Bates

Established in 1934, Bates Saddlery has grown to become one of the most respected manufacturers of riding saddles in the world. Bates Australia is driven by a philosophy of true innovation solely focused on performance of saddles for both horse and rider. An unquenchable thirst for understanding the impact saddles have on the equine back and their unrelenting patience for problem solving has earned Bates Australia their reputation, as industry leaders in innovation. Bates EASY-CHANGE Gullet System is another unique development which allows the gullet size in your saddle to be changed to suit your horse in a matter of minutes. Incorporating these innovative systems into a traditional leather saddle that builds on centuries of development enables Bates Australia to bring you a saddle of unparalleled performance. Shop our Bates Australia collection including the Bates Caprilli Close Contact, Bates Next Generation Elevation Saddle, Bates Innova Dressage Saddle and Bates Isabell Dressage Saddle!

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