Bates Dressage+ Saddle with HART

We love the Bates Dressage+ saddle because the beautiful leather options and design offers outstanding performance for horse and rider. 

Beneath the traditional lines and elegant appearance, the Bates Dressage saddle offers high performance, as focused on ensuring your horse’s comfort and a balanced rider position. Featuring an Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar and a narrow waist with greater width behind the rider for increased support of an optimal dressage position.

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 is double lined and 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.

  • Classic Black
  • Adjustable flexibloc system
  • Adjustable ergonomic stirrup bars
  • Drop panel points
  • Quilted panel points
  • 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.

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.