Horse Tack Review


Henri De Rival
Pro Show Jumper
Jumping Saddles

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Manufacturer: Henri De Rival (View all products by Henri de Rivel (HDR))

Model: Pro Show Jumper (View all Pro Show Jumper reviews)

Category: Jumping Saddles

Purchase: I bought this at my local saddlery shop for $795.00. I had seen it elsewhere for as high as $900, that's why I bought it there.

Likes: This is a perfectly balanced saddle. I don't have my own horse, I ride schooling horses and if has fit each of them as well. Mostly all TBs and a few QHs. It's a very forward saddle, perfect for someone like me who does a lot of jumping.

Dislikes: It took a while to break it in, it just wasn't absorbing any oil for some reason. One of the working srudents at the barn took it home with her, sorry that I can't remember the name of the oil she used on it, but whatever it was, it absorbed into the leather. Plus, being that this is a saddle for jumping, I wouldn't buy it as an all-purpose saddle.

Quality: I've had this saddle for 6 months and it seems well constructed. The leather is better now that the girl treated it for me. It's got a wooden tree with steel reinforcements and nice cushion knee pads.

Summary: I am very pleased that I found a nice saddle for a nice price.

Rating: 4

Author: Jessice Langley, IL

Date: 2004-01-10

Usefulness Rating: 2.28571 out of 5.
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