Sep 16, 2020

Discover the Bates Artiste

By Bates Saddles - Edited Press Release

Be As One

…the secret to ignite your dressage performance.

Discover a position so natural and a connection so sensitive your saddle all but disappears as your performance comes to life.

The artistry…

This saddle celebrates the art of dressage – the sculpted performance conducted by horse and rider in choreographing every movement with emotion, power, and grace.

The perfect fit…

Achieve the perfect fit for your horse and generate a power and depth of expression that you have never have felt before.

The stability…

Find stability with perfect balance that will grant you a stillness, an independence of seat and a lightness of hand and leg that will allow you to dance across your stage with ease.

The connection…

Feel ultimate sensitivity, driving a connection that enables the subtlest finesse in your aids as you take the spotlight in the main arena.

Ride with Effortless Balance

SweetSpot

The SweetSpot in the seat guides you to neutral, where you feel your pelvic bones squarely and contact is closest. This allows for a longer leg, perfect alignment, and support for your upper body balance.

SynergyPanel

A low profile panel in dressage is revolutionary. This panel achieves a quick and seamless transition from your seat to your horse for unprecedented connection. The Bates SynergyPanel is the ultimate for freeing your horse to perform to their full potential. It is simply the most shock absorbent and protective panel for your horse’s comfort and full range of movement.

Monoflap

When it comes to communication, the monoflap design enables the saddle to disappear, so you feel your horse as never before. The unique shaping of the saddle flap allows your aids to transmit to your horse cleanly and directly.

The Magic is in the Details

Moveable FlexiContourbloc

Enjoy unprecedented support to stabilize your leg and eliminate lift, with a contour that flows through the full length of the bloc. It is the quiet interaction of this FlexiContourbloc in riding that is like no other and has to be ridden in to experience its power.

Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar

The Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar further ensures maintaining perfect balance and strength is effortless, as the saddle is customized specifically to your individual riding position.

Luxe Leather

Simply the perfect riding surface with its luxurious and tactile grip. When it comes to leather there isn’t any finer!

Discover...the Bates Artiste

Available colors:

  • Classic Black
  • Classic Brown*
  • Luxe Leather
  • *Classic Brown available by special order only in some countries.

Sizes:

  • 0 (16.5”- 17”)
  • 1 (17”- 17.5”)
  • 2 (17.5”- 18”)

Visit www.batessaddles.com for more information.

May 20, 2022 Competitions

Join the Fun at Queeny Park Horse Trials - Get Your Entries in Today!

Nestled in the heart of St. Louis County is Queeny Park, the former estate of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edgar M. Queeny. This gorgeous public park features trails, playgrounds, tennis courts, a dog park, and so much more. On any given day you can find cyclists, walkers, families, and more enjoying the sprawling grounds of Queeny Park, but once a year eventers take over as the park hosts the Queeny Park Horse Trials. It is not uncommon for park visitors to watch from a safe distance as horses gallop across the grounds at Queeny Park, making it an event that truly anyone in the community can enjoy. This family-friendly staple in the St. Louis equestrian community has run for over 40 years, offering eventers in Area IV and beyond the opportunity to enjoy the park's ample space and terrain during the weekend-long event.

May 20, 2022 Intercollegiate

Fast Facts: 2022 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships

Where can you find fierce competition at every level, an overwhelming team atmosphere, and tons of spirit? The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships of course! The 2022 Championships get underway tonight at 6:00 p.m. EST with the Opening Ceremony and Senior Awards Presentation, and official competition kicks off first thing Saturday morning. A total of 87 championship competitors will be representing 12 schools and make up 22 championship teams which will compete over the course of the weekend at the Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials.

May 19, 2022 Competitions

Weekend Quick Links: May 21-22

Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.

May 19, 2022 Sponsor

FITS Returns to Sponsor Intercollegiate, AEC, ATC, and Classic Series for 2022

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to welcome back longtime sponsor, FITS Riding, Ltd. for 2022. They are returning as a ‘Bronze Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC)’, a ‘Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Adult Team Championships (ATC)’, a ‘Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Classic Series’, and a ‘Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships.’ As a sponsor of these USEA programs, FITS will generously provide gift certificates as prizes for the Intercollegiate championship competitors, AEC and ATC competitors, and Classic Series winners.

Official Corporate Sponsors of the USEA

Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

Official Feed of the USEA

Official Saddle of the USEA

Official Real Estate Partner of the USEA

Official Equine Insurance of the USEA

Official Forage of the USEA

Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

Official Horse Clothing of the USEA

Official Outerwear of the USEA

Official Competition & Training Apparel of the USEA