Innovative Panel Systems

Ava Saddles offer a choice of filling in their panels.

1. Foam and felt panel system (diagram A)

This foam and felt is a useful alternative to air:

  • super soft, smooth panels
  • never lumpy or bumpy, no uneven wear
  • never needs flocking
  • low profile, close contact feel
  • minimal maintenance

2. Traditional Flocking

A traditional filling system:

  • Uses super soft wool flock
  • Balances saddle for the rider
  • Adjusted for minimal shape change
  • Creates even weight distribution

2. Foam and Flair airbag system (diagram B)

A combination of foam and four Flair airbags has many unique benefits:

  • unrivalled fitting capabilities, even the most awkward shapes
  • easily adjustable when horse changes physique throughout their lifetime
  • unique communication and feel through rider’s seat
  • super soft, flexible panels that mould to each individual horse
  • allows great range of movement through the back
  • the most versatile and comfortable saddle panel available

Clients’ Testimonials

Never been so excited about a saddle before -it fits me & my horse perfectly.Its so comfortable to ride in & has improved the horse’s way of going.

Sara Black, North Yorkshire

After the first fitting it was like she let out a big sigh of relief and has been flying ever since!! ... I have noticed massive changes in her growth and attitude within the first 4 weeks.

Tom Sexton, Yorkshire

After three saddle fitters all struggled to sort me out, Ava came to the rescue with an absolute perfect solution.

Joanne Mulloy, Cowling, West Yorkshire

The fitting and aftercare service was like nothing I have ever experienced before, Claire has a fantastic eye for detail and is incredibly thorough, I am 100% happy with my Ava saddles!

Emma Littlewood, Leeds

Thanks to Claire I now have a saddle with a narrow twist to allow my hips to drop and since riding in it for only a few weeks I’m amazed that my hip hasn’t done its collapsing trick once.

Kirsty Moore, Scotland

Finally found a saddle that fits my rather wide cob after years of slipping saddles. My only regret is that I did not find Ava saddles sooner.

Gill Auge, Wirral

Everyone needs an AVA saddle!!!!

Kirsty Morton, Aberdeen

The saddle is great thanks Claire – Dora is going very willingly in it & you know how sensitive she can be. Love that it can grow with her & be adjusted as she’s already filling out nicely.

Jennifer Stone, Accrington, Lancashire

Not only is my saddle the perfect fit for my horse, my leg position and riding has improved massively!

Becky Edge, Bury, Lancashire

Love my Ava Pro Jump saddle and my horse does too she’s going so much better, thank you xx

Kelly Cherrington, West Yorkshire

Both girls have got a Saddle for life now though, definitely a worthwhile investment! Fantastic quality and great looking saddles! Thank you so much Claire Fitzmaurice! Highly recommended!

Izzy Scott, Riding Instructor, Otley

The air filled panels also allowed my horse to develop more muscle along his top line, and within a month the saddle needed altering to his changed shape. Ava Saddles made the alterations quickly by changing the amount of air in each panel.

Jenny Owst, Otley

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