Classic Saddlery
Avante Garde
Dressage Saddles

For Sale on eBay


Manufacturer: Classic Saddlery
Model: Avante Garde
Category: Dressage Saddles

Purchase: I got the saddle used from Trumbull Mountain Saddlery (FABULOUS customer service--so above and beyond it's ridiculous!) for $400. I acquired it as a saddle for my 14.1 hh pony who is hard to fit (him being a pony and me being 5'-6").

Likes: The balance is excellent. It is well made for a lower-end saddle and is wool flocked. My saddle fitter was able to move the flocking around to improve the fit on my pony. The Avante Garde has velcro thigh blocks, which is one reason I chose it. My pony is quick and can be spooky so I wanted thigh blocks but since I have to ride w/ shorter stirrups on him than I would on a larger horse, my leg can't be in the straight dressage position most dressage saddles w/ blocks mandate. I can move the thigh blocks around, angle them, etc. I looked into having the blocks shortened (so I could have them at an angle without their protruding) but ended up simply using the large blocks from my Wintec Pro Jump saddle instead (which also velcro on). They work great and make it a very comfy ride for me.

Dislikes: Nothing! Great saddle for the money!

Quality: Much better made than most comparably priced saddles (new). It is wool flocked and the leather is very nice.

Summary: This is a very nice saddle which was a godsend for me and my pony! He LOVES it and so do I!

Rating: 5

Author: pawsplus

Date: 2012-02-09

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

Please give us your opinion..





Other Reviews You May Find Interesting 


Kieffer Malmo Dressage Saddles
Thornhill Vienna II (Jorge Canavas) Dressage Saddles
Crosby Crosby Sofride Prix St George Dressage Saddles
Custom Saddlery Coronado Dressage Saddles
Schleese Link II Dressage Saddles
Hermes Corlandus Dressage Saddles
Smith Worthington Danzig Dressage Saddles
Leon Liversage Saddles Eduro Sport Light Dressage Saddles
Collegiate Monarch Dressage Saddles
Berney Brothers Kildare Dressage Saddles
Thornhill Pro Trainer bridle Dressage Saddles
Amerigo Cervia Dressage Dressage Saddles
Niedersuss Allegro Dressage Saddles
Thornhill Zurich Pro Trainer Dressage Dressage Saddles
L'Apogee bareback pad Dressage Saddles
Custom Saddlery Icon Flight Dressage Saddles
M Toulouse Venice Dressage Saddles
Heather Moffatt Enlightened Equitation Saddle Vogue soft tree dressage saddle Dressage Saddles
Ryder Legacy Zara Dressage Saddle Dressage Saddles
Schlesse Wave Dressage 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
 Halters/Ropes/Leads
 Horse Health and Well Being
 Horse Apparel
 Horse Treats
 Horse Miscellaneous

 Barn & Stable Reviews
 Fly Control
 Gifts/Books/Videos
 Grooming Equipment
 Stable Accessories
 Tack Room
 Training Equipment
 Barn and Stable Misc

 Articles
 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