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  • Amerigo Saddles

    A friend has an used Amerigo saddle and the flap says:

    17 N 514041

    Does anyone know what does that mean? Wondering about flap length/tree width, etc.

    Thanks in advance if anyone can provide any insight!

  • #2
    The seat size is a 17" the "N" refers to the flap as normal, there are no plus or minus signs with numbers so it is a regular tree. It is the Deep Jumping model, and the other numbers are the manufacture date. Equestrian Imports could probably tell you when it was made, I don't remember how the dates go. Hope that helps.


    • #3
      17" seat.

      Narrow tree

      DJ is the model
      The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET


      • Original Poster

        Thanks for the responses. My friend had called the tack store where the saddle was bought, and since there was no + or - they couldn't tell her what the "N" meant. So, either it's a narrow tree or standard????


        • #5
          N = Narrow.

          Standard would equate more to regular or Medium (M).
          The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET


          • Original Poster

            Thank you!


            • #7
              JRG is correct. The N stands for normal flap, the dj is the model which is deep jumping more suited to a flat back warmblood type horse, the other numbers refer to the serial number, and date manufactured. The tree is a medium tree. If this was a narrow tree, it would have a minus sign and number, if it was a med wide, it would be a + 1.5 which means 1.5cm wider than normal. I have the close contact model and I had the tree made wider, when I received it back it was stamped on it +1.5. The trees in the Amerigo saddles can be made larger or smaller one size.

              Hope that helps.


              • #8
                DItto others that N does NOT stand for Narrow in Amerigo Land. It stands for "Normal Flap". The tree size designation, if any, should follow the serial number--for example, +2 or -1. The fact that this saddle has no such designation means it's a medium tree.
                Head Geek at The Saddle Geek Blog http://www.thesaddlegeek.com/


                • #9
                  Thanks, that's different from what I was originally told
                  The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JB View Post
                    Thanks, that's different from what I was originally told
                    In my hunt for my Amerigo (which I adore), I found that Amerigo customer service was spotty at best. So if you were told something incorrect, I'm not surprised. Despite being shown pictures AND tracings of my horse's back, my local rep tried to sell me the COMPLETELY wrong saddle model. Fortunately, I had done my research and insisted that they sell me the correct one, and it's the best saddle I've ever sat in.
                    Head Geek at The Saddle Geek Blog http://www.thesaddlegeek.com/


                    • #11
                      my next saddle will be an Amerigo. They are loffly!
                      "are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn...I can yawn, because I ride better than you, Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn, you, not so much..." George Morris in Camden, SC


                      • #12
                        I love my new Amerigo. It is the Cervia and fits both my horse and me better than just about anything I've had.


                        • Original Poster

                          JRG is indeed correct! I went back to the tack store where the saddle was bought and she confirmed N=regular tree. The newer models have a "0" at the end now to represent standard tree, but this one doesn't.

                          Thanks for all the help!


                          • #14
                            Yes, Amerigo is like many other higher end manufacturers in that the tree is measured in "fits" ranging from -1 (narrow) to +2 1/2 (XW). The most common sizes are 0 (medium) and +1 1/2 (medium wide).
                            Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                            you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dirty Little Secret View Post
                              my next saddle will be an Amerigo. They are loffly!
                              They are loffly! Mine was great!


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by tri View Post
                                I love my new Amerigo. It is the Cervia and fits both my horse and me better than just about anything I've had.
                                OMG!! Another Cervia lover! I thought I was the only one with the secret. These are the best fitting saddles I've come across. They are not the super-deep, super-pumped up style that are so in vogue these days.... they are a jumping saddle but a cross between a flatter eq saddle and a jumper saddle. But the best thing is, it fit my impossible-to-fit horse and everyone who's ridden in it (pros included) have asked me what it is because they like it so much. Go Cervia. lol
                                "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain


                                • #17
                                  I never heard of this brand... I like Tad Coffin
                                  ~ Bill Rube ~
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                                  • #18
                                    I am ordering one today. I am on my FOURTH saddle for my hard to fit guy (after a Devoucoux and 2 Countys - Yuck) and praying the Amerigo is going to be the one. I absolutely love the Pinerolo one my trainer has and have told the rep to copy it exactly.