Pro Trainer® Vienna II
Society of Master Saddlers Qualified Saddle Fitter
A perfect saddle for the serious student of Dressage on a budget. I've yet to find another saddle in this price range with all of the Vienna II's features. Click a photo to move it to the larger view.
First, a bit about the saddle's heritage. If you remember the days when Passier® was "the" saddle, you might have had friends who owned one and acted like a dog with a juicy bone--not big into sharing their saddle with other riders. The Vienna II is very like those older, much beloved Passier saddles, specifically the original Grand Gilbert.
15" available in Wide 34 cm tree.
16" in Medium 32 cm & Wide 34 cm tree.
17", 17.5 &18" seat sizes in Medium 32 cm, Wide 34 cm & Extra Wide 36 cm. 19" & 20" seat available in Medium 32 cm, Wide 34 cm & Extra Wide 36 cm.
15" to 18" Saddlefitter Price $1195.00
19" to 20" seat $1295.00
(Returned or exchanged saddles will be charged a flat $35 fee. See return information page.)
If you know the correct seat and tree size, a check can be made out and sent to;
The Saddlefitter, 22205 Sunrise Rd NE, Stacy, MN 55079.
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Christine Wheling on Josiah in the Vienna II
Josiah is my favorite appaloosa and Christine is my favorite French Classical Dressage rider and instructor here in Minnesota. I was completely taken with Josiah who instantly reminded me of the stallion Whistlejacket painted by George Stubbs-all you need to do is add spots. For more about Christine, click below.
The Vienna II features a slightly deeper seat and stitched knee pads which frame and support the leg. The billet suspension system includes a front billet drawing off the saddle tree points. It lays under the knee block and exits near the bottom of the flap, thereby securing the front of the saddle with superior authority. The middle and back billets are joined by a "V". I find that the tree and panels offer a great communication between horse and rider in the Vienna II. The architecture of the tree and the construction of the seat allows you to correctly ride the twist, which is on the narrower side. Perhaps the feature I like the best on this saddle is the way the padding under the flap frames the thigh. It makes it very easy to allow the thigh to align itself to the horse's sides and thereby obtain a correct hip to heel line.
The saddle is made with a lightly grained black bridle leather that breaks in beautifully. Five Year warranty on the saddle tree. See below for suggested fittings to this saddle.
Suggested Fittings For the Vienna II