Manufacturer: Stubben (View all products by Stubben)
Model: Siegfried II (View all Siegfried II reviews)
Category: Close Contact Saddles
Purchase: 2008 I purchased my saddle on eBay for $279 in a quick need to replace tack lost in a fire. I didn't know much about Stubben at the time so I ended up with a 31cm that was too wide for my Mustang. I have since learned a lot about Stubben and have had a custom Roxane S saddle made for my horse.
Likes: Excellent craftsmanship. Saddle is from the 1980's and very sound. The pony club now uses it on their wide ponies. The seat has a narrow twist and is comfortable for trail and arena jumping. Still in Show Quality after years of use. Its a great close contact saddle for training and show - Wish they still made them for retail!
Dislikes: The leather panels on the underside started to crack (was this way before I purchased), and the plain flaps give little grip even when using chaps. We had to add bee's wax to the flap. The flaps are also a little short, more like a VSS shape then S/G shape my daughter prefers so she outgrew the 16.5" saddle quickly.
Quality: All Cowhide Leather and excellent craftsmanship.
Summary: I would recommend this saddle to someone looking to be one with the horse yet still in saddle. Great close contact. I have all stubben saddles now: Siegfried VSS, Roxane S, and Siegfried II (used by the pony club because it doesn't fit my current horse or daughter).
Usefulness Rating: 3.1875 out of 5.
16 reader(s) voted.
Henri De Rivel Pro RTF Close Contact Saddles
Arc de Triomphe Gazelle Close Contact Saddles
Synergist saddle Endurance Close Contact Saddles
Mondega Close Contact Saddles
St Lourdes Tango Close Contact Saddles
Beval Butet Close Contact Saddles
Santa Cruz Platinum Justin GPS Close Contact Saddles
Colligate Parfaire 2013 Close Contact Saddles
Courbette Alpina Close Contact Lemetex Close Contact Saddles
Mondega Conquist Close Contact Saddles
Exselle Exselle Debut Wool Flocked Close Contact Saddles
Mondega Augustine Close Contact Saddles
Collegiate Collegiate Convertiable Alumni Close Contact Close Contact Saddles
Greenhawk Vala close contact Close Contact Saddles
Bates Caprilli Close Contact Close Contact Saddles
Beval Artisan Close Contact Saddles
Dover Circuit Premier Apex Saddle Close Contact Saddles
Dover Circuit Premier Special EQ Close Contact Saddles
Forestier Ilium Mono Flap Saddle Close Contact Saddles
M. Toulouse Annice Platinum Buffalo Leather Close Contact Saddles