Official Saddle of the United States Eventing Association

We are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with the United States Eventing Association (USEA) as the Official Saddle of the USEA, embracing this outstanding opportunity to work with the peak eventing body in the United States of America.

“We are honoured to enter into this new partnership with Bates Saddles,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “At the USEA we take very seriously the products and companies that we designate as officially endorsed by our Association. In our research, Bates Saddles was a natural fit for our members. This company is extremely thorough in their research when developing a saddle that’s comfortable for both horse and rider. For over 85 years, they have created a product with the horse’s welfare as a top priority which is something that all eventers should prioritise. We truly appreciate their support of U.S. eventing and we’re excited to welcome them on as the Official Saddle of the USEA!”

In addition, Bates Saddles are proud to support the USEA as:

  • Platinum Level Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC)
  • Silver Level Sponsor of USEA Annual Meeting and Convention
  • Contributing Level Sponsor of the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Team Championships
  • Contributing Level Sponsor of the USEA Young Event Horse Series
  • Contributing Level Sponsor of the USEA Future Event Horse Series
  • Contributing Level Sponsor of the Hylofit USEA Classic Series.

 “We are beyond excited and sincerely honoured to announce our partnership with the USEA as their Official Saddle Sponsor. Bates Saddles has long been a brand associated with eventing worldwide and we are thrilled to support and work alongside such a valuable association – focused on the development of our sport. It is imperative that our partners genuinely believe in the quality of our saddles, and working alongside organisations of the USEA’s calibre and top riders such as Shane Rose (eventing) and Isabell Werth (dressage) is instrumental in our pursuit to deliver saddles of unparalleled performance,” said Ron Bates, Managing Director of Bates Saddles.

For a complete list of the elite riders who choose to ride in Bates Saddles, please visit our Sponsored Rider Gallery