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Close Contact Saddles

Outstanding selection of today’s most popular close contact English saddles for riders at every level. Saddles range from beginner to top professional quality that will be sure to exceed expectations.

  • Ideal for jumping and hunt seat equitation
  • Flatter seat with lower pommel and cantle
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Pessoa Vivaldi Close Contact Saddle with AMS Panels
The Vivaldi hunt seat saddle is the epitome of quality, style, class and outstanding comfort for both horse and rider.  This saddle is crafted from calfskin leather and has a calfskin covered memory foam seat and molded knee pads to keep riders secure and comfortable.  The AMS synthetic wool panels cushion disperses pressure evenly across the back, absorb shock and eliminates hot spots.  The Vivaldi has the X-Change gullet system so riders can change gullet plates to fit a variety of horses.
Features include:
  • Soft grippy calfskin covered flaps and calfskin covered memory foam seat
  • AMS synthetic wool panels absorb impact, distribute pressure evenly and doesn’t heat up
  • Euro stitching detail and molded knee pads
  • XCH system allows riders to customize fit for different horses
  • Close contact saddle has an already broke in feel
  • Ideal Hunt saddle for the flat or over fences
  • Color:  Havana
  • Sizes:  16 ½”, 17, 17 ½”, 18
 
$2,695.00 $2,424.99
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Pessoa Vivaldi Close Contact Saddle with Bayflex Panels
The Vivaldi hunt seat saddle is the epitome of quality, style, class and outstanding comfort for both horse and rider.  This saddle is crafted from calfskin leather and has a calfskin covered memory foam seat and molded knee pads to keep riders secure and comfortable.  The Bayflex panels cushion without the bulk, doesn’t heat up and can adjust itself to different pressures while maintaining shape.  The Vivaldi has the X-Change gullet system so riders can change gullet plates to fit a variety of horses.
 
Features include:
  • Soft grippy calfskin covered flaps and calfskin covered memory foam seat
  • Bayflex panels provides cushioning without the bulk, does not heat up or cause sore spots
  • Euro stitching detail and molded knee pads
  • XCH system allows riders to customize fit for different horses
  • Close contact saddle has an already broke in feel
  • Ideal Hunt saddle for the flat or over fences
  • Color:  Oakbark
  • Sizes:  16 ½”, 17, 17 ½”, 18
 
$2,695.00 $2,424.99
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Toulouse Bretta Pro Close Contact Saddle
This innovative saddle is part of Toulouse’s Professional series and has a unique adjustable tree that expands from narrow to x-wide with the turn of a screw.  The French styled Bretta is crafted from Pull Leather which is the result of a unique tanning process to create ‘old world quality.’  The leather has a natural sticky feeling to keep riders secure in the saddle.  The Comfort Fit Technology foam panel consist of 2 layers of foam that are designed for the ultimate comfort for both horse and rider.  Each saddle is built over a hand-laminated, steel reinforced beech wood tree and is backed by a 10 year warranty.
 
Features include:
  • French styled close contact saddle is crafted form Pull Leather
  • Genesis adjustable (and locking) tree adjusts from narrow to x-wide with the turn of a screw
  • Pull leather is the result of a specialized tanning process to create ‘old world quality’
  • Comfort Fit Technology foam panels designed for the ultimate comfort for both horse/rider
  • Steel-reinforced beech wood tree with a 10 year warranty
  • Genesis adjustable tree is backed by a 10 year warranty
  • Color:  Chocolate
  • Sizes: 17”, 17 ½”, 18”
 
$2,319.00 $2,119.99
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Pinnacle Kirkby Close Contact
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  • Beautifully hand crafted from fine full grain English leather
  • Well-padded medium deep seat for optimal comfort
  • Features grippy padded knee rolls with movable knee blocks
  • 10 year warranty on the steel reinforced spring tree
  • Saddle only, fittings not included
  • Sizes: 16, 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18, 19
  • Gullet: Regular or wide
  • Twist: Medium
  • Flap: Regular
  • Flocking: Foam
  • Color: Caramel
  • Do you need a long flap? Check out #32120
$1,199.00 $999.99
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Pinnacle Kirkby Close Contact Long Flap
  • Designed specifically for the taller, longer legged equestrian
  • The perfect choice for working on the flat or over fences
  • Built on steel spring tree with the finest English leather
  • Adjustable knee blocks ensure the proper leg position
  • Deeper seat sits rider very correct and well balanced
  • Saddle only, fittings not included
  • Sizes: 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18
  • Gullet: Regular
  • Twist: Medium
  • Flap: Long
  • Flocking: Foam
  • Color: Caramel
  • Do you need a regular flap? Check out #15578
$1,199.00 $999.99
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Joseph Sterling Alaise Close Contact Saddles
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  • Combines classic styling with unique modern features and sheer comfort
  • Hand crafted in the English tradition using the finest, most supple leather
  • Designed in collaboration with the country’s leading hunt seat riders
  • Features tapered panels, two girth billets and the flattest rigging
  • Padded seat, extra stuffed knee rolls with soft calf leather flaps
  • Built on a lifetime warranted spring steel tree
  • Sizes: 16 or 16.5
  • Leather: Grained Sedgwick of England leather 
  • Gullet: Regular
55% Off $2,699.00 $1,199.00
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Premier Derby Saddle
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  • Crafted from premium buffalo leather in the English tradition
  • Great choice for any starter or novice equestrian
  • Extra soft, padded seat and flaps to maximize comfort
  • Well balanced for equitation, hunter under saddle or over fences
  • Nicely padded knee rolls for added stability
  • Sizes: 14½
  • Gullet: Regular 
  • Twist: Medium
  • Flap: Regular
  • Flocking: Foam
  • Color: Chestnut
58% Off $595.99 $249.99
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Ovation San Telmo Saddle
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  • Designed for the longer legged rider featuring a more forward flap
  • Affordably combines balance, fit, solid construction and quality leather
  • Comfortable Bayflex panels and XCH changeable gullet system for optimal fit
  • Fully covered in grippy leather that feels like it has already been broken in
  • Medium deep seat, triangle knee rolls and thigh blocks
  • Gullet: Medium
  • Color: Brown
  • Sizes: 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18
$1,395.00 $1,259.00
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Pessoa Gen X Natural AMS
  • The versatile Gen-X saddle has flap options to fit any rider
  • Grippy calfskin covered leather seat and flaps with pencil knee rolls
  • Euro-styled with added stitching details to highlight the craftsmanship
  • Features AMS™ synthetic wool flocked panels to optimize comfort
  • XCH system comes with the medium gullet plate
  • Color: Antique tobacco
  • Flap options: Regular, long, forward, long forward
  • Sizes: 16, 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18
$2,295.50 $2,174.00
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Ovation San Diego Saddle
  • Beautifully designed, stylish show jumping saddle with European detailing
  • Close contact jumping saddle features extra grippy covered leather flaps
  • Regular flaps with fixed high thigh blocks and small triangular knee blocks
  • Generously padded seat and knee rolls for that ready to ride, broken in feel
  • Retentive memory Bayflex® panels offer unparalleled support for horse’s back
  • XCH™ System allows for easily changeable gullet (medium gullet is included)
  • Sizes: 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18
  • Gullet: Medium
  • Flap: Regular
  • Color: Brown
$1,395.50 $1,255.50
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Ovation Palermo Saddle
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  • Designed to offer balance, fit and value all in one incredible saddle
  • Close contact jumping saddle features extra grippy covered leather flaps
  • Forward flaps with fixed high thigh blocks and small triangular knee blocks
  • Generously padded seat  and knee rolls for that ready to ride, broken in feel
  • Retentive memory Bayflex® panels offer unparalleled support for horse’s back
  • XCH™ System allows for easily changing gullet size (medium gullet is included)
  • Sizes: 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18
  • Flap options: Regular or forward
  • Gullet: Medium
  • Color: Brown
$1,395.00 $1,199.00
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Kincade Childs Close Contact
  • The perfect saddle for beginning equestrians
  • Excellent quality soft supple leather with a flex fiber tree 
  • Medium deep seat with a comfortable narrow twist
  • Concealed knee rolls for confidence and comfort
  • Nylon reinforced billets with foam memory panels
  • Sizes: 14, 15, 16
  • Gullet: Regular or wide
  • Color: Chestnut
$379.99 $349.99