It’s difficult to keep using last season’s saddle pad when we are faced with a tempting array of newness and colour on offer in the shops. Heres a rundown of some of our favourites ready for your summer rides.
This Italian- made jumping pad has the CT logo embroidered on the left side and geometric rhombus quilting for your horse’s comfort. Made of a breathable and quick-drying outer, the underside is lined with honeycomb fabric for further comfort.
A classic among dressage saddle pads, the LeMieux Suede Square Pad started the epochal LeMieux look. This pad fits a wide range of dressage saddles and has a high wither cut, stretchy d-ring tabs and LeMieux’s signature girth protection area. The soft suede top side is paired with an eco-friendly bamboo lining, which minimizes friction and has three times the antibacterial deodorizing action of cotton.
With a soft and durable suede outer, this Purple dressage Pad has a breathable mesh spine to promote extra airflow. The special wick lining pulls humidity away from the horse’s body to ensure a cool, dry ride even when working hard.
This classic quilted pad has soft cotton on the underside for extra comfort. Blending Italian class with tried-and-true functionality, this pad is trimmed with all the way around in a thick ribbon binding and has a contrast Vestrum logo embroidered on the left side.
Manifattura Valor is a high-end German brand that uses only natural fibers in their artisan products. The wool for this pricey but unique saddle pad is harvested from small, sustainably raised, free-roaming flocks of alpine sheep. Each order can be completely customized with a personalized cut-out design or initials.
Mattes pads are renown around the world for their high quality (the wool is sourced from here in Australia), anatomically correct topline design, and durability. These pads are highly customisable and come with the option of lambskin under-panels and shims to provide greater comfort for your horse. The Long distance pad is perfect for sweaty summer riders (wool is highly breathable). You can easily stow your gear in the large pockets on either side, and the pad is available in either a GP or dressage/ stock saddle cut.
This limited edition tie-dyed pad uses the FlexiTabzSystem©️tab system, so it can adapt to different dressage saddles. This limited edition print has a unique design on each side, and is perfect for a bit of summer shazam. The underside of the pad has an anti-sweat/antislip membrane to ensure a secure fit, while a pure wool wither protection tab provides optimal comfort.
One for the pros. This modern, close contact cut pad has a protective girth section and a silicone top section to assist with saddle stability and grip. The waffle lining provides optimal moisture management and prevents slippage. This pad is a great option for intense training and athletic performance during the summer.
Another saddle pad designed for competition and training, the anatomically shaped Pro pad, has extra space at the wither and was designed to meet exceptionally high standards of quality, fit and comfort.
This bright and eye-catching pad from Italian brand Equiline is made from high-performance B-MOVE fabric, that is both anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic. The pad is filled with 900g pure breathable cotton-wool wadding and has an elegant Equiline logo embroidered in black stitching.
If class is what you’re after, look no further. The limited collection Bronze Gold pad was created in a beautiful warm orange tone with gold and champagne details and a prominent Equestrian Stockholm badge. This glossy pad can be matched with other Bronze Gold accessories for an upscale polished look. (Also picture in Feature Image.)