Society of Master Saddlers Qualified Saddle Fitter
Pro -Trainer® Zurich
The most recent Dressage saddle in the Thornhill line, the Zurich takes its inspiration from the Swiss Roosli. Generously flocked wool panels are of the correct conformation to cushion a more "at risk" style of back and wither (where the spine& wither is much closer to the surface and the muscling & flesh is thinner than a cob style horse.) For the rider, this saddle offers comfort and security. Wide enough to properly support the female pelvis, with a narrow twist, the sculpted tree and panels allow the rider's legs to fall away from the pelvis. The alignment is such that even a beginner won't have to struggle for the proper position in this saddle. Because of the saddle's depth, it is best suited to riders with an average or longer thigh bone or a shorter legged rider who does most of their work at the sitting trot. This saddle accommodates riders who like a degree of bend in their knees, yet the flap is cut such that a straighter leg works equally well. Because the saddle is so generously padded, it is best to size up 1/2" in seat length unless the rider is quite thin and fine boned.
French calf in the knee cushions. Schrumpleder leather in the seat. Spring tree. Enameled pommel buttons. Quality to the max! Slap a "big name" on this saddle and it would cost a thousand dollars more!
Mindy Price on the Friesian Stallion Zorro
Winners of the 2005 CSDEA Dressage Championship Award Zurich and now, (Drum roll please, 3rd level IFSHA Grand national World champion & reserve freestyle Champion. Click on his name for more info on Mindy and & Zorro!
17", 17.5", 18", 18.5" & 19" seats. Tree sizes: Standard/Medium 31cm, Medium/Wide 33cm, Wide 35cm.
often does this happen? The Saddlemaker lowered the price! Was
$1520. Now, . . .
And they ship for free!
18.5" &19" seat $1550.00
We have one (1) 18.5" 33 cm sample Zurich available @ $1295.00
Email me for more details
With this saddle we suggest the following fittings:
Gold Medal Conformation Dressage Girth made in England Sizes 22-32" $139.95
Equi-Bette All Elastic girth 24" thru 34" (order one size smaller than normal) @ $64.95
Abbey super soft English leathers, holes @1/2" Sizes 54" @ $64.95 and 60" @ $65.95
Sommer Bridles WB, Horse, Cob @ $249.95
Aachen Bridles with silver or gold piping WB, Horse, Cob @ $149.95
Sommer Dressage Pads, huge selection of colors with gold or silver trim @$59.95
Firtz Theidman Olympic Pads for smaller saddles in four colors @$23.95
Compivitior Irons 4 1/4", 4 1/2", 4 3/4" & 5" @ $62.50 when purchased with a saddle
Fillis Stainless Steel Irons 4", 4 1/4", 4 1/2", 4 3/4" & 5" @ $25.95
(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.
For questions or to phone in a credit card number, call (651) 462-5654.
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Mindy Price on Zorro 2006 CSDEA Dressage Champion & winner of a Thornhill Award Zurich!