Crosby
Centennial
Close Contact Saddles



Manufacturer: Crosby
Model: Centennial
Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: I purchased the item very lightly used on ebay for $1100. It retails for appx. $2200 depending on where you purchase it from.

Likes: Very well made. The leather is nice quality, was easy to break in. The seat is the perfect depth. Allows for security in the saddle but still gives room to get out of the tack when jumping larger fences. The color of the saddle is very nice and it is easy to find items that match it whether or not you want to purchase from Crosby.

Dislikes: The regular flap is very long. 14.5" from the stirrup bar to the bottom of the flap. I probably should've checked this prior to purchasing it. This saddle is not made for people who are short. I am 5'4" and the regular flap is too long. The flap is also quite straight, so while it puts you in a nice leg position, it also makes it feel a little weird if you prefer to ride with a shorter stirrup. I think this saddle is more suitable for equitation or hunters, but not for a high level jumper rider. The wide tree is very wide. Much wider than my other wide tree saddles. I would definitely do a measurement before purchasing the saddle, or try it out first. My horse who regularly has a wide tree saddle was too narrow for this.

Quality: Leather is buttery soft and easy to break in. The billets are good quality. Everything is put together nicely. It oiled evenly and took the oil nice.

Summary: For the price this saddle is very worth it. Those who do not have the money to invest in a custom saddle that costs $4000+ can purchase a new centenntial and are able to customize several different options. The seat sizes are generous and it is a good saddle for plus sized riders.

Rating: 4

Author: ChampionMercedes

Date: 2007-09-27

Usefulness Rating: 0 out of 5.
1 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..





Other Reviews You May Find Interesting 


Beval Artisan Close Contact Saddles
Dover Circuit Premier Apex Saddle Close Contact Saddles
Forestier Ilium Mono Flap Saddle Close Contact Saddles
Beval Artisan Close Contact Saddles
Duett Presto Close Contact Saddles
Camelot Close Contact Saddle Close Contact Saddles
Bates Hunter Jumper Close Contact Saddles
Kincade close contact saddle Close Contact Saddles
Hermes Stein Kraut Close Contact Saddles
Collegiate Diploma with gullet change system Close Contact Saddles
Camelot Close Contact Saddle Close Contact Saddles
Heritage Bespoke Yin-Yang Inner Balance Jumper/Eventer Monoflap Close Contact Saddles
Bates Caprilli Close Contact, Long Flap Close Contact Saddles
Exselle Axcess Close Contact Saddles
Ovation close contact Close Contact Saddles
Ovation Evolution XCH Close Contact Saddles
Crosby DSL Equilibrium Close Contact Saddles
Beval Natural Close Contact Saddles
M Toulouse Annice Close Contact Saddles
Collegiate Parfaire Close Contact Saddles

2004-2012 Horse Tack Review



 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