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Leading technology ensures the Bates Kimberley Heritage Leather Stock Saddle offers the ultimate in comfort for you and your horse, whether trail riding, breaking in horses or working on the station.  Traditional in looks, this saddle handles the modern demands of a high performance saddle. It is the only stock saddle with a tree that offers lateral flex to work with your
horse’s muscular movement and world leading performance systems. 

• Leading technology offers unsurpassed fit, comfort and performance in a stock saddle.

• Ideal saddle for trail riding, breaking horses, or working on the station/farm.

• Provides instantaneous comfort and all-day support in the saddle.

• Features include poley knee pads, a traditional stock stirrup bar, long double girth points

Available with flocked or CAIR Panels.

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.

Poley knee pads

The secure Poley Knee Pads offer support for your seat and leg while you remain comfortable, safe and confident when you and your horse are out exploring the countryside. The Poley Knee Pads support your balanced position while you are free to focus on riding.

Bates Stock Saddles build upon traditional design, focused on horse and rider comfort to ensure cutting edge performance with world-leading saddle Innovations and technology never previously seen in stock saddles.
Bates Stock Saddles ensure both horse and rider can enjoy unprecedented comfort, balance, and security even in the most demanding of situations.

Performance Panel

Bates saddles feature 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. Coupled with a wide and even chamber, the performance panels support your horse’s working muscles and maximise movement in their shoulder area.

Features Heritage Leather

Heritage leather upholds traditional practices in natural oil and wax tannage, highlighting a desirable rich patina, characteristic of only the finest natural leathers. The high oil and wax content of this performance leather enhances your grip with optimal suppleness and a fully natural surface.

The CAIR Cushion System and EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution offer the greatest flexibility in achieving a customised fit and fluid cushioning ensuring your horse’s absolute comfort and your peace of mind.

Approximate seat conversion. 

Bates Kimberley English Conversion
Small 16.5"
Medium 17"
Large 17.5"
Extra Large 18"

Comes with a Medium  Gullet as standard, other gullet sizes are available for purchase separately. 



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