About 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.



A deep seated monoflap saddle with a narrow twist and large blocks, these blocks are available as a full block (pictured) and as a half block. This saddle is very lightweight due to the fact it is a 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 perfect saddle for “shouldery” horses and horses that are wide at the base of the wither while still maintaining a narrow twist for the rider.


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.


The Excellence

The Excellence is a true mono-panel saddle that allows for true contact between horse and rider both through the twist of the tree and the unique closeness through the riders leg. The saddle also has a very comfortable soft seat that will make the rider feel safe and secure. As the flap and panel are all integrated into one this saddle is super lightweight. 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.

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


Bellagio Dressage

This Bellagio dressage is very neat in appearance a lightweight mono saddle with our own double SS panel and benefits from a shorter 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.



The VIP saddle is our latest saddle to our collection. It is a very European style dressage saddle, with a high pommel and narrow across the seat. This saddle is more suited to a petite rider. This VIP saddle also benefits from a full length block that's super soft which is much

appreciated by the rider. The flap and panel is also straighter than other models and the tree points are slightly set back allowing the horse greater freedom through his shoulder. This saddle is a monoflap saddle and incorporates our own double SS panel which ensures greater comfort for the horse. As with all our saddles all bespoke options are available as are half blocks.


The VIP Special

The same as our original VIP above but this version has a three quarter roll set on an angle for people who prefer this style of block.  It is a very European style dressage saddle, with a high pommel and narrow across the seat. This saddle is more suited to a petite. The flap and panel are still set straight and the tree points are slightly set back allowing the horse greater freedom through his shoulder. This saddle is a monoflap saddle and incorporates our own double SS panel which ensures greater comfort for the horse. As with all our saddles all bespoke options are available.


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.



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



The Bruno dressage saddle is made on the same tree as our 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. 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 positioning of the girth as standard has the front girth strap free and loose behind the point allowing the horse to be free through the shoulder, the rear strap in on a swinger which keeps the rear of the saddle stable. This saddle can be fully customised in all aspects.


Native Dressage

Over the last couple of years we have had a lot of requests for a saddle for UK native type horses and ponies. The tree in this saddle is designed by us with the typical native Equine in mind. The points of the tree are very short and the rails are very flat to accommodate the shape of their back. We have kept the panels very short and shallow and the channel wide to ensure the saddle fits well and stays in position. The saddle has the tree strained in such a way as to give the rider the feeling of a narrow twist even though the horse may be wide. Now available as both a monoflap and a dual flap saddle. The flaps are available in any length to suit the rider and horse. The perfect saddle for junior riders and adults on ponies.



This Baroque saddle has been specifically developed by Ryder Saddles for the  warmblood  and other such types. It particularly suits Friesian horses. The tree is a U shaped tree made especially for  horses that are wider around the wither area. The tree used in this saddle is unique to Ryder and not available to anyone else. This saddle has a moulded knee roll for support and a medium to deep seat. This saddle puts the rider in perfect balance. Its a dual flap saddle and the girth has a balance strap (V girth) to help to keep the saddle secure with the warmbloods big movement. The saddle pictured is calfskin and buffalo hide with silver trim.


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 molded over the the knee roll giving this saddle a low profile look but still allows a very secure feel for the riders leg. This saddle allows for comfort, closeness and stability for the rider allowing them the correct point of balance at all times. Available in standard or wide seat with standard or longer flaps and short rear gussets. This saddle is available as a mono flap or a dual flap saddle. The saddle shown in the picture has a 15" flap.




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.


Zara - Dressage

The Zara Dressage is one of our most popular saddles. The tree has a deep seat which offers a feeling of great security and the saddle has exterior knee blocks to aid leg position. This saddle is a dual flap saddle and is available with extendable stirrup bars as an optional extra. This saddle is available fully covered in calfskin leather as shown in the  picture or in a solid leather hide of your choice.


Ryder Saddles

William House

Frederick Street



Tel: 01922616578