Show Saddle

The Show Saddle – designed with a straight-cut flap to free up and show off the shoulder, enhancing freedom of movement and improved overall appearance within the show ring. This close-contact, neat and compact show saddle offers a top-quality aesthetic, achieved with only the finest handmade materials.

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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!
  • Designed and cut to show off conformation of the shoulder.
  • Available with a flat or semi-deep seat as required.
  • Cutting edge technology encourages expressive paces for maximised range of movement.

Bespoke design features:

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

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

Fantastic, the change in my boy since changing saddles to the Ava Pro Jump saddle has been amazing.

Vicky Stabler, Cumbria

Thank you Claire Love my new calfskin dressage saddle with crystals. My 4 year old goes so well in his Ava jump saddle so thought I would treat him.

Steph Holker, Blackburn

I’m so happy with the results & cannot thank Ava enough, if it wasn’t for Claire, Sally & I would have parted company but now we’re both really happy!

Nicola Sutcliffe, Halifax

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

Today we had Errol’s back thermal imaged. I can not thank Ava enough for our fantastic saddle. He now has 10 out of 10 for a happy back.

Catherine Marshall, Todmorden, Yorkshire

My horse now moves freely in all paces and is no longer tight in his back. I have received a first class service, so will be recommending AVA to everyone.

Rebecca Hunt

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

From the first time she had the new saddle on she looked more relaxed and moved more freely. Six months on and she is a different horse.

Judith Warr, Bradford

In May I bought a dressage saddle and I absolutely love it, so we are now a 2 Ava Saddles family and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone else.

Rachel Smith, Preston

Everyone needs an AVA saddle!!!!

Kirsty Morton, Aberdeen

A year on the difference in Jake is amazing! He is now using himself more effectively ... and my physio has commented on how supple he is in his back

Joyce Greenhorn, Falkirk, Scotland

I cannot recommend Ava Saddles highly enough, based on the huge difference I have seen in my horse. Thank you Claire.

Abby Armitt, Cheshire

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