Serial number look-up

Want to find out more about your Bates Saddle?

As we've been making saddles since 1934, our number process has changed many times and unfortunately there is no one way to accurately read your own serial number. 

However, our friendly customer service team would be happy to help you. Simply contact us with your serial number and we'll do our best to tell you all about your Bates saddle. 

Important areas to note:

  • Depending on the age of your saddle, your serial number will either be on a sewn in tag, or stamped on the under-flap of your saddle. 
  • To speed up the process for you, please send us all numbers and letters that you can see, plus any stamping of model names. Both typing out the number for clarity, and sending us a number of photos will assist us to determine your saddle details. 
  • Any other information you have can be useful - when looking at very old serial numbers, we are sometimes relying on hand-written notes in books!
We look forward to assisting you.