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Close Contact Saddle Pads

Close Contact Saddle Pads
Close Contact Saddle Pads
Outfit your horse with a close contact saddle pad to increase their comfort, wick sweat away, and keep your saddle clean whether you are training at the barn or entering the show ring. Made to fit under your close contact saddles, you can shop our large selection of sizes, styles, and colors to find a close contact saddle pad your horse will love.
E-Z View® Pad with Non-Glare Number Pockets
$113.99 - $128.99
$79.99 - $89.99
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 122 Reviews
E-Z View® Pin-on Pads
$99.99 - $128.99
$44.99 - $89.99
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 60 Reviews
Medallion® General Purpose Number Pad
$99.95
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
Dura-Tech® Pro Air Hunt Pad White
$92.99
$64.99
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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 26 Reviews
Dura-Tech® E-Z View® Wither Relief Pin-On Style Hunter Saddle Pad
$142.99
$59.99
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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 9 Reviews
Dura-Tech® E-Z View® Wither Relief Pad
$116.99
$89.99
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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 20 Reviews
9 Colors
Lemieux® Prosport Close Contact Suede Pad
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LeMieux® Prosport Close Contact Suede Pad
$103.99
$79.99
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
Lux® Ceramic E-Z® View Pin on Style Pad
$156.99
$109.99
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
Toklat® Medallion Fleece Hunter Saddle Pad
$120.99
$84.95
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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
4 Colors
Professional's Choice® SMx VenTECH™ XC Saddle Pad
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Professional's Choice® SMx VenTECH™ XC Saddle Pad
$93.99
$65.99
up to 30% off
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
Shires SupaFleece Lined Shaped Pad
$94.49
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews

Choosing a Close Contact Saddle Pad

The close contact saddle pad offers excellent cushioning for your horse and it comes in contoured and non-contoured options. But you are probably wondering: Should I buy a close contact saddle pad? What are the benefits of the close contact saddle pad? Below are some answers to the most common questions riders have when on the market for a close contact saddle pad.

Frequently Asked Questions About Close Contact Saddle Pads

What is a close contact saddle pad?

A close contact saddle pad is an English saddle pad designed specifically for use underneath close contact saddles. The close contact saddle pad is usually found in the eventing, hunter jumper, and show jumping rings. They are usually white, offer more cushion for your horse's back, and are mainly made from cotton or fleece.

The lined close contact saddle pad is a fleece pad with a soft, typically cotton, quilted lining. These close contact pads have a little less bulk, are smooth and more breathable against the horse, and are easier to keep clean.

A contoured close contact pad is stitched to match the shape of the horse‘s withers to prevent pressure points and creases in the saddle pad. These pads are often called High Profile pads and are great for high withered horses.

If you show in the Hunter ring the white fleece close contact saddle pad is the pad to use. With a neat and tidy appearance, nothing distracts the judge‘s eye from seeing your horse at its best.

What is a close contact saddle pad used for?

The close contact pad protects the horse's back and wick away sweat while you ride in a close contact saddle. Close contact saddle pads not only protect your horse’s back but are used to protect the saddle from sweat and dirt from the horse's back.

What is the difference between all-purpose and close contact saddle pads?

The differences between the close contact saddle pad and all purpose saddle pad are mainly size and style. All-purpose saddle pads are usually thinner, come in many different colors, and are worn under most English Saddles. The close contact saddle pad is usually thicker, has fewer color options, and is designed to be worn with a close contact saddle.

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