I am an approved fitter and stockist for all of Bates saddles and accessories.
Below are a few of there lovely saddles, but please do contact me if you have any questions or would like a fitting .
Since 1934, Bates Saddles have been driven by a philosophy of innovation focused on saddle performance and comfort for both you and your horse.
When it comes to saddle fit and your horse’s comfort, Bates Saddles are the optimum choice. Our research and development team have pioneered modern saddle adjustability, and are responsible for many of the saddle features that address the comfort of horses today.
We have earned our reputation as the industry experts in developing creative solutions to optimise horse and rider comfort and performance. We work alongside elite riders to develop highly specialised saddles in each of their chosen disciplines. Our success lies in identifying the changing needs of horses and riders. We are thorough in our research, employing every means available to us in evaluating our products. Bates Saddles enlists the services of expert physicists, veterinarians, and saddle fitters to assist in appraising our saddles, ensuring complete confidence in their proven advantages.
We will continue to develop saddles that put the welfare of your horse, as primary importance. Our saddle ranges are state of the art and lead the field in saddle technology for a significant performance advantage for horse and rider combinations at all levels.
You owe it to you and your horse to engage innovation, unlocking your true potential in a Bates Saddle.
Bates All Purpose +
A cutting edge, all-purpose saddle specially designed for diverse disciplines.
The Bates All Purpose achieves unprecedented levels of contact and comfort for both you and your horse.
Featuring a high quality performance panel design for an equal weight bearing surface, enabling reduced pressure and increasing your horse’s freedom of movement.
The Bates all purpose + is the first true high performance general purpose saddle in the world. Featuring an adjustable ergonomic stirrup bar for effortless rider alignment and added performance advantage of double-lined Opulence leather, renowned for its ultra- soft and grippy characteristics.
Available in black or brown
16" 16.5" 17" 17.5" 18"
Event / jump saddles
BATES ADVANTA EVENT SADDLE
Unlock your performance ADVANTAge for the ultimate competitive edge. Engineered for perfect connection between you and your horse, the Bates Advanta is the most close contact saddle ever.
For the serious eventer, the new Bates ADVANTA delivers an ultra-sensitive feel between you and your horse, as the saddle disappears, bringing your horse into close focus. Sharpen your reflexes, as patented FlexiContourbloc technology works with a SweetSpot in the ultimate jump seat for effortless rider balance, so you are poised for take-off and prepared for the unexpected. A forward-cut, mono flap enables unrivalled connection with you and your horse and the Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar allows you to customise your position for perfect natural alignment.
Elevation ds +
Please note, it may take up to 12 weeks for your custom colour Bates Victrix to arrive… it will be worth the wait!
Hunter jumper saddle
Bates Hunter Jumper
Featuring a supportive seat to aid a correct and effortless position for you as the rider, the Bates Hunter Jump is unsurpassed adaptability. Maximise your horse’s freedom of movement with even weight distribution, a fluid cushioning and the ultimate impact absorption for natural brilliance in the arena.
- The artistry… this saddle celebrates the art of dressage – the sculpted performance conducted by horse and rider in choreographing every movement with emotion, power, and grace.
- The perfect fit… achieve the perfect fit for your horse and generate power and depth of expression that you will never have felt before.
- The stability… find stability with the perfect balance that will grant you a stillness, independence of seat, and a lightness of hand and leg that will allow you to dance across your stage with ease.
- The connection… feel ultimate sensitivity, driving a connection that enables the subtlest finesse in your aids as you take the spotlight in the main arena.
Bates Innova Mono
- The innovative mono flap design ensures unrivalled close contact, improved connection and communication.
- Features a comfortable, deep seat that works in partnership with the revolutionary external FlexiContourbloc, which is anatomically contoured and is adjustable, making it distinctly unique.
- The Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar has been designed to reduce the bulk under your leg and can be easily re-positioned by simply lifting the catch and sliding the bar to suit the rider’s individual position.
- Fluid cushioning for your horse’s working muscles that eliminates pressure points and distributes your weight evenly over the full bearing surface of your saddle. Even weight distribution promotes blood flow through to your horse's muscles for greater development and increased performance.
- Quilted panel points enable a closer more comfortable fit of the panel behind your horse’s shoulders.
- The Running Y-Girthing System offers the ability to achieve even pull from the front and rear of your saddle, increasing your horse’s comfort and saddle stability.
World Dressage Champion, Isabell Werth
The deep seat in the Bates Isabell Saddle is unique; positioning you in a central and balanced position that ensures correct alignment is effortless.
The saddle provides the ultimate connection with your horse through a seamless, ultra-narrow transition from your seat through the length of your leg. The saddle offers tremendous support for your horse, through the anatomic shaping of the tree, generous panel design, an Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar and world leading performance systems, including the CAIR Cushion System, resulting in unprecedented comfort and complete freedom of movement.
Experience the ultimate connection with your horse and become a winning partnership in a Bates Isabell saddle.
Bates WIDE Dressage
Bates Pony Dressage