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Close Contact Saddles

Close Contact Saddles
Close Contact Saddles
Designed for jumping, close contact saddles are the perfect saddles for riders looking to show or school over fences. Choose from our wide variety of colors, styles, and sizes to find the perfect close-contact saddle for you and your horse.
Kincade Close Contact Saddle
$649.99
$499.99
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Kincade Childs Close Contact
$379.99
$334.99
up to 12% off
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
M. Toulouse Brittany Platinum Close Contact English Saddle
$2,425.99
$2,380.00
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Collegiate Graduate Close Contact Saddle
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Collegiate Graduate Close Contact Saddle
$1,104.99
$849.99
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Bates Caprilli Close Contact Saddle
$2,095.00
$1,895.00
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Arena Jump Saddle
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Arena Jump Saddle
$1,679.00
$1,479.00
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Bates Caprilli Close Contact Classic Saddle
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Bates Caprilli Close Contact Classic Saddle
$2,295.00
$2,095.00
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2 Colors
PASSIERBLU® Motion Close Contact English Saddle
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PASSIERBLU® Motion Close Contact English Saddle
$2,690.99
$2,555.99
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Bates Elevation Close Contact Jumping Saddle - Pony
$1,999.99
$1,419.99
up to 29% off
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M. Toulouse Patrice Platinum Close Contact English Saddle
$3,119.99
$2,399.99
up to 23% off
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HDR Memor-X Close Contact Saddle
$1,221.99
$939.99
up to 23% off
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HDR Advantage CC Saddle
$1,039.99
$799.99
up to 23% off
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Choosing a Close Contact Saddle

A close contact English saddle, also known as a jumping saddle, is an English-style saddle designed for events that include jumping like show jumping, foxhunting, or hunt seat equitation. The close contact saddle has a seat that is much shallower than the dressage saddle and all-purpose saddle and the pommel and cantle are much lower. These features allow riders to easily get out of the saddle when they go to jump. The close contact saddle also has a forward flap to accommodate shorter stirrup lengths while riders jump.

Frequently Asked Questions About Close Contact Saddles

What is a close contact saddle?

A close contact saddle is an English style of a saddle designed for events that include jumping. Its design makes it easier for the rider to get out of the saddle while they jump without interference.

Are close contact saddles good for jumping?

Yes! Close contact saddles are designed for jumping. They have a forward flap and shallow seat to help the rider get out of the saddle while going over jumps.

Close contact vs jumping saddle

There’s not a difference between a close contact and jumping saddle. A ‘Jumping saddle’ is another name for the close contact saddle.

Close Contact vs All-Purpose saddle

All-purpose saddles have a deeper seat and the flaps are further back than a close contact saddle. The all-purpose saddle is designed for use in all purposes. For example, all-purpose saddles can be used for dressage, jumping, eventing, trail riding, and many other English disciplines. While the close contact saddle can be used for any kind of riding, it is specifically designed for jumping.

Can you do dressage in a close contact saddle?

You can do dressage in any kind of saddle. However, the close contact english saddle is not designed for dressage. If you plan on solely doing dressage, a dressage saddle might be a better option.

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