About Bates Saddles


Bates leather saddles are used widely by some of the top riders in the equestrian world.

They are highly specialised saddles made for every discipline, engineered to bring out the best in you and your horse.  Underneath the finest European leather you will feel the power of innovation. For you, the rider, enjoy instantaneous comfort, optimal balance and seamless contact with your horse, leaving you free to concentrate on your aids. For your horse, the CAIR® Cushion System and EASY-CHANGE® Fit Solution ensure their absolute comfort and your peace of mind. Revolutionise your riding experience and fulfil your true potential in a Bates Saddle.

Bates Saddles are all about a philosophy of true innovation solely focused on saddle performance for both horse and rider.

When it comes to saddle fit and your horse’s comfort, Bates Saddles are the leading choice. Their research and development team have pioneered saddle adjustability and are responsible for many of the modern features that address the comfort of the horse in saddles today.

Bates have earned their reputation as the industry experts in developing creative solutions to optimise horse and rider performance. They work alongside elite riders to develop highly specialised saddles in each of their chosen disciplines. Their success lies in identifying the changing needs of horses and riders. Bates are thorough in their research, employing every means available to evaluate their products, enlisting the services of expert physicists, veterinarians and saddle fitters.  The result is that they ensure complete confidence in their products and innovations.

Bates continue to develop saddles that put the welfare of the horse, as primary importance. Their saddle ranges are state of the art and lead the field in saddle technology for a significant performance advantage for horse and rider combinations at all levels.