Yes, I live in the U.S. (AZ) and I have not only tried the Strada saddle Esprit de Luneville (the current dressage model) I am going to be the distributor for the U.S.A. for Strada. These saddles are a godsend to horses and riders who have struggled with saddle fit. After 3 custom Frank Baines saddles which did not fit to the drawings, this Strada Luneville fits my horse perfectly. The trees are fit to the horse's body shape, and they are flexible. The panels are made of leather-covered man-made material that when it warms to the horse's body temperature it becomes the consistency of thick muscle, therefore molding to the horse's body. When the panels cool, they return to their original shape. The flexible tree and moldable panels in this way can change with the horse as it increases/decreases muscle or fat. If you'd like more information my direct email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I see your issue. Please email me directly at email@example.com, we can chat about what you've used in the past. I can check with the Strada designer/owner to see which tree might fit. Thanks, Kip
I live in Tevis country and bought the St. Christopher Endurance model Michaela Ling before they became the Strada Saddles. I absolutely love this saddle and have been riding it since 2003. It easily fits several of my horses because of the underside that shapes to the horses back when warmed up.
I would buy another Strada saddle in a minute. Very good quality.