For a while we had been thinking about a new traditional Endurance saddle. What was required was a supremely comfortable, supportive saddle to maximize comfort for both horse and rider with the tree options and panels to fit the wide range of horses & ponies used for Endurance .
With the help of our long term customers, Christine Yeoman and Marjorie Grant combined with our experience in fitting a large number of Endurance horses and ponies at all levels, the Comfort Elite Evolution Endurance Saddle was born.
Available in our trademark, well designed trees which fit horses and ponies so well, it has a wide gullet and large, softly flocked or gel weight bearing panels. As usual it has four, evenly spaced girthing straps to fit individual girth grooves to ensure comfort for the horse or pony be it over long distance or just a hack around the block.
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 .
The generous, extra padded seat and large, padded external knee rolls give comfort and security for the rider made in softly molding Italian Calf . Not exclusively for Endurance Riders the saddle also gives excellent support for customers with young horses or anyone needing a very comfortable, secure seat.
Our testers were so pleased with the saddle they decided to use on their horses for the coming season, Chris riding for Great Britain on “Crazy Girl” for the World Endurance Championship 2012 and Marjorie riding for Scotland in the Home Internationals in Ireland the same year.The saddle has proved a hit with endurance riders, customers who compete at Le Trec and happy hackers since.
Weight bags are also available for the rider wishing to FEI and the saddle comes complete with the full endurance kit as standard.
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 14 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 Marjorie trying her saddle, I’ve never seen a Highland Pony move this fast !
For more videos about our customers and their saddles, please see our YouTube Channel Saddle Exchange TV.