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post #1 of 8 Old 08-08-2012, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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What Brand of Close Contact Saddle Do You Have?

Okay, I'm sort of starting a search for a new jumping saddle, and I need a little input on good brands.

I had a Thornhill that I really liked, but it was an AP saddle. So, of course, it had to go.

I found a Gold Medal saddle from Libertyville, Ill. that was a good deal. But that turned out to be an AP too. So now I'm back to using my trainer's saddle until I find a new one.

So, what brand of saddle do you have and do you like it? Which brands do you like and why? And which brands don't you like and why?

I'm not looking for super high-end, but I want something comfortable with some quality.

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-08-2012, 11:19 PM
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I don't have a CC, but I have a Tekna A4 jumping saddle. It's synthetic but quite nice.
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post #3 of 8 Old 08-09-2012, 07:35 AM
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MT Claudine. Very comfortable and good gripping-wise.

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post #4 of 8 Old 08-09-2012, 10:53 PM
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I have a Collegiate Parfaire. Its a good saddle, but I have outgrown it and am trying to sell it.
Hopefully, I will end up with a Beval
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post #5 of 8 Old 08-10-2012, 11:32 AM
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I recently purchased a Bates Elevation. So far I like it!
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post #6 of 8 Old 08-10-2012, 12:17 PM
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I adore my Exselle CCI**** - it's an eventing style of CC.. I feel like I would have to detach myself from it to fall off..
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post #7 of 8 Old 08-10-2012, 12:38 PM
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I just bought a used M. Toulouse Celine and I love it.
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-10-2012, 04:46 PM
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I have a M. Toulouse Padjette. I believe technically it's an AP saddle but it rides like a CC (or at least I feel like it does!).
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