Carl Hester PDS® Grande Saddle

Carl Hester PDS® Grande Saddle

The PDS® Grande Saddle is the foundation of the Carl Hester Collection and suited to a wide range of horses with medium withers. Crafted of premium quality calf leather, this deep-seated saddle requires no breaking in process. Built on a light, flexible, incredibly strong tree made of carbon fiber polymer, it features the X-Change® adjustable tree system and gusseted AMS® panels suited to most dressage horses. Designed for freedom of movement and comfort, the Grande maximizes performance and promotes a perfect union between rider and horse. Read more...

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Developed in conjunction with British Olympian, Carl Hester, the PDS® Carl Hester Grande Saddle was designed to maximize performance and achieve the perfect union between horse and rider. Crafted of premium quality double-stitched calf leather, the Grande offers the ultimate in comfort and support with an adjustable fit. Featuring a deep, supple seat that requires no breaking in process, the Grande is built on an unbreakable carbon fiber polymer tree that interacts with the movement of horse and rider. This allows the horse to move freely and encourages the optimal use of the horse's back and shoulders. Very light and incredibly strong, the tree has an anatomical design with reduced bulk for a close contact feel.

Carbon fiber also offers flexibility, allowing the tree width to be adjusted using the X-Change® adjustable tree system. The X-Change® system allows you to easily change the gullet to accommodate fluctuations in your horse’s topline, ensuring that your saddle always fits perfectly. The optimum level of the saddle is then fine tuned by wool placement inside the AMS® panels. These panels provide a wide weight bearing surface to distribute load and reduce pressure on the horse’s back, with a special neoprene layer to more evenly distribute pressure. The Grande is fitted with regular panels to fit most dressage horses. They feature a front gusset that allows additional wool to be inserted for extra lift at the front, if required.

Grande is the key saddle in the PDS® Carl Hester Collection and suited to a wide range of horses with medium withers. It features a standard anatomically designed knee block that offers support for the rider and encourages a longer, straighter leg position. Comes with a standard flap and a Medium-Wide fit that can easily be adjusted from Narrow to Extra Wide using additional X-Change® Gullet Plates, sold separately (Item #3301G). Black. Sizes: 17”, 17.5”, 18”. Imported.

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