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rockin deal on a Prestige Eventer (XL flap!!)

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  • rockin deal on a Prestige Eventer (XL flap!!)


    this is the size I ride in.
    I'm 6' and 160lbs. Very long femur. I could use an XXL flap but this one works fine for me for flat work and for jumping. The seat is flat so my rear can scoot off the back a little for drops.



    I should buy it and sell my Prestige Meredith....if only it were a 34 because Toby needs a 36cm.

    also, VTO can change the Prestige tree up to 2.5cm for about $150 round trip.
    a 36cm in Prestige is a wide tree.
    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!

  • #2
    Ooh, gorgeous saddle!!


    • #3
      this is pretty much exactly what i need! i have got to get my stubben sold so i can bid on things! good eye purple!
      Jazz- 4.9.01 OTTB, loved since 12.6.09
      Skip- 3.3.91 APHA, i miss you buddy


      • #4
        Good deal! I have an 18" 34 myself. It used to be a 35. I also replaced my billets with long ones after 2 years. Its now a frankensaddle. I would totally get another one, they now come in wool flocking with all calfskin flaps.


        • #5
          Wow, amazing deal! I bought a used Prestige Meredith last year and LOVE it! I've ridden in Devoucoux, Amerigo (Vega), Butet, etc and my Prestige is by far my favourite for rider fit. I rode in a Prestige Eventer several years ago and loved it also. Too bad the seat is too large or I would snatch it up!


          • Original Poster

            Prestige jumping saddles are pretty darn amazing.

            Actually I prefer the felt/foam flocking.

            I bought my Meredith on ebay last year as well. It's fine, just a bit F-L-A-T. I like the extra gingerbread on the Eventer.
            The sucker was basically brand spankin new. British seller. Got that baby for 1200 bucks.
            The XL flap makes a big difference. The Meredith I bought is a regular flap with an 18" seat. My knee hangs over the flap.

            not so bad here though:

            Ebay has some great deals if you are dedicated to look at the listings every week.
            Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!


            • #7
              Not as inexpensive, but not on auction either. Ryan Wood's Prestige saddle is for sale and he is a really tall guy, so should fit those who need more room. I found it while reading his blog:

              OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


              • #8
                Originally posted by purplnurpl View Post
                Ebay has some great deals if you are dedicated to look at the listings every week.
                The "Save Search and e-mail daily" function is your friend.

                I sat in a few Prestiges at the VTO tent, but none of them had forward enough flaps for me. Ended up buying a Barnsby Diablo from someone in New Jersey... nice saddle!
                Road to the T3D
                fri [fri:] fritt fria (adj): Free
                skritt [skrit:] skritten (noun): Walk


                • Original Poster

                  Originally posted by scubed View Post
                  Not as inexpensive, but not on auction either. Ryan Wood's Prestige saddle is for sale and he is a really tall guy, so should fit those who need more room. I found it while reading his blog:

                  oh cool!
                  the XL flap makes a big difference for us tall ladies though.
                  I found that the 17" with XL flap fits where as the 18" regular flap sorta doesn't.
                  I wish he had the model listed! Hard to tell what kind of gingerbread (blocks) his model is equipped with...
                  Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!