Childéric Saddles has introduced a new addition to its event collection.

Available in their CFSP and CFAP models, the Childéric Lite Event Saddle has been remodelled to remove 4kg of weight by stripping the saddle back to the bare minimum.

The saddle also features anatomically shaped panels and has been specifically built for the cross-country phase.

Badminton winner Jock Paget has been using the new saddle.

He said: “The new Childéric Lite feels identical to my Childéric jumping saddle, yet gives me a real performance edge in the three-day competitions.

“I work hard to reduce my normal weight by 6kg to my competition three-day weight because I believe it makes a big difference to a horse’s energy expenditure across country.

“I can now remove a further 4kg by using the Childéric Lite saddle, which means that we can optimise our performance even before we’ve left the starting box.”

The Lite saddle is bespoke to both horse and rider with prices starting at £3,500.

For further information visit www.childericuk.com