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The Saddle Bank are pleased to offer a wide range of Bates saddles. Bates are an exceptionally popular brand worldwide, offering quality, leather saddles with the ability to achieve a custom fit using their Easy Change Risers and Easy Change Gullet Bars. 

Bates offer a fantastic range of models from pony saddles, GP saddles to performance event saddles, and dressage saddles. Bates offer two key ranges, the standard or WIDE range. The standard range is adjustable from Narrow to Extra Wide. The WIDE range is adjustable from 1XW to 4XW. With 3 different leather types to suit a range of budgets and uses, there is a Bates saddle to suit most horses and riders. 

Bates Heritage leather is a smooth leather offering a waxy feel. The high oil and wax content of this performance leather ensures optimum suppleness and enhanced rider grip. 

Opulence leather offered on most of the Bates models is a soft milled, full grain leather. This leather is ultra soft, and offers the rider immediate comfort. Opulence saddles also come with wear patches on the bottom of the flap to help prevent wear. 

Luxe leather is a premium luxury calf skin leather available on certain Bates saddles, which is soft to touch, and grippy to ride in. Luxe leather saddles also come with wear patches on the bottom of the flap to help prevent wear. 

Popular models of Bates saddles include the Bates All Purpose, Bates Advanta Event saddle, Bates Artiste Dressage saddle, Bates Victrix Show Jumping saddle, Bates WIDE Cob All Purpose, plus many more! 

When purchasing a Bates saddle it is vital that you have the necessary extras to enable you to achieve the perfect fit with your horse. 

When purchasing an adjustable gullet saddle, we recommend taking 2 spare gullet bar widths to make any necessary alterations to the saddle during your trial, and as the horse changes shape throughout the year as well as the relevant Easy Change Riser Pack to make any necessary adjustments to the panels. Speak to our experts if you are unsure on what extras you need to accompany your saddle. 

If you are looking for an Bates saddle for sale and need some help choosing the right saddle for your horse, our team of saddle experts and saddle fitters are on hand to help.

For total peace of mind, every saddle from The Saddle Bank comes with a 5 day UK Mainland trial, inspection report and the 9 month buy back service (UK Mainland only).

Fast International shipping is available, and our experts are on hand to guide you and answer any questions you may have. 

Need some help narrowing it down? Get personalised saddle recommendations here. 

Bates Saddle FAQs

Are all Bates saddles adjustable?
Yes! All Bates saddles feature the Easy Change Gullet system which means you can easily swap out the gullet bar in the saddle and replace it with the correct size for your horse.
What widths of gullet bar do Bates saddles take?
Are all Bates saddles made from leather?
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