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Eventing Saddle

Do you have the competitive advantage?

The Bates Advanta® eventing saddle is engineered for perfect connection between you and your horse.

With an ultra-sensitive feel of your horse and effortless balance, together you are poised for take-off and prepared for the unexpected. Sharpen your reflexes and push your boundaries in the new competitive advantage.

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You have never been this close to your horse


Low profile, stable and close with the ultimate protective cushioning and shock absorption of air, resulting in pressure reduction for your horse and improved blood flow to their muscles.

Wither freedom and the soft dynamic air cushioning ensures your horse has a natural and confident frame 
over the jump.

Experience your horse’s endurance, power and agility when they are mobilised with full range of movement, allowing you and your horse to perform in perfect synergy.

Bates Advanta Eventing Saddle Synergy Panel Detail

Sweet Spot

Effortlessly locates you in a neutral position, poised for take-off in perfect alignment with a seamless ultra-narrow and close contact. Simply the ultimate jump seat!

Bates Advanta Eventing Saddle Sweet Spot Detail

Mono Flap

Ultra-sensitive connection. The streamlined, yet heavy-duty girth points that run seamlessly through the mono flap, ergonomic shaping of the stirrup bar and channel for your stirrup leathers ensure zero bulk under your leg. Everything works together to make the saddle disappear and bring your horse into focus.

Bates Advanta Eventing Saddle Mono Flap Detail

Engineered for competitive ADVANTAge

  1. Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar
  2. EASY-CHANGE® Fit Solution
  3. Wither Freedom
  4. Forward cut mono flap
  5. SynergyPanel™
  6. Streamlined girth points
  7. SweetSpot
  8. CAIR® Cushion System
  9. Recessed stirrup channel
  10. FlexiContourbloc
  11. Grippy reinforcement
CAIR® Cushion System and EASY CHANGE® Fit Solution

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

Bates Advanta Eventing Saddle Flexi Contourbloc® Detail


The patented shaping of the FlexiContourbloc® stabilises without restriction for a stillness in the saddle that has 
a radical impact on balance for you and your horse, not least when the unexpected happens.

Positioned on a forward cut flap, the front FlexiContourbloc® can be angled and moved moved forwards, or backwards and secured to perfectly complement your position. The rear FlexiContourbloc® can be lifted higher, or lowered accordingly.

EASY-CHANGE® Fit Solution

Your event horse is an elite athlete. Whatever their muscling during their work program, after travelling and over the season, your saddle can be customised for your horse’s comfort at all times.

When your saddle is in balance, your horse is comfortable, free to move naturally, recover quickly and maintain stamina and focus through the most demanding of courses.

Bates Advanta Eventing Saddle Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar Detail

Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar

The position of your stirrup bar has a profound impact on your natural alignment in the saddle. Unique shaping reduces any bulk under your leg.

Customise the location of your stirrup bar for precision performance.

Luxe Leather

Simply the perfect riding surface with its luxurious and tactile grip. When it comes to leather there isn’t any finer!


Complement your saddle with elegant, high quality Bates Stirrup Leathers in Luxe Leather. The riveted buckle design reduces the thickness of the leather under your leg and the webbing core ensures the leathers will not stretch and cause unevenness.

Colours Classic Black, Classic Brown and Havana Brown/Classic Black
Sizes 42 cm, 43 cm, 44 cm [16.5”, 17”, 17.5”]
Weight 5.76 kg [12.7 lbs]
Bates Advanta® Eventing Saddle, colours  Classic Brown, Classic Black, and Havana Brown/Classic Black

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For your safety: It is vitally important to understand that every product has a maximum lifetime which will be affected by a number of factors including the environment, frequency of use and care. It is every riders responsibility to regularly check their tack, particularly any safety related items such as stirrup leathers, leather Webbers and girth points for signs of excessive wear and tear. Any tack involved in an accident or showing signs of excessive wear and tear such as fraying, torn holes or cracking should be replaced immediately for the safety of both you and your horse.