The OPTIMA is Courbette's most versatile close contact and multi-purpose saddle. It's ergonomic design is for riders who enjoy several disciplines, and who like to do it all in one saddle. The OPTIMA is an exceptional choice and reliable companion for Hunter Pace, Field Hunting, Jumping, Eventing, Cross Country, Amateur Owner, Pleasure Riding, Flat Work, QH Hunter Under Saddle or Show Ring.
Handcrafted on our "Federbaum" spring tree with recessed stirrup bars. The medium deep seat is wider than most, soft padded, and has a narrow twist for rider comfort. The semi cut-back low pommel allows a close contact fit, even on horses with high and/or long withers. Most importantly, the low pommel does not interfere with the rider. A generous sitting area provides proper support and encourages the rider's full use of seat and back.
The flaps are slightly longer and straighter than on ordinary close contact saddles - allowing a leg position judges will appreciate. Soft padded knee inserts over long concealed knee rolls emphasize the versatility of the truly remarkable OPTIMA.
Adjustable and removable rear blocks on Velcro offer precision support and peace of mind.
Our gusseted WOOL-FLOCKED panels have a wide and deep channel to protect the spine and promote air circulation. These panels are shock absorbing, move with the horse, and distribute the rider's weight evenly.
We use only the finest quality smooth leather, vegetably tanned and aniline dyed... soft and supple, yet tanned for durability, long a Courbette trademark.