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Kensington Saddle Pads

Kensington Protective Products
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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

Kensington Saddle Pads are high fashion with comfort and durability. Mesh enhances air circulation, reducing sweating. TEXTILENE over soft, absorbent 12 oz Egyptian quilted cotton underside. Textilene will not scratch saddles. Nylon billet strap with VELCRO® Brand closure and nylon girth straps. Machine washable.

All Purpose - 21½” spine with 18” drop.
Dressage - 22” spine with 23½” drop.

20% of our net profit on any SmartPink® Plaid item is donated to Breast Cancer Research.


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    Kensington Saddle Pads is rated 4.8919 out of 5 by 74.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT!!!!! I LOVE this pad!!! I got the all purpose in Smartblue, and it fits my 16 1/2 saddle PERFECT! I feel like it definitely could fit larger saddles with ease too. All throughout my ride, whether it's jumping or flat, it doesn't slip or slide at all! My horse LOVES this pad, it gives lots of comfort and padding! I got this pad during the summer, and it "sucked" up most of the sweat on my horse when we rode! He stayed dryer under his saddle! It can also be used in any weather or season though. I LOVE THIS PAD SO MUCH!!!!! A VERY GOOD BUY!
    Date published: 2012-10-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No slide and thick pad I was surprised at how nice this pad is for the price. I really like the is pretty thick and amazing at staying in place and not slipping. The colors are really nice and love the plaid, too. My horse likes that is breathable, too!
    Date published: 2012-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gift I bought this as a gift for a girl that I ride with and she loves it. It is made out of a very weird material on the top. Almost Fly Masky. It looks great on though and seems to do the job. A little pricier than I was originally going to spend but I guess you get what you pay for. Cant say too much on how it will last but it seems like it will wear like iron.
    Date published: 2012-07-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC, and I can actually use the billets Great design for me and my horse, durability, looks great. My jumping saddle has big ol' knee rolls, and this pad and one made by Equine Couture are the only two pads in the world with velcro billets that are long enough and placed such that I can actually use them. The pad has an extra long velcro billet on the side and a nice wide, velcro billet on the bottom, a fantastic feature the description doesn't mention. I've used this pad for four years and it still looks brand-new! Tons of wither clearance, horse likes it. And the blue plaid is beautiful. I love Smartpak!
    Date published: 2013-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase Ever First purchase with company ...... Unbelievable customer service.... Product had small ink stain from tag.... Called cust service... They sent a new one out express at no charge to me .... They then arranged for return of defective one at their expense.....WOW....all other companies would charge for replacement and only give credit apon return of defective ... HATS OFF TO YOU!!!!! You impressed me.... Huge fan now!!!!
    Date published: 2012-06-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS PAD!!!! I have been wanting this pad for some time. I finaly ordered it and am so happy I did. Looks so nice on my mare. Fits my 17 A/P wintec great. Was nervous about that with some people saying it was short. I would recommend this to friends and when I purchase my dressage saddle will be ordering one for that saddle as well.
    Date published: 2012-05-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this pad Despite the fact that it is this plasticy material on the outside and is very slippery, I love this pad. I get lots of complements on how nice it looks on my dark bay TB too. It does seem to wick moisture and the top stays super clean due to the plastic type weave. this pad is sturdy and pretty thick, like about 1/2 inch I would guess. The only thing that might be an issue for some is it tends to run just a tad short vertically. I have the blue and wish it came in some other plaids as well.
    Date published: 2012-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from sharp looking pad! I bought the blue plaid & it looks so good on my black horse. Only had it a few weeks so I can't honestly attest yet to durability - although the outer layer seems strong. I bought the dressage & the fit is a little smaller than I would like but it does fit - a little longer and wider would be a plus. Lots of compliments already & fresh styling for Spring!!
    Date published: 2012-04-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS PAD!! I had been wanting to order this pad for a very long time. I finaly got around to it and I am so happy with my purchase! Alot of people said it was a short spine so I was nervous but it fits my Wintec 17" A/P just fine. Love the color, and the material seems like it is going to last for a long time.
    Date published: 2012-04-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful quality! I love this saddle pad! It's the perfect size for my dressage saddle! There isn't too much pad under or behind my saddle, and my saddle doesn't stick out over any part of the pad. It has the velcro billet straps in front of the saddle and underneath for the girth so it's highly adjustable. And, I love the color! The fabric is not only incredibly durable, but attractive and easy to clean too! I'll probably get on in every color!
    Date published: 2012-04-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pad! I really like this pad. I bought the dressage pad in the SmartBlue color. It looks great and it feels very durable. It is the only schooling pad I have at the moment, so I use it quite a bit.
    Date published: 2012-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent - especially given the price I didn't want to spend a lot on a saddle pad but wanted one of high quality. This was an excellent option!
    Date published: 2012-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice saddle pad Nice quality, better than I anticipated. The underside is very breatheable and soft. It is relatively thick and cushioned but doesn't bunch. Both billit and girth straps are velcro to keep it secured easier. I love this pad...especially because it looks so sharp.
    Date published: 2012-02-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saddle Pad! I really love this saddle pad. I actually was wanting to buy it for quite some time, so I ordered it for my horse & I for Christmas. I've been using it almost daily on my not-so-clean half Arab, in the cold Wisconsin winter and it looks brand new! I have a 15 1/2 '' hunt seat saddle and it fits great. It could have a bit longer width along the back, though. It does fit, but if you have a larger seat saddle, it may be too short. Other than that, I love it! It has awesome ventilation, it's very soft and squishy, and the outside stays SO clean! The velcro billet straps are fantastic! It looks very flashy on my bay gelding. I'm very happy with it and I recommend it to anyone!
    Date published: 2012-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kensington Saddle Pad Really a great product. Nice looking, fits great, well padded and good price.
    Date published: 2011-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT Pad -- MORE COLORS PLEASE!! LOVE this pad! I have two dressage and one AP and would have more if there were more colors! I've had the pads for about 4 years (since Fall 2007) and they all still look new! SUPER quality for the price! They are fun and durable -- you will not be disappointed!
    Date published: 2011-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy I bought this pad because I thought the pattern was fun for a dressage pad- however I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the pad is. I can tell it will be very easy to wash. Superior ventilation and a nice amount of extra padding at the withers. Also, an added bonus-the girth straps are also velcro.
    Date published: 2011-08-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Pad !!! These pads are beautiful! I love the Kensington plaid, and the textilene material. I thought it would be too large for my small horse, but the drop is listed wrong in the description...the drop is 21 inches, not 23 inches, so no interference with the girth. It is a little thicker than some pads, but does not seem to affect the fit of my saddle. Love the SmartPink and the SmartBlue, now I want to get other items in those patterns !!!
    Date published: 2013-09-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pad!! This pad is GREAT for the summer. I can feel that my horse feels more forward moving because this pad let's air through it unlike most pads. However, this is a SMALL pad. It barely fits my 16 seat saddle. But overall it is a great pad for the summer!!
    Date published: 2011-07-20
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    Date published: 2011-07-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best pad ever! Ok I am in LOVE with the SmartBlue and SmartPink Kensington Pads.They are cool, easy to wash -- just hose them off, and the top side is made out of Kensington's patented Textaline which is the same material as lawn furniture. SUPER durable (and fireproof!! in case you want to jump through rings of fire I guess?)I have these pads in both colours and sizes and so do all my friends. The only problem is I wish they came in more colours!!
    Date published: 2011-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from fabulous pad This is a fabulous pad. I have four of them and the older ones aren't even worn. Dirt and grime doesn't stick to the outside. The material on the inside is very soft and absorbent. The best part is horse hair and dirt doesn't stick. Just hose to clean. Unfortunately they are being discontinued.
    Date published: 2011-05-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly a great purchase! Fabulous, fabulous pad! I love it! It is durable, cushiony, hoses off nicely and appears to be very comfortable on the horse. I was using a riser pad before but now have no need. Saddle stays in place. An attractive but yet very practical pad.
    Date published: 2011-04-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! My boyfriend got me this pad for christmas because he knows i love smartblue stuff. Have to say I love it! It looks great on my horse. Its nice and comfy for his back and he hardly gets sweaty and gross under it. I also love how the top plaid pattern is made out of a neat plasticy material. It stays clean no matter what and if it does get dirty a little brush or water and it looks new. Ive had some nice saddle pads reuined because of sweat stains and my leather saddle. Glad to say i wont have a problem like with this pad!
    Date published: 2011-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Dressage Pad!!! I liked that the pad is backed with cool max fabric to wick moisture. The textline topper will help cushion and disperse moisture and heat. Love also that it is very "cushiony" Fits my wide back AQHA mare and she looks sharp in the PINK!!!! Plus I'm helping breast cancer. What could be more of a no-brainer!!! Thanks Smartpak!!! I love your company!!
    Date published: 2011-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saddle Pad This saddle pad is great. It's very thick padding allows me to not have to use any thing else but the pad its self. Despite it being thick, it also is very well ventilated. The material it's made out of seems to be really tough and I think it will last a long time. Very much worth the money!
    Date published: 2011-03-07
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    Date published: 2011-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy! The fit is great. The color and pattern is just as described in picture and looks fantastic.Would definitely recommend.
    Date published: 2011-02-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pad Moisture wicking at it's finest. And it comes in a delightful pink. Which was a great gift for my best friend.
    Date published: 2011-01-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this pad! I've had this pad for over a year now, a dressage pad in SmartPink, and not only does it look good, but it is "scushy" without compromising the fit of the saddle, it washes up very well, and it is big enough to fit under my 18" saddle for my long legs. Plus the SmartPink goes to a good cause. I love this pad!
    Date published: 2011-01-04
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