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Bates Isabell Dressage Saddle

One only available.

Colour- Black



Style- Standard 

Recent member of the Gold medallist team at Tokyo and most decorated female dressage rider Dressage Champion Isabell Werth Developed this saddle many years ago and has ridden in it ever since. Results that speak for themselves this saddle is designed with the female dressage rider in mind. Isabell went into consultation with Bates to provide a dressage saddle that would  support both horse and rider as a team. The difference the Isabell Dressage saddle makes is quite profound, as radical features take the effort out of sitting in the correct position. 

The deep seat in the Bates Isabell dressage saddle is unique; positioning the rider in a central and balanced position that ensures correct alignment is effortless. The saddle offers tremendous support for the dressage rider with its deep comfortable seat with the female body in mind. Less rubbing and more comfort for the female dressage rider with an Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar positioning the rider in the most comfortable and yet effective position.

The dressage horse, through the anatomic shaping of the tree, generous panel design.  world-leading performance systems, resulting in unprecedented comfort and complete freedom of movement.


GER Dressage Rider Isabell Werth chooses to ride in her high-performance dressage saddle, the Bates Isabell.
"I believe we developed an exceptional saddle. Our foremost thought was for the horses and to design a saddle to sit optimally, with as little a burden for the horses as possible. I believe we succeeded with this very well."
The Bates Dressage range now allows Placement of Stirrup Bars. This is crucial, because it's the main reason why some riders fail to achieve shoulder, hip, and heel alignment, as well as a quiet lower leg. They just cannot do so on many saddles as the  stirrup bar is too far forwards forcing the rider into a chair seat as a result. With these saddles, the rider must bring the lower leg back to achieve shoulder, hip, and heel alignment, but the stirrup no longer hangs vertically and instead slopes backwards. The rider then starts to trot, swinging his leg back and forth with each rise and fall in an attempt to stand on an unaligned stirrup. Bates  dressage saddles offer 3 positions to choose from with their adjustable stirrup bars making it simple to sit in alignment If you intend to pursue dressage at any level, make sure the saddle you purchase has a stirrup bar position that allows you to have a vertical stirrup leather while you are in the proper shoulder/hip/heel position. 

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.


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