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Gravity was founded in 2007.


Shamss Bennadja, originally from France, joined Petitpas saddlery (Paris) in 1989 making racing, steeplechase, and exercise saddles. In 1992, he transitioned to jumping, cross-country, and dressage saddles. While working for Hermès, starting in 2001,  he traveled across England, Germany and the US to repair their saddles. When Shamss moved to California in 2004, he continued to perform repair work for prominent French saddle brands as an individual contractor.


After decades of listening to riders, Shamss became passionate about designing saddles that fit both the rider and the horse. He understands each rider has different demands, just as each horse has  different conformation and muscle development. Gravity is the culmination of that passion, experience and understanding.