I bought an older, German made Stubben. It was advertised as an 18" seat, but turned out to be a 19", which was way too big for me. It was one of the original Siegfrieds.
Once I cleaned and oiled it up, I sold it on. It was too nice a saddle to not be used.
I'm surprised a German made Stubben has a $200 price tag, as they tend to be in demand by people who know what they're worth.
I paid $450 for my current Stubben that was made in Switzerland, and think I got quite the bargain. If you can get a German made Stubben for less than that, good for you!
That's exactly what I paid for my Swiss made one for Speedracer. I won it on ebay and it really was a decent deal especially for the shape it was in. It's a 17 1/2 in. Which is slightly too big but still doable. I ride a 16 1/2 dressage saddle that seems just about perfect but its a deeper seat. My German made Stubben was one of those that just kind of happens to you which it really did. I miss it. If I could find a German made one in the shape mine was in for a crazy price, I'd probably sell my Swiss made. Not that mine new one is bad. Its just hard to replace something you liked a lot.
Anyway, Cowgirls Boots, is there a way you can post a phone pic of it? I'd love to see it. I'm just a sucker for this saddle. Maybe it's my German background.
I've found if you live in an area, like I live in stickville Texas, where English riding isn't as popular, folks don't always know what they have, especially if they're trying to sell a Stubben at a feedstore. Just for kicks, I'll show off my new Stubben and my old one. Wish I had a better pic of my old one. Misc 008.jpg
You can tell in this pic that its just slightly too big. mojo action 004.jpg
Here's my old one. The date is wrong . This was taken summer of 2011. 283020_10150333468825761_561135760_9720131_1283426_n.jpg
Here's another older pic. Man I wish I would have gotten a close up of it. Who thinks they're going to lose all their tack in a fire?! Stupid me. 184789_10150162940770761_561135760_8488149_6062418_n.jpg