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Bates Caprilli Close Contact Saddle

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Bates Caprilli Close Contact Saddle

SKU: 202235

Availability: In Stock

Regular Price: $1,699.95

Special Price $1,299.99

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The Bates Caprilli Close Contact saddle is ideal whether you are riding hunters, jumpers, equitation, or even eventing. Designed for the serious rider who recognizes the impact of saddle design on their performance, the Bates Caprilli Close Contact saddle is crafted in high quality leather with softly padded knee rolls and adjustable Flexibloc knee and thigh blocks which help to provide a more secure, stable position. Now with the Easy Change Fit Solution System, you can custom fit your Caprilli to almost any horse. Features of the Bates Close Contact saddle include:

  • Quality hand selected European leather tanned to be highly resistant to sweat but soft and supple for comfort with a luxurious feel and no breaking in time
  • Soft, supple knee pads
  • Recessed stirrup bars; No bumps under your thigh which means a closer feel between you and your horse
  • Fully adjustable FlexiBloc system; enables the rider to tailor their own knee and thigh support
  • Narrow twist for a closer contact
  • Short stitched triple girth points for extra safety
  • Gusseted panels
  • CAIR panel system provides maximum comfort for your horse with a 5 year guarantee.
  • Easy Change Gullet System provides a custom fit for many different horses (ships with a medium gullet in the saddle)
  • Easy Change Riser System allows you to balance the saddle
  • Elastiflex tree designed to be rigid in the withers, while possessing lateral flex to work with the horse's muscular movement and comes with a lifetime guarantee

    The Easy Change Fit Solution is the first total saddle fitting solution that not only enables full adjustment to be made to the saddle, but empowers riders to custom fit their saddles in a matter of minutes. Riders can select the optimal tree width for their horse's current shape using the Easy Change Gullet System or make adjustments within their saddle panel for optimal balance and clearance with the Easy Change Riser System. Together these systems offer unparalleled scope of adjustment for a total fitting solution that's not only easy, but measurable and completely reversible. Whether you are a serious competitor or simply ride horses for the joy of it, choosing a saddle with the Easy Change Fit Solution puts your horse's comfort first.

  • Additional Info

    Additional Info

    Brand Bates
    Manufacturer Weatherbeeta
    MPN No
    Country of Manufacture Vietnam
    Age Group No
    Gender No
    Lining No
    Panel Type No
    Thickness No
    Tree Width No
    Saddle Condition New
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    Material Leather
    Tree Type Adjustable
    Size Chart --Please Select--
    Video 1 Title Easy Fit Change Solution Video
    Video 2 Title How to modify your Bates/Wintec Saddle Fit
    Video 1 Source Url
    Video 2 Source Url


    Customer Reviews (1)

    Great value, gorgeous designReview by Renee from Palmyra
    Bought the Caprilli (with forward flaps) for my 12 y.o. As a reference, she tested the Pessoa A/O, two HDR Pro models, three Courbettes and various Collegiates-- after all those trials, I suppose we started to learn what she was looking for: the horse is wide (stock-type shoulders with an average barrel), and she's tall, thin and lengthy in the thigh. We needed a narrow twist, forward flaps, and something that wasn't over-padded in the knee blocks. With its adjustable/removable blocks, custom fitting options, comfy seat and gorgeous design, we had a feeling the Caprilli might be 'THE ONE.' It is. She loved it immediately. Buying from Adam's was a pleasure: getting the gullet riser kits were a key benefit. Customer service was helpful and communicative. It's hard to buy a saddle without testing, but if you can try one out first, I recommend coming back to Adam's for the purchase. We took a big chance buying the Caprilli new, but it's the perfect fit for our horse and rider. (WHEW.)
    (Posted on 8/31/2015)

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