8 excellent GP saddles

If you're in the market for a new general purpose saddle, check out this selection

The Amerigo Vega GP Dressage Special saddle

1. amerigo

Part of the Vega collection, this GP saddle incorporates a synthetic tree and flocked independent panels to offer total balance and optimal coordination of movement for both horse and rider.
Made from luxuriously soft calfskin leather, the saddle gives the rider an instant feeling of comfort, safety and close contact with the horse and is the ideal option for those riders who are looking for a saddle that fits the bill both for dressage and jumping. The super soft kneeroll provides support but also allows for a relaxed, free but efficient leg position. Available in black and brown.
RRP: £2,700
Visit: www.zebraproducts.co.uk or call 01352 763350

Albion K2 GP Saddle


The K2 GP is a high quality, super comfortable all-round saddle, that is suitable for jumping, pleasure riding and showing. The saddle offers amazing comfort and fit for both horse and rider. Available in black and chocolate.
RRP: from £1,499
Visit: www.albionsaddlemakers.co.uk

Bates All Purpose Saddle

3. bates all purpose black

This Leather saddle is suitable for a variety of disciplines including hacking, flatwork and some jumping. The saddle features the CAIR® Cushion System for maximum comfort and weight distribution. It also has an Easy-Change™ Fit Solution, combining The Easy-Change™ Gullet System along with The Easy-Change™ Riser System to help achieve the perfect fit. Available in black and brown.
RRP: £1,199
Visit: www.naylors.com or call 01706 507555

WintecLite All Purpose D’Lux Saddle

4. winteclite all purpose d'lux saddle black

This saddle is ideal for pleasure riding or participating in multiple disciplines. It is made from hi-tech, durable and weatherproof materials that are extremely soft and comfortable. The all purpose D’Lux features the CAIR® Cushion System and EASY-CHANGE™ fit solution, offering a customised fit.
RRP: £599
Visit: www.naylors.com or call 01706 507555


5. gfs

This GP saddle is the ultimate in comfort for both horse and rider. The saddle offers a cut back head and tree shape that suits a horse with medium withers. An open and comfortable seat allows the rider to accurately adopt a range of positions. Further versatility of the saddle is achieved through adjustable and removable knee blocks. Available in Havana brown and black.
RRP: £1,350
Visit: www.gfsriding.co.uk

Monarch GP

6. monarch

The Monarch GP saddle is the ideal saddle for riders in all disciplines. The very comfortable and balanced seat has a generous flap, which supports the rider jumping or on the flat. This saddle has an open head and front gusset in the panel, making it suitable for a horse with an average height wither. The wide weight-bearing panel suits a wide range of horses, making it an extremely versatile saddle. Available in Havana brown and black.
RRP: £640
Visit: www.gfsriding.co.uk

Mark Todd Generation GP Saddle

7. Mark Todd Generation GP Saddle black

This saddle is manufactured in Walsall in luxury full grain English leather. The saddle is built on a traditional laminate wooden tree with wool flocked, lined panels. Features include a padded seat for added comfort, stylish flap design, extra soft knee pads and large Velcro mounted knee and thigh blocks. Available in black or brown.
RRP: £1,500
Visit: www.wefi.co.uk or call 01303 872277

WOW GP Classique saddle

8. Classique GP

The GP Classique saddle offers all the benefits of a WOW Saddle, yet features traditional wool flocking at a lower cost. The saddle has a short military girthing system, a deep seat with a round cantle, Velcro knee blocks, a Y shaped tree with lateral flexion for freedom of movement and a double stirrup bar with two stirrup positions. Available in black or brown.
RRP: £1,499
Visit: www.wowsaddles.com or call 01227 831614

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