Beneath the traditional lines and elegant appearance, the Bates Dressage+ saddle offers high performance, as innovative features work to ensure the horse's comfort and a balanced rider position.
Featuring world-leading performance systems, the CAIR Cushion System and the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution to offer the ultimate in ease of fitting and comfort for your horse. These revolutionary systems work together to provide a custom fit and a fluid cushioning to hug your horse's individual conformation for even weight distribution over the entire length of the panel.
Upgrade to this Luxe Leather model to experience the prestige of owning a Bates saddle made especially for you! Your saddle will be covered in decadent and supremely grippy Luxe Leather, hand-selected from the finest calf leather in the world. Special order your new saddle in Luxe Leather for the ultimate in comfort and total luxury. Although some saddles may be in stock, please allow a lead time of up to 12 weeks.
Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bars
Adjustable Flexibloc System
Molded knee inserts
Quilted panel points
Recessed stirrup channel
Luxe Leather is hand-selected from the finest calf-skin leather in the world and meticulously cared for throughout its specialized tanning process. This will guarantee exceptional performance in strength, richness of color, ultra-soft feel and level of grip to meet the unique demands of an equestrian saddle.
Leather is a natural product and as such any marks, scars or colour variations within the Luxe Leather are not a fault and add to the individual character of your new Bates Luxe Leather saddle. Your new saddle will feel exceptionally grippy, luxurious and succulent from day one, providing you with the ultimate in comfort and prestige.
Experience the prestige of owning a Bates Saddle made especially for you in Luxe leather. Some of these saddles are in stock, but due to their hand selected nature, you may experience a wait time of up to 12 weeks for your new saddle – it will be worth the wait!
CAIR Cushion System
Replaces traditional fillings in your saddle with air cushions. CAIR® air cushion technology provides significant performance advantages in the way it distributes the rider's weight and cushions the horse's back.
Distributes the rider's weight: Under the rider's weight the air cushions continually mould to mirror the horse's individual conformation and working muscles. This ensures a close, even contact over a much larger weight bearing area and eliminates instances of pressure points.
Cushioning the horse's back: The dynamic nature of air ensures it works in synergy with the horse's muscles, rather than the horse's muscles working against a static medium. Additionally, air provides the ultimate shock absorption, reducing instances of trauma to the horse's muscles in work.
Your horse will show a marked improvement in its freedom of movement, expression and self carriage, as the CAIR Cushion ensures its absolute comfort.
EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution
Your saddle can be custom fitted to your horse's changing shape in minutes!
Together these systems offer unparalleled scope of adjustment for a total fitting solution that's not only easy, but measurable and completely reversible, giving total confidence in easily making changes to the saddle.
Too many riders know the frustration that comes from their saddle no longer fitting, they do everything they can to improve their horses comfort by using pads under the saddle to compensate for a poor fit, or even worse have to buy another saddle, only to have the same thing happen again months later.
The EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution puts your horse's comfort first. Enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that your saddle offers full adjustability and is able to meet the changing needs of your horse.