Manufacturer: Dover Circuit (View all products by Dover Saddlery)
Model: Elite XC (View all Elite XC Saddle reviews)
Category: All Purpose Saddles
Purchase: I purchased this saddle from Dover for about $800 and came with a free Circuit Bridle. This has been 3 years ago though.
Likes: I love this saddle! It's super comfortable, well made and broke in easily with oiling. I'm secure over jumps and it's great on the flat as well. Great saddle for those of us riding on a budget. In fact, I'd take it over more expensive models! The bridle was very nice too and I'm still using it.
Dislikes: The rubs from the leathers showed up pretty quickly, but my leg covers them up, so it doesn't bother me too much. You can also use shoe polish on them if they bother you too much.
Quality: Constructed out of Argentine leather which has held up nicely and looks great. Some people don't like it, but it suits me fine. The stitching is nice and tight and is very durable. I've had the saddle for 3 years and haven't had a problem.
Summary: I'm definitely recommend this saddle to anyone looking for a very nice saddle for a very reasonable price.
Usefulness Rating: 3.16667 out of 5.
6 reader(s) voted.
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