Bates Caprilli Close Contact Saddle
The Bates Caprilli Close Contact Saddle offers a supportive seat to ensure safe and comfortable landings over fences. Whether commencing their jumping career or competing at the highest level, riders will enjoy exceptional balance and comfort. Broad and tapered panels offer tremendous support for the horse's back, enabling greater freedom of movement.
Featuring Heritage Leather, which upholds traditional practices in natural oil and wax tannage, highlighting a desirable rich patina, characteristic of only the finest natural leathers. The high oil and wax content of this performance leather enhances rider grip with optimal suppleness and a fully natural surface.
Also featuring world-leading performance systems, the CAIR Cushion System and the Easy-Change Fit Solution to offer the ultimate in ease of fitting and comfort for your horse. These revolutionary systems work together to provide a custom fit and a fluid cushioning to hug your horse's individual conformation for even weight distribution over the entire length of the panel. The CAIR Cushion System replaces the traditional fillings in your saddle panel with air cushions. CAIR air cushion technology provides significant performance advantages in the way it distributes the rider's weight and cushions your horse's back. EASY-CHANGE fit solution allows riders to quickly and easily change the gullet plate and ad risers along the panels if needed to provide the ultimate, custom fit. Or, change the fit as your horse develops, eliminating the need to change saddles if your horse changes.
- Regular, Forward, or Extended flap depending on your needs.
- FlexiBlocs that are moveable and cater to your specific thigh support needs. Rear blocs can be purchased and added if needed.
- Quilted panel points.
- Drop panel points.
- Short triple billets.
- Soft seat that guides you to the right position.
Featuring world-leading performance systems, the ElastiFlex tree, EASY-CHANGE fit solution, CAIR cushion system and Quick Change Girth Point System.
Elastiflex tree has a rigid head to maintain clearance over the horse’s withers. It also offers the lateral flexion to work with your horse’s movements. Precision engineered to be lightweight, symmetrical and ultra-durable, this tree is guaranteed against breakage for 10 years under normal riding conditions.
EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution is comprised of the EASY-CHANGE Gullet system and the EASY-CHANGE Riser system. It offers a total saddle fitting solution for absolute horse comfort and your peace of mind. Select the optimal gullet width in the EASY-CHANGE Gullet system for your horse’s current shape and muscling. Make adjustments within the saddle panels for optimal balance and clearance with the EASY-CHANGE Riser system. All adjustments are measurable, symmetrical and completely reversible, ensuring total confidence in the saddle’s ability to be custom fitted to the horse’s changing shape for optimal comfort and performance.
CAIR® Cushion system uses air cushions in place of traditional panel fittings. CAIR air cushion technology inside generously sized Bates performance panels provides significant advantages in the way it distributes the rider’s weight and cushions the horse’s back. Under your weight, air cushions continually mold to mirror your horse’s individual conformation and working muscles. They ensure a close, even contact over a much larger weight-bearing area and help eliminate instances of pressure points. In cushioning your horse’s back, the dynamic nature of the air ensures it works in synergy with your horse’s muscles, rather than your horse’s muscles working a
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