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    12-16-2011, 11:50 PM
  #1
Foal
stubben vs henri de rivel??

I'm getting a new saddle soon and will be using it in eventing - more jumping than dressage. Out of stubben and henri de rivel which do you prefer and why? Is one more comfortable than the other? And is there a specific saddle you recommend? Or if there is another brand you really like let me know! Thanks a bunch!
     
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    12-17-2011, 12:32 AM
  #2
Yearling
I am no expert, I havent ridden in a HDR, however I have ridden in a Stubben and didn't like it, at all.
I do however LOVE Colligate, and highly recommend their saddles.
     
    12-17-2011, 07:48 AM
  #3
Foal
I would choose the Stubben saddle over the the Henri De Rivel - as the Stubben is of higher quailty and far more comfortable..
     
    12-17-2011, 08:36 AM
  #4
Trained
I do not know about the HDR, but 20+ yrs ago I bought a used Stubben-used, rode in it for 18 yrs, then decided to get a Bates....have no idea why, but sold my beloved Stubben for more than I paid for it, and it was still beautiful. Wish I still had it.
     
    12-17-2011, 09:07 AM
  #5
Showing
Quality-wise definitely Stubben over HDR. But with that being said I didn't like the feel of all Stubbens I tried (and the dressage one I tried couple months back didn't put me in correct position like my Thornhill does, don't know about jumping ones though).
     
    12-17-2011, 09:44 AM
  #6
Started
I don't ride English but my daughter rides a Stubben
     
    12-17-2011, 10:06 AM
  #7
Trained
When I asked Dover about Stubben vs Bates, one difference they pointed out was how it fits the horse. The Stubben I looked at had a banana-shaped bottom, while the Bates was flatter. Based on the pictures I sent them, they recommended the Bates (which was cheaper) over the Stubben...which is also a compliment to the Dover customer service!

I don't know how the HDRs tend to run. I've only seen them in pictures. Where I live, English saddles are not very common.
     
    12-17-2011, 11:06 AM
  #8
Showing
I personally like HDR. I almost got a few bridles from them at one point and they were outstanding in quality.

The best thing to do though would be to make sure it fits your horse, and I believe Dover Saddlery has a rent a saddle option before you buy. You can try them both out if they have them there.

Bsms- I ADORE dover.. they really care about the horses and the customers!
     
    12-19-2011, 08:48 PM
  #9
Foal
Hi everyone -I found out that unfortunately the tack store by where I live doesn't carry stubben :( and the Henri de Rivel didn't have my size anyways. I was looking at their bates saddles which seem very nice, but also very expensive and out of my price range. I'm starting to look at wintec now...any opinions on those?
     
    12-19-2011, 08:54 PM
  #10
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Originally Posted by horsesaremylyfe    
hi everyone -I found out that unfortunately the tack store by where I live doesn't carry stubben :( and the Henri de Rivel didn't have my size anyways. I was looking at their bates saddles which seem very nice, but also very expensive and out of my price range. I'm starting to look at wintec now...any opinions on those?
I have a wintec pro dressage which I love, very comfortable and low maintenance. I also have an old stubben wotan(got it on craigslist for only $200) It's not as comfortable because the seat is much harder then the wintec but it's growing on me It's great for jumping, much better then jumping in my dressage saddle!
     

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