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.

Sep 26, 2020 Eventing News

Liz Halliday-Sharp Wins Stable View Oktoberfest CCI4*-S

After a rainy night, the footing for the FEI cross-country drained nicely and held up well throughout the morning. Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp held on to her overnight lead aboard Fernhill By Night and added 4.8 time faults to her double clear show jumping round to take home the win in the CCI4*-S. Not one rider was able to make it through the finish flags within the time allowed, but the top 28 had no jumping penalties.

Sep 25, 2020 Eventing News

Liz Halliday-Sharp and Fernhill By Night Take Control of the Stable View Oktoberfest CCI4*-S

The CCI3*-S and CCI4*-S divisions were able to complete their show jumping before the torrential rain interrupted the competition for the CCI2*-S division.

Sep 25, 2020 Future Event Horse

The 2020 USEA FEH Central Championships Crown the First Round of FEH Champions

The 2020 United States Eventing Association (USEA) Future Event Horse (FEH) Central Championships took place yesterday, September 24 at Haras Hacienda in Magnolia, Texas. With four new champions crowned, this marked one of the first USEA Championships to be held in 2020. Jayne Lloyd, the organizer of the Championships shared, “Everyone had a nice day with their youngsters. The quality of horses is getting better and better. Haras [Hacienda] is a lovely facility to put this on – great stabling, great footing, all indoor because we’ve had some bad weather the past few days. But overall, I think it all went really well.”

Sep 25, 2020 Competitions

Weekend Quick Links: September 26-27, 2020

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.

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