Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: South Wales, UK
• Horses: 0
It depends on your definition of 'close contact'.
From previous forum posts, the US idea of CC is, basically, a jumping saddle. In this respect yours is an AP (or GP - General Purpose - in UK terminology) since the flap is a lot straighter cut than a traditional jumping saddle would be.
Technically, though, CC refers to the saddle panel, not the discipline it's to be used for, and describes a slim and often shallow panel which sits the saddle tree, and hence the rider, closer to the horse. These were originally designed for competition use and therefore are not always ideal for general riding - the minimalist panel can allow the horse to feel more pressure from the saddle over an extended period of time.
I've seen all manner of saddle types with CC panels (most often foam filled) and it's hard to tell from the picture what yours is.