Louisa Hill

Dressage New Zealand

"I have been a huge fan of Bates Saddles for over 17 years. I love the innovation that comes out of the Bates company. They are dedicated to ensuring the best fit and comfort for horse and rider. The ease with which Bates saddles can be altered as my horses change shape along with the adjustable stirrup bar and movable FlexiContourblocs are examples of this. The CAIR Cushion System provides another level of comfort for my horses which is really important to me."

"I now have a new Bates Innova Mono+ with Luxe Leather. This saddle has completely changed my riding. The Bates Innova Mono+ means I am much closer to the horse and this amazing calf-leather (which has to be tried to be believed) gives me the added security that means when my horses shy and do the things they do, as a rider you go with them rather than sliding. I can’t recommend this saddle and Luxe Leather highly enough."

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