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The Bates Caprilli Close Contact saddle offers a supportive seat for the rider to ensure safe, comfortable landings.

Whether commencing your jumping career or competing at the highest level, enjoy exceptional balance and comfort. Broad and tapered panels offer tremendous support for the horse’s back, enabling greater freedom of movement.

Expert's view

I've recently had a few very successful fits with the Caprilli CC. The adjustability in the width and with the easy change risers allows us to refine the fit  and make it perfect for the horse. Rider's have commented that they find the Cair System allows them a close feel to the horse. This, combined with the open seat and adjustable knee roll allows for free range of movement over fences and a good sense of security.

One customer in particular ordered this saddle in the Luxe leather in brown. It is beautiful. The Luxe leather is so lovely and grippy,  it looks and feels like a high quality saddle. If you were thinking of getting a Caprilli, I'd really recommend looking at the Luxe leather option.
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Would you recommend this saddle for horses with a flat back?

Yes, this saddle can be a brilliant choice for horses with a flatter back but they suit a wide range of back shapes. The changeable gullet plate and Easy Change riser system in the saddle means they can be quickly adjusted to suit a variety of different shaped horses, and keep being changed to your horses shape as it changes with the seasons. The shape of the front of the panel also makes this a good choice for horses with bigger shoulders as it's design sits the saddle behind the shoulder allowing free movement for the horse.

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Bates Caprilli Close Contact +

The Bates Caprilli Close Contact+ Saddle offers all of the performance benefits of the Bates Caprilli Close Contact while also featuring soft and grippy double-lined Opulence leather for optimal stability, balance and comfort in the saddle. The Bates Caprilli Close Contact+ range is available in three different flap lengths, standard, extended and forward.
Your horse will show a marked improvement in their freedom of movement, as world leading performance systems the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution and CAIR Cushion System maximise your horse’s comfort and freedom of movement. Your horse will enjoy unsurpassed adaptability for an optimal fit, even weight distribution, a fluid cushioning and the ultimate impact absorption

Online price: £1,700.00

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Bates Caprilli Close Contact + Luxe

This saddle is in the sale as it has a small scuff/scratch on the luxe leather at the back of the saddle.

The Bates Caprilli Close Contact+ Luxe saddle offers all of the performance benefits of the Bates Caprilli Close Contact while also featuring luxe leather for optimal stability, balance and comfort in the saddle. The Bates Caprilli Close Contact+ luxe range is available in three different flap lengths, standard, extended and forward.
Your horse will show a marked improvement in their freedom of movement, as world leading performance systems the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution and CAIR Cushion System maximise your horse’s comfort and freedom of movement. Your horse will enjoy unsurpassed adaptability for an optimal fit, even weight distribution, a fluid cushioning and the ultimate impact absorption

Please note that sale saddles are new, but may have minor signs of wear as it has been used in a saddle fit. 

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Joining forces with elite showjumpers, Bates Saddles pioneered the world’s first truly close contact jump saddle that is focused on both horse and rider performance.

This saddle achieves unprecedented close contact, perfect balance and stability for the rider. For the horse, it features an anatomic tree that reduces any inclination for the saddle to lift, offers a completely customisable fit and the leading panel system for unparalleled impact absorption and comfort.

Features of the Bates Elevation

High performance seat is shaped to maintain breadth behind your seat ensuring comfortable landings, whilst thinning it right down where your leg drops on to the horse, so that the transition is ultra narrow and seamless. The precise cantle angle encourages you to find your central position with ease.

An anatomically shaped tree enables greater comfort and room for the horse’s shoulder, while retaining a close contact feel for the rider. It reduces the occurrence of lifting at the back, which is often accepted with jumping saddles.

Secure your stirrup leathers with the distinctive Bates Stirrup Keeper. Why not add a sense of style, colour and individuality to your saddle with the interchangeable Bates Jewelled Stirrup Keepers? Each stirrup keeper features three stones and are available in Clear.

Customised support of your individual position through the Adjustable Flexibloc System.

 


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This saddle achieves unprecedented close contact, perfect balance and stability for the rider. For the horse, it features an anatomic tree that reduces any inclination for the saddle to lift, offers a completely customisable fit and the leading panel system for unparalleled impact absorption and comfort.

The deep seat Elevation model offers greater security and support for increased confidence.

Features of the Bates Elevation DS

High performance seat is shaped to maintain breadth behind your seat ensuring comfortable landings, whilst thinning it right down where your leg drops on to the horse, so that the transition is ultra narrow and seamless. The precise cantle angle encourages you to find your central position with ease.

An anatomically shaped tree enables greater comfort and room for the horse’s shoulder, while retaining a close contact feel for the rider. It reduces the occurrence of lifting at the back, which is often accepted with jumping saddles.

Secure your stirrup leathers with the distinctive Bates Stirrup Keeper. Why not add a sense of style, colour and individuality to your saddle with the interchangeable Bates Jewelled Stirrup Keepers? Each stirrup keeper features three stones and are available in Clear.

Customised support of your individual position through the Adjustable Flexibloc System.


Online price: £1,899.00

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The Bates Momentum Saddle is the ultimate performance tool for serious eventers, the Bates Momentum delivers a seamless transition from your seat along your inner thigh for immediate contact with the horse.

The forward cut flap and a low, narrow waist enable the rider to sit into, rather than onto the saddle, so you won’t get left behind.

  • A forward cut event saddle designed for pure performance
  • Delivers unprecedented balance, maximumk control and instantaneous comfort
  • A seamless transition from your seat along your inner thigh offers immediate contact
  • Maximises freedom of movement and comfort for your horse
  • Features include short girth points, Ergonmic Stirrup Bar and Floexibloc® system

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Bates Caprilli Close Contact + Luxe

The Bates Caprilli Close Contact+ Luxe saddle offers all of the performance benefits of the Bates Caprilli Close Contact while also featuring luxe leather for optimal stability, balance and comfort in the saddle. The Bates Caprilli Close Contact+ luxe range is available in three different flap lengths, standard, extended and forward.
Your horse will show a marked improvement in their freedom of movement, as world leading performance systems the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution and CAIR Cushion System maximise your horse’s comfort and freedom of movement. Your horse will enjoy unsurpassed adaptability for an optimal fit, even weight distribution, a fluid cushioning and the ultimate impact absorption

Online price: £1,999.00

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Joining forces with elite showjumpers, Bates Saddles pioneered the world’s first truly close contact jump saddle that is focused on both horse and rider performance.

This saddle achieves unprecedented close contact, perfect balance and stability for the rider. For the horse, it features an anatomic tree that reduces any inclination for the saddle to lift, offers a completely customisable fit and the leading panel system for unparalleled impact absorption and comfort.

This high performance model features the added performance advantage of double-lined Opulence leather, renowned for its ultra soft and grippy characteristics, increasing rider feel and comfort.

Engineered for precision performance, combining technical design and innovation to raise the bar for both horse and rider.

Features of the Bates Elevation+

High performance seat is shaped to maintain breadth behind your seat ensuring comfortable landings, whilst thinning it right down where your leg drops on to the horse, so that the transition is ultra narrow and seamless. The precise cantle angle encourages you to find your central position with ease.

An anatomically shaped tree enables greater comfort and room for the horse’s shoulder, while retaining a close contact feel for the rider. It reduces the occurrence of lifting at the back, which is often accepted with jumping saddles.

Secure your stirrup leathers with the distinctive Bates Stirrup Keeper. Why not add a sense of style, colour and individuality to your saddle with the interchangeable Bates Jewelled Stirrup Keepers? Each stirrup keeper features three stones and are available in Clear.

Customised support of your individual position through the Adjustable Flexibloc System

Also Available in Luxe Leather as Special Order

Colour Options: Classic Black or Classic Brown

Please specify Luxe Leather option in comments when ordering


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Bates Elevation Deep Seat +

Joining forces with elite showjumpers, Bates Saddles pioneered the world’s first truly close contact jump saddle that is focused on both horse and rider performance.

This saddle achieves unprecedented close contact, perfect balance and stability for the rider. For the horse, it features an anatomic tree that reduces any inclination for the saddle to lift, offers a completely customisable fit and the leading panel system for unparalleled impact absorption and comfort.

The deep seat Elevation+ model offers greater security and support for increased confidence and the added performance advantage of double lined Opulence leather, renowned for its ultra soft and grippy characteristics increasing rider feel and comfort.

Features of the Bates Elevation DS+

High performance seat is shaped to maintain breadth behind your seat ensuring comfortable landings, whilst thinning it right down where your leg drops on to the horse, so that the transition is ultra narrow and seamless. The precise cantle angle encourages you to find your central position with ease.

An anatomically shaped tree enables greater comfort and room for the horse’s shoulder, while retaining a close contact feel for the rider. It reduces the occurrence of lifting at the back, which is often accepted with jumping saddles.

Secure your stirrup leathers with the distinctive Bates Stirrup Keeper. Why not add a sense of style, colour and individuality to your saddle with the interchangeable Bates Jewelled Stirrup Keepers? Each stirrup keeper features three stones and are available in Clear.

Customised support of your individual position through the Adjustable Flexibloc System.

Also Available in Luxe Leather by Special Order

Colours: Classic Black, Classic Brown

 Please specify Luxe Leather option in comments when ordering


Online price: £2,699.00

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Bates Advanta Event Saddle

The Bates Advanta® eventing saddle is engineered for perfect connection between you and your horse.
With an ultra-sensitive feel of your horse and effortless balance, together you are poised for take-off and prepared for the unexpected. Sharpen your reflexes and push your boundaries in the new competitive advantage.

Engineered for competitive ADVANTAge

  1. Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar
  2. EASY-CHANGE® Fit Solution
  3. Wither Freedom
  4. Forward cut mono flap
  5. SynergyPanel™
  6. Streamlined girth points
  7. SweetSpot
  8. CAIR® Cushion System
  9. Recessed stirrup channel
  10. FlexiContourbloc
  11. Grippy reinforcement

Expert's view

Thank you Flo@teamfloeventing, I couldn't have put it better myself!

“The best thing about the Bates Advanta saddle is that I feel so secure! Within 2 days of having the saddle I used it for a British Eventing horse trials and it was amazing. The leather is so soft it felt like it was made to measure. I’ve tried other close contact saddles but this felt like I had so much contact with my pony which made me feel so safe. I love the blocks being on top of the saddle as you don’t get a curved saddle flap. I’ve jumped higher than before just because I feel so secure! My pony moves more freely too, he feels more supple and less restricted. I knew straight away that it was the saddle for me”. Flo @teamfloeventing
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