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

The Bates All Purpose is the first truly high performance general purpose saddle in the world, featuring cutting edge design and technology never previously seen in general purpose saddles. You will experience the power of innovation with instantaneous comfort, security and balance, ensuring the most comfortable deep seat for leisure riding, flatwork and some jumping.

 

Features

Adjustable Flexibloc system | Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar (when saddle features Opulence Leather or Luxe Leather) | Ergonomic Stirrup Bar (when saddle features Heritage Leather) | Moulded knee inserts | Deep seat | Drop panel points | Quilted panel points

 

 

Options

Leather type

 

 

Weight

Approximately 7.2 kg/15.8 lb

About HART

 

We understand every horse and rider is unique. Saddles with Horse and Rider Technology are designed to evolve with you.

Imagine your saddle has the power to transform your:

  • position
  • horse’s freedom of movement
  • connection
  • comfort and fit.

Riding with you in your saddle is a legacy of improving horse and rider happiness through time. Since 1934, four generations behind HART have been dedicated to pioneering saddle advancements for perfect rider position, with improved communication ensuring horses have the comfort to grow and develop under saddle to their full enjoyment and potential.

We take immense pride in over 1 million unique, happy horse and rider combinations enjoying the benefits of HART.

When your horse is your world, you’re in safe hands in a saddle with HART. 

 

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" 

£1499

 

Event / jump saddles

Advanta 

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.

RRP £2799

Bates Advanta

 

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.

 

Features

SynergyPanel | SweetSpot | Moveable FlexiContourblocs | Monoflap | Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar | Quilted panel points

 

 

Weight

Approximately 5.76 kg/12.7 lb

World-leading performance systems the CAIR Cushion System and the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution offer the greatest flexibility in achieving a customised fit and fluid cushioning ensuring your horse’s absolute comfort and your peace of mind.

Elevation ds +

Bates Elevation+

 

The Bates Elevation is engineered for precision performance, combining technical design and innovation to raise the bar for both horse and rider. This saddle achieves unprecedented close contact, perfect balance and stability for you and your horse. This high performance model features the added performance advantage of double-lined leather, renowned for its ultra-soft and grippy characteristics, increasing your feel and comfort in the saddle. For your horse, it features an anatomic tree that reduces any inclination for the saddle to lift, offers a completely customisable fit and the leading panel system for unparalleled impact absorption and comfort.

RRP £2099

Victrix

Bates Victrix

 

Victory is yours…in your new show jumping secret weapon.
Unleash your horse’s true power in the Bates Victrix. 
 
Lightweight and compact, the ultra-close Bates Victrix offers your horse complete comfort and freedom in every stride, giving your partnership the edge over the competition.  When every second matters and you are powered by instinct… trust in the Bates Victrix to be your ultimate secret weapon.

Please note, it may take up to 12 weeks for your custom colour Bates Victrix to arrive… it will be worth the wait!
NB. Leather is a natural product and as such colours may differ from the swatches shown. Colours are indicative only and may not be a true representation of the leather colour. 
RRP £2999

 

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.

£1499

Dressage saddles 

Artiste

Bates Artiste

 

Be as one… the secret to ignite your dressage performance. 
Discover the artistry in bold innovations that are surprisingly about the subtlety in riding. A position so natural and a connection so sensitive the saddle all but disappears and your performance is amplified. 
  • 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.

RRP £3599

Innova mono 

Bates Innova Mono

 

The innovative mono flap design ensures unrivalled close contact, connection and rider customisation by utilising the benefits of the FlexiContourbloc and Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bars. 

For you, the rider: Ultra Close Contact, Comfort, Position and Communication
  • 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.
For your horse: Comfort, Stability, Fit, Communication
  • 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.

RRP £2799

Isabell 

Bates Isabell

 

“My saddle is one of the proudest achievements of my career. I believe we have created the perfect seat for you and unprecedented comfort for your horse.”
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.
RRP £2599

 

Wide dressage 

Bates WIDE Dressage+

 

The Bates WIDE Dressage saddle is a cutting edge dressage saddle specially designed for the wider horse. The performance driven deep seat delivers an unsurpassed level of comfort for you and contact with your horse never previously experienced in a WIDE saddle. The deeper seat and ultra-narrow waist enables you to sit deeper into the saddle to support a well-balanced and central position. For your horse, an ultra-thin panel, wide chamber, large, even bearing surface and adjustable Y-girthing ensure optimal saddle stability and freedom of movement for a comfortable fit.
RRP £1899

 

Pony dressage 

Bates Pony Dressage

 

The Bates Pony Dressage saddle features the latest in world class saddle design and technology, never previously seen in pony saddles. It is a purpose built, high performance dressage saddle, anatomically shaped for your pony and you as a young rider with a pony tree and deep pony seat. Innovative systems ensure maximum saddle stability across a broad range of conformations, whilst the seat aids in achieving a secure and correct position for effective communication of aids to your pony.
RRP £1399