The Comfort Elite, Cadence Mono-Flap Dressage Saddle has been designed with extensive input from our customers, both at Novice and Advanced Dressage, our Agents and our Saddle Makers to give you the ultimate in close contact comfort and connection with your horse . Chosen By Dressage Riders and Eventers from Novice to Grand Prix.
The trees and panel options we use in this, the Standard option, haves been specially chosen from our selection of trees to fit a large range of performance horses, be they Irish, Warm blood or Thoroughbred. A Flatter treed version is also available specifically chosen for the wider, flatter back catering for our customer with Ponies, Cobs and other wider breeds.
As our saddles are designed and fit differently from other brands of saddle, when you contact us for a saddle fit we will assess your horse or pony and suggest which are the best options for you to try, please see our information pages for more details, Placing an Order or Booking a Saddle Fit .
All saddles come with our special wide gullets, large weight bearing panels available in both gel foam or soft flocking and four girthing straps to fit the individual girth groove. We have made this Saddle in a combination of soft, flexible Memel and Calf Leather giving you that soft,worn in feeling from new and is also available with doeskin seat and/or knee block for extra security .
The single flap gives a close contact feel unsurpassed in a traditional saddle making subtle communication between yourself and your horse possible. The deep seat has been specially designed and contoured for extra comfort and security plus the large knee block, designed to sit above the thigh and be there for support without interference. Unlike the knee block on the Rapport that is fixed, the Cadence comes with knee Blocks on Velcro, this means you can choose the size of your knee blocks and move them to the optimum position to give you the perfect fit. Cadence knee blocks also sit in a different way to the Rapport and allow a rider to have a more flexible seat.
The Cadence is available in black or as a special custom order in Rich Dark Brown. Seat sizes are 16.5″, 17″, 17.5″ and 18″ and we have also now added an option of a Lizardskin panel and Italian Calf Leather for that extra bit of glamour and the option of an adjustable thigh roll for those really big moving horses.
As with all saddles available from us a custom saddle can be designed for the individual customer if required with a number of options including custom knee blocks, twist, flap length or suede or doeskin seat or knee rolls so we really can produce the perfect saddle for you, we however recommend that you ride in a standard saddle for the 7 day trial before ordering so we can be sure the correct saddle is made as custom saddles are non returnable.
Here’s a video of Yas and Buggy competing at Catton Park OIU21 2014 in her Cadence
And here’s a video of Danish Advanced Dressage Rider, Ditte Frisbjerg Nielsen riding her young mare,Zididada in one of her Cadence saddles.
For more videos of our customers and their saddles please see our YouTube Channel Saddle Exchange Tv