The Valegro, an incredibly comfortable Dressage saddle!
This saddle is not only comfortable for the rider, we use the latest cutting edge materials in the super comfortable seat, it is incredibly comfortable for the horse too. WHY?.. because it has the Contour Master™ wide panel. These cutting edge panels are made up of layers of felt, foam and layers of Latex rubber which has very high pressure absorbing properties.
The Contour Master™ Wide Panel absorb pressure, ensuring the horse is free from discomfort and thereby improving performance immensely. You can see in Fig 1, In the diagrams , the traditional panel and how it sits on the horse. Fig 2 shows the Contour Master™ Wide Panel which is designed to put more panel on the horses back and therefore spreading the body weight of the rider and their chosen Endurance kit. This creates even pressure and eliminates the pressure points, and other issues, that cause so many back problems in our horses. The Contour Master™ Wide Panel, a truly innovative idea that is perfect for Dressage and also Endurance and the long distances undertaken in this challenging discipline.
The Contour Master™ Panel adjusts to every contour of the horses back.
Also available with a more traditional flocked, white English lambs wool panel on request.
Adjustable saddle/girth straps/billets. This allows you to choose the position of the first and middle strap, to your prefered position (see photograph above)
This saddle is made with a wide gullet/channel to enable horses to swing through their backs, this improves engagement and stops the panel interfering with spinal processes or musculature of the horse’s back.
Built on a symmetrical Tree, made by Lightwood, one of the UK’s Premier Saddle Tree Manufacturers. This tree can be altered by us, to make it wider or narrower, as the horse changes shape throughout the year.
Made with the finest English leather by www.marcusgear.co.uk/eq.asp. The leather we use feels already broken in, soft and comfortable and is pre oiled. It also offers greater grip. Stunning quality, 100% English leather.
The sculptured seat gives you superb comfort, putting the rider in the correct position.
Colours are Black and Dark Havana Brown or 2Tone black and brown. Other colours may be available on request.
Our Dressage and Endurance Saddles are suitable for and Custom made for the following Endurance Horses… Arabians, Arabs, Missouri Foxtrotter, Spanish Mustang, gaited horses, Morgans, Single Foot Horses, Tennessee Walker, Thoroughbred TB’s, Trakehners, Standardbreds, Quarter Horses, Paint, morab’s, Bashkir curlie, Paso Fino’s etc
All our saddles are made from scratch for you and your horses unique requirements. We offer full UK/Europewide saddle fitting service, if you would like Matt to come and take all the required measurements etc. We will also make the saddle to instructions and photographs supplied by you or your chosen saddle fitter. This is a very popular choice and as you can see by our glowing testimonials page, it is a very successful service, and we will help you through this process
We are a very flexible company and if you want any personal design changes in any of our saddles please call to discuss, almost anything is possible!