GP Universal Saddle

The GP Saddle – constructed with a super-soft, semi-deep seat and interchangeable knee blocks, this versatile GP saddle offers the necessary support and comfort for a range of disciplines and their appropriate positions. This is a popular choice among riders wishing to create their ideal all-rounder saddle suitable for a wide variety of ridden activities, allowing maximum enjoyment and comfort across all spheres.

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Key Features:

  • 100% made to measure for both YOU and YOUR HORSE.
  • Suitable for all; no shapes and sizes are off limits, wide to extra wide and beyond!
  • Super-soft semi-deep seat for increased rider comfort.
  • Interchangeable knee blocks for maximised use and versatility.
  • Cutting edge technology to allow freedom and elasticity through the shoulders and back.

Bespoke design features:

  • Handmade in England with your choice of finest English leather or luxury calfskin.
  • Available in black, Havana brown or chestnut brown.
  • Bespoke colour embellished cantle finish.

The Ava Saddle promise

With comfort comes maximised performance!  We strive to minimise movement of the saddle by incorporating an innovative girthing system, allowing for fluidity of movement without concern for discomfort. Our wide gullets allow horses to engage their hindquarters more easily, ultimately taking the weight off the forehand to encourage balance and self-carriage. But what makes Ava saddles so special is that they’re adjustable, so we can support your horse as they develop and/or change shape. Combining maximised surface area panels with our advanced panel filling technology, we’re able to minimise pressure points and offer a bespoke comfort like no other.

Price £2100 (inc VAT) – Super soft, double oiled leather
(£960 deposit)
Price £2600 (inc VAT) – Luxury calfskin
(£1200 deposit)
Balance paid on delivery
Includes FREE saddle cover and NuuMed saddle cloth

We accept credit and debit card payment

A choice of three panel fillings

  1. Flair® and Foam Adjustable Air System – a system that is ideal for horses who are likely to change shape or who are difficult to fit. The system allows freedom of movement at the same time as being incredibly comfortable and easy to adjust. This system also gives the rider greater feel and connection with the horse.
  2. Traditional Flocking – the traditional system which uses super soft wool flock and creates an even bearing surface.
  3. Foam and Felt – a system which is available on the Pro Jump, Pro Event and Premier Jump Saddles and creates a smooth, close contact panel.

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. 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

WHY CHOOSE AVA SADDLES? CLICK TO READ about our Flair System

For more information, call us on 07970 558437

We look forward to discussing your needs and requirements, so that we can help you keep your horse happy and comfortable with a perfectly fitted Ava Saddle.

Clients’ Testimonials

After trying many other brands previously on my XW/forward girth groove mare I was beginning to despair. Claire soon had us sorted and finally I had a horse that was free to move.

Emma Jenkins, Oxford

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

I have struggled with saddles probably since having horses. For the first time ever since my saddle fittings for both horses (Young & Older) I feel positive about our future.

Maria Stevens, Usk

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

Everyone needs an AVA saddle!!!!

Kirsty Morton, Aberdeen

Great saddles & an excellent knowledgeable fitter - even with big (17.3) high withered sport horses - i will never use any other saddles or fitters now and great value for money!

Seonaid MacDonald, Bath

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 Auger, Wirral

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

I can’t believe the change in me and my horse. He’s more forward, very relaxed and really consistent...Can’t recommend her and her glorious saddles enough. I’ve even got a bit of bling… — feeling excited

Nicky Hudson, Lancashire

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

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

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