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Made to Order Prestige Saddles


Prestige Italia has developed a way of measuring a horse’s back that is unique and absolutely innovative. It enables the exact morphological features of a horse to be transferred onto paper by using a withers gauge. This special rod-shaped instrument is able to maintain whatever shape it is bent into and is notched for measuring purposes.
Prestige also uses a special level that finds the exact point at which the horse’s backbone is horizontal. In this way panels can be made that are customised to its morphology.
The aim is to make higher or lower panels that ensure the rider has the proper balance in the saddle.
A Made-to-measure saddles for horses: the technical characteristics.
Because panels can be made with increased or reduced thickness horses can be fitted with saddles perfectly adapted to their individual morphology.


Made-to-measure saddles for riders: The technical characteristics show how Prestige can make saddles to measure for riders, too. All of its saddles (except the
TREKKER models) have 5 flap lengths: from XS to XXL. Its show jumping saddles have, in addition, 3 flap projection sizes: standard, +2 cm, +4 cm.
They also have large, medium-sized, or small blocks to suit your style of riding.

SADDLE CHARACTERISTICS
All models in the “PREMIUM” line are available in black, tobacco brown, or cognac.
Seat sizes are 16”, 17”, and 18” except for the following models: Atena and Atena Flaps (just 17” and 18”). Joy Jumper and Lucky Dressage (just 16”), and the Trekker saddle line, which has just a standard seat and width size. Width sizes vary between 29 and 37, with the exception of the following saddles: D1, D1D, D1 K, D1D K, SALAMANCA, ICELAND D1, ATENA SFC and ATENA SFC FLAPS, which
offer a more restricted size range: S – M – L.

MATERIALS
The leather used in Prestige Italia products is naturally tanned and originates from cattle bred outdoors.
Any slight shadow, differences or markings are not faults but guarantees of a natural product.

GUARANTEE
All Prestige Italia saddles come with a lifetime guarantee against any damage to the tree (apart from any accident).
The leather and stitching is guaranted for two years from date of manufacture.

STIRRUP LEATHERS
Do not use rigid stirrup leathers, which can damage surfaces. Prestige’s nonstretch are excellent and soft and have the slimmest on the market.

BOOTS
Be careful with boots that incorporate rubber or coarse material. They accelerate the wear on calfskin-lined saddle flaps through rubbing up against them.

DETAILS
Saddles which have flaps made from calf skin leather provide instant softness along with additional grip, therefore this must be taken into consideration as it is not as durable as traditional saddle leather.
The leather, which is used for the panels and the girths, is treated with an antisweat process, thus reducing the amount of maintenance required and reinforcing strength within these areas.
We do not recommend using hard leather stirrup leathers as this will only damage the saddle. Therefore, we recommend that A17 soft leathers be used. This will prolong the life of the saddle.
The tree, which is constructed using various fibres, does not require any metal support. The withers bar can be altered using one of our machines without dismantling the saddle.
This allows the saddle width to be changed every time your horse changes shape.

SPECIAL VERSIONS
“Special” versions of lined saddles are so called due to the presence of added material in leather on the lower part of the flap exposed to contact with the stirrup leathers. 

SADDLES WITH FLOCKED PANELS
Panels flocked with a special synthetic fibre that prevents compression of the material and therefore requires less maintenance. These panels are especially suited to horses that are asymmetric between their front and back or vice versa.
They also offer more options: panels +1 cm / +2 cm at the back or with half stuffing.

SADDLES WITH LATEX PANELS
These soft-latex panels have reduced weight in the area of the withers and shoulders. This allows greater freedom of movement when airborne during jumping, so avoidAing pressure on the withers.
Panels with increased-thickness at the back or half-thickness panels are available for horses that are asymmetrical from front to back and vice versa.

SF CONCEPT LATEX SADDLES
These special panels are designed to give freedom to the trapezius muscle and, by the same token, leave the shoulders unhampered. They are especially suited to stallions or horses with less developed shoulders.
(Available only for 17” and 18” seats).

 

PARTICULAR FEATURES

femur measure
Relation between femur’s length and the flaps’ length; the femur’s length has to be
taken on the internal side of the leg from the groin to the top of the knee.
flap’s sizes for jumping saddles
In case of longer flaps these are little bit more forward on the front.
Seat size
These sizes don’t work with riders that are more than 120 kg.
Withers bar
Withers bar from 29 to 37. Each withers bar size is 1 cm more or less with respect
to the standard size (32).

 
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