Do all Bates Saddles have CAIR?
CAIR Cushion System: The CAIR Cushion System is patented exclusively to Bates & Wintec saddles so this is something you won’t find anywhere else. It basically means that the traditional fillings within the saddle are replaced with air.
Are Bates Saddles comfortable?
This saddle works well on a wide variety of horses due to the changeable gullet plate and CAIR system. The square cantle allows a little more room in the seat and it makes this all-purpose saddle very comfortable for jumping.
What is CAIR in a Bates saddle?
The CAIR® Cushion System replaces traditional fillings in the saddle panel with air cushions.
Are Bates and Wintec the same company?
Arena saddles are part of the Saddlery Brands International family. This is the same company that owns Bates and Wintec, which are extremely popular brands of saddle all over the world.
Are Bates Saddles adjustable?
Bates saddles are packed full of clever features and options. They’re highly adjustable and comfortable for both horse and rider.
What is Bates caprilli saddle?
The Bates Caprilli Close Contact saddle offers a supportive seat for the rider to ensure safe, comfortable landings. Whether commencing their jumping career or competing at the highest level, riders will enjoy exceptional balance and comfort.
Are Bates Saddles wool flocked?
Bates, Wintec, and Arena saddles have replaced wool flocking with the innovative air panel. The air panels create a fluid cushioning to hug your horse’s individual conformation and allow even weight distribution over the length of the panel.
How long do CAIR panels last?
2. How Durable are the CAIR® Panels, will they burst, or leak? The casing of the air panel is made with a PVC material that is extremely strong and durable designed to last through the decades in all weather conditions.
What does VSD stand for in saddles?
very slightly dressage
VSD stands for very slightly dressage, which originates from Germany, meaning “versatility saddle (dressage). As a versatile saddle, they sit between a GP and dressage saddle. Our wide range of GP and VSD saddles are available for fitting across Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire.
Are Bates Saddles all leather?
All Bates Saddles feature the finest hand selected European leather. You can be confident that the leather in Bates Saddles is the best in the world and, if cared for, will offer many years of excellent service. Bates Saddles feature three main types of leather.
Where are Bates Saddles manufactured?
Now, all Bates’ R&D and marketing is done in Perth, but the saddles are sent directly from the factory in Vietnam to dressage and recreational horse riders around the world.
Can you adjust a CAIR saddle?
These saddles are affordable, but also very cost effective due to the adjustment systems they have in place. It is important to note though, unfortunately the CAIR panels themselves can’t be adjusted and adding flocking to a CAIR saddle will risk damaging the CAIR panels.
What is Bates Heritage leather?
Heritage leather upholds the traditional European practices of natural oil and wax tannage. The high oil and wax content of this performance leather ensures optimum suppleness and enhanced rider grip.
Where is Bates saddle made?
Bates Australia is a leading saddle manufacturer originally established in 1934. Bates Saddlery was formed when Mr. George Bates borrowed $100 from his sister, bought a sewing machine and began to make saddles on the veranda of his home in Perth, Western Australia….Bates Australia.
What does a VSD saddle stand for?
VSD stands for very slightly dressage, which originates from Germany, meaning “versatility saddle (dressage). As a versatile saddle, they sit between a GP and dressage saddle.
Are Black Country saddles any good?
They are best known in the eventing world, I think, and they do a lot of thoroughbreds. The saddles are competitively priced, with no compromise on the quality of their “low end” saddles.
Is Heritage leather real leather?
Heritage leather is genuine leather and of natural origin 100% free of chemicals and heavy metals in its production.