Hampton Classic by Antares
After having this saddle on trial for an extended period, an extensive search to try to find a 17.5" by Smartpak, receiving an 18" then a 17" new saddle to try, I finally have my own new saddle and this saddle is AMAZING. Came with Antares oil and already felt amazingly soft pre-oil, but turned a gorgeous darker brown and even softer after oiling. Stick like glue in the saddle but still move freely when needed; in my "prior life" before kids, rode dressage but now doing H/J...can lengthen stirrups and sit comfortably to do some dressage again (although this truly is in NO way close to a dressage saddle) yet shorten the stirrups and feel very balanced from jumping. Just an awesome balanced saddle - love it!
October 19, 2012
This saddle is so comfy, and soft. It fits my 15.3 TB mare perfectly and sits well on my QH who is "well rounded" aka on the large size. No breaking in needed, just get on and ride.
June 19, 2012
Love this saddle. Feels great and helps with my position on top of the horse.
March 27, 2012
LOVE my Antares
I purchased this saddle in November, it is absolutely wonderful! It broke in quickly and is holding up to 5 rides a week perfectly! I highly recommend that you get a test ride if you are considering it since it gives you the opportunity to ensure the correct flap length. I needed a short since the blocks are stationary and the regular length caused the blocks to impede my leg. The leather is beautiful; the seat is comfy and puts my leg in a nice position. It does NOT fit my Thoroughbred (sits too low on his wither), but it fits my Arab-Quarterhorse beautifully!
March 13, 2012
I purchased this saddle not really knowing what to expect. This saddle is fantastic. It is not only worth every penny, i would pay double for it. The calf skin leather is beautiful and it was broken in after only 3 rides! It helps me maintain my position and rate my post like no other saddle. I would recommend this to any rider!!!
July 11, 2011
This saddle is amazing. The leather is so soft and it fits my horse and I perfectly. I would recommend this saddle to anyone! I tried a PJ USA before this one and hated it. I waited over a month for this saddle and it was well worth the wait. So glad I didnt settle for the PJ.
May 4, 2011