Stuart Tinney

Eventing Australia

"The issue of the comfort for the horse is dealt with very well in all Bates Saddles with the CAIR Cushion System and the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution. I ride in the Bates Dressage+ with Luxe Leather and the Bates Elevation+ with Luxe Leather. The Bates Elevation range seats me closer to the horse than ever before, you really feel how narrow it is in the seat, but also under your leg with your knee being ‘on’ the horse’s shoulder I love the position this saddle puts you in, as it is easy to get up and out of the saddle, feeling very balanced and central over the movement."