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HDR Advantage Close Contact Saddle - Clearance!

Henri de Rivel - Item #20027
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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. 
Henri De Rivel Advantage Close Contact Saddle is a beautiful hunt seat saddle with subtle but elegant contrast piping for a classic look in the show ring. A balanced saddle with a square cantle and padded knee roll, this saddle is at home both in hunter on the flat and over fences. Flocked panels can be easily adjusted by your saddle fitter for a more precise fit. An exceptional value for the price.  Comes with a manufacturer’s lifetime tree warranty.
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  • Handcrafted European design
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  • Square cantle
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  • Available with either flocked or foam panels
  • Comes with a manufacturer’s lifetime tree warranty
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    HDR Advantage Close Contact Saddle - Clearance! is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Durable I bought this saddle almost 7 years ago and it still looks great with only minor marks and scratches. I find this saddle to be pretty comfortable and it fits my high-withered OTTB great! I have used this saddle on a variety of different horses and the fit has been good on them as well. The saddle is stiff when purchased new, but after conditioning the leather and riding in it a few times, it will soften right up.
    Date published: 2018-11-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice I’ve had a saddle for about five years now and it’s in great condition even threw that all the lesson riders and people that didn’t take very good care of it still looks brand new. Very comfortable riding and it fits forces very nicely
    Date published: 2018-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Broken in easily! I bought this new from someone who never rode in it, and i was not too impressed at first. It appeared to be stiff and hard on the knee panels. After riding in it about 3 times stirrupless with conditioning (thanks to the Effax Lederbasalm!) it softened right up, and now i have students learning to canter and jump riding in it. Holds leg really nicely, and fits horses with wide, flat backs very well! Super pleased!
    Date published: 2017-09-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit! We bought this saddle for our daughter to show in. She had been using a different one. She said riding in this saddle is like riding a cadalac. She said she was able to keep her seat much better.
    Date published: 2016-05-23
    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
    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: 2013-09-27
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