A 2013 model,  in excellent condition, with only very minimal signs of use. 

The Bates Show saddle mixes tradition with modern features, a neat looking saddle with leather covered buttons, pencil knees, edge stitched girth points and flaps, combined with the deep that seat most riders demand.

This saddle would be just a well suited to dressage as showing for a rider that likes a deep seat but prefers a saddle without the huge knee blocks.

The panels are cair and have had flock added into the riser pockets to give extra lift, the flock can be removed if not required, (its a DIY removal just open up and pull it out) the cair panels are still there as original. This has been done as an alternative to using the Bates riser inserts which can also be used in the pockets.  

Currently fitted with a medium wide gullet, we can change to suit, add gullet alteration to your order.

Includes original saddle cover. 



Bates 17" Show Saddle

SKU: s3508
  • Saddle Condition: Excellent

    Wear/Damage:  very minor signs of use. 

    Colour: Black

    Seat Stamped Size:  size 43

    Seat Size measured: 44cm

    Flap Length:  43.5 cm

    Tree Size Stamped: 

    Tree Size Measured: MW.

    Adjustable Gullet/Tree:  yes, easy change n - xw. We can change to suit. Add gullet alteration to your order. (fee applies)

    Channel Width Midway: 7.5cm

    Channel Width Rear:  6.5cm

    Panel Fill: original cair panels still as new, plus flock added to the riser pockets.


    The fit of every saddle is unique. Even if the makers, models, and sizes are the same between two saddles, the fit may be different. Adjustments and customizations may have been made. 

    All measurements provided have either been taken directly from saddle stamps, or are approximate measurements taken by Saddle Central staff. This information is provided as a courtesy, and is not a guarantee of size or fit.

  • All saddles are automatically sold with a 7 day trial period . Saddle must be back in the post with tracking number supplied to us by day 8. eg if you receive your saddle/s  on a Monday then they must be back in the post by the following Monday.  Return post costs are to be paid by the buyer not Saddle Central.  Once the saddles are received back at Saddle Central you will be notified of their safe return. Your refund will be issued within 2 working days by the same method of payment as you used initially.