The design of the Bates Elevation+ Luxe Leather Saddle achieves unprecedented close contact, perfect balance and stability. Featuring an anatomically shaped Elastiflex tree that reduces any inclination for the rear of the saddle to lift, it offers a customizable fit with the EASY-CHANGE™ Fit Solution. CAIR® Cushion panel technology, including drop, quilted panel points, delivers superior impact absorption.
This high performance jumping saddle boasts Luxe Leather, renowned for its ultra-soft and grippy feel. It is hand-selected from the finest calf leather in the world, and cared for carefully throughout its specialized tanning process to guarantee exceptional performance.
Large molded knee and thigh inserts, along with the adjustability of the Flexibloc system, including rear Flexiblocs, allow the elevation to provide personalized leg support. An ergonomic stirrup bar with recessed stirrup channel eliminates bulk under the rider’s leg.
A long girth is required for use with the short triple girthing system. Use a Phillips screwdriver #3 to adjust the tree of the saddle.
Description of features:
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 against a static medium. Additionally, air provides the ultimate shock absorption, reducing instances of trauma to your horse’s back.
Quick-Change Girth Point System offers peace of mind in knowing that the points can be fitted to factory standard throughout the life of the saddle. This girth system also allows customization by a saddler or saddle fitter. The unique design ensures the girth points are highly durable and ultra slim-profile, which supports a close contact feel and increased comfort for horse and rider.
Care: Due to the more natural properties of Luxe Leather, this saddle may require additional dressing to prevent moisture loss and to protect the leather, particularly in high areas of wear. Treated in this manner, your new saddle will achieve the traditional, rich patina of aged, worked leather and you can expect years of excellent service from your saddle.