-nonsense approach to excellence, attention to detail, and concern for the comfort of both the equine and rider. The resulting saddles are beautiful and practical works of art, built by Amish craftsmen from all over the country.