Hy Sport Active GP saddle pad: ‘A great everyday practical saddle pad’ 8/10

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  • Hy Sport Active GP saddle pad


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    Welcome to our group test of sweat-wicking GP saddle pads. All of the saddle pads in this group test have been put through their paces by Harriet Rimmer, who runs a livery, schooling and sales yard with a particular focus on hunting. Find out what she thought below

    Official description

    The Hy Sport Active GP saddle pad is a traditional and classic shaped general purpose saddle pad, designed to fit a wide range of saddles. Featuring the signature cut to provide clearance over the withers to prevent rubbing. The pad is made from high-quality cotton and a moisture wicking lining. It also features a durable anti-rub girth cover protection, complete with double touch tape girth loops for a secure and precise fit. Available in a range of colours with charcoal grey contrast piping and spine to match the rest of the collection
    Sizes: Cob or full

    View at viovet.co.uk

    First impressions

    I thought it was very bright but the colour did grow on me. It looked well fitted and high at the withers, but very thin. 

    Overview of performance

    This product performed well overall. It moulded to the horses’ shapes well and wicked away moisture. It was great as an everyday, no frills, practical saddle pad.  It washed well and did the job. 

    Harriet’s likes and dislikes

    I liked how it fitted my dressage saddle, forward cut jump saddle and also my GP! It could be more breathable, but that is my only criticism.


    Everyone needs a versatile everyday saddle pad like this in their tack room.

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