Horse & Hound's buying guides feature the best kit on the market. This week we bring you nine of the best dressage saddlepads, ideal for competition use
Hermès Tapis de Selle dressage square
With its elegant squares and classical shape, this dressage saddle pad protects the horse against the friction of the saddle. The padded fabric allows for stability and comfort while remaining breathable thanks to its microfibre lining. Available in white.
Visit: www.hermes.com or call 0207 499 8856
HyWITHER Competition dressage pad
The HyWITHER range provides a good fit, with a high wither and a clear spine to allow your horse freedom of movement while exercising. These plain cotton squares have a ¾ diamond pattern for a smart competition look, and also feature a 1” strap with touch tape closures for ease when attaching to the saddle. This pad is machine washable and available in white, brown or black in sizes cob or full.
Visit: www.Hy-Equestrian.com or call 01522 529206
Equiline Octagon saddlecloth
This Equiline saddlecloth, available through Dressage Deluxe, is made from a hypo-allergenic and sanforized cotton with a soft cotton lining. The lining is a natural ecru colour to avoid colour transfer to your horse and the saddlecloth is breathable for horse comfort. It is quilted in a stylish octagon pattern throughout and is good quality. Available in full size.
Albion Revelation dressage square
The lightweight, smart and durable Albion dressage square is made from high quality natural made anti-allergic cotton, specially designed for high withers. Featuring a high wither design, the shock absorbing, breathable materials ensure comfort for your horse. Available in one size and one colour.
Visit: www.albionsaddlemakers.co.uk or call 01922 646210
Rambo Non-Slip dressage pad
This show quality poly cotton saddle pad is useful for the show season. With a strong poly cotton outer and a non-slip inner panel to prevent the saddle from slipping, a waffle inner helps to wick away moisture to keep your horse cool. With decorative cording this pad is availble in white, black with tan, orange and black, navy with beige or baby blue and navy and sizes pony/cob or cob/horse.
Premier Equine Merino Wool Half Lined dressage square
This high wither dressage square, uses Merino lambswool knitted onto cotton yarn, giving you all the wool you need with no skin attached with quality cotton on both sides of the square. It is ideal for daily use and can be machine washed. It also features anti-rub protection with 2520D ballistic nylon girth cover and double Velcro adjustable straps to help with practical girthing. Available in full and colours: white/natural wool, tan/taupe wool, grey/grey wool, brown/taupe wool, black/natural wool, brown/brown wool or navy/grey wool.
Visit: www.premierequine.co.uk or call 01469 532279
Bucas Max Dressage saddle pad
The Bucas Max Dressage saddle pad is manufactured using a layer of Bucas stay-dry fabric inside. The stay-dry functionality removes sweat and moisture from the horse thus ensuring that it is always comfortable. The anti-bacterial lining helps to keep the saddle pad fresh and in good condition. The Bucas Max Dressage saddle pad features hook and loop adjustment straps providing a tailored fit for every saddle, quilting for comfort and it is easily machine washable. Available in all-purpose and dressage versions and colours navy/silver, black/silver, white and freedom colours
BR saddle pad Elegance
This is a classic cotton saddle pad with a 1000g filling with 5mm foam and a cotton flannel lining. With a contrasting cord piping with silver-coloured details, the retaining straps and girth loops have Velcro closure for a secure fit Available in blue, red, white or grey.
JHL Classic dressage saddlepad
With diamond quilting and easy close hook and loop girth fastenings, the JHL Classic dressage saddlepad is available in black or white in cob or full sizes. Machine washable.
Visit www.wefi.co.uk or call 01303 872277
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