I'm not at all experienced in endurance, so maybe I shouldn't be posting here... :P But the title of the thread caught my eye. I just ordered an Abetta endurance trail saddle, apparently it only weighs 16 pounds (including stirrups). I'm also 6' tall and so I also wanted a lightweight saddle for my little 14.2 Arab. This is the style I bought
(I got the Arab version though, hoping it will be a better fit for my girl). It hasn't arrived yet, but I'll let you know what I think of it when it does!
I don't know if we'll ever get into 'real' endurance riding, but it's the one sport that's always fascinated me as a rider. Competitive trail maybe?