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Premier Close Contact w/ Leather Knee Rolls

Premier Close Contact w/ Leather Knee Rolls

  • The ideal saddle for entry level performance or beginning riders
  • Made by skilled craftsman trained in the English tradition
  • Padded knee rolls and deep, cushioned seat for added security
  • Adult Sizes:  16 ½”, 17” or 17 ½”
  • Children’s Sizes:  14” or 15”
  • Gullet: Regular
  • Twist: Medium
  • Flap: Regular
  • Flocking: Foam
  • Color: Havana
Item Options / Availability Quantity Price

Regular

#10228
$174.99 $139.99

Childrens

#15556
$162.99 $129.99

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Premier Close Contact w/ Leather Knee Rolls
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Comfortable fit (6)
  • Easy care (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (9)
    • Pleasure riding (6)
    • Show ring (5)
    • Working/training (5)
    • Trail riding (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Horse owner (5), Experienced rider (3)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    5.0

    Great Little Saddle

    By Show Auntie

    from Boston

    About Me Horse Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Easy Care
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Show Ring

      Comments about Raleigh Close Contact With Leather Knee Rolls:

      I bought this saddle for my 8 year old niece because finding a size 14 seat was very difficult and the cost was so reasonable. She is thrilled with it, and has already ridden in a show. I would definitely buy this saddle again. The saddle exceeds what you would expect for a low cost saddle- and I ride in a high-end saddle, so I do know the difference.

       
      4.0

      Awesome for the price

      By LR

      from Grand Rapids, MI

      About Me Horse Owner

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable Fit
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Pleasure Riding
      • Show Ring
      • Working/Training

      Comments about Raleigh Close Contact With Leather Knee Rolls:

      I bought this saddle because my previous one no longer fit myself or my horse. I didn't expect much, but was pleasantly surprise when I received the saddle.
      Both the seat and knee rolls are extremely comfortable. The leather quality is lacking, and the top layer peels off around the cantle and leathers. The color is much darker than in the picture, and the screws on mine are flat and silver instead of bronze and rounded like those shown in the picture.

      Overall though, it's by far the best saddle in this price range and looks like it cost a lot more than it did. I show open local shows in it and it works just fine.

       
      5.0

      Amazing first saddle!

      By Sarah

      from Dallas, Texas

      About Me Leisurely Rider

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Beautiful Color
      • Comfortable Fit
      • Easy Care
      • Lightweight
      • Square Back

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Pleasure Riding
        • Show Ring
        • Small Jumps
        • Trail Riding
        • Working/Training

        Comments about Raleigh Close Contact With Leather Knee Rolls:

        My saddle came today and I already am in LOVE with it! I sat it in and its super comfortable, the leather is really soft and feels broken in, and the fit is perfect! I went an inch above my suggested saddle size and its awesome. Great value for $140 feels and looks like a $1000 saddle!

         
        5.0

        contact saddle

        By ashley

        from maryland

        About Me Horse Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable Fit
        • Easy Care
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Pleasure Riding
          • Show Ring

          Comments about Raleigh Close Contact With Leather Knee Rolls:

          Great little saddle very nice and light weight ssuch a great buy

           
          5.0

          Great Quality

          By horseluv

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Experienced Rider

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable Fit
          • Durable
          • Easy Care
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Nothing

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Raleigh Close Contact With Leather Knee Rolls:

          This saddle was my first. It's very comfortable and a good fit for me and my horse.

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          • Q:

            How well does this saddle fit different backs?
            Asked on 3/12/2015 by Wyojhwk

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              This is an entry level saddle and is reflected by the affordable price. All horses are shaped differently, so the way this saddle fits will depend on your horse. We offer a 10 day trial period in which you can try the saddle on your horse and see how it fits.

              Answered on 3/13/2015 by Schneiders Saddlery Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
          • Q:

            Could I get the gullet measurements of this saddle??
            Asked on 3/6/2015 by jodie

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Since measurements can be taken at different locations, here are three, from typical reference points.
              From Skirt button to Skirt button across the front: 5 ¾”
              From the inside of the front panels at the most forward part of the Gullet: 5 ½”
              From the inside of the panels 3 Inches back from the most forward part of the Gullet: 4 ½”
              These are from the 17.5" that is currently in stock.

              Answered on 3/11/2015 by Schneiders Saddlery Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
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