General Purpose Saddle
We'll help you into a stylish new, full-leather saddle that you & your horse can be proud to spend hours of fun in together, either at home, out competing, or going on adventures with friends; even if safety and quality is important, but you haven't got oodles of money to spend on a new saddle.
This simple, yet stylish GP saddle is perfect if you are just starting out in riding or if you plan to do a bit of everything with your horse (or various horses). It's medium-depth seat is ideal to get out and try your hand (and hoof) at dressage, yet forward-cut enough to pop over a fence or two while riding at home, hacking out or even at low-level jumping competitions - it's truly an all purpose saddle.
Extra security with double velcro knee & calf blocks, for ultimate lower leg security.
Fitted with our ChangeME changeable gullet system, this saddle is brilliant for when your horse changes shape due to age, workload, season or condition; or even if you get a new horse down the track
Made from genuine, quality smooth, soft, supple vegetable tanned leather, you'll love that this saddle will mould to fit you and your horse with use. Correctly fitted and cared for, you and your horse or pony will have a saddle to enjoy a variety of adventures in, for years to come.
Please Contact us before purchasing so we can check the size you require is in stock.
Terms & Conditions Apply.
> Seat sizes:
Other sizes may be ordered. These saddles can be custom ordered to the leather colour and grade, size and fit you and your horse require.
> Colour: Black or Antiqued Brown
> Full leather (vegtable tanned), made from lovely smooth soft leather & buffalo leather
> Flocked panels
> Apprx 6.5kg
> Changeable ChangeME gullet system
> One gullet plate included
> Double adjustable front and rear velcro knee and calf blocks, to suit your preferred riding style
> Strong, lightweight treeto endure all you can throw at it while being easy to lift up onto your horse's back
> BONUS: Free saddle cover included (colours vary)
> Comes Unmounted - Mounts can be order with saddles
Check our range of All Purpose, Dressage and Jump Saddles
Your saddle is covered by:
> 24 month warranty
How fast can I get it?
These saddles may require to be ordered. Please allow 8-10 weeks
(up to 12 weeks during peak busy periods) for delivery of this saddle in NZ
With this saddle you'll need
ChangeME Gullets - Narrow Plate (Red)
Narrow Plate (Red)
Single gullet plate suited to ChangeME changeable gullet system, used in our Oakridge saddle range
Other sizes available:
1. (red) Narrow
2. (blue) Medium-Narrow
3. (black) Medium-Wide
4. (green) Wide
5. (yellow) X Wide
Or purchase FULL set of 5 for $120.00
Virtual Saddle Fitting Course + COMPLETE Saddlefit Pro Gullet Measuring Tool Kit SET
We do saddle fitting in our local area (Mid Canterbury), but for anyone outside of this area (or who wants to give it a go themselves), we recommend the use of our virtual saddle fitting course + kit. It contains a step by step written guide, video (link), and the physical equipment needed to measure your horse; identify gullet size required from whatever brand you are using (gullet plates sold separately); check for correct saddle fit, and solve common saddle fitting issues.
The best thing is ANYBODY can use it (no saddle fitting experience required), and the knowledge & tools can be used again and again on any horse or pony - it brings out the "inner saddle fitter" in you!
> Suitable for a complete novice, or anyone with some experience wanting to build on their existing saddle fitting skill set.
The complete kit is NZ$80 and postage within New Zealand is free (incl rural). Please read our "Shipping" page before ordering. To assist with ordering, please contact us using our Contact Form.
We also offer real-life support and guidance; so through photos and/or videos of your horse, we can help out if there is anything you're unsure of.
This course covers:
> How to measure your horse for correct saddle width
> How to measure your horse for back length
> How to measure rider for ideal saddle size
> Positioning your saddle in the ‘Sweet-Spot’, every time
> Points of saddle fit to check
> Avoiding common saddle fitting ‘issues’
> Saddle fit over time
4 Reasons why you need your own virtual saddle fitting kit:
1) Save time - No appointment making with saddle fitters, no working in around other people's schedules.
2) Save money - More cost-effective than even ONE saddle fitter's visit, let alone when you have to get them out again, & again...
3) Buy Online more confidently - Work out what saddle size you and your horse need first, then get the seller to measure the saddle to make sure the horse & saddle are a likely match before the sale is completed.
4) Demystify saddle fitting - it is not as complicated as saddle fitters may have you think - if they let you know 'anybody can do it', they'd be out of a job!
OR get everthing you need in a package
Podium Xtra Light
Podium saddles are simply beautiful, high quality, expertly hand-made saddles. Made in Italy.
The Xtra Light is a Specialist endurance saddle.
Weight 4kgs. Specific for endurance, it is light and comfortable, ideal for getting the best out of your horse in a long endurance event. It can be ordered in natural leather or black; otherwise in brown or black suede, or in the new Cordura. And for the ultimate in rider comfort, it is possible to have black or beige wool on the seat.
> Black or Brown leather
> Black or Brown Suede
The '16" standard' is the most commonly sold Podium size and tends to fit the majority of 'typical' Arabian horse backs along with most riders of these types of horses.
> Because PODIUM was born from the experience of a big International Endurance rider;
> Because PODIUM is and has for over 20 years, been the firm leader in Endurance and Country Riding
> Because PODIUM is Exclusively MADE IN ITALY
> Because PODIUM is the only Firm that life guarantees the tree (protected by international patent)
> Because PODIUM is the only completely interchangeable endurance/trail saddle
> Because PODIUM uses the highest quality materials for all products
> Because PODIUM is always ahead in the technical solutions and ideas for the best endurance saddles
The tree is made from polythene using a rotational moulding system, with various d-rings and pommel fixings incorporated into it at the foundation level. A unique fixing system of 4 anchorage points allows the saddle to self-centre for better comfort for both the horse and rider. This allows the rider's weight to be evenly distributed across the whole tree, for superior horse comfort, particularly for long rides under saddle.
All the other Podium saddles are also available through us, please inquire if there is a model, in particular, you are interested in.
Hunique "C5" Customised Cross Country
"At HUNIQUE every one of our saddles is designed, with you, the rider in mind - manufactured according to our high-quality standards and unique style, in our family-owned saddlery in Hungary.
With our extended experience in making the perfect riding accessories we strive to bring you an excellent product."
> Hunique saddles are built on our own developed Flexight saddle tree which gives an excellent torsion flexibility, almost no cross breaking, high durability and lightweight for all of our saddles at the end.
> The gullet is changeable any time with a special tree-machine to adjust the angle to the exact size of the wither.
> For all products we use high-quality Italian, French, English leather, stainless steel fittings and high-quality polyurethane.
> We customize the saddle to both horse and rider needs. Through our measure methods and your needs, we specify all the details of the saddle. From the depth of the seat, cut of the flap, & thigh-roll angles and sizes, we can customize almost everything to you and to your horse.
"C5" Cross Country Jumping Saddle
*Monoflap Saddle, for closer contact*
> Flexight tree
> Available with Carbon Fiber elements
> choose shallow or medium-deep seat
> forward seat balance
> choose round or square cantle
> wool flocked felt panel
> choose forward or extra forward flaps
> padded, built-in thigh / calf blocks in any size
> Seat sizes: 17", 17.5", 18"
> colours: black, coffee-brown, or maple