Manufacturer: Collegiate (View all products by Collegiate)
Model: Laureate Close Contact Saddle (View all Laureate Close Contact Saddle reviews)
Category: Close Contact Saddles
Purchase: I purchased this saddle new from Horseloverz. They had a special, price was about 500.00. What a great buy. I'd buy this saddle at full price. The tree is a regular but this saddle runs WIDE, maybe it was a typo and maybe why it was a good price. I event, this is my stadium xcountry saddle.
Likes: This is a replacement saddle for my Stubben Edelwiess.The leather is soft and breaks in easily. Balanced and fit my Perch/TB well. Though not wool flocked it is much lighter in weight. Seat is a bit deeper than some cc saddles which is nice for xcountry but still easy to get out of. I've jumped 4' in this saddle without any issues.
Dislikes: The construction under the saddle is OK not as good as my Stubben or Jeffries. Kind of a different color, makes it hard to find matching leathers. I think the flap could be a bit more forward especially if you're a tall person. I'm short and noticed my knee comes to about an 1" from the edge.
Quality: Good leather and stitching, soft seat, balanced.
Summary: Saddle seems to hold up well. It's now about 5 months old and I ride in it 4-5 times per week. Great replacement saddle for my difficult to fit horse. For the price, it's a great buy compared to other saddles in the same price range.
Usefulness Rating: 2.78571 out of 5.
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