Manufacturer: Stubben (View all products by Stubben)
Model: Eidelweis (View all Eidelweis reviews)
Category: Jumping Saddles
Purchase: Paid around $750 for it used. It was a few years old when I bought it.
Likes: I love this saddle. It is really comfortable, and has a much better balance than most jumping saddles I've ridden in. It has a knee flap and block, enough to keep my leg secure but not so much that it detracts from my ride. I've had this saddle for years and it has worn beautifully. It's a great quality saddle.
Dislikes: The only thing I would be sure to know about the Stubben is that the tree is narrower than a regular standard (although it is a "standard tree" size - the tree is only 29 inches compared to Crosby's 31 inch standard). As a result, I have trouble fitting it to horses who are very well muscled in their backs, although these horses do fit in other brand's standard trees. It's not really a complaint, it's just something to be aware of when buying a Stubben.
Quality: This saddle is of excellent quality. The leather is soft and supple, and cleans up really well after years of work.
Summary: This is my favorite saddle of all time.
Usefulness Rating: 2 out of 5.
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