Bates Dressage Saddle with CAIR Cushion System

Bates Dressage Saddle with CAIR Cushion System

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Bates Dressage Saddle

Your saddle comes with the MEDIUM gullet plate inserted but we also include an EASY-CHANGE Complete Gullet Kit (MSRP $119.99) containing all 5 gullet plates, tools, instruction booklet and Gullet Gauge. Buy today to take advantage of this amazing limited time offer!

The Bates Dressage Saddle features traditional lines and an elegant appearance while offering the innovation to ensure optimal comfort to the horse and balance for the rider.  The deep seat, narrow twist and greater width behind the rider, ensure increased support, while the Adjustable Agronomic Stirrup Bar and Flexibloc System allow you to adjust to your optimal dressage position. 

The Bates generous panel, maximizes the weight bearing surface on the horse's back resulting in a reduction in pressure per square inch, thus increased comfort for the horse.  Additionally, the CAIR Cushion System uses air technology which allows the panels to mold over the horse's back as needed giving an instant custom fit.  Coupled with a wide and even channel, the performance panels support the horse's working muscles and maximize movement in the shoulder area.


Seat sizes 16.5", 17", 17.5", 18"

Colors: Classic Black or Classic Brown

Features include:

  • CAIR Cushion System - uses air technology to evenly distribute the rider's weight and cushion the horse's back
  • EASY-CHANGE Gullet System - select the best gullet width for your horse's current shape and muscling
  • EASY-CHANGE Riser System - make adjustments within the saddle's panel if needed for optimal balance and fit
  • Adjustable Flexibloc System - enables the rider to customize the support offered for their individual riding position by selecting different shaped blocks
  • Adjustable Y-Girthing System - enables customized adjustment and maximizes saddle stability, securing saddle from both the front and rear
  • Quick-Change Girth Points - innovative billet attachment allows for customization of the girthing system
  • Ergonomic and Adjustable Stirrup Bars - Recessed for closest contact and ability to adjust stirrup leather back and forth to find preferred, balanced rider position
  • Elastiflex Tree - features a rigid head for wither clearance yet possess lateral flexion to work with the horse's muscular movement with every stride
  • Finest Quality European Leather - recognized as best in the world, hand selected leather
  • Moulded Knee Inserts
  • Quilted Panel Points



Check out our Bates video below and find more information on the Bates Total Fitting Solution HERE.








Please email us first so we can send you info about getting us a wither tracing so we can properly fit your horse and offer you seat size suggestions before you place your order.  info@windswepthorse.com

Our price is lowest MSRP!

Additional Information: 

Bates Limited Warranty

Bates guarantees the Bates range of saddles for a period of two years against faulty materials, or workmanship. Further, the Elastiflex tree in your saddle is guaranteed against breakage for the lifetime of the saddle deemed to be 10 years. The warranty on a Bates saddle and its components are subject to use under normal conditions.

The warranty card should be retained by the purchaser, along with the original receipt as the reseller will require it should warranty work be required. Saddles which require a repair under warranty should ideally be returned to the reseller from which they were purchased.  Associated shipping costs are the owner’s responsibility. All fitting adjustments and saddle alterations should be made in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

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