The Bates Caprilli Dressage Saddle is a classically designed dressage saddle offering excellent support for the rider's sitting position.
Well Balanced Seat - Caprilli seat is narrow in the waist and wide in the sitting area to balance the rider comfortably.
Soft Knee Insert - Helps support and cushion the rider’s knee and lower leg.
Adjustable Flexibloc System - Enables rider to individually tailor their thigh and knee support.
Easy Change Gullet System - Allows on-the-spot adjusting of the saddle to fit correctly over the horse's wither. Allows the saddle to be fitted to suit the horse's changing shape.
Luxurious Hand Selected Leathers - This saddle is crafted using the finest hand selected leathers from Southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland. All hides are specially tanned to be highly resistant to sweat and to be soft and supple for horse and rider comfort.
Chrome Tanned Prestretched Leather Points - Prestretched for longer durability. Heavily waxed to seal the leather from water or moisture.
Uniquely Positioned Stirrup Bars - Positioned further back than the standard bar to effortlessly balance rider in ear, shoulder, hip and heel alignment.
Adjustable Y-Girthing System - Y-girthing system secures the front and back of the saddle.
Seat Size measured: 17 inch
Gullet measured: (blue gullet MW) 6.5 inch
Gullet stamped: not stamped
-front: 3.5 inch
-middle: 3 inch
-rear: 2.5 inch
-from top of stirrup bar: 16.5 inch
Colour: black ( colour fade on seat, flaps and back of saddle shown in photographs )
Panel fill: wool flock
Adjustable: yes , with Wintec/bates easy change gullet system
Condition of points: great condition, nil signs of stretching
Marks, damage or wear: cosmetic colour fade on a couple of spots on the saddle. Could be re-dyed with black leather dye if desired. ( please note: photos taken in full sunlight to show colour fade, looks ‘worse in photos’ but we like to show as much detail as possible) Some minor scruffs. General stirrup leather wear on flaps
Accessories: Nil, please note no knee blocks come with this saddle and can be purchased separately.
This saddle is in good condition with a few wear marks. The saddle has had the tree, girth straps and stitching checked which is all in good condition.
All measurements provided have either been taken directly from saddle stamps, or are approximate measurements. This information is provided as a courtesy, and is not a guarantee of size or fit.