I have found working with Samantha to be an absolute pleasure!   Her knowledge, commitment and professionalism is outstanding.   Putting together ideas, colour matching outfits, ensuring suitability is all part of her service.  Attention to detail and ensuring customer satisfaction are paramount. 

I would not hesitate in recommending you talk to Samantha for your next ‘special item’.

Shona Duncan, New Zealand

Hi Sam,

Just dropping you a line to thank you for the wonderful service you provided in sourcing my lovely suits for the show ring and judging assignments over the past 12 months. As an exhibitor, primarily of Australian Riding Ponies, the quality and style of the outfits you have supplied enable me to portray an image of elegance befitting that of the ponies on the other end of the lead.   

Residing in a smaller regional area I am greatly appreciative of the hours you have saved me both in travelling and wandering aimlessly through stores in search of suitable attire.  Your understanding of the show ring meant you knew exactly what I was looking for when I initially contacted you in search of an outfit to show my young colt at 2009 Brisbane Royal. Since then I have really enjoyed ‘shopping’ with you and now realise when you suggest something may not be flattering on me no matter how much I love it, chances are your right! 

Hatitude! What more can I say than thank you so much for your efficient speedy service in creating my gorgeous hat for the 2010 Sydney Royal Show. After discovering navy was quite obviously not in ‘fashion’ in any stores at present it was Samantha to the rescue at late notice and a great fit, first time! I couldn’t tell you how many favourable comments I received during the course of the show in relation to my hat.

Your professionalism, prompt and reliable service are a real credit to you. The pricing of the outfits are very reasonable with the superior quality and style unsurpassed. Of course I will be passing on your details to everyone who will listen!

Thanks for your patience, service and now friendship.

Kindest regards,
Elizabeth Tomlinson, Carlingford Park Riding Ponies

2nd and 3rd photos: Lorelle Mercer


Thank you Samantha for my lovely Hat/s they really do complete my outfits. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you and your ideas on different styles were very helpful. I will be back for more hats in the future."

Maxine Reed-Smythe, New Zealand

Samantha and Greg

Greg thank you for such a wonderful whip I was most impressed when I recieved it in the mail in such a short time after ordering!!

Samantha, thank you for your time and patience while I tried to work out what I wanted.  I didnt give you a great deal of time but you were able to have my suit at my door in time for my big event - much appreciated. My hat was just divine I was more than impressed.  The service and the goods is a credit to your business and I will definitely visit again sometime in the future.

Joanne Deane


Hi Samantha

The hat is everything I hoped it would be so many people commented on how nice it was – thank you so much. 


Dariel Kolarik, Wisteria Park Stud

Photograph – Gardenia Park Mercedes owned and bred by Wisteria Park Stud winning Supreme Pinto Exhibit and Best Coloured Pinto Exhibit at the 2010 Sydney Royal Easter Show


Hi Samantha,

I am thoroughly delighted and  love my cane as it is a valuable accessory to my overall appearance whilst also great for keeping my young stock in control and moving their legs to stand square. The quality is second to none and it is beautiful to hold (well weighted and balanced) and looks lovely. I am usually 1st in my best presented classes and having the cane in hand finishes the overall presentation. 

Thank you for a quality service and after sales advice.

Kym Neate


Greg Watson Canes and Whips are the perfect finishing touch for a winning look. I rode my hunter 'Dream On' to many major wins including Hygain Masters and the Sydney Royal Easter Show, adorned with these super stylish and most importantly 'correct' hunting whips and showing canes.

Kirsty Nassis

(photo: Lorelle Mercer)

Thanks Sam and Greg for the beautiful little cane you made for my daughter Hannah. It was like you read my mind about what was required. The quality is fantastic and the delivery time second to none. I would happily recommend your service to others wanting such a quality product.

Natalie and Hannah Cross, Bathurst


I called on the help of Sam Watson and Hatitude before the 2008 Victorian Horse of the Year Show to help coordinate my leading rein outfit. Hatitude designed the most exquisite hat that is the perfect fit, extremely comfortable and matches my outfit perfectly. They also sourced a suitable stock to match the hat and outfit and matching tie pins for both handler and child. Much to our excitement we placed very highly in all of our classes at this show and also at the 2009 Horse of the Year.

Sue-Ellen Latham

Dear Samantha,

I just wanted to let you know how we got on at Toowoomba Royal. The new hunter cane was obviously a great omen! 1st Show Hunter Riding Pony under 12.2hh, 2nd Show Hunter Riding Pony Led under 12.2hh, 1st Working Show Hunter Galloway 14-14.2hh and Champion. 2nd Show Hunter 14-14.2hh (and we did it side saddle!).

Thank you for all of your advice and encouragement and helping us to have the courage to be different.


(photo: Narelle Wockner)


Hi Samantha,

I was very pleased with the service I received. The two jackets I ordered arrived quickly and I was thrilled with them!

Thanks again,


(photo: Nicole Hewitt)

I originally contact Sam (Samantha Watson at Greg Watson Canes and Whips) to purchase a new cane. I ended up getting 2 old canes mended! (One was actually in two pieces!).... very cost effective.

I also purchased a custom made crop styled whip, dark brown leather with an Antique brass horse head and brown flapper to match.... stunning! I thought I was getting a high quality whip but this blew all my expectations away. It is a work of art. I was absolutely amazed with the service that Sam gave. Nothing was too much trouble and it was a genuine pleasure doing business with her.

Oh and Greg.... I promise to take good care of your creation.

Thank you,

Kate Thorne


Dear Greg and Sam,

Upon purchasing my first hacking cane from you some 2 years ago, I was thrilled at the quality and attention to detail you put into all of your canes. I have made numerous purchases from you since, and you never fail to amaze me with your sensational products and outstanding customer service. You have always taken time to match my new cane perfectly to my outfit and my horses type, whether it be for in hand classes to Hunter under saddle at Royal level.

Not only do you provide me with the finishing details to my costume, you have also provided me with invaluable information that I will carry with me for a lifetime! I can not thank you enough for the support you have shown with my riding and I truly am honoured to be carrying your canes at every show.

Kelsey Bennett, Victoria.

Hi Samantha and Greg,

Just a quick note to say thank you very much for the stunning browbands, my outfit - WOW! I wore it at Sydney Royal 2009 showing in hand, and as I am very traditional in my attire, I felt very proud to wear clothing that resembled what 'classique clothing' used to be. It was extremely elegant and I was proud to wear an outfit of this calibre.

My showing whip and hacking canes.... what can I say.... ABSOLUTELY SUPERB! The workmanship, quality and attention to detail is outstanding. Your prices are extremely generous for such high quality.

Thank you once again.

Lori Howell, Joemoor Pony Stud

(photos: Julie Wilson)

Thank you to you and also Greg for making this beautiful whip, I cried when I received it! Its lovely.

Thank you,

Jaime Bertie


My experience with 'Hatitude!' was nothing short of amazing. I contacted Samantha Watson one afternoon, and with only a very ordinary picture, and no time to spare, she was able to get my beautiful hat designed and colour matched perfectly!

Samantha at all times was thorough and approachable. I would not hesitate for one moment to use her services again, or recommend her to other people requiring an extremely high level of expertise and service.

Kerrianne Dundas, Heathcote Park Stud

Hi Sam,

Just thought I would let you know that I finally got to wear my outfit you supplied for me and my cane too at the 2011 State Victorian Championships. We won Best Presented Gelding (17 in it). I had so many people comment on my outfit and it felt so comfortable. So I wish to thank you for your help with the cane, my outfit and hat! It was a great day!

I just cant say thank you enough for helping me with my outfit.

Gill Sage

Recently I had the pleasure of purchasing an outfit from Samantha Watson to judge in. Samantha was such a professional to deal with, and I cannot recommend her highly enough. She helped with finding the right outfit, and then had the most beautiful hat made to match the colour exactly. I was thrilled with the final completed outfit and look forward to judging in it soon.

Thank you so much Samantha, for not only your professionalism but just for being a delight to deal with in every way.

Judy Ivory, Merivale Park Riding Ponies

My name is Emma Webster from Perth, I had placed an order with you for the inhand Welsh Cob stallion whip.

I received the whip in the mail today and thankyou it is absolutly gorgeous, love it :) can't wait to use it at the show next month!!!

I will definitely recommened you to my friends and anyone else who asks as the service was fantastic as well.

Emma Webster

Hi Samantha,

I received the cane yesterday. I just wanted to say thank you so much, it is absolutely beautiful, more stunning that what I imagined and your service was fantastic. I will definitely be recommending you to friends.

Thank you again.


Classy, stunning, elegant, gorgeous, magnificent....I could go on an on, I LOVE it, the balance is great also!!!  I can't wait to show so I can "show off" my new whip! 

Thank you, Thank you for a wonderful experience and I hope to hear from you soon.

Julie D Martin, United States.

Hi Greg and Samantha,

I just wanted to say how delighted I am with the cane that you made for me. It arrived in the post today and it is just stunning. The quality is outstanding. I compared it to another cane I have (and paid more for I might add) and the one you made is just far superior in quality. Thank you for being so easy to deal with. I will definately shop with you again, and may look to have a hat made soon. Thank you again, a very happy customer!

Tania Parsons, Daitan Park.

Hi Samantha,

Received the cane this morning, it's just beautiful. I will be sure to recommend you anytime.

Kristy Glover

We ordered a showing cane with an antique horse head for a friends 40th birthday. The cane was made and sent over from Australia very efficiently. The cane is absolutely gorgeous, not only was my friend delighted - we were all madly jealous and cant wait to get one ourselves!

Amanda Plumridge, New Zealand.

Thank you Samantha (Greg Watson Showing Canes and Whips) for your efficient, cheerful and prompt service. I am thrilled with my new custom made hunting cane. The finish is superb and I will treasure it always. It's a work of art that no doubt will become an heirloom. Its the perfect addition to my show hunter attire.

Belinda Nolan.

Hi Samantha,

The browband arrived yesterday, but I did not take it out of the box until I got home. It was simply gorgeous and the workmanship was something I have yet to see anywhere else! Thank you so much for all the trouble you and the lady who makes them have gone to with this. Kind regards, and many, many thanks,


Many thanks for going out of your way to organise a lovely in hand jacket for me, and for getting it to New Zeland so quickly - your help and advice is much appreciated. Many thanks.

Yvonne Watson

I recently had a hat made for me by 'Hatitude!' and was completely satisifed with the professional service which included delivery to my door.

Daphne Shields

I just wanted to express my thanks to you personally. I received my antler topped cane today and it is just beautiful. The quality is exceptional and it is the perfect accesory to my working hunter attire. Your advice, assistance and knowledge in choosing the right cane was much appreciated.

Lisa Walton

Wow, its beautiful! Turned up today and I could hardly get it out of the package quick enough! It feels lovely to hold, very balanced We had a clinic at Riding Club today, so I showed it off to everyone. Gave your business card away already to a friend who was interested. Thank you so much for such quick and great service.


Dear Samantha,

I received the whips this morning, and your lovely note. They're absolutely stunning! The craftmanship is impeccable! Perfect! They are thoughtfully balanced: true artisan pieces! I cant say that I have a favourite yet, but I do know that I will be placing an order for more. The packaging was just right, they arrived in good order. I am a very lucky lady! I LOVE them all. Thank you so much, I would now like a glass display case!

Annette Rose, USA