Horse Tack Review


Henri Di Rivel
Show Jumping Pro
Close Contact Saddles

For Sale on eBay


Manufacturer: Henri Di Rivel
Model: Show Jumping Pro
Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: I bought this on sale at Greenhawk Saddlery in Canada for $875.00 CDN.

Likes: BEAUTIFUL SADDLE!!! I love the calfskin seat, which is super soft and squishy, and the padded calfskin knee rolls. This saddle was oakbark, grained leather. It didn't seem to want to oil up easily, and wasn't even broken in when I sold it a year later.

Dislikes: This gorgeous saddle didn't fit my horse AT ALL! He is a bit flat backed and wider than your typical TB, and it just didn't sit right. I suspect these saddles run a bit narrow. Also, this saddle puts you in a very forward position, so forget doing any dressage in it!

Quality: Excellent quality and construction! I'd say it is definately the nicest in this price range (compared to Collegiate, or swiss-made Courbettes).

Summary: If it would have fit my horse, I probably would have given this saddle a 4 at least. It is gorgeous, and I have a friend that liked mine so much she bought her own.

Rating: 3

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Date: 2004-07-27

Usefulness Rating: 2 out of 5.
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