Manufacturer: Henri De Rivel (View all products by Henri de Rivel (HDR))
Model: Henri De Rivel A/O Pro Close Contact Saddle (View all Henri De Rivel A/O Pro Close Contact Saddle reviews)
Category: Close Contact Saddles
Purchase: I got my first horse and was looking for a nice saddle, low cost, that looked good in the show ring. I got the A/O pro for about 715$ on sale, at pelham saddlery in southern NH. It came with HDR stirrup leathers and girth as part of the package.
Likes: There is no compromise on looks, it is gorgeous on or off a horse. The design and color looks like a Pessoa but it's a cheaper saddle. It's extremely comfortable, and holds my leg in place,while also keeping me balanced through jumper turns and crazy teenage stuff that I do.
Dislikes: the leather is hard to care for, it rubs easily and under the flap it tends to scratch easily. also i have only had it for 6 months and stitching on the lower side of a flap has already began to unravel.
Quality: The A/O pro has an amazing look to it, with a low cost. It has foam panals, square back and air knee pads. The leather is cheaper therefore it looks good on the outside but underneath needs more care.
Summary: It is a really nice look for the show ring or for at home, but it is hard to care for. A good first time buy that held up. But invest in something more expensive if you want quality that will last a long while.
Author: Natalie Miller
Usefulness Rating: 2.91667 out of 5.
12 reader(s) voted.
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