Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
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Ok HITS -
Jumping saddles are CC. CC saddles have more forward knee flaps, flatter seats and the stirrup bars are more forward to encourage a more secure leg at the girth. The bigger the fences, the shorter your leathers go - which means the more forward your knee's have to go, so the CC is designed to accomodate that as well, with the more forward knee flaps.
Your Coach, is talking about All Purpose Saddles - which Eventing Saddles are secretly disquised as. And Eventing Saddle, are All Purpose Saddles - which you already have.
A Close Contact Saddle, is a Jumping Saddle that you see in the Hunter Ring, in the Jumper Ring and yes - even out on the Eventing Fields.
A Stubben Sigfreide is an All Purpose saddle. An All Purpose Saddle, has a deeper seat, more straiter of a knee flap and the stirrup bars are placed further back in the saddle - so that the rider can do Dressage and Jumping.
It all depends on what you want, what works for you and what is comfortable.
If you are going to stick with an All Purpose - then don't buy a new saddle, because you already have one. OR you can go with the Wintec 500 A/P-Event Saddle that is a new, step up model from the 200 that you have.