Be as one… the secret to ignite your dressage performance. Discover the artistry in bold innovations that are surprisingly about the subtlety in riding. A position so natural and a connection so sensitive the saddle all but disappears and your performance is amplified. The artistry… this saddle celebrates the art of dressage – the sculpted performance conducted by horse and rider in choreographing every movement with emotion, power and grace. The perfect fit… achieve the perfect fit for your horse and generate a power and depth of expression that you will never have felt before. The stability… find stability with perfect balance that will grant you a stillness, an independence of seat and a lightness of hand and leg that will allow you to dance across your stage with ease. The connection… feel ultimate sensitivity, driving a connection that enables the subtlest finesse in your aids as you take the spotlight in the main arena. Discover... the Bates Artiste.
Features: Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar - Featured on select Bates saddles; the Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar allows effortless horse and rider alignment for correct symmetry. The Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar can be easily repositioned by simply lifting the catch and sliding the bar to suit the rider’s individual position. The bar should then be secured by pressing down firmly on the catch and locking the bar into place. Adjustable Flexibloc system – The Bates saddles adjustable flexibloc system does exactly what it says on the tin. They are adjustable knee blocks designed so the rider can position them for the best optimum performance aiding. SweetSpot - The "sweet spot" on a Bates saddle is designed with the combination of the Adjustable ergonomic stirrup bar suited to the ruder and the shape of the seat together provide the perfect optimum position for each individual rider's needs SynergyPanel - The Bates Synergy Panel is a closer fitting technical paneling option for optimal performance in jumping and cross country or eventing Luxe Leather - Luxe Leather is hand-selected from the finest calf skin leather in the world and meticulously cared for throughout its specialised tanning process. Leading to an ultra-soft feel and level of grip to meet the unique demands of a luxury equestrian saddle. Leather is a natural product (a skin) and as such may show some minor marks, scars or colour variations within the Luxe Leather are not a fault and add to the individual character of any new Bates Luxe Leather saddle. Your new Bates saddle will feel exceptionally soft, grippy and luxurious from day one, providing you with the ultimate in comfort and prestige. EASY-CHANGE solution fit - Together the EASY-CHANGE®Gullet System and the EASY-CHANGE® Riser System offer a total fitting solution for your horse’s absolute comfort and your peace of mind.
All adjustments are measurable, symmetrical and completely reversible, ensuring total confidence in your ability to custom fit your saddle to your horse’s changing shape for optimal comfort and performance. It’s EASY!
What our fitters say about the Bates Artiste: "The Bates Artiste is a combination of superior technology and a work of art. The Bates Artiste offers unprecedented adjustability from the saddle tree and panel options to the stirrup bar and flexicontour knee blocks whilst also being a truly stunning luxury saddle to look at."
*PLEASE NOTE: All adjustable saddles come with the Medium gullet bar as standard, we can change the gullet bar to the size required for a £5 fee prior to shipping, alternatively we can put the size needed in the box with the saddle for you to change and if you purchase the saddle and keep BOTH gullet bars the additional would need purchasing also. If only one bar is kept the other would need sending back to us*