I've always personally been a Stubben girl. So long as you take half-decent care of them, they will quite literally last for your entire life. I rode at home in an ancient (50+ years old) Stubben Imperator, which is no longer made, but can still be bought used. It's my favourite saddle I've ever ridden in - kept me secure, but still gave me room to move around if I needed to, and didn't get in my way when I needed to give subtle cues. I showed in my trainer's older Stubben Siegfried, and was really pleased with it overall as a comfortable jumping saddle. I know that some people complain that Stubben seats are "too hard", but I've found this varies between the models & the years the saddles were made, since neither of mine had uncomfortable seats. Also, I believe the older saddles are of better quality than the newer ones. Her Siegfried also seemed to fit every horse we put it on, strangely enough.