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Amerigo Saddles...Any Opinions/Experiences?

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  • Amerigo Saddles...Any Opinions/Experiences?

    Hi All -

    I am considering the purchase of an Amerigo Deep Dressage saddle and I'd like to know if anyone has any experience with them.....good, bad or indifferent.

    Any experiences with their Customer Service?


  • #2
    I have the Cortina, which is the same as the DD but with a more shallow seat. I *love* my saddle. I have never had to deal with the CS so no help there. I bought mine from Ann @ Equestrian Imports and she is amazing. I have had it for almost 3 yrs, riding in the hot Florida sun, rain, dry, humid - it still looks new and just has some wear on the flaps. Wonderful saddle IF it fits you and the horse.

    Member of the ILMD[FN]HP Clique, The Florida Clique, OMGiH I loff my mares, and the Bareback Riders clique!


    • Original Poster

      Thanks so much for the info. I have recently been Dressage saddle shopping and have tried MANY different saddles on my guy and it was the Amerigo that is the closest fit for him.

      I am currently (anxiously) waiting on a wide tree/long flap demo. to arrive at my local tack store. The medium tree was too narrow for him.

      Do you find the leather to break in nicely? I don't have any experience with Italian leather, although the leather quality seems very nice.



      • #4
        Yes it broke in nicely for me, esp the seat. I use Passier Lederbausem *sp* saddle soap and conditioner on it.

        Member of the ILMD[FN]HP Clique, The Florida Clique, OMGiH I loff my mares, and the Bareback Riders clique!


        • #5
          WONDERFUL! I Have had mine now for at least 8 years (and many of those years it was used on multiple horses a day). While it is starting to show some age you would never guess the age or use it has had. When the time comes I will be buying another. I find it extremely comfortable to ride in and it has never made a horse sore in the back (even horses that it is really too wide for – I just add an extra pad).
          About a year after I bought the saddle a friend borrowed it and her young horse flipped over with it on (no rider on), in a freak accident. The saddle was really badly damaged (broken tree, scraped leather , the seat was folded completely over etc.). I phoned the rep I bought it from and talked to them about getting it fixed, then I shipped it to them and they shipped it back to Italy. I remember it was over Christmas holidays so it took a little longer but within about two months I had my saddle back with new tree, seat, billets etc (and a new warrantee) and including shipping it was around $500 out of pocket. The rep also arranged for me to have a demo saddle to use while mine was away being fixed. That is what I call customer service! I understand that not all of the Amerigo’s are actually made in Italy anymore – so check that out- but I would not hesitate to buy one that was from the Italian manufacturer.
          Last edited by Equistar; Dec. 4, 2010, 10:47 AM. Reason: typo


          • #6
            I have had a few over the years and love Amerigo saddles. I still use a 10 year old one on my schoolmater, just a couple of tweaks here and there by the saddle fitter but the quality is great!
            Humans don’t mind duress, in fact they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary. –Sebastian Junger


            • Original Poster

              Thank you all for your insight....I really appreciate it. Sounds like those that have Amerigos truly love them.

              I am really looking forward to the demo arriving. Thanks again.