Need a larger seat but trying to fit a short back? 

This saddle could be what you are looking for!


A 42cm panel as short as usually found on a 16" saddle and a seat that measures 46cm/18".


Sommer saddles have a synthetic "Flexus" tree which flexes with the movement of the horse’s back while still retaining its dimensional stability.  It is adjustable to fit sizes 27 - 38 (narrow to XX wide).  Adjustments can me made an infinite number of times. Currently its a medium wide fit.

Shoulder freedom is achieved with the half front panels.


A top quality German made saddle, that would retail  around $6000 new.


Includes original Sommer cover.


Sommer Diplomat Dressage Saddle 17.5"/18"

SKU: c10257

Saddle Condition:  Excellent  

Wear/Damage: colour changes on the flap, as is common with brown saddles.

Colour: Brown with gold trim

Seat Stamped Size: 17.5

Seat Size measured:   46cm

Flap Length from Stirrup Bar: 44.5cm

Gullet Angle Measured:  mw

Adjustable Gullet/Tree:   yes fully adjustable by a saddler. (cold press)

Channel Width Midway:  6cm 

Channel Width Rear: 8.5cm

Panel Fill:  wool 

Panel Length*: 42cm  *This is not a measurement of the entire panel but a measurement of the panel that will contact the horses back, this can vary slightly depending on the back shape. To measure your horses saddle platform refer to the measuring guide.  


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.