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Spooner by Antares

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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'!).

Why We Love This

The Spooner by Antares is for those with a discerning taste who need a ready-made saddle. Classic French design is perfect for Hunters or Equitation. Designed by Antares for Richard Spooner, "The Master of Faster" as he is known on the Grand Prix circuit. The Spooner helps place the rider in correct position allowing the rider to focus on the ride rather than their position.

Favorite Features

  • Medium-deepĀ calfskin leatherĀ seat
  • Light brown grain leather flaps
  • Knee and thigh blocks.
Sizing It Up

Seat sizes 16.5", 17", 17.5 and 18". Short (1), Regular (2) or Long (3) flap.

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    Spooner by Antares is rated 4.8667 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Saddle! I bought this saddle a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it! It has been a piece of cake to break in and is very comfortable! It is beautiful and I'm very happy with my purchase. Note that it does turn much darker (primarily the seat and knee area) when it is oiled.
    Date published: 2014-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy and easy break in! I bought this saddle a month ago and it was comfortable the first time I rode in it.... break in was very easy. Great fit for me and my horse and great quality!
    Date published: 2014-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saddle! Great saddle for my Quarter Horse gelding- he loves it and I do too! Nice quality and lasts great. Comfy!!
    Date published: 2014-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING AND COMFORTABLE I got this saddle in a 16.5 regular flap and it fits me great even though i do have a longer leg than most people. This saddle is beautiful and the calfskin is super soft. With this saddle you dont have to have that break-in stage because the leather comes super soft when you purchase it. The spooner by Antares stirrup leathers dont come in the same color as my saddle so i bought the bates stirrup leathers instead and it works amazing. This saddle really improved my position and helped me keep my leg in place over big jumps. It also comes with a great waterproof, fleece lined antares saddle cover. Overall, AMAZING
    Date published: 2014-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saddle - Hard to Get I absolutely love SmartPak and their saddle test ride program is simply the best! I was looking for a new saddle for my ever growing 12 year old daughter and her new TB. They will do dressage and hunter and her saddle just didn't fit her well anymore. She's tall and I wanted an 18" which really limits your options! We tried Pessoas (Nice, but not a good fit). SmartPak recommended this saddle for our TB's high withers. It took my daughter a couple days to adjust to the twist and then she loved it. Then I found it took 10 weeks to get it! I emailed the Antares rep and actually got a similar new "custom" saddle. Wow! Are they expensive! We enrolled in their junior saddle program which I hope will save me in the long run. If the Antares is a good fit for you and your horse, it's a quality saddle that should last forever with proper care. Very lovely saddle and the trainer loved my daughter's legs in it. Sorry I couldn't make the purchase from SmartPak. I buy everything I can from them. You can't beat their customer service period!
    Date published: 2014-03-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good saddle Really loved the balance of this saddle. The flap was comfortable, but it did not feel forward enough even for my small frame (5'2"). And I wish the flap felt a little more secure. The saddle was beautiful and really soft. It didn't fit my horse- but he is a hard fit. Narrow back with very large withers and large shoulders. I felt like the saddle ran true to it's size in both the seat and the tree. Ultimately, I didn't purchase the saddle because it didn't fit my horse (the medium was too wide for him). He was measured by a saddle fitter for a narrow.
    Date published: 2013-02-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased I have been trying a bunch of saddles from SmartPak (thank you to SmartPak and the amazing Demo program) and other peoples at the barn. The Spooner is fantastic. Very well made, nice leather and provides a great balanced position for me. I really wish that it came in a forward flap option because then it really would be the perfect saddle for me. But, in the end, this is the best saddle for me without going custom. Would definitely recommend trying this saddle.
    Date published: 2014-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect for both of us The Spooner fits my horse perfectly. He has been uncomfortable for some time ,come to find out it was my old saddle. IT is wider over the withers and now he moves so much better. IT places me in perfect position and it is so comfortable. Well worth the wait. A MUST TRY SADDLE !!!!!!!!!!
    Date published: 2014-03-06
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