Manufacturer: Grainge by Saddleworld
Model: Grainge Elite
Category: Dressage Saddles
Purchase: I bought it off Ebay Australia, barely used for $800 unmounted. I needed a new dressage saddle that I could keep for many years to come. Since the Grainge brand was quite well known for their bridles, stirrup leathers etc, I thought that their saddles would be worth a try
Likes: I love the chunkiness of it!! The good sized knee blocks and the nice deep seat with wide panels make it really comfy for me and my horse. While it is made in Argentina, the leather quality is wonderful. I use it nearly everyday and there is virtually no rubbing on the flaps. The girth points are unstretched and still perfect. It puts me in a good position for dressage and the deep seat is very secure. I just love it!
Dislikes: If I was to be picky, I do find that sometimes I can slip into a slight "chair seat" when in rising trot. Not sure if its just me or if its the saddle?? But its only occassionally, so not a huge issue.
Quality: The leather is great quality, really soft and doesn't need a huge soak of oil when new. The girth points have webbing in the core so they don't stretch. I have a wide gullet one which seems to have fit the horses I have had it on i.e TB and a barrell pony. And best of all, after being ridden in nearly everyday for the last 8 months, still looks virtually new!
Summary: I am told they retail for $2000, so even for that money, they are very much worth it! High quality, comfy for horse and rider and lasts a long time. Best dressage saddle Ive ridden in
Usefulness Rating: 3.4375 out of 5.
16 reader(s) voted.
Tudor Estate Dressage Saddle Dressage Saddles
Passier Dressage Saddle Corona Dressage Saddles
rocky creek hill flirt Dressage Saddles
County Saddlery Perfection saddle - New Zealand agent Dressage Saddles
Prestige 2000D Dressage Saddles
Passier Corona Dressage Saddles
Exselle Exselle Square Raised Bridle and Reins Dressage Saddles
Passier Sirius Dressage Saddles
Black Country Vinici Dressage Saddles
Otto schumacher Profi exklusif Dressage Saddles
Schleese Wave Dressage Saddles
Prestige United Elastic Dressage Saddles
Wintec Isabell CAIR Dressage Saddles
Wintec Dressage Pro Dressage Saddles
Bates Innova Standard Contour Block Dressage Saddles
County Competitor Dressage Saddles
Wintec Pro w/Cair Dressage Saddles
Thornhill Pro-Am Dressure Dressage Saddles
Hildalgo Sattel Hidalgo Venice I Dressage saddle Dressage Saddles
Heritage (bespoke) Saddlery The Cheshire County" VSD Saddle. Dressage Saddles