Universal Dressage Saddle

The Universal Dressage Saddle – designed to suit the wider and flatter backed horse, this saddle offers a secure feel to avoid slipping and imbalance commonly associated with wider native breeds. While providing comfort and freedom over the back, the horse is encouraged to engage the hindquarters, developing elasticity to enhance the natural way of going. A super-soft, semi-deep seat and versatile interchangeable thigh blocks supports the rider in achieving the optimum position for a variety of disciplines.

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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!
  • Ideal for Native and Cob-type breeds.
  • Super-soft semi-deep seat for increased rider comfort.
  • Interchangeable thigh blocks offering versatility with tailored security.
  • Unique cut design to show off the shoulder.
  • Available with either short or long girth straps
  • Cutting edge technology encourages expression and freedom 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.
(£960 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

Just wanted to say thank you for the marvellous difference the Ava saddles and your support have made to Zenda.

Kim Burke, Derbyshire

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

Just wanted to let you know how simply awesome the saddle is and how it has transformed our work in the school/competition/jumping!!

Nicki Owen, West Cumbria

Lovely hack out today in our new saddle, thanks Claire we love it.

Rachel King, Darlington

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

Now in my 7th year of riding in Ava saddles, on several different horses – all expertly fitted and adjusted as necessary.

Nikki Cartwright, North Wales

I thought I’d drop you a line to let you know how happy I am with my new saddle! It’s made such a difference, to his canter particularly.

Jen Deakin, Leeds

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

They are absolutely brilliant, I have never ridden on anything as comfortable both for me and my horses

Pam Harrison, Cheshire

Love our new Ava calfskin Gp Saddle with Swarovski crystals. My boy is so much happier and his way of going is superb!

Joanne Robinson, Wirral

Thoroughly enjoying both saddles been out jumping too, thank you xx

Hilary Whiteside, Surrey

Just thought I’d let you know i’m as in love with the saddle as I was the day I bought it.

Emily Owens, Wales

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