Manufacturer: Ovation (View all products by Ovation)
Model: Show Jump XCH (View all Show Jump XCH reviews)
Category: Jumping Saddles
Purchase: Bought this saddle at a local tack store for about $1,250 to replace my old, too-small, blockless saddle.
Likes: I really like the seat depth: not too deep to lock you in, but not so shallow that you go flailing everywhere in a bad moment. The blocks are great for bigger fences, but don't get in my way on the flat. The flaps are short enough for my short legs, but longer-legged people can ride in it without a problem.
Dislikes: The break in period was expectedly unpleasant (slippery), and the first two rides in it pitched me forward until the seat padding bottomed out. Now, nothing.
Quality: Well put together and really nice for the price.
Summary: If I had unlimited funds, it wouldn't be my go-to saddle, but as far as mid-range saddles go, it's great.
Usefulness Rating: 2.4 out of 5.
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