• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Prestige Eventing Saddle

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Prestige Eventing Saddle

    I found a really good deal on a lightly used prestige event saddle, and just wanted hear some reviews.

    What does it ride like? Compared to a Monoflap? Pros, cons?

    Anything. I've ridden in several prestiges and LOVED them, but not this particular one. (haven't ridden in)


  • #2
    I love mine! Super comfy, I have the patterned leather and it is not slick and quite grippy, leather is durable, fits almost every horse I have put it on and it was the only saddle that fitmy leg.

    I've ridden in it for over two years and it still looks quite new. I ride 6x a week two to three horses a day. This saddle keeps me secure and has large blocks that are velcro removable. I also like that it has two sets of d rings. Nice feature.

    I'm guessing you are looking at the double flap one? They also make a mono flap version. I have ridden in a amerigo monoflap and it is not quite as close contact as that, but you can still feel contact quite well. Not too bulky.

    I hope this helps.
    I am on my phone 90% of the time. Please ignore typos, misplaced lower case letters, and the random word butchered by autocowreck.


    • Original Poster

      Helps a lot!

      Anyone else?


      • #4
        Hey I have had mine for 7 years and it is still in great shape and I love it. Fits lots of horses, and I really like the big knee blocks you feel very stable in it. Rode in a devoucoux monoflap couple times and it was softer, but I felt less secure in it. Have ridden in the monoflap prestige and that was nice as well, but I preferred the double flap. Definitely a great saddle!


        • #5
          I have ridden in a few, but found it a little "too much" saddle for me. I am fairly short. I like the prestige nona garson and the Devoucoux Oldara (regular flap) and absolutely love my current monoflap, so it may just be that they aren't that good a fit for me. The ones I have tried were well made and I felt pretty secure, just not all that comfortable/effective.
          OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


          • #6
            LOVE mine! It's so secure for me that I rode in it for my first rides post partum even though I have a dressage saddle. Highly recommended!
            Even duct tape can't fix stupid


            • #7
              I have one and love it too, I only wish mine was the patterned leather instead of the smooth but I got it for a great price so I can't complain too much.
              Fox Haven Farm, Inc.
              Home of 2002 JC Registered stallion Artrageous

              Artrageous has his own Facebook page!


              • #8
                I have one and also like it a lot. It puts you in a more upright position than a saddle like the Ainsley Chester or other true XC saddle. But it's got good secure blocks that you can remove/move, and because it's not super forward you can do decent flatwork in it.

                Really comfortable for hacking - it's a sofa compared to my Chester! Fits a variety of horses well (34cm tree, foam flocking) and has worn like iron. It's about 10 years old, I bought it used, and it's been soaked through rained on more times than I can count and is only barely starting to show it's age.


                • #9
                  if you really like monoflaps you won't like the prestige eventing saddle.

                  It has a lot of "gingerbread" which I LOVE!!!!

                  I hate monoflaps. I feel like I'm going to fall out of them.

                  The Prestige Event saddle locks you in quite nicely.

                  I have the smooth leather with long billets. I just love it to pieces. It's 8 years old and I've had ZERO upkeep with it. Sometimes I use a towel and trough water to wipe down the girth billets.
                  Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!


                  • Original Poster

                    Thanks guys!

                    I think if I can ever sell my current Monoflap (....hey! Anyone want a saddle? LOL!) I'm going to take her up on it, it sounds just right.


                    • #11
                      I have a prestige event too and LOVE it. I've put it on several horses and it fits nicely. It's also my saddle of choice to ride fresh off the track babies in. Loved it so much I bought a prestige 2000D dressage saddle last year. Love that one too.

                      I usually tell people these are the last 2 saddles I'll ever buy. lol
                      Yes, I ride a pony. No, he would not be ideal for your child. No, he is not a re-sale project...