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Saddle cover for 18 inch saddle, where to find?

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  • Saddle cover for 18 inch saddle, where to find?

    Anyone knows where I can find a nice saddlecover, one that drapes the saddle, not one that has this stretchy material, that will fit an 18 inch saddle?

    I like the ones Pelham Saddlery has up, but they are only listed for up to a 17,5 inch saddle.
    I googled, but didn't seem to find much. Any ideas mucho appreciated .

  • #2
    I need one too. Mine would also need to fit the xtra long flaps of the Stubben. The saddle came with the one, but I want to keep it nice incase I ever sell the saddle. NO - I don't sew so following the instructions off a website won't work.


    • Original Poster

      Same here, long flaps .
      I bought my saddle new too, but sadly came without a cover.


      • #4
        I got nice custom covers made by Carnafeagh tack via eBay a few years back. They are waterproof, fleece lined and have custom embroidery, the dressage cover fit my 18' long flap Passier.
        Fair and kind, but with authority... - Jennie Loriston-Clarke


        • #5
          They had some gorgeous ones at Dressage at Lexington with breed logos, but I'll be darned if I can figure out who they were! I'm competing at GAIGs just to get one!!


          • #6
            Trumbull Mt has really really nice fleece ones but they have a sturdy elastic in them.


            • #7
              There are some patterns to sew your own cover, should you be inclined. And are not too complicated of a project. That way you can pick out material, color, etc. Also, a local seamstress/taylor might do the job for a reasonable price.

              Dover Saddlery also has some zip-type, lined dressage bags. I bet if you called their warehouse, someone could get the specific measurements of the dressage bag for you.
              O! for a horse with wings! ~William Shakespeare, Cymbeline **or a unicorn horn. Whatever works.**


              • #8

                I would contact SmartPak. I was just speaking with someone there about the fact that everybody (not really, but had to make a point) rides in an 18" drssage saddle and it's hard to find covers and special pads. I needed one of those lift front pads for Emily as she is going through a little growth spurt and a Mattes correction pad is not in my budget. Someone actually went into the warehouse and measured the different pads for me. That is what I call customer service. Call SmartPak and ask for a manager. I am sure they can get something made for you. They are fantastic!


                • #9
                  Originally posted by GreyGelding View Post
                  Dover Saddlery also has some zip-type, lined dressage bags. I bet if you called their warehouse, someone could get the specific measurements of the dressage bag for you.
                  I have one from Dover - it does fit the 18" saddle. Not the long flaps and I find that it really is a pain to unzip/zip everytime I ride.

                  I looked on the Trumbell Mtn site and didn't see covers, is this something they carry only in the store?


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mscris View Post
                    I have one from Dover - it does fit the 18" saddle. Not the long flaps and I find that it really is a pain to unzip/zip everytime I ride.

                    I looked on the Trumbell Mtn site and didn't see covers, is this something they carry only in the store?
                    I agree 100% about thr Dover zip bag. My long flaps are very tough to get in.