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Vinici Dressage
Dressage Saddles

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Manufacturer: Black Country (View all products by Black Country)

Model: Vinici Dressage (View all Vinici Dressage Saddle reviews)

Category: Dressage Saddles

Purchase: After many trials of many brands of demo saddles....I custom ordered this Black Country saddle from Engage Saddles at Ocean Heights Farm in NJ, July 2005. My dressage instructor has a BC saddle that I fell in love with and could find nothing to even come close during my months of demos, so I had to have one. I paid about $2800 and Kim at Engage Saddles was so very helpful and accommodating regarding withers tracings, photos and helping me decide on custom options choices. These saddles are made in England, and Kim communicated very well directly with them about building this saddle. Custom order only took about 3 1/2 weeks!!

Likes: I can't say enough about how nice Black Country saddles are!! The options for customizing your saddle choice are innumerable and at NO EXTRA COST. I got the Eden saddle, because I wanted the deepest seat, and they built it with a Vinici flap style (monoflap). I chose wool serge covering for my panels and it has held up very well, it's cooler and conforms to horse very well, and no saddle pad slippage at all!! They have many wonderful leather choices too.

Dislikes: I love absolutely everything about this saddle!!

Quality: I have the schrumph leather seat and it is very durable and does not show marks very easily, but it is still soft and grippy. The serge on the panels on the underside of the saddle is holding up very well, I am happy I chose it. The stitching and construction is impeccable.

Summary: I am very impressed with the personalized service and helpfulness of the Black Country saddle makers. I would have a hard time finding a better saddle, and the price is much more reasonable than others of the same quality. A custom saddle for under $3000 !!! If you can find one second hand don't pass it up!!

Rating: 5

Author: Lara Lewis, TX

Date: 2006-12-01

Usefulness Rating: 3 out of 5.
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