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HDR Advantage Close Contact

Henri de Rivel
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Saddles crafted by renowned leather goods maker, Henri de Rivel, give you world-class European designs in the finest Imported leather-all at a reasonable price. And Henri de Rivel riding saddles and leather goods are not built on a massive assembly line like other saddles. Their riding equipment is expertly created with painstaking craftsmanship and an unmatched attention to detail.

The HDR Advantage Close Contact is a classic hunt seat saddle with foam or flocked panels.

The flocked is made with a square cantle and padded flap that is ideal for hunter and equitation classes. The flocked panels offer saddle fitting options at a most reasonable price.

The foam panels provide balance and comfort to the horse. The flat seat and padded flap offers the rider a good platform for flat work and jumping.


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    HDR Advantage Close Contact is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for I bought this saddle a year ago and it has held up well, besides it is still very stiff. Also after I ride especially when it is hot outside, I will have brown stains on my saddle pads from the saddle! Which is very annoying especially with white or fleece saddle pads. So again the saddles price is good for what you get, but if you don't want a stiff saddle don't buy this saddle.
    Date published: 2014-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Saddle! This saddle is very comfortable! The first time I used it, it felt worn in and it was brand new! I barely had to break it in. The leather is nice and strong but it does scratch easily, but I would recommend oiling it before, I did not do that but I wish I did because there are a few minor scratches that can be cleaned with saddle soap. Overall, it's a very nice saddle!
    Date published: 2014-04-11
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