The Bates Isabell Dressage Saddle is an extremely popular saddle,  this Australian made model (made in 2002) is hard to find in this condition. 


The original cair panels have been replaced with flock.  Currently fitted with an xw gullet, we can change to suit. 


Bates advise that this is a 17.5" saddle howevever it measures much smaller as is usaual with these older Isabell's, the seat measures only 16.5" not 17.5". 


It features grippy grained leather and adjustable knee blocks, both slim and large blocks included. The seat is super deep and the twist narrow.


Includes a (used) white saddle cloth, stirrup irons with new treads, leathers, a 90 cm new girth plus new Bates large flexi blocs. Plus original bates fleece cover.



Bates Isabell Dressage Saddle 16.5"/17.5"

SKU: c9791
  • Saddle Condition:   Very Good.  

    Wear/Damage: usual wear marks under the stirrups - some minor fading at the bottom of the flap.

    Colour: Black

    Seat Stamped Size:  not stamped, Bates advise its a 44cm

    Seat Size measured: measures  42 cm 

    Flap Length: 40.5cm

    Tree Size Stamped: 

    Tree Size Measured:  xw gullet fitted, we  can change to suit, add gullet alteration to your order (fee applies).

    Adjustable Gullet/Tree:  yes, easy change n - xw

    Channel Width Midway:  6.5 cm

    Channel Width Rear:  6cm

    Panel Fill: flock (original cair panels removed)


    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.