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HDR Advantage Close Contact

Henri de Rivel
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Why We Love This

The HDR Advantage Close Contact Saddle is crafted by renowned leather goods maker, Henri de Rivel, giving you world-class European designs in the finest imported leather-all at a reasonable price! Henri de Rivel 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 that is ideal for hunter and equitation classes.  The flat seat and padded flap offers the rider a good platform for both flat work and jumping.

Favorite Features

  • Square cantle
  • Padded flap
  • Available with either flocked or foam panels
  • 5 year tree warranty
Sizing It Up

Available in seat sizes 16, 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18 with the choice of either a medium or wide tree

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    HDR Advantage Close Contact is rated 3.5714 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Uncomfortable This was the first saddle I bought and I was so disappointed the leather is hard and slippery. I oiled it countless times and nothing has changed. After my knee injury i started back riding and the knee panels are so hard i ended up just getting a new saddle (and not a crazy expensive one) i bought a HDR Lumina Close Contact Saddle. It has SO much more cushioning and very customizable on the knee panels ! Still cheap but much more impressed!
    Date published: 2016-04-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hard, slippery leather I've had this saddle for about a year and it is extremely comfortable. It fits true to size and fits most horses. The leather is very hard and slippery where my lower leg goes. I oil this saddle regularly and the leather has not softened at all. The saddle is extremely durable, though.
    Date published: 2015-12-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great first saddle Bought it used from a local tack shop. Previous owner wasn't too nice to it as it had a small rip on the cantle and some leather damage. The rip on the cantle I was able to stitch up easily and I noticed the leather damage when I cleaned it for the first time. I love this saddle and use it a lot. Would definitely recommend to other looking to buy their first saddle. Also I find it fits most horses comfortably.
    Date published: 2015-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saddle I bought this saddle back in 2008 and it is still the saddle I use to this day. I've beaten on it, and probably haven't taken very good care of it, but it is still in great condition. I would definitely purchase another one. It fits my round QH well too!
    Date published: 2015-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice saddle I bought this saddle for my daughter, who is just getting into jumping. I'm pleased with the quality of the saddle, as well as the price. The wide tree seems to fit her horse quite nicely.
    Date published: 2014-05-27
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