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We love Bates saddles for their innovative designs and high-tech features aimed at enhancing comfort and performance for both horse and rider. Features like the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution, Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar, and Adjustable Flexiblocs provide nearly endless options for customization to achieve the best fit possible. We’re especially impressed with recent updates to Bates’ CAIR air-flocking technology, and upgraded Luxe and Heritage leather options. If you haven’t tried a Bates saddle lately, it’s a great time to schedule a test ride in one of our demos! If you’re outside our travelling range, we’re happy to help place an order for a saddle that will suit the needs of you and your horse. Please contact us for a consultation!

Ask us about Bates fitting clinics

As a Bates Saddles official fitter, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be available to host Bates saddle fitting clinics within our travelling area throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. If you’re interested in scheduling a clinic for your barn, riding team, or lesson program, please contact us for more information. 

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Bates Saddles Design & Features

EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution
Bates Hunter Jumper Saddle gullet and panels

 

EASY-CHANGE Gullet System and EASY-CHANGE Riser System

The EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution allows you to quickly and easily adjust the width and balance of your saddle to your horse’s changing shape. EASY-CHANGE gullet plates can be exchanged to adjust the width of your saddle at the pommel, while EASY-CHANGE risers adjust the balance and fit of your saddle within the panel itself. All new Bates Saddles are compatible with the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution. 

Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar
Bates Saddles Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar

 

Bates Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar

Allows you to easily adjust the position of the stirrup bar to align with your preferred riding position. Simply lift the catch and slide the bar to find the most comfortable position. This feature is available on select models. You can see it on our Bates Innova Mono+ demo saddle!

Adjustable Y-Girthing System
Bates Saddles Adjustable Y-Girthing System

 

Adjustable Y-Girthing System

Bates Saddles’ innovative Y-Girthing system secures your saddle from both the front and the back, and allows you to make adjustments to the girth position based on your horse’s individual conformation. Featured in select models.

Ergonomic Stirrup Bar
Bates Elevation DS+ Ergonomic Stirrup Bar

 

Ergonomic Stirrup Bar

The angled stirrup bar removes at least one thickness of leather from under your thigh. The unique shaping offers secure attachment of your stirrup leather, while enabling the leather to come free if required during a fall.

FlexiContourbloc
Bates FlexiContourblocs

 

FlexiContourbloc

 

Select Bates Saddles feature an external FlexiContourbloc. The FlexiContourbloc combines the best features of Bates’ Contourbloc and Adjustable Flexibloc system. The block is anatomically contoured to the shape of your leg, allowing you to ride in and behind the bloc to support your individual position for maximized comfort and security. The FlexiContourbloc® can be moved forwards, backwards or on the precise angle to mirror your individual riding position.

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Bates Luxe Stirrup Leathers

$163.50 $139.99

Bates Stirrup Leathers featuring upgraded, buttery soft and grippy Luxe leather. These leathers are extremely supple and slim, with a stainless steel riveted buckle design to reduce bulk under your leg. A non-stretch webbing core adds strength and prevents uneveness. Bates’ Luxe leather is hand-selected from the finest calfskin. A specialized tanning process ensures exceptional strength, rich color, and an ultra-soft and grippy feel. Luxe Leather comes out of the box supple and ready to ride–no breaking in! Subtle cream contrast stitching adds elegance and style.

All Luxe leather products are made to order, so please allow up to 12 weeks for delivery for any colors or sizes not in stock!

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Bates Saddle Bag

$107.99

The Bates Saddle Bag makes transporting your saddle comfortable and easy! The tough outer shell and zips are of a very high quality for durability. The Bates Saddle Bag has an external girth sleeve and large, external pockets ensuring your saddle maintains first class condition.

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Bates Stirrup Leathers

$129.99 $116.99

Bates stirrup leathers are elegant, high-quality leathers. Soft & supple, they’re made to perfectly match your Bates saddle in Havana or Black. The riveted buckle design reduces bulk under the rider’s leg. A non-stretch webbing core ensures long-lasting, even lengths–no matter how much you ride! Available in black or Havana. 44″, 50″, 54″ or 58″ length.

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EASY-CHANGE Gullet System Complete Gullet Kit

$107.99

The EASY-CHANGE® Gullet System allows you to quickly and easily adjust the width of your Bates or Wintec saddle at the pommel to fit your horse’s changing shape. EASY-CHANGE® gullet plates are available in six sizes: Narrow (yellow), Medium/Narrow (green), Medium (black), Medium/Wide (blue), Wide (red) and Extra Wide (white).

The EASY-CHANGE Gullet System Complete Kit includes 5 gullet plates: narrow, medium-narrow, medium-wide, wide, and extra wide. The Medium gullet plate (black) is not included in the kit as this plate comes standard in new Bates and Wintec saddles.

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Bates Stirrup Iron Cover

$17.99

The Bates Stirrup Iron Cover is designed to hang over the waist of the saddle, protecting your saddle leather from stirrup irons when not in use. Slip stirrup irons into the pockets at either end of the cover. The soft fleece material is gentle on your saddle, leathers, and stirrups!

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Bates Stock Stirrup Leathers

$129.99 $116.99

Bates Stock Stirrup Leathers are designed to complement the Bates Outback Saddle and feature the customary 1 1/4 inch width. This traditional width will require the use of a suitable stirrup iron with a 1 1/4 inch eye. Available in black leather. 58″.

The Bates Stock Stirrup Leathers feature a superior webbing core for added strength, and a traditional sleeve to enable you to ride with the buckle near the stirrup iron for closer contact and added comfort.

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Bates Dressage Large Velcro Flexiblocs

$79.99 $71.99

Covered in luxurious Bates leather to perfectly match your Bates saddle, Bates Flexiblocs enable you to tailor the support for your individual riding position by selecting your preferred size and adhering to the Velcro on the under flap of your saddle. We recommend moving the Flexiblocs up, down and on an angle until you are happy with level of support offered. Available in black.

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EASY-CHANGE Riser System Standard Starter Pack

$62.99

The EASY-CHANGE Riser System allows you to make adjustments within the saddle panel to correct the fit, balance, and clearance of your saddle. The EASY-CHANGE Standard Starter Pack includes 6 pairs of risers: front, center, and rear risers in both 4mm and 8mm thickness, an instruction manual, and an EASY-CHANGE locator tool. All adjustments are easily reversible and changeable.

The EASY-CHANGE Riser System is compatible with most new models of Bates and Wintec saddles. To check if your saddle is compatible with this system, turn the saddle upside down–the saddle should have an EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution badge in the pommel. You can also check your saddle’s serial number–if the saddle is stamped with the letters “IP” with the serial number, the saddle is compatible with both the EASY-CHANGE Riser System and Gullet System.

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EASY-CHANGE Riser System Standard Pack

$89.99

The EASY-CHANGE Riser System allows you to easily make adjustments within CAIR saddle panels to easily correct the fit, balance, and clearance of your saddle–without making any permanent changes. The EASY-CHANGE Standard Starter Pack includes 10 pairs of risers: front, center, and rear risers in 4mm, 8mm, 12mm, and 16mm thickness, an instruction manual, and an EASY-CHANGE locator tool.

The EASY-CHANGE Riser System is compatible with most new models of Bates and Wintec saddles. To check if your saddle is compatible with this system, turn the saddle upside down–the saddle should have an EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution badge in the pommel. You can also check your saddle’s serial number–if the saddle is stamped with the letters “IP” with the serial number, the saddle is compatible with both the EASY-CHANGE Riser System and Gullet System.

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EASY-CHANGE Riser System Pony/Jump Pack

$71.50 $62.99

The EASY-CHANGE Riser System Pony/Jump pack allows you to make adjustments within the CAIR panel of your Bates or Wintec Saddle to correct the fit, balance, and clearance of your saddle. The EASY-CHANGE Pony/Jump Pack includes 6 pairs of small size risers: front, center, and rear risers in both 4mm and 8mm thickness, an instruction manual, and an EASY-CHANGE locator tool. All adjustments are easily reversible and changeable.

The Pony/Jump Risers are slightly smaller than Standard Risers and designed for use with Bates and Wintec pony or jump saddles.

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Bates Demo Saddles

If you haven’t tried a new Bates saddle recently, it’s a great time to take a test ride in one of our demo saddles! Saddle fitting clients within our traveling area may test ride any of our demo saddles during fitting appointments. Our stock of demos is always changing, but usually demo saddles are available in seat sizes 17″ or 17.5″, with a range of color, leather, and flap options to try. If you’d like to test ride any of our demo saddles below, click the button to schedule a fitting appointment, and be sure to let us know which model piqued your interest!

Bates Elevation DS+
Bates Elevation DS+ profile in Havana Brown doubled leather
Bates Elevation DS+ Ergonomic Stirrup Bar
Bates Elevation DS+ flap and stirrup keeper
Bates Elevation DS+ cantle
Bates Elevation DS+ pommel and flaps

Bates Elevation DS+

The Elevation DS+ provides a secure, deep seat (DS), with a wide seat area and a narrower twist for comfortable landings and a close feel with the horse. An anatomically shaped tree provides greater room for horse’s shoulder and reduces lifting at the back.

The Elevation DS+ features double-lined leather for an ultra-soft and grippy feel. This model can also be upgraded with Luxe leather and calf Flexiblocs. 

Features: EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution (gullet and riser system), Adjustable Flexiblocs, Ergonomic Stirrup Bar, moulded knee inserts, quilted panel points, recessed stirrup channel, short triple girth points. 

Colors: Classic Black, Havana Brown
Sizes: 16.5″, 17″, 17.5″

Bates Caprilli in brown Heritage leather
Bates Caprilli Close Contact with adjustable ergonomic stirrup bar

Bates Caprilli Close Contact+

The Caprilli Close Contact+ provides a secure, comfortable seat and classic close-contact profile. This model is engineered for excellent balance and comfort. The Caprilli Close Contact+ features double-lined leather for a soft and grippy feel, and may also be upgraded to Bates’ new Heritage leather. This saddle can also be ordered with forward flap or extended flap options. 

Features: EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution (gullet and riser system), Adjustable Flexiblocs, Ergonomic Stirrup Bar, quilted panel points, short triple girth points. 

Colors: Classic Black, Havana Brown, Heritage
Sizes: 16.5″, 17″, 17.5″, 18″

Bates Hunter Jumper Saddle
Bates Hunter Jumper Saddle
Bates Hunter Jumper Saddle gullet and panels

Bates Hunter Jumper Saddle

The Bates Hunter Jumper Saddle features a supportive seat to aid a correct and effortless position for controlled performance with a seamless transition from your seat along your inner thigh for immediate contact with your horse.

Features: EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution (gullet and riser system), Adjustable Flexiblocs, Ergonomic Stirrup Bar, drop panel points, short triple girth points. 

Colors: Classic Black, Havana Brown
Sizes: 16.5″, 17″, 17.5″, 18″

Bates Innova Mono+ in black luxe leather
Bates FlexiContourblocs
Bates Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar
Bates Innova Mono+ LUXE cantle
Bates Innova Mono+ LUXE pommel and front panel

Bates Innova Mono+

The Innova Mono+ features an innovative monoflap design, with a FlexiContourbloc and Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar for ultimate comfort and customization. The saddle has a deep, open seat which worked with the contoured thigh block to create an extremely close feel with your horse. This model comes standard with double-lined leather and can be upgraded with Luxe leather. 

Features: EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution (gullet and riser system), Adjustable FlexiContourblocs, Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar, quilted panel points, running Y-girthing, recessed stirrup channel.

Colors: Classic Black, Classic Brown
Sizes: 0, 1, 2

Bates Dressage+ Saddle pommel view
Bates Dressage+ Saddle flap with recessed stirrup channel
Bates Dressage+ saddle with Y-girthing system
Bates Dressage+ Saddle with adjustable ergonomic stirrup bar

Bates Dressage+ Saddle

The Bates Dressage saddle offers elegant lines and traditional appearance with plenty of innovative features under the hood. The Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar and Flexibloc system allow you to personalize the fit to your optimal riding position, while the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution makes it simple to achieve a comfortable, customized fit for your horse. The Bates Dressage saddle has a deep seat and narrow twist, with a broad sitting area for extra support and security. The Dressage+ model comes standard with double-lined leather, and may be upgraded to Luxe. 

Features: EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution (gullet and riser system), Adjustable Flexiblocs, Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar, quilted panel points, Y-girthing system

Colors: Classic Black, Classic Brown
Sizes: 16″, 16.5″, 17″, 17.5″, 18″