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16.5 inch Bates Artiste Black Adjustable

Saddle ID: C6613

Brand: Bates
Model: Artiste
Size: 16.5
Colour: Black
Material: Luxe leather
Adjustable: N-XW
Fitted with: M bar
Condition: Used
Serial number: B22050323-0+
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Our price: £ 2,699 .00

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Steph, 8 minutes ago

First Class Service

What a great company to deal with... nothing was too much trouble and the staff were all very efficient and extremely helpful - I was kept up to date throughout the entire process. They bought my saddle and were super quick in paying out immediately on the same day they received my saddle I will definitely come back again. Thank you Steph x

Sara Hughes, 6 hours ago


Really pleased with my saddle and would definitely shop at the Saddle Bank again

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Extremely helpful lovely staff...

Extremely helpful lovely staff

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Ex demo saddle

Perfect experience in terms of communication, delivery and quality of product. Highly recommend this company

Panda Worrall, 2 days ago

Incredible service - Highly Recommended

The Saddlebank has a great range of second-hand saddles to choose from and they are inspected, reported upon accurately and photographed from all angles so you can really see what you're getting. I have used them now on two occasions, on each of which I have bought a saddle that completely meets their description and my needs. On the first occasion I had several on trial and they couldn't have been more helpful with the management of that and provided a swift refund for those I chose to send back. Thank you to Adi and team for great, old fashioned, super helpful, service.

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My daughter had bought a saddle from The Saddle Bank last year , so after I bought a new horse, I decided to buy one too. Very easy to do and staff are very helpful. Would highly recommend

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My saddle fitter recommended The Saddle Bank. The website was easy to use, the saddle arrived on the day I requested and when I did have a query the team were easy to get hold off and very prompt with their replies. Very happy with the saddle and the service.

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How the trial works

Saddles are permitted on a 5 day UK mainland trial. Simply add the saddle to your basket and proceed to check out. The trial starts on the day you receive the saddle.
Full payment is taken for the saddle at the point of check out. If the saddle fits – great! No further action required.

Is your fitter not coming until next week? No problem!
Select your delivery date at check out. Please note we recommend having the saddle delivered 2 working days before your saddle fitting appointment in case of any unexpected delays with the courier.

Sadly we are not able to offer a trial internationally at present. However, most of our international clients still find it cheaper to import a quality saddle from UK than to source one in their own country.
Read full details on how the trial works here.


Please note the below features of this model are as standard from new.
Please check the photos and condition details to see if there are any differences shown such as missing knee blocks for example.

  • Bates Artiste Features:
  • Super soft deep seat – Riders will sink into the multi-layered foam seat.
  • Super soft synergy panels – Superior comfort for horse and a super close contact feel for enhanced connection.
  • CAIR Cushion system to eliminate pressure points.
  • Beautiful detail and luxury design.
  • Luxe Leather - a beautiful soft, grippy, calfskin leather which will enhance your seat and support you.
  • Easy-Change fit solution - easily adjust the width of the saddle as your horse changes shape.
  • Running Y-girthing system - ensuring optimum fit for your horse.
  • Adjustable Flexibloc system – large supportive fixed blocks which can be repositioned and angled to suit you.
  • Elastiflex tree is guaranteed against breakage for the lifetime of the saddle.
  • Mono flap for a close connection with your horse.
  • Adjustable ergonomic stirrup bar - sliding stirrup bar which can be positioned for the ideal leg position for the individual rider.
  • Takes gullet bars from Narrow - Extra Wide
  • Sizing on Artiste
  • Size 0 = 16.5-17
  • Size 1 = 17-17.5
  • Size 2 = 17.5-18
  • Please check the serial number for accurate sizing.. i.e the end of the serial number will state - 0 or -1 or -2.
  • Note: some people find they come up larger. If unsure on which size to try please speak to our customer service team.
  • Discipline: Dressage
  • Flap type: Monoflap
  • Material: Luxe leather
  • Panel type: CAIR Cushion System
  • Wither profile: Standard
  • Tree type: Elastiflex
  • Specifications:
    • Flap length: 16.5
  • RRP: vs Our Price: £ 3,699.00 vs. £ 2,699.00
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