English Close Contact Saddles

Leather or synthetic close contact saddles with adjustable trees make them adaptable to different horses and even for your own horse as their muscles tend to change with training. For the casual rider or beginner, we have economical saddles that work perfectly for everyday riding and showing. If you're looking for the finest leather and craftsmanship, this can be found in brands like Amerigo, M. Toulouse, Nunn Finer & Pessoa. If you're still not sure where to start when looking for a saddle for your horse, check out our saddle fitting guide for some tips.

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Pessoa Pony Close Contact Saddle - TB
Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supplies
$1,495.00

R. Pessoa Pony Saddle

First developed by Nelson for his son, Rodrigo, 30+ years ago, Pessoa® pony saddles have become the well-loved standard for classic, correct balance and feel. Over the years, Pessoa®has helped more children learn to ride correctly than any other saddle brand. Sit and feel the Pessoa difference with its soft cowhide seat, knee pads and panels, with quality cowhide and calf flap leathers. The rider will be able to use their saddle on multiple ponies and horses thanks to the exclusive patented X-Change® Interchangeable gullet system (XCH). This model comes with a medium plate already installed. Offers a medium deep seat, perfect for young riders strengthening their balance and position, in addition to a medium twist and short flap to accomodate to younger rider's builds. Trust the brand that has been used by pros and trainers all over the world for your little one's first saddle.

Product Details:

  • Color: Oakbar
  • Tree: Adjustable Pessoa XCH system (Medium gullet plate included)
  • Cowhide seat, pads, panels, and cowhide/calfskin flaps
  • Medium deep seat
  • Medium twist
  • Short flap
  • Close Contact Saddle
 
Arena Jump Saddle - TB
Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supplies
$1,299.00

Arena Jump Saddle offers a balanced and supportive seat on the flat and over the fences allowing you to effortlessly maintain your correct position. Arena saddles feature HART technology for the perfect synergy between horse and rider. These beautifully styled saddles are classically crafted from European leather with meticulous attention to detail. The Arena Saddle is perfectly beautiful, comfortable and practical.

Product Details:

  • HART Technology:
    • Protective cushioning: CAIR Cushion System provides the ultimate shock absorption.
    • Precision custom fit: EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution adjustable gullet system provides the greatest scope of customization.
    • Ergonomic flex: Elastiflex Tree is exceptionally light weight and strong, moving and flexing with your horse's stride.
    • Free movement: Performance panel technology provides maximum clearance for your horse's spine
    • Superior rider performance: Comfort seat technology is anatomically sculpted from multilayers of foam designed to help you feel naturally balanced and supported.
  • Weight Approximately 5.8 kg/12.8 lb
 
Pessoa A/O AMS Standard Panel Close Contact Saddle - TB
Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supplies
$3,250.00

Find out why the Pessoa A/O AMS Jump Saddle is the #1 close contact saddle in the world! With the XCH Gullet System, the Pessoa A / O offers a fit that goes beyond an adjustable tree. Made of grained English leather with molded calfskin knee pads, this saddle has a medium deep seat and modified triangular knee rolls. It’s built on a carbon fiber spring tree with the XCH gullet system to let you adjust the width to fit your horse; medium gullet plate included. Calfskin leather on the super grip, ultra-comfort 10" seat and knee pads.

All panels in the Pessoa A/O saddles have AMS technology for those riders who prefer the versatility of a flocked panel. AMS panels are stuffed with a high-quality, durable synthetic flocking material and can be re-fitted and re-stuffed as needed by a qualified saddle fitter. The benefit of AMS is the smooth breathable neoprene lining against the horse which helps reduce bumps and pressure points sometimes found in flocked saddles.

Product Details:

  • Color: Tobacco
  • Adjustable Gullet
  • XCH Interchangeable Gullet System. Saddle comes with medium plate
  • Regular flap
  • Regular/Standard panel built with AMS flocked panels
  • Regular/Standard option AMS MASTER FIT conformation-specific synthetic wool flocked panels
  • Grippy ultra comfortable 10" calfskin seat
  • Custom order options available for additonal panel, flap, and seat sizes
 
Bates Victrix Show Jumping Saddle Classic Colors - TB
Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supplies
$3,450.00

Bates Victrix Show Jumping Saddle features an ultra lightweight and compact design allowing you to unleash your horse's true power - providing complete comfort and freedom of movement with every stride. The monoflap construction, synergy panel, slim CAIR cushion system and pencil knee roll provide the ultimate in close contact feel. The beautiful luxe leather offers the right amount of grip while the adjustable ergonomic stirrup bar and adjustable flexibloc system provide personalized precision to hold you through the jump. All of these technological features combine to give you the best partnership with your horse and a winning edge over the competition. Available in a variety of trim colors the Bates Victrix is the perfect avenue to accentuate your personal style - while remaining the best kept secret weapon in your jumping arsenal.

Product Details:

  • Elastiflex tree
  • Easy Change Fit Solution Adjustable Gullet system allows you to easily customize fit for your horse's comfort level.
  • Sweetspot Comfort seat
  • Wither freedom
  • Forward cut Mono flap provides ultra-sensitive connection
  • SynergyPanel : Low profile, stable and close with the ultimate protective cushioning and shock absorption of air for pressure reduction and improved blood flow to the muscles.
  • CAIR cushion system constantly adapts to the horse's working muscles allowing your weight to be evenly distributed across the entire length of the cushion, virtually eliminating pressure points.
  • Adjustable ergonomic stirrup bar reduces bulk under the riders' leg.
  • Recessed stirrup channel
  • FlexiContourbloc stabilizes without restriction for revolutionary leg support.
  • Patent pending girth points
  • Luxe leather provides the perfect riding surface with a luxurious feel yet tactile grip.
  • Colored Highlights
  • Weight: approximately 13.9 lb.
 
Bates Victrix Show Jumping Saddle - TB
Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supplies
$3,450.00

Bates Victrix Show Jumping Saddle features an ultra lightweight and compact design allowing you to unleash your horse's true power - providing complete comfort and freedom of movement with every stride. The monoflap construction, synergy panel, slim CAIR cushion system and pencil knee roll provide the ultimate in close contact feel. The beautiful luxe leather offers the right amount of grip while the adjustable ergonomic stirrup bar and adjustable flexibloc system provide personalized precision to hold you through the jump. All of these technological features combine to give you the best partnership with your horse and a winning edge over the competition. Available in a variety of trim colors the Bates Victrix is the perfect avenue to accentuate your personal style - while remaining the best kept secret weapon in your jumping arsenal.

Product Details:

  • Elastiflex tree
  • Easy Change Fit Solution Adjustable Gullet system allows you to easily customize fit for your horse's comfort level.
  • Sweetspot Comfort seat technology allows the rider to find ultra close contact providing the rider with a seamless transition from the seat through the leg for perfect alignment from take off to landing.
  • Wither freedom
  • Forward cut Mono flap provides ultra-sensitive connection
  • SynergyPanel : Low profile, stable and close with the ultimate protective cushioning and shock absorption of air for pressure reduction and improved blood flow to the muscles.
  • CAIR cushion system constantly adapts to the horse's working muscles allowing your weight to be evenly distributed across the entire length of the cushion, virtually eliminating pressure points.
  • Adjustable ergonomic stirrup bar reduces bulk under the riders' leg.
  • Recessed stirrup channel
  • FlexiContourbloc stabilizes without restriction for revolutionary leg support.
  • Patent pending girth points
  • Luxe leat
 
Beval Solaris Close Contact Saddle - TB
Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supplies
$2,800.00

Beval Solaris Close Contact Saddle

With Beval's pioneering advances in Saddlery since 1955, the Beval Solaris has been designed with today's horse and rider in mind. For the horse, the Solaris offers a medium wide tree, a wide gullet and specialized balanced integrated panels that provide maximum comfort and fit for the horse. For the rider, the Solaris provides top quality leather that creates that "soft grippy" ride and an enviable equitation position with it's semi-deep seat, sewn front and rear blocks, and medium twist. Slightly forward flap makes it able to accomodate to taller riders or those that are longer from hip to knee. The Beval Solaris: the saddle for today's Hunter's and Jumper's. The Beval Solaris Jumping Saddle is a saddle designed for today's Hunter/Jumper riders providing maximum comfort and fit for the horse and rider.Your barnmates will think you're riding in a much more expensive piece of tack!

Product Details:

  • Color: Brown
  • Medium-Wide Tree
  • Wide Gullet
  • Close Contact Saddle
  • Medium-Deep Seat
  • Sewn knee & thigh blocks
  • Medium Twist
  • Regular
  • Soft Grip American Leather
  • Integrated panels
 
M Toulouse Premia Close Contact Saddle - TB
Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supplies
$1,450.00
The M.Toulouse Premia Close Contact Saddle features a forward flap that is ideal for hunter/jumper riders. Toulouse saddles are hand crafted of natural vegetable tanned, pigmented, high quality leather resulting in durable leather that looks and feels great. Designed by Marcel Toulouse to meet the rigorous demands of the working horse and rider.

This saddle is chocolate colored with soft leather and a padded seat with a medium/narrow twist. Removeable front (knee) and rear (thigh) blocks that can be adjusted to fit the rider's needs.

Product Details:

  • Color: Chocolate
  • Medium Tree
  • Close Contact Saddle
  • Medium Deep Seat
  • Medium Twist
  • Soft Covered Leather
  • Removable Front and Rear Blocks
  • Forward Flap
  • Wool-covered foam Panels
  • Recommended for Event and Hunter/Jumper riders
  • Available Seat Sizes: 16.5, 17, 17.5 and 18 inch

Care: Wiping down with a soft cloth or damp sponge is usually enough for day to day care, it is recommended that you keep conditioners away from the seats of the saddles as much as possible, as using some conditioners more often than a couple of times a month can lead to over-softening of the already soft seat-leather, creating wrinkles. When conditioned allow it to dry thoroughly before riding again. MTL Saddles are soft and comfortable from the beginning, and as long as you keep the leather clean and supple, your saddle should last a long time.

Click here for warranty information and to register your saddle.

 
Prestige Italia Sinead Latex Panel Eventing Saddle - TB
Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supplies
$4,860.00

Prestige Italia Sinead Eventing Saddle is a single-flap saddle designed and devised for cross-country riding. Its relatively shallow seat affords riders the maximum freedom of movement throughout the entire time they are airborne when jumping. Nor is the cantle ever a bother to riders when they return to earth – a further plus.

Product Details:

  • Color: Tobacco
  • Medium Tree (33 inch gullet)
  • Eventing Saddle
  • Medium/Deep Seat
  • Sewn front knee blocks
  • Medium Twist
  • Anatomically shaped latex honeycomb panels
  • +2 Forward Flap
  • 17 inch seat
 
Prestige Italia Passion D Jumping Saddle 17 Seat/34 Tree/+2 Flap Projection - TB
Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supplies
$3,320.00

Handcrafted in Italy, the Prestige Passion Jump saddle combines the fit and technology of today's jumping saddle with features and styling fit for a champion that will keep you feeling safe and secure over even the most difficult jumps. Constructed with a lightweight synthetic tree and medium-deep seat with a square cantle, the Passion adds modern details including luxurious Italian calfskin leather, flap guards to offer an extra layer of protection from the rider's calves, and synthetic wool flocking for maximum shock absorption that stays intact. Additionally, this particular model is stamped with a +2 cm notation, indicating it is a more forward flap projection and measures a 34 cm tree.

Product Details:

  • Made in Italy
  • Color:Tobacco
  • Lightweight synthetic tree
  • 34 cm tree
  • Medium deep seat
  • Square cantle
  • Calfskin leather
  • Medium front and back blocks
  • +2cm forward flap projection
  • Flap guards offer an extra layer of protection from the rider’s calves
  • Synthetic wool flocking provides maximum shock absorption and resiliency

 

 
Amerigo Vega Jump Close Contact Saddle - TB
Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supplies
$4,100.00

Amerigo Vega saddles are a favorite in the hunters, show jumpers, and equitation rings for one main reason: they WORK! Providing correct balance for the rider, and excellent fit for the horse that compliments the natural dynamic of the horse in motion, Vega saddles are the saddle of choice for discerning riders. Features anatomically designed knee and thigh blocks combined with a secure deeper seat to create the perfect balance and symmetry in rider position. Amerigo Vega saddles feature a unique tree that allows the rider to be with the horse's motion, not perched or behind it. Made from polycarbonate, the tree allows flexibility while remaining supportive. Designed with independent Swiss style wool flocked panels, beautiful Italian leather, precision craftsmanship and an array of fitting options for not only the horse, but the rider too! This is a saddle that will teach you balance, connectivity to your horse, independence of your seat and legs, and ultimately, to have fun when riding.

Product Details:

  • Color: Oakbark
  • Close Contact Saddle
  • Medium-Deep Seat
  • Sewn Knee Blocks
  • No thigh block
  • Medium Twist
  • Regular length, slightly forward flap
  • Printed Italian leather
  • Swiss style wool flocked panels
  • Deeper seat
 
Prestige Italia Roma Jumping Saddle 17/33 - TB
Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supplies
$2,420.00

The Prestige Italia Roma Jump Saddle is the right saddle to find the proper balance from the beginning. This smooth leather saddles comes equipped with a medium-deep, extremely soft seat and a narrow twist that helps riders, even inexperienced ones, to develop a correct seat. The flocked panels adapt well to differing horse conformations, while the shaped knee pads provide excellent support for the rider's legs both during flat work and while jumping. Hand crafted and built in Italy, Prestige has created a legacy in making saddles for over 40 years.

Product Details:

  • Color: Tobacco
  • 33 cm Tree
  • Flap projections are standard
  • Medium-sized blocks
  • Deep soft seat
  • Narrow twist
  • Shaped kneepads
  • Flaps and skirts are made in smooth leather
  • Seat and the kneepads are lined with soft calfskin to provide greater grip.
  • Standard Flap
  • Synthetic wool flocking in panels
 
Prestige Italia Versailles D Jumping Saddle Seat 17/33+2 - TB
Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supplies
$3,090.00

Prestige Italia Versailles D Jumping Saddle. The restyled version is notable for its more alluring appearance and a variety of technical improvements that provide optimal close contact.

Product Details:

  • Medium deep seat
  • Elastic membrane rubber padding in seat
  • Italian calfskin leather
  • Comfortable medium narrow twist
  • +2 standard flap
  • 33 cm tree
  • Discrete front and rear blocks
  • Printed leather, with the seat and panels in fully lined in oiled bovine supple leather ("D" version).
  • Synthetic wool panels
 
M Toulouse Premia Wide Close Contact Saddle - TB
Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supplies
$1,450.00

The M. Toulouse Premia offers a custom-like feel for riders that prefer a more forward-cut flap, medium/narrow twist, contoured knee pad, and a slightly flatter padded seat. In addition, the wide tree allows the ability to fit a large variety of horses with the use of corrective pads or shims. Plus, with the Velcro Adjusta-blocks, you can create the perfect positioning needed for correct leg position in combination with the contoured knee pad that guides your knee to rest comfortably in the right angle. Hand crafted of natural vegetable tanned, pigmented, aniline finished leather. With regular use and oiling, the Premia will break-in and soften up like your favorite leather jacket! All leather is tanned by French tanning methods. Hand laminated beechwood, steel reinforced tree with stainless steel stirrup bar. Classically designed by French Master Saddler, Marcel Toulouse, to meet all the demands of the rider and their equine athlete.

Product Details:

  • Color: Chocolate
  • Soft, air cushioned kneepads for comfort and grip.
  • Adjustable Velcro blocks
  • Effective knee roll
  • Medium/narrow twist
  • Comfort Fit Foam Panels


Care: Wiping down with a soft cloth or damp sponge is usually enough for day to day care, it is recommended that you keep conditioners away from the seats of the saddles as much as possible, as using some conditioners more often than a couple of times a month can lead to over-softening of the already soft seat-leather, creating wrinkles. When conditioned allow it to dry thoroughly before riding again. MTL Saddles are soft and comfortable from the beginning, and as long as you keep the leather clean and supple, your saddle should last a long time.

Click here for warranty information and to register your saddle.

 
M Toulouse Annice Jr Close Contact Saddle - TB
Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supplies
$1,450.00

The popular M. Toulouse Annice Close Contact saddle now for kids! This equitation-styled saddle features the signature French-method tanned durable Toulouse leather on its padded medium-deep seat and narrow twist with a regular-sized kids flap, promoting proper balance, position, and feel from the beginning. With its shorter flap and smaller seat size, plus a wide tree, your junior rider can go from pony to horse without the need for a different saddle, adjusting the fit to multiple horses via corrective padding. Adjustable Velcro blocks enable a customized fit for the rider, and assists in creating proper leg position for superior balance.

Product Details:

  • Color: Chocolate
  • Size: 15 3/4" Seat
  • Recommended for Young Hunter/Jumper Riders
  • Wide Tree
  • Youth Saddle
  • Close Contact
  • Half Deep Seat
  • Removable Velcro front and rear blocks
  • Medium/Wide twist
  • Soft Covered Leather Foam Panels

Care: Wiping down with a soft cloth or damp sponge is usually enough for day to day care, it is recommended that you keep conditioners away from the seats of the saddles as much as possible, as using some conditioners more often than a couple of times a month can lead to over-softening of the already soft seat-leather, creating wrinkles. When conditioned allow it to dry thoroughly before riding again. MTL Saddles are soft and comfortable from the beginning, and as long as you keep the leather clean and supple, your saddle should last a long time.

 
M Toulouse Denisse Close Contact Saddle - TB
Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supplies
$1,419.00

The M Toulouse Denisse Close Contact Saddle is a beautifully crafted close contact saddle that offers the ultimate in comfort. Ideal for both Hunt Seat and Equitation riders, as well as Jumpers who prefer a slightly deeper seat. The medium-deep seat, narrow twist and double leather flaps and knee rolls offer a secure feel, with plenty of grip to keep you tight in the tack, without intefering with half seat or two-point positions. Perfect for the rider that schools multiple horses, or has a horse that is growing and changing in his build.

Product Details:

  • Color: Chocolate
  • Close Contact
  • Equitation Seat
  • Front sewn knee blocks
  • Rear sewn thigh blocks
  • Straight/Slightly longer flap
  • Medium/Narrow Twist
  • Deeper seat
  • Soft Covered Leather
  • Wool wrapped foam Panels
  • Recommended Hunter/Jumper Riders

Care: Wiping down with a soft cloth or damp sponge is usually enough for day to day care, it is recommended that you keep conditioners away from the seats of the saddles as much as possible, as using some conditioners more often than a couple of times a month can lead to over-softening of the already soft seat-leather, creating wrinkles. When conditioned allow it to dry thoroughly before riding again. MTL Saddles are soft and comfortable from the beginning, and as long as you keep the leather clean and supple, your saddle should last a long time.

Click here for warranty information and to register your saddle.

 
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