Classic Saddlery (Formerly Rembrandt)
Vivian
Dressage Saddles



Manufacturer: Classic Saddlery (Formerly Rembrandt)
Model: Vivian
Category: Dressage Saddles

Purchase: I purchased the saddle directly from Classic Saddlery (available at www.classicsaddlery.com). After many hours of searching and studying saddle after saddle and being taken completely aback by prices that were as high as $4000, I found the Classic line. I purchased the adjustable tree because I cannot afford to buy another saddle next year. Especially because this was my second saddle in as many years, the last one being a fixed tree. The Classic Vivian cost $1895 plus $25 shipping.

Likes: I love that all it takes is a 'key' to adjust the width to the millimeter, and I don't have to fuss with it more than a minute. The seat is soft and comfortable and the thigh blocks are perfectly placed. It has all the feel of bareback but is 100 times more comfortable. My horse is very comfortable in it and his head bob at the canter disappeared the first ride. He is a new horse and the saddle fits us both like a glove. It has the wide gullet and the short tree points offered in the super expensive saddles, but it also offeres the mechanical tree, which was an added bonus for me. I had studied many saddles and am aware of the concern many have over the adjustable tree, but I am completely confident with this extensively tested and researched version. Everyone who sees it wants to try it!

Dislikes: The smell! On arrival something with the preserving or tannig process made for a very strong aroma. Hardly a reason not to keep it though, the smell has faded very quickly.

Quality: Soft, but high quality leather. It broke in almost immediately. It seems clear the manufacturer took every care in the construction of the saddle. I look forward to many years of use.

Summary: The staff at Classic Saddlery were incredible. Their trial policy is incomparable. The saddle arrived just before I was to go on vacation. They willingly let me hold the saddle until I was able to try it, which was nearly 3 weeks!!! They emailed promptly and were helpful on the telephone. Determining my size and build , my horse's attributes, our level of ability and direction of training where all part of helping us select the saddle to best suit our needs. The also offered a year of reflocking with the saddle purchase ( you pay shipping). I did not find another manufacturer so interested in the individual customer. I live in a rather far flung location, and I felt like they were just a few miles away. Customer service and exceptional quality of product. I am so relieved I found Classic Saddlery.

Rating: 5

Author: Elizabeth R.

Date: 2004-10-26

Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
6 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..





Other Reviews You May Find Interesting 


Hermes Corlandus 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
Custom Saddlery Icon Flight Dressage Saddles
Frank Banes Omni Dressage Saddles
Collegiate Jessica Dressage Saddles
County Perfection Dressage Saddles
Ansur Treeless Classic Dressage Saddles
Danny DK Freedom Saddle Dressage Saddles
County Fusion, XTR Dressage Saddles
M. Toulouse Diana Pro Gensis Dressage Saddles
Karl Niedersauss Olympic Dressage Saddles
Bates Innova Dressage Saddles
Custom Saddlery Icon Coda Dressage Saddles
DK Saddlery Freedom Dressage Saddle Dressage Saddles
Barefoot Stella Dressage Saddles
Ascot International Commander Dressage Saddle Dressage Saddles

2004-2012 Horse Tack Review


Equestrian Collections - Shop in Comfort, Ride in Style

5% off Any Size order on Horse.com




 Horse Tack Review Home


 Shop For Tack
 Back in the Saddle
 Boot Barn
 Dover Saddlery
 Equestrian Collections
 Horse.com
 HorseLoverZ.com
 State Line Tack

 Help Us Support
 Bright Futures Farm


 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