A high-tech Alta Escuela classical dressage saddle. Believed to be the most advanced 'Alta Escuela' saddle produced by any manufacturer.
The new Altras saddle is currently (2015) used by the Real Escuela de Arte Ecuestre in Jerez and has been designed in conjunction with the school's riders including Sr Ignacio Rambla and Sr Rafael Soto.
Throughout 2015 there may be small revisions made on the advice or recommendations of the Real Escuela's riders. Altras combines the traditional style of the 'high school' saddle with Zaldi's San Jorge; their latest high-tech and best selling dressage saddle, allowing an excellent seat and leg position while retaining traditional Spanish (or Baroque) features. The saddle uses the same high tech San Jorge flexible dressage tree and modern materials in its construction. Flaps are long 'dressage' style with outside ergonomic knee pad (similar to the knee pad on their Lusitanus saddle, made for and in conjunction with the Portuguese School of the Equestrian Art) with new wider panels filled with wool (high tech waterproof and anti-sweat) and a flap without stirrup leather hole. Made from a choice of superior quality selected European box-calf leather or a choice of suede leather, and wide range of colours. Comfortable latex rubber seat. Stainless steel safety stirrup bar and long dressage girth straps. Can be ordered with the new 'V' tensioning system to pull the saddle down equally along the horse's back and with an elasticated first girth strap to allow the horse easier movement and breathing. Also available is Zaldi's thigh block option rather than the conventional knee rolls.
This is probably the lightest saddle available in the traditional Alta Escuela style, at around 8kgs. As with all Zaldi T + T saddles this model is available in a choice of 5 widths and seat sizes from 16.5" to 19". The total length over the horse's back is approximately 53cm. (depending on seat size selected). Ideal for classical riding, dressage but also for riding in the country as the saddle is very comfortable for both horse and rider. Available with sheepskin cover at extra cost. Many colours or colour combinations are available - the pictured example is in grey suede with white stitching and piping with panels, and some details in avellana.
Free delivery UK & most of Europe, and half price delivery to USA/Canada/Australia/New Zealand (Economy/Standard service), (including any other items ordered with this saddle).