So I am selling my AP Collegiate saddle, since it isn't wide enough for my two mares.
The saddle style is a Collegiate Alumnus All Purpose Saddle. It was made when Collegiates were sold by Millers and made by Ruiz Diaz -- the "RD" under the logo by the stirrup bar--who is apparently the designer of the original Pessoas. It has a 17 and 1/2 seat and a medium sized tree. Billets are in great condition.
Other than general wear, the saddle only has a couple of cosmetic flaws. The seat has a wrinkle in the middle, and the pommel binding is a little torn. Just to be sure of the tree's soundness from the wrinkle, I had the saddle tree checked by a respected tack store. They said that the saddle was completely fine and that the wrinkle was just from use. The pommel binding is also just a cosmetic issue.
With the saddle, I have included a pair of HDR stirrup leathers that I bought from Dover this spring. They are in great shape and were $69 new. Here they are from the website: http://www.doversaddlery.com/hdr-sti...1-06847/cn/90/
The stirrup irons are pretty nice shape as well. I don't know what brand they are though, since they came with the saddle when I bought it.
Anyway, this is a great saddle, and I am really bummed to have to let it go. If I had a horse that it would fit, I would keep it in a second!
Here are some pictures:
Model Number(?--ART 6534) and Seat Size (17 1/2):
Feel free to ask any questions!
Asking $450 OBO