Grand Prix Dressage
The Berney Grand Prix Dressage saddle has been designed, tried and tested by some of Ireland's most successful riders. It was created by integrating the newest technology and innovations to provide the ultimate saddle for comfort, balance and performance for the horse and rider. Premium French calf skin leather seat, flaps and skirts gives the rider more grip that intensifies with use and more security in the saddle. The French calf skin leather is soft and supple giving you that ridden in feeling from day one.
Berney Bros. were able to provide the most comfort to the horse and rider by using a combination of orthopedic memory foam, a spring tree, and wool flocked panels. The orthopedic memory foam is embedded into the seat of the saddle and retains its spring and shock absorbency over time, providing a comfortable seat for the rider and aiding the horse by absorbing the impact of the rider’s movement.
As with all of Berney’s saddles, this saddle is made with a laminated beech wood spring tree that is strength tested to the British Safety Standard. Using a spring tree achieves added shock absorbency while keeping the saddle lightweight. The tree is designed with a higher gullet plate and cut back head to accommodate the more blood horses with more prominent withers.
The third component used to achieve the ultimate comfort and welfare for the horse is fully leather lined panels flocked with pure new wool. The biggest advantage that this material provides against others is that it spreads the weight of impact over a bigger surface area allowing the horse full use of themselves. Pure new wool also retains its spring and shock absorbency over time and molds to the shape of the horses back compensating for horses changing shape throughout the season.
The Grand Prix Saddle range has been praised for its balance. The dished round cantle gives the rider a ‘locked-in’ position meaning they get a really secure and comfortable seat and leg position. The long moulded knee rolls help aid and support the rider by reinforcing their seat and leg position but allowing full use of their lower leg.The close contact design of this saddle, along with the aforementioned design features, provides the ultimate performance saddle.
Berney Brothers Saddlery have been making saddles by hand in Kildare, Ireland since 1880, and their work is iconic in Ireland and the UK. Each of their saddles is imbued with five generations of expert knowledge - the Berney family has horses, and saddlemaking, in their blood. Manhattan Saddlery is proud to be the exclusive North American distributor of Berney Brothers.
17" medium tree.
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