• New Listing17” SCHLEESE EAGLE SADDLE!

    Really nice 2012 17” SCHLEESE EAGLESADDLE! Fully adjustable tree for your horse, that can be done by a Schleese fitter. There is a wrinkle in the seat due to the very soft seat, and is extremely common - this is not a structural issue.
    $2,000.00
    Brand: Schleese
    $75.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New Listing17.5" CWD Monoflap Saddle

    17.5" CWD Monoflap Saddle in really nice condition! 3A flap. No rips, no tears - well taken care of.
    $2,000.00
    $75.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • 16” Arc De Triomphe Saddle

    Beautiful arc de triomphe saddle comes with belt which is shown in photos thanks much happy holidays
    $1,200.00
    $100.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • 17.5 Premium Butet Saddle, P-flat, 2.25 Flap (long & forward), Medium Wide 4.75"

    Can't Ship Before 12/18, Seat size 17 1/2 to 18
    $2,795.00
    Brand: Butet
    $24.60 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • 2006 Tad Coffin 17” Saddle A5G2

    Flap measures 13” bar to bottom and 12.5” across. There are front and rear blocks. Tree measures 5” med/wide. Shows some wear and there is some loose stitching where underneath attaches to flap. See photo.
    $1,500.00
    Brand: Tad Coffin
    $24.60 shipping
  • 2008 17.5 CWD Buffalo Grain Saddle

    It is a flatter 17.5 2L seat with standard flaps. The codes read SE01 17 5 TC 2L RT PA 205710 500 08 109. It is Buffalo grain. I bought this saddle practically new in 2012 and I love it! In very good condition.
    $2,500.00
    $80.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingEQUESTOR monoflap dressage saddle

    BEAUTIFUL DRESSAGE SADDLE, MONOFLAP DESIGN, MADE BY PRESTIGIOUS ENGLISH SADDLERS EQUESTOR IN COLLABORATION WITH STYLE SADDLERY. been used on a short back arab, suit compact, short backed horses.
    $775.00
    Free shipping
  • New Listing17" Crosby XL saddle - Medium tree - long flap - tall rider w/ knee blocks!

    17" Crosby XL model, stamped M for medium gullet, dot to dot measurement is 4-1/2". The flaps are longer at 15-1/4". Nice cushy knee pads and has knee rolls. This saddle is in lightly used condition with no flaws.
    $650.00
    Brand: Crosby
    $35.00 shipping
  • New Listing17.5 Schleese Obrigado Monoflap Dressage Saddle 2-RW-SR

    17.5" seat on this beautiful monoflap dressage saddle. It has been lightly used and well cared for. The monoflap and the deep seat creates a close contact feel. This saddle is meant for short backed horses but fits lots of horses. The tree is very adjustable so it can fit a wide variety of horses. This saddle is really comfortable and feels very secure. The saddle features a number 3 tree, number 2 panel with relief panel and shoulder relief wedge. This saddle as a couple of cosmetic kicks on the underside of the saddle but they don't impact the saddle at all. I'm only selling this saddle because it was for a different horse that I sold. Very negotiable. These saddles are over $7000 new. Make an offer!
    $4,250.00
    Brand: Schleese
    $100.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Amerigo Close Contact Saddle 17 M/W tree

    Bought this saddle on here and unfortunately it does not fit my horse she is wider that I thought. This saddle is a medium/wide tree. Saddle is older but in good condition. Shows usual wear and has a stain on the seat that is pictured. This is a really high quality saddle at great price. I rode in it twice it is very comfortable and puts u in a great balanced position. Any questions please message me. Comes with the Amerigo saddle cover.
    $775.00
    Brand: Amerigo
    $50.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
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  • New ListingCustom Everest R Dressage Saddle 17.5

    Beautiful Black Everest R model with white piping, buffalo leather accents, and faux black croc on back of cantle. Knee Roll is "SRNP" or Short Roll in Normal Position. Fits nicely on a wider horse - tree is a bit wider than the MW tree.
    $3,050.00
    Brand: Custom Saddlery
    $139.60 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • 17’ pessoa gen-x natural jumper saddle

    17’ gen-x natural jumper saddle with an interchangeable gullet. In good condition and well taken care. It’s been cleaned after every ride. This is an awesome saddle! It’s super soft and comfy and feels like a much more expensive saddle. Stirrup leathers included! Just moving to dressage so don’t need my jumper saddle. 
    $1,300.00
    Brand: Pessoa
    $52.23 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingSaddle - CWD  - good condition  - 17.5

    Used a little over a year and has been sitting in my house for over a year now. I am 5'8" and 140 lbs. Very comfortable saddle. In good to fair condition. Water spots on underside.
    $1,500.00
    Free shipping
  • USED BUTET CLOSE CONTACT SADDLE - MED TREE - BROWN - SZ 17 #87510

    It's that easy! Tree Width: Medium Tree: Measures 4.25" dot to dot. Color: Brown. Seat Size: 17".
    $655.00
    Top Rated Plus
    $45.00 shipping
    Brand: Butet
    or Best Offer
  • Beval Butet Saddle 18" 

    2001 L Butet size 18", some water spots on the seat, tear in the right knee roll, normal wear and tear to be expected for a 17 year old saddle. Billets are in very good condition and tree is sound, only cosmetic 'damage'.
    $900.00
    Brand: Butet
    $24.60 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Pessoa Saddle 17 inch - medium tree, regular flap

    Medium Tree- Well cared for, soft buttery leather, comes with irons and stirrup leathers
    $900.00
    Brand: Pessoa
    $48.60 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingPRESTIGE DRESSAGE SADDLE DOGE (OPTIMAX) 17 FULLY EQUIPPED

    MODEL DOGE is highly rated. Very nice dressage saddle. That saddle is one of the most technically advanced dressage saddle on the market. (adjustable by a Prestige specialist). on one side of the saddle.
    $1,620.00
    Brand: Prestige
    $70.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingPessoa Heritage Pro XCH 18'

    Pessoa Heritage Pro XCH FL M. 18' Lovely Brown saddle. In good condition.Barley broke in. Please see Billet cover picture for exact specs.
    $1,350.00
    Brand: Pessoa
    $70.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • 2013 Custom Saddlery Woflgang OMNI 17.5" Monoflap

    100% Natural imported wool flocked panels. Long external knee rolls gently guide your legs with comfort, control and perfect balance which gives you the best communication between you and your horse. Anatomically correct wood spring tree with open pommel is excellent for average to high withered horses.
    $2,800.00
    Brand: Custom Saddlery
    $90.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
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  • Laser Rendevous Dressage Saddle 18" seat with adjustable tree

    Saddle looks brand new. It was purchased in 2011 and was literally never used, because it did not fit the rider. It has been well cared for and stored in a controlled climate. There is no damage to leather or stitching. The saddle flap is a custom one inch shorter.
    $2,250.00
    $19.60 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • horse saddle WALKING HORSE WITH SOUND Singing pony battery operated toy pony

    Super gift idea the remote is on the end of the cord, 3 AA batteries not included, tested to insure your product will arrive in great working order as should be. Comes in 2 different colors as pictured.
    $18.99
    Top Rated Plus
    $3.99 shipping
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  • 17.5 Custom Saddlery Icon Coda

    Beautiful Custom Saddlery Icon Coda! 17.5" seat, 16.5" flap. Currently set to a medium/wide, however it fits a variety of horses. Reinforced leather on the bottom of the flap. Cleaned and conditioned religiously, and always kept in a temperature controlled environment.
    $2,100.00
    Brand: Custom Saddlery
    $50.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • All Purpose Beginner English Leather Saddle 16 17 18 Black Brown Tan Package

    $144.39 to $151.99
    Top Rated Plus
    Was: Previous Price$159.99
    Free shipping
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  • New ListingTAD COFFIN Hunter CC Jumping Saddle A5G 17.5", Excellent Used Cond. ,Wide Tree

    This is a wonderful saddle, in excellent used condition, this saddle will make anybody look like they know how to ride really well.
    $1,600.00
    Brand: Tad Coffin
    Free shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Ghost Roma Treeless Saddle Endurance Trail

    Barely a year old and less than 25 rides in it. Excellent condition. Super adjustable both for horse and rider. Ghost’s smallest seat size. Has self adjusting billets. Seat size is customizable as well. Very very comfortable and secure!!!
    $725.00
    $14.02 shipping
    or Best Offer
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  • Stubben Roxane saddle 17/30 with biomex- EUC- free shipping

    ( generous medium). Outstanding condition call seat and knee pads. Front a rear blocks. Wool flocked. Billets barely show any girth marks. I have the matching girth listed too.
    $899.00
    FAST 'N FREE
  • County Drespri Dressage/All-Purpose Saddle 17”

    Stunning, classic County saddle model that is no longer made- the Drespri is truly a multi-purpose, excellent quality saddle, and this particular model is in beautiful condition! Change from Dressage flap to the All-Purpose setting in under a minute! Changing the flap setting is self-explanatory and very simple. Thread on the Chronicle of the Horse Forums with testimonials of riders eventing to Prelim with this saddle! Ideal for an ambitious eventer on a budget, or a rider seeking an All-Purpose Saddle with different options. Seat is 17”. The dot-to-dot measurement is shown in the photo. The flap measures 11.5” wide.
    $750.00
    $45.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingALBION 'STYLE' all purpose/jump saddle

    Gorgeous, super comfortable albion all purpose saddle. model STYLE.
    $750.00
    Brand: Albion
    Free shipping
  • 2006 Tad Coffin A5G 17.5"

    Flap measures 14” from bar to bottom and 13” wide. Tree measures 5” med/ wide. Light weight saddle.
    $1,100.00
    Brand: Tad Coffin
    $8.70 shipping
  • Used 17",Mac Rider, Lexington, Dressage Saddle, Brown+ MacRider 28" girth.

    It has been cleaned and conditioned each time it has been used. Includes the Italian leather girth. I had my hip replaced and the moderate kneeroll bothers me.
    $3,500.00
    $24.60 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingAntares 16 Calfskin Short 11.5”-12” Flap Jumping Saddle 2004 EUC

    This saddle is in wonderful condition. No rips or tears and the tree is in excellent condition. The tree width is for a regular to medium width. The seat is a medium depth. Just needs a good oiling.
    $2,188.88
    Brand: ANTARES
    $64.88 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Brown Rolled Leather English Saddle Handle Grab Bucking Strap Hand Hold Balance

    Also called a grab strap. Easily attach this handle to the front D rings of any English or any Western saddle. Great for use with students learning to keep balance. Great for trail riding too. Measures 12" long and is adjustable.
    $11.95
    Brand: Showman
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  • New ListingHDR Show Jumping Pro Saddle Close Contact 17 Medium

    The HDR Show Jumping Pro is properly balanced for jumping. Sculpted foam panels provide an easy fit and perfect balance while the shorter more forward panels give the rider a correct fit over fences.
    $485.00
    $45.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Voltaire Palm Beach, Full Buffalo, 17.5", 2AA, 5" Tree, Pro Panel

    2AA Flap (Measuring 13" Long x 14.25" Wide). Rock Star!that's exactly what I think every time I lay eyes on one of these beautiful works of art. Voltaire Design goes all out to provide a luxurious piece of equipment, while dazzling the eyes and delighting the seat.
    $3,650.00
    Free shipping
    or Best Offer
  • 2004 17/17.5" Beval Butet Close Contact Jumping Saddle. Regular Tree.

    Stamped 17", but as with most Butets which tend to run bigger, it measures at near 17.5". This is the deep seat L model. Long flap, generous in position to accommodate a longer femur. There are typical signs of use for its age, otherwise this saddle is in great condition and has been well cared for.
    $1,750.00
    Brand: Butet
    $50.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
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  • Barefoot Tahoe Treeless Saddle

    Beautiful treeless saddle in excellent condition. Brown leather with black accents. Look carefully at the pics, you'll see this saddle is clean and has been very well kept. Comes with additional seat cushion and, additionsl knee rolls and a rigid pommel support. Included is a fabric cover. This saddle has been stored indoors in a smoke free, pet free home. Treeless saddles are very comfortable for horse AND rider. Barefoot Treeless Saddles are a high quality top selling brand.
    $800.00
    $17.17 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingAntares Signature Saddle 17”- Gorgeous - Free Shipping

    2014 Antares Signature Saddle. 17”, Medium Tree. Fits most horses. Wonderfully balanced saddle. Like new condition.Antares saddle cover included, not pictured.
    $2,850.00
    Brand: ANTARES
    $25.20 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Used Courbette Futura Starter Saddle *Package* 17.5" Med Eventer AP Dressage EUC

    Used Courbette Lemetex Furtura. Model: Futura. This is a fantastic all purpose/event/dressage saddle made in Switzerland. Great quality at a great price. It features pencil knee rolls. Ideal option for lesson barns that need tough saddles that require very little care.
    $295.00
    Brand: Courbette
    Free shipping
  • G. Passier & Sohn Hannover West Germany Dressage Saddle M-PS-BAUM 17 W D 215183

    Maker's identification to four different parts of the saddle; monogram and ichthus personalization to each side. We use all new boxes and cushioning materials. Excellent; preowned; appears complete; the brown leather is nice and supple as found.
    $295.00
    Top Rated Plus
    $65.84 shipping
    Brand: Passier
  • R. Pessoa English Jumping Saddle 17'' XCH Adjustable Gullet

    Bought 2 years ago. Used for several eventing shows. No major falls or incidents. Adjustable tree- currently the gullet measures 6" (medium tree). Normal wear and tear on the saddle, no cracks or rips.
    $1,049.00
    Brand: Pessoa
    $50.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingG Passier Dressage Saddle 17 inch optimumo

    $725.00
    Brand: Passier
    $65.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • 17” Voltaire Palm Beach Saddle 2012

    2012 lovely Used saddle. Size 2 flap. XFIN panels for big shouldered horse. D10 built up in the cantle to keep the saddle stable on a big shouldered horse. Second skin under flap for amazing contact with horse.
    $3,000.00
    $24.74 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Rembrandt Riding Saddle 17.5 Close Contact (Good Condition)

    Saddle is very comfortable. The saddle shows very little wear. This is a well made, comfortable, versatile saddle with many years of use left.
    $345.00
    Brand: Rembrandt
    $17.17 shipping
  • beval saddle

    Pictures and more details to come tomorrow. Sadly, I’ve outgrown it. It’s super comfortable and you’ll never want to leave the saddle.
    $500.00
    Brand: Beval
    Free shipping
    or Best Offer
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  • Beval Artisan saddle

    16 1/2 Artisan. 1 flap measures 13 inches. Med wide d to d measures 4 1/2. Does have small tear in seat. Great schooling or lesson saddle.
    $350.00
    3 bids
    $41.00 shipping
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  • New Listing17.5" Wintec Pro Endurance Saddle Flocked

    GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT.......17.5" Wintec Pro Endurance dressage saddle made June 2014. Hard to find Flocked panels (not CAIR), easy fit change solution and adjustable stirrup bar. Includes the full gullet system, gauge, newer Wintec saddle carrier, and a 22" neoprene dressage girth. Get it while you can!!!
    $1,200.00
    Brand: Wintec
    Free shipping
  • Bates Caprilli Close Contact 17 inches Saddle

    This is a 17 1/2 inch Bates Caprilli Close Contact horse saddle. It is extremely comfortable and I have enjoyed how balanced it is compared to other saddles. It comes with the gullet change system which is very helpful for changing the width withers. This saddle has done me no wrong, however money has been tight and I sadly need to sell it. The saddle was bought for $2,125. I am selling it for $760. Happy Riding!
    $674.00
    Brand: Bates
    $41.39 shipping
    or Best Offer
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English Horse Saddles

A sleek and elegant creation, the English saddle is very unlike its western counterpart. Made for comfort and control, it comes in a variety of styles though the basic structure of the saddle remains constant. There’s the right brand of English saddle for you and your horse and the activities you enjoy together.

What are the different types of English saddles?

  • All purpose can be used for pleasure riding, ambling over a woodland trail, jumping, and dressage.
  • Dressage saddles are meant to show off the horse’s conformation and make the horse and rider look especially elegant. Most saddle experts believe that the dressage saddle should only be used for dressage. The flaps are a bit longer than the all purpose saddle, and the seat is closer to the horse’s shoulders to make sure the rider is positioned right over their center of gravity.
  • Eventing saddles push the rider's weight to the back of the saddle and make sure that their feet are forward when the horse jumps over a hurdle or takes on an obstacle course. It provides more control and safety.
  • A jumping/close contact saddle has the seat closer to the cantle than a dressage saddle. This keeps the rider balanced during a jump.
  • The polo saddle is made specifically for the sharp turns and strenuous play of a polo match. It has less padding than other saddles.
  • Numnahs are pads that are placed beneath the saddle to give even more comfort to the horse.

What materials are English saddles made of?

English saddles are traditionally made of the best leather that tanner can find. It is supple but firm, thick, and just a little greasy. It wrinkles when it is pressed on both the outside and the inside, but it never forms bubbles. Leather should be neither too dry nor spongy. The best leather usually comes from cows that are slow to mature, such as the Angus. Less popular types of leather are pigskin, doeskin, and basil, which is sheepskin. Newer saddles are made of synthetic leather, but they don’t last as long.

What are the parts of an English saddle?

The saddle is built on a small part called a tree. There are three types:

  • Rigid
  • Spring
  • Fiberglass

When it’s finished, the saddle will have:

  • A seat
  • A cantle, which is the back raised part of the seat
  • A pommel, which is the upward curving front of the seat
  • A point pocket
  • A saddle flap that hides the girth straps and the buckle guard
  • The girth
  • The waist, which is the middle of the seat
  • The stirrup bar
  • Stirrup leather
  • Irons, or stirrups

If the English saddle is flipped upside down with the cantle pointing up, you’ll see a channel run own the middle of the padded panel to the gullet.

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