Total elegance meets high performance in an iconic dressage saddle that is state of the art. The Bates Isabell Icon stands alone in freeing your horse’s full scope of movement and conveying your aids clearly. Strengthening your natural position and enhancing your intuitive connection, through saddle innovation and career experience. Your journey starts here.
Beneath elegant lines, the perfect dressage seat and leading saddle innovations can be tailored perfectly for your ridden biomechanics. When you optimise the saddle for your natural position,
your balance and stability are enhanced, you ride in total synergy and your vision comes to life.
“Sitting centrally in the saddle you feel close to your horse, able to sit deeper with exceptional stability to move with the swing of your horse.” Isabell Werth
For your horse
Engineered to adapt with your horse as they move through their body with total comfort, displaying strength and suppleness through their movements.
You will immediately notice your connection is accentuated and your horse more intrinsically responsive to your aids.
“I love to see the freedom in my horse’s shoulder, to feel in their expression they are comfortable and supple. The adjustability of my saddle together with CAIR has kept so many of my horses so comfortable over so many years.” Isabell Werth
Bates SynergyPanel: the ultimate for close contact dressage performance
Exclusive to Bates Saddles. Ultra-fine and low profile, this panel sculpts away from your horse’s shoulder and transitions contact seamlessly and gradually on to your horse’s body, freeing their shoulder and achieving optimal space around the wither. The connection between you and your horse is accentuated through channelling your leg with seamless contact to let your horse feel your aids as they have never before. Your horse will instantly respond to the soft cushioning of the CAIR Cushion System, which lets them extend, lift and round to their fullest potential.