Bates Caprilli Close Contact+ Saddle with HART

We love this Bates Caprilli Close Contact+ Saddle because you can purchase this saddle in the opulence or luxe leather.

The Bates Caprilli Close Contact+ with Opulence leather features soft and grippy double-lined Opulence leather for optimal stability, balance, and comfort in the saddle. Broad and tapered panels offer tremendous support for the horse’s working muscles, enabling their greater freedom of movement. 

The Bates Caprilli Close Contact+ with 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. Luxe leather is a special order upgrade and can take 14 weeks for delivery.

  • Saddle comes with Rear Flexiblocs and in Standard, Forward, or Extended Flap
  • Opulence leather comes in Havana Brown
  • Luxe leather comes in Classic Brown **Can take 14 weeks for delivery**

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.  

Customize your saddle fit with Bates Flexibloc®, EASY-CHANGE Gullet System, and EASY-CHANGE Riser System.