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Bates Dressage Saddle with CAIR

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Product Overview

Bates Dressage


Bates Dressage Saddles are the most technologically advanced on the market. A high performance dressage range for all riders is the product of combining the problem-solving skills of industry leaders in saddle design with the knowledge and experience of world-class dressage riders. A high-performance dressage saddle with traditional lines and a refined appearance, the Bates Dressage saddle is designed with your horse's comfort and rider's position in mind. Equipped with an Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar and a narrow waist with greater width behind the rider for increased support of an optimal dressage position, this saddle is also lightweight and comfortable.


 In minutes, you can adjust your saddle to the changing shape of your horse!

A total fitting solution for your horse's absolute comfort as well as your peace of mind is provided by the EASY-CHANGE® Gullet System and the EASY-CHANGE® Riser System . All adjustments are measurable, symmetrical, and completely reversible, providing you with complete confidence in your ability to custom fit your saddle to your horse's changing shape for optimal comfort and performance in any situation or situation. It's a BREEZE!


AUS Eventer Prue Barrett chooses to ride exclusively in high-performance Bates Saddles.
"I find the Bates Saddles extremely comfortable to sit in, the CAIR Cushion System gives me security and softness in the saddle even when I am struggling to find the medium trot button. I feel as though I stay with the movement better and not lose contact with the horses back. My horses are no doubt reaping the benefit also. Even after riding a horse for quite a long time, I have taken the saddle off and have found there are no dry patches where the saddle has been sitting. This indicates to me there are no pressure points at all."
AUS 5* Eventer Stuart Tinney OAM chooses to ride exclusively in high-performance Bates Saddles.
"The issue of the comfort for the horse is dealt with very well in all Bates Saddles with the CAIR Cushion System and the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution. I ride in the Bates Dressage+ and the Bates Victrix. The Bates Elevation range seats me closer to the horse than ever before, you really feel how narrow it is in the seat, but also under your leg with your knee being ‘on’ the horse’s shoulder I love the position this saddle puts you in, as it is easy to get up and out of the saddle, feeling very balanced and central over the movement."

Precision custom fit

…EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution

Together the EASY-CHANGE Gullet System and the EASY-CHANGE Riser System offer a total fitting solution for your horse’s absolute comfort and your peace of mind.

All adjustments are measurable, symmetrical and completely reversible, ensuring total confidence in your ability to custom fit your saddle to your horse’s changing shape for optimal comfort and performance.

Protective cushioning

…CAIR Cushion System


The revolutionary CAIR Cushion System replaces the traditional fillings in your saddle panel with air. There are two independently sealed air Cushions within each saddle panel. The concept of air, as the ultimate in cushioning for your horse, is simple. Air being a fluid medium will constantly adapt to the horse’s working muscles. This means that your weight will be distributed evenly across the entire length of the cushion, virtually eliminating pressure points.

This extraordinary comfort results in freer movement, better carriage, and a happier horse.

For such a simple concept the dramatic difference the CAIR Cushion System makes to your horse’s comfort and performance is profound.


Ergonomic flex

…Elastiflex Tree


Supported by an EASY-CHANGE Gullet, the Elastiflex Tree features a rigid head to maintain clearance over your horse’s wither, while possessing lateral flexion to work with your horse’s muscular movement with every stride. Precision engineered to be lightweight, symmetrical and ultra durable the Elastiflex Tree is guaranteed against breakage for the lifetime of your saddle (under normal riding conditions), deemed to be 10 years.

Free movement

…Performance panel technology

  • a generous panel, designed to ensure a large footprint on your horse’s back, maximising the weight bearing surface of the saddle and resulting in a reduction in pressure and increased comfort for your horse.
  • a wide and even chamber, with performance panels to support your horse’s working muscles and maximise movement in their shoulder area.
  • plus complementary technologies for your horse’s comfort including world-leading girthing systems.

Superior rider performance

…Comfort seat technology

  • multilayered foams of exacting densities for instantaneous comfort and support of an optimal position.
  • a narrow waist anatomically shaped for closer contact.
  • plus complementary technologies for your comfort including world-leading stirrup bar, and systems to precision-tailor support for your riding position.


Delivery ETA We carry huge amounts of saddles in store ready to deliver.

However Due to the ongoing effect Covid has had on manufacturing. many Bates saddles have interrupted delivery times. This is something felt by all retailers throughout Australia. Many of our saddle are being made to order, especially Lux upgrades which is well worth the wait. If you would like to know the ETA of delivery on a particular Bates item, please send us an enquiry to [email protected] or simply give us a call so our friendly staff can help you secure the saddle of your dreams.


Buy with confidence from a real saddlery store run by real horse riders.

We are a genuine retail saddlery store with a real shop front, (we are not some back shed operator) You can buy with confidence knowing that you are dealing with a real, established saddlery business and real people who know and understand horses.

  Come in and see the goods for yourself. These products are available in store and you can come in a see them, touch them and try them for yourself.

  Our friendly staff would be very happy to answer any questions you have or provide you with any information you would like. Feel free to give us a call.