Anne Watts

Dressage New Zealand

"The comfort of my horses is my number one priority, and as a para-dressage rider, my saddle is of a particular importance to me as my stability is a key factor in our performance. From my first trial ride with the Bates Innova Mono+ with Luxe Leather, I was impressed at how changing my saddle could make such a significant difference to my riding. This saddle totally supports my seat, and I believe, has actually improved my riding position. Not only is the Luxe Leather supremely grippy, but the adjustable stirrup bar and external, moveable knee block allows complete customisation for my position. Since riding in this saddle, I have been able to further stabilise my legs and which has made the contact far more comfortable for my horses. I’m truly honoured to be representing a brand which is so dedicated to horse and rider comfort and look forward to seeing their next innovations!"

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