About Hestbak

Hestbak was founded in 2020 with support from experienced saddle fitters for Icelandic horses. Founding the company was inspired by people, that needed help with finding the right saddle, myself included.  Having an educated saddle fitter available should be a self given thing when saddle related problems occur - and we are here to help!

Who am I?
My name is Eveliina Marttisdóttir and I am the owner and founder of Hestbak ehf. I am originally from Finland and moved to Iceland in 2018. I come from a horse family, so riding and working with horses has always been a natural part of my life. Besides horses, I  graduated from the University of Helsinki as a Lawyer in 2020.

Saddle-fitting has been a part of my life as long as horses have, since in Finland every horse has their own, carefully selected saddle. I spent a summer learning practical saddle fitting in Finland in 2020, have comprehensive education of the equine and rider anatomy through Saddlefit4life Academy and frequently attend seminars and lectures to follow the newest research and information about saddle fitting, saddle design and equine as well as rider anatomy.

Why saddle fitting?
Coming to Iceland and learning that saddle-fitting was not considered important here was a huge shock for me. I did not want to ride my own horses with unfitting saddles, so I decided to look into importing a few quality saddles for myself. Turned out many other people were also interested to get help, and that was the beginning of Hestbak.