Bates All Purpose+ Saddle with HART


We love the Bates All Purpose+ Saddle because of the beautiful leather and style options.

Bates All Purpose+ Saddle because it is a truly high-performance general purpose saddle, featuring cutting-edge design and technology never previously seen in general purpose saddles. Riders will experience the power of innovation with instantaneous comfort, security, and balance, ensuring the most comfortable deep seat for leisure riding, flatwork, and some jumping.

The Bates All Purpose Square Cantle features a low, square-shaped cantle which is particularly suited for leisure riding involving more jumping.

The Bates Wide All Purpose Saddle achieves unprecedented contact and comfort for you and your horse. The wide and even chamber performance panels support your horses working muscles and maximizes movement in their shoulder area. Pressure is reduced through the large weight bearing distribution area of the panels, ensuring comfort for your horse in all disciplines.

Luxe leather is a special order upgrade and can take 14 weeks for delivery. Luxe leather is hand-selected from the finest calf-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 color 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.

Opulence leather offers a soft milled, on the exterior of the saddle, renowned for its ultra-soft and grippy characteristics, ensuring immediate rider comfort, security and reducing any ‘breaking in’ time traditionally associated with new saddles.

Saddles come in a variety of options:

  • All purpose+ comes with adjustable ergonomic stirrup bars
  • All purpose+ square cantle comes with adjustable ergonomic stirrup bars
  • All purpose+ wide
  • Luxe leather **special order and will take 14 weeks for delivery**
  • Opulence leather is double lined

HART: Horse and Rider Technology that promises a transformative power for your position and your horse's complete freedom of movement. 

  • EASY-CHANGE® Fit Solution: The EASY-CHANGE Gullet System and the EASY_CHANGE Riser System offer a total fitting solution for the horse's absolute comfort.
  • CAIR® Cushion System: Air constantly adapts to the horse's working muscles distributing their weight evenly, virtually eliminating pressure points.
  • Elastiflex® Tree: Maintains clearance over the horse's wither with superior lateral flexion that works with the horse's muscular movement with every stride.
  • Performance panel technology: Designed to ensure a large footprint on the horse's back, maximize the weight-bearing surface of the saddle, and resulting in a reduction of pressure.
  • Comfort seat technology: Multi-layered foams for exacting densities for instantaneous comfort and support for optimal position.

***Luxe leather - It will be worth the wait! Bates saddles with Luxe Leather are manufactured on request to enable us to hand select the finest calf-leather available and make a saddle especially for each horse and rider. Delivery time is 14 weeks.***