Featuring a classical and elegant appearance, with all the innovations and high performance design features synonymous with Bates dressage saddles, the new Bates dressage saddle represents unrivalled value for money and is ideal for dressage riders commencing their dressage career all the way up to elite competition. Beneath its elegant appearance and traditional lines, it offers high performance, as innovative features work together to ensure your horse’s comfort and a balanced rider position. The tree is precision engineered and anatomically shaped to follow the natural lines of the dressage horse’s back. It features wide flexible tree points that ensure maximum support without infringing on the horse’s shoulder muscles. The panel is ultra generous, maximising the weight bearing surface on the horse’s back for greater comfort and performance. The new generation Easy-Change gullet system, flocked panels and CAIR panel insert system offer an unrivalled number of options to changing the fit of the saddle to best suit the horse’s current muscle development and shape. The adjustable Y-girthing system ensures an even distribution of pull from both the front and rear of the saddle for maximum saddle stability. For the rider the tree offers an exceptionally narrow twist and full width behind the rider’s seat to support an optimal dressage position. The ergonomic stirrup bar is set a little further back, which together with a new method of saddle construction, further reduces the bulk under the rider’s leg for a close contact, whilst aiding the rider in maintaining the correct seat alignment. In addition moulded saddle flaps offer an ultra luxurious feel under the rider’s knee. Colours: Black and Brown. Sizes: 16.5″, 17″, 17.5″ and 18″. Widths: Adjustable. Comes fitted with a medium width gullet plate. All other gullet plate widths sold separately.
Available flocked or with Cair bags