Manufacturer: Crestridge Saddlery (View all products by Crest Ridge Saddlery)
Model: Ovation Endurance (View all Ovation Endurance Saddle reviews)
Category: Trail Saddles
Purchase: I met Debra at Crestridge Saddlery about a year and a half ago.At that time I acquired a saddle from her that I will relate in another review. I ride Tennessee Walking horses and have one that is hard to fit a saddle to. Debra suggested that I try the tree style that this Ovation saddle was built on. Saddle cost was $1450.
Likes: I usually ride a saddle with a horn, but decided to try out this Ovation saddle basically due to the fact that it was built on the tree that Debra suggested for my horse. After riding in it for a couple 3 hour rides I am well pleased. The quality in workmanship is second to none in my opinion. The leather is grade A and very soft and supple and finished out very nicely. It is comfortable to ride in and most important it fits my horse
Dislikes: There is really nothing functional or cosmetic about the saddle that I do not like. I would prefer to have a horn but as I said before, After a couple 3 hour rides that is a non issue.
Quality: Construction is top notch- Grade A vat dyed leather that is soft and flexible, The finish on the saddle is excellent. Stitching is very professionally done and the fit and finish of this saddle is perfect.
Summary: I basically just trail ride, this saddle fits the bill for me. If you are an endurance rider however I would seriously consider looking into this saddle, It is light, is put together with very high quality craftsmanship and one of the most important aspects ( if not the most important) is the customer service that you receive from Debra at Crestridge Saddlery. She will not rest until you and your horse are HAPPY.
Author: Rick Sermons
Usefulness Rating: 3.125 out of 5.
8 reader(s) voted.
Leon Liversage Trailrider Trailrider Haboob Trail Saddles
Dixieland Saddles Custom made Endurance saddle with horn Trail Saddles
Mr. Saddle TReeless - Giraffe pattern Trail Saddles
Liberty Bell Leather Dakota 75 series gaited saddle Trail Saddles
J Stead Saddle trail saddle Trail Saddles
Specialized saddles Trail Lite Trail Saddles
J Stead Lady Wade Trail Saddles
Nash Cherokee Cordura Trail Saddles
Crestridge Saddlery Crusade Elite Trail Saddles
Pam's Place Tack Genado Gaited Trail Saddles
Circle y Alpine Trail Saddles
JC Martin Saddles Trail saddle Trail Saddles
Steele Saddle Mountaineer saddle Trail Saddles
TN Saddlery Sharptail Gaited Wsetern Saddle Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Western Trail saddle, gaited tree Trail Saddles
Steve Edwards The Cowboy Trail Saddles
Dixieland Saddle Co. Tree style D +3/4 butterfly skirt light rider Trail Saddles
Bob Marshall Endurance Treeless Trail Saddles
Crestridge Wade Extra Wide Trail Saddles
Kimberley Kimberley Outback Australian Saddle Trail Saddles