RYDER DRESSAGE SADDLES

An Introduction To Our Dressage Saddles

The dressage saddles you see pictured below are our most popular current range of saddles at present. We do however keep all of our old patterns from the past so can still make those models. All our saddles can be mixed and matched, so you can have the blocks from one saddle and the seat from another for example. Our dressage saddles are also all available with internal Velcro blocks. The options are endless so if you don't see what you are looking for please call or email to discuss further as at Ryder we know horses and people come in all shapes and sizes. To help you with ideas for making your saddle bespoke to you please take a look on our Bespoke Options page. For more information on our saddle range please get in touch with your nearest Ryder saddles fitter or contact us on here for more information.

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V.I.P 

The VIP Special has a three quarter length roll set on an angle to contour the leg, the front of the roll also has an intricate welt running down the front. This is a European styled dressage saddle, with a high pommel and narrow in the twist and seat. This saddle is more suited to high withered horses. The flap and panel are set straight and the tree points are slightly set back allowing the horse greater freedom through the shoulder. This saddle is a monoflap saddle and incorporates our own double SS panel, which ensures greater comfort for the horse. As standard the front billet strap is behind the point of the tree and the rear strap is a balance strap. As with all our saddles all bespoke options are available and the panel can be made to best suit the horse to ensure a perfect fit

Speak to your Ryder saddle fitter or message us on the link below  for further information:

 

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Panamera

A deep seated monoflap saddle with external blocks, the saddle is available in a full block and half block options. It is a lightweight monoflap saddle and incorporates the double SS panel which is a unique saddle design to Ryder. The panels are shaped in a way to allow the horse to work through his back and shoulders; there is a wide channel to ensure there is no tightness in that area and plenty of spine room. This is the ideal saddle for horses that have shape to their wither but are very wide at the base of the wither. The saddle even though made for wider horses still maintains a narrow twist for the rider.

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Half Block Panamera

The same saddle as above apart from this saddle has a half block which is much more appealing for riders who are not as long in the leg or riders who like to have a lot more freedom when riding. As with all of our saddles it is available in a 15, 16 or 17" flap.

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The Excellence

The Excellence saddle allows for true contact between horse and rider both through the twist of the tree and the unique closeness through the rider’s leg. The saddle also has a comfortable soft seat that will make the rider feel safe and secure. The Excellence is available with different blocks to suit each individual rider and the panel shape can be altered for each horses’ different requirements. With a wide channel and the tree design used in this saddle it is suited more to a traditional dressage type horse. Also available in standard and high cantle options. The one pictured is a standard cantle.

This saddle is available in the full selection of Ryder luxury leathers.

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Native Dressage

This saddle is the perfect solution for horses and ponies that are wider and flatter across their backs. The tree in this saddle is designed by us with the typical native equine in mind. The points of the tree are short, and the rails are very flat to accommodate the shape of their back. The head of the tree is also quite low and the shape of the tree when you look at it front ways on is a U shaped tree. We have kept the panel depth shallow and the channel wide to alleviate any side-to-side movement and to ensure there is an even contact through the panels with the horses back. The tree is strained in such a way as to give the rider the feeling of a narrow twist even though the horse may be extra wide. Available as a dual flap fixed block, dual flap moveable Velcro blocks or mono flap

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Bellagio Dressage

This Bellagio dressage is very neat in appearance a lightweight mono saddle with our own double SS panel and external rolls and also benefits from a neat flap that really allows for the rider to use their leg and seat aids effectively as well as a more forward angled block. The balance of this seat is perfect for allowing the rider to be in the correct place in the saddle. The panel design of this saddle is super comfy for horses and we are seeing greater movement not just in the shoulder but also the horse really starting to come through from behind. It is available in all the Ryder colour specifications and the flap length can be altered as required. Made on the same tree as our Native saddle.

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Classic Legacy

The legend that is the Ryder Legacy is back!!

This saddle was our most popular saddle ever and after many requests for its return this year it is back in production. The Ryder Legacy saddle is the most amazing first dressage saddle for either a younger rider, someone starting out, someone who wants to hack/trail ride and school or for horses with different riders. It can be made as a dual or mono saddle and comes with three velcro blocks that attach to the panel on Velcro. The saddle is slightly forward cut allowing the rider to establish a dressage seat over time and change the blocks as their riding develops. All gusset depths are available on this saddle as are all panel types. Just a really universal saddle to have and with all our saddles can be fully customised. Is also available with the fixed standard Legacy roll.

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The Olympic

The Olympic saddle is a great first time dressage saddle as it is available in many different options. It can be made as a dual flap saddle with a selection of velcro knee rolls to allow for changes in riding style as training progresses, as a dual flapped with a fixed roll or as a mono saddle with the block on the outside. It has a low rise pommel and an open seat which is of medium depth.The girth strap on a standard model is from the point for the front one and the rear is on a swinger. However these can customised to accommodate different horses girth grooves position. Tis saddle is suitable for medium weight type horses. As with our other saddles this is available in any choice of colour or leather.

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Artisan

The Artisan saddle is suited to middleweight horses and with its angled three quarter block is suitable for most riders. There is a cut away skirt to allow the block to sit higher into the skirt to give the rider extra support and stability. The twist of the tree is strained in a way to allow the inner thigh to have a close feel to the horse with no bulkiness. The saddle shown is a monoflap saddle and the panel is our own Double SS panel and is designed to allow plenty of room across the spine for the horse to feel loose and free and allowing the horse to work to its highest capability. This saddle is great for horses who need a wider channel but the saddle still retains a narrow twist for the riders comfort

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Bruno

The Bruno dressage saddle is made on the same tree as our popular Legacy saddle which is a more open tree. It has aesthetically moulded knee blocks that aid with the riders leg position and offers plenty of support to the rider. The seat is a more open seat, this saddle really does put you in the perfect position.

This saddle is a monoflap saddle making it a lighter saddle than a traditional double flap saddle, the position of the front girth strap is free and loose behind the point allowing the horse to have more freedom through the shoulder, the rear strap in on a swinger which keeps the rear of the saddle secure. This saddle can be fully customised in all aspects.

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Baroque

This Baroque saddle has been specifically developed by Ryder Saddles for the  warmblood and other such types. It particularly suits Friesian horses. The tree has exceptionally short points so as not to impinge shoulder movement and cause the horse to curl back at the rider. Made especially for horses that are wider around the wither area but have shape in the wither area. The tree used in this saddle is unique to Ryder Saddles having been developed by Glen after seeing the issues affecting these type/shape of horses over the years. This saddle has a moulded knee roll for support and a medium to deep seat and puts the rider in perfect balance. The girth straps have a balance strap (V girth) to help to keep the saddle secure for the warmbloods big movement. Available in all the Ryder options and a dual or mono flap model.

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External Block Baroque

The same as the Baroque above but this saddle has a fixed external front block and is available only as a monoflap saddle. Any size, type or length of block can be chosen for this saddle. Available in all the customisation options.

The saddle pictured is black buffalo leather on the skirts and flaps with a nubuck seat and rolls. This saddle also has a floral inlaid flaps and a dove grey rear seaming.

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Legacy Ultra

One of our most popular saddles ever and one we have made for over twenty years that now has an updated look. The flap is  blocked and moulded over the knee roll giving this saddle a low profile look but still allows a very secure feel for the rider’s leg. This saddle allows for comfort, closeness and stability for the rider always allowing for the correct point of balance. Available in a standard or wide seat and also available the Ryder super soft seat which is a double layer of latex in the saddle seat to give even greater comfort.

This saddle is available as a mono flap or a dual flap saddle and the choice of short rear gussets or an upswept panel.

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Molineux

The Molineux saddle is available on a medium and a shallow tree to offer you a choice and its great for riders who may prefer a more open seat. The knee roll is slightly forward cut to allow for riders with longer legs or for people who prefer to ride that bit shorter.This saddle allows the horse freedom through the back and shoulders. The Molineux is a true monoflap saddle, really offering a close feel and connection to the horse. It has beautiful detailing in the leather work which can be fully personalised to your requirements.

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Zara - Dressage

The Zara Dressage is one of our most popular saddles. This saddle is available in high and standard cantle options. The high cantle options has a deep seat which offers a feeling of great security.  The Zara benefits from exterior knee blocks that can be selected to suit the rider, both in terms of shape and placement. Available as a mono and dual flap saddle and the option to have Velcro blocks on the dual flap saddle. The billet straps can be made/positioned to suit your horse. This saddle is available in all Ryder options. The one opposite in the picture also shows inlaid quilted flaps and is the high cantle version.

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