Henry De Rivel
Pro Show Jumper
Jumping Saddles

For Sale on eBay

Manufacturer: Henry De Rivel
Model: Pro Show Jumper
Category: Jumping Saddles

Purchase: I found this saddle on eBay and it had no reserve price. So I bid and won it for $300, it was brand new and still had the tags on it. I know the msrp for this saddle is approx $1300. So I was pretty excited to get it home and try it out.

Likes: Haha.. Let's see... The color is pretty nice. And the flocking seemed to be quite supportive. That's is the only positive thing I can thing off.

Dislikes: Oh where to begin... It fit every type of horse horribly! I tried it on my TB mare who has a very high wither and it pinched her back so badly, I also tried it on my warmblood who is very round, and my sport pony who virtually has no wither, and it poorly fit every single horse. The flaps are so far forward that it makes it horrible for flat work, and I found it to provide little to no aid over the larger fences! Needless to say a client of mine bought the same saddle and she experienced the same problem. So we both sold ours. Don't even waste your money. This saddle will hurt and pinch your horse.

Quality: It's called HDR sellier France so you'd assume it's French leather yes? Ha no! It's cheap horribly constructed argentinian leather. It took literally a gallon of saddle oil to soften up the cardboard leather. And the stitching started to pull apart within the first few rides. I was not happy!

Summary: Don't waste the money, or subject your horse to back pain. Buy a CWD, Antares or Amerigo.

Rating: 1

Author: Ashley S.

Date: 2010-05-15

Usefulness Rating: 0 out of 5.
1 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..

Other Reviews You May Find Interesting 

L'Apogee LXI Jumping Saddles
M. Toulouse Marielle Monoflap Jump Saddle Jumping Saddles
Devoucoux Socoa / calfskin Jumping Saddles
Antares Medium deep seat full calfskin Jumping Saddles
Tekna S line jumping saddle Jumping Saddles
Hastilow Hunter/Jumper Pony Saddle Jumping Saddles
Prestige Meridith Jumping Saddles
Heritage Bespoke Saddlery Kontact Monolite Jump/Event Saddle Jumping Saddles
Ideal Impala Monoflap Jumping Saddles
Devoucoux Chiberta monoflap Jumping Saddles
Devoucoux Ioldy Jumping Saddles
Bates Next Generation Elevation DS Plus CAIR Jumping Saddles
Ideal Impala 1450 Jumping Saddles
Ansur Konklusion Jumping Saddles
Kentaur Naxos Jumping Saddles
Amerigo Vega, Showjumping Jumping Saddles
Black Country Wexford Jumping Saddles
Southern Stars Saddlery Monoflap Jumping Saddle Jumping Saddles
Philippe Fontaine Danielle Jumping Saddles
Ideal Impalla Jumping Saddles

2004-2012 Horse Tack Review

 Horse Tack Reviews
 Submit Your Own Review!
 Search Review Database
 All Reader Reviews
 Staff Reviews
 Submit a Product for Review

 English Tack Reviews
 Dressage Saddles
 Jumping Saddles
 Close Contact Saddles
 All Purpose Saddles
 English Saddle Fittings/Pads
 English Bridles
 English Bridle Accessories
 English Show Apparel
 English Casual Apparel
 English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
 English Miscellaneous

 Western Tack Reviews
 Barrel Saddles
 Reining Saddles
 Roping Saddles
 Show Saddles
 Trail Saddles
 Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
 Western Bridles
 Western Bridle Accessories
 Western Show Apparel
 Western Casual Apparel
 Western Chaps/Boots/Hats
 Western Miscellaneous

 Horse Gear Reviews
 Horse Boots and Wraps
 Horse Health and Well Being
 Horse Apparel
 Horse Treats
 Horse Miscellaneous

 Barn & Stable Reviews
 Fly Control
 Grooming Equipment
 Stable Accessories
 Tack Room
 Training Equipment
 Barn and Stable Misc

 Barn and Stable Articles
 English Articles
 Feature and Misc Articles
 Grooming Articles
 Horse Care & Health Articles
 Horse Related Gift Articles
 News and Events
 Training Articles
 Western Articles

 Other Features
 About Us / Contact Information
 Articles & Subjects By Date
 Article Archives
 Join Our Mailing List
 Privacy Policy