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Amerigo Vega Saddle Feedback?

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  • Amerigo Vega Saddle Feedback?

    I recently rode in a Vega and loved the balance and comfort. However I have a very long leg (36" inseam) and need a long flap so as not to catch the flap in the top of my boot. Does anyone have any experience with Vega's, customizing them, how they last, etc? If I spend money on a used Vega and then customize the flap I'm in pretty deep...

  • #2
    On a Vega or the actual Amerigo? I didn't know you could customize the flap, do you mean like get a 17" long flap?
    I fell in LOVE with a Vega over the summer. Like holy crap, never ridden in a saddle I loved so much. LOVELOVELOVE. But the 17" was just perfect for my leg and my seat, but I'm growing, so it likely won't be in a couple of months. They don't make a half size, so the 18" was fine for my leg, way too big in the seat.

    I ended up buying a brand new Amerigo from a friend who never used it in an 18" with an extra long flap, which fit a lot better. The seat was much flatter so the seat being huge (I fit a 16" seat, but my legs are veryy long) didn't matter at all.

    But I do love Amerigos dearly. Mine is extremely durable, and a friend with a Vega has one that is just as durable.


    • #3
      I tried one in the same seat size as my Albion Kontact and my dressage saddle (18"), and it was way too small. Could be that my Albion has a more forward flap, but I would have needed a good two sizes up in the Vega.

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      • #4
        Seat Sizes may run small for Amerigo...

        Originally posted by piaffeprincess98 View Post
        I tried one in the same seat size as my Albion Kontact and my dressage saddle (18"), and it was way too small. Could be that my Albion has a more forward flap, but I would have needed a good two sizes up in the Vega.
        I think maybe Amerigos run small (seat sizing)...the one I had was a 17" and with me at 100 lbs, small boned, it felt SMALL! Lovely saddles though and the horses generally appreciate you getting them one!
        ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan


        • #5
          the jumping saddle or the dressage saddle?

          I'm long like you and am confused because I don't have issues with boots on jumping saddles but I do in dressage saddles.

          please clarify. : )

          The dressage saddle can be ordered with a long flap. They also addd 1cm forward to the flap.

          I fit in the stock dresage saddle as long as my boots are custom fit. I have more issues with stock sized 1/2 chaps catching on flaps.
          Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!


          • #6
            I have the Vega Monoflap jump saddle and I LOVE it! It was the only thing I found other than a CWD that fit the difficult to fit mare. It seems to fit most horses that I put it on very well and is nicely balanced for me.

            I thought the seat ran pretty true to size, mine is a 17", MW tree. The calfskin leather on the monoflap does seem a little less durable than my prestige dressage saddle but it is still fairly good quality. I can't speak to your long flap question though, sorry.

            My saddle: http://www.adamshorsesupply.com/brow...go/4,8331.html


            • #7
              I, too, have a 36" inseam, and have both Vega dressage and monoflap jumping saddles. They are both semi-custom 18.5 extra long/extra wide with the short panels (perfect for my draftX's huge shoulders). They're both 4yrs old, and doing great. I especially love that they're wool-flocked and can be touched up by the saddler when needed.


              • #8
                Bought an Amerigo Vega Dressage saddle new. Fit both me and the horse beautifully. Horse loved it, I hated it. Slick seat never broke in to where I felt I was riding the horse. Sold it on eBay and replaced it with a Stubben Genesis both the horse and I love.


                • #9
                  I have the Vega monoflap jump saddle. xw 18" with a slightly more forward flap (special order 2 years ago, but Amerigo said it was the same price as off the rack, took 4 weeks to get it in hand). I have a 34" inseam, but very long thighs. I'm able to really shorten my stirrups if I want to and still can keep my rump in the saddle. Saddle is very comfortable at various stirrup lengths. The seat seemed slick at first, but I use it for both eventing and foxhunting. Saddle is very comfortable, fits my horse very well. Slick feeling had gone away after a few months of use.
                  I love my OTTB! I get my dressage test done faster!


                  • #10
                    I love the saddle fit, hate the vinyl-y leather. Just like the newer prestige, it doesnt break in, it breaks down...