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Optimum Performance Saddles Ltd

The Optimum Performance Range of Saddles

Nathaniel and Elly have personally designed a range of saddles to suit all disciplines, examples of which are shown below. These carry the Optimum Performance label. All these saddles are hand crafted and made from only the finest quality materials. We carry a large stock of saddles but can also offer a bespoke saddle making service.

General Specification

Saddle Tree Sizes
Most of these saddles are available as standard in 16" to 18" but larger saddles can be made to order.

Width Fittings
Medium, Medium/Wide, Wide - as standard stock.
Other fittings or made-to-measure also available.

Leather
Black or Havana Brown as standard stock.
Other colours and shades available to order.
Bridle finish or nordic textured leather as standard.
Other finishes available to order including calf skin.

Various sizes of knee rolls or blocks are available.
May be fixed or attached by velcro and therefore adjustable.

Close Contact Jump Saddle

This jumping saddle incorporates a semi-shallow seat and an envelope wool stuffed panel. This allows the rider close contact feel while providing maximum comfort for the horse. The flap design and position and the depth of seat can be tailored to the rider's personal preference.

Covered Cross Country Saddle

Mono Flap Jump Saddle

Mono Flap Jumping Saddle

A flat seated mono flap jump saddle. This saddle is great for riders who want to ride with a shorter leg position and have the ultimate close contact feel. This saddle has a wool flocked panel and is designed to enhance the contact and communication between horse and rider while offering optimum support, freedom and comfort for both horse and rider.

Hunter Jump Saddle

This is a square cantle GP/Jump saddle suitable for hunting, jumping and general riding as the panel has an excellent baring surface which helps to alleviate pressure on the horse's back.
This saddle is available in a 10" or 11" seat width options.

Hunter Jump Saddle

VSD Saddle

This saddle has proved exceptionally popular with endurance riders and has been widely used at international level. It is ideal for riders who like to ride with a longer leg position particularly if they are going to be in the saddle for a long period of time. The flap position is slightly more forward than that of the working hunter,

VSD Saddle in brown

Working Hunter Saddle

This is a very popular saddle for those riders who prefer a long leg position. It is also used in the showring to show a horse's shoulder off to advantage. It is forward cut enough to give the rider security over small fences. This saddle has proved to be a great solution for accommodating horses with very powerful shoulders which might otherwise be restricted by more forward cut saddles.

Working Hunter Saddle with Thigh roll

General Purpose Saddle

This versatile saddle offers a medium depth, well balanced seat allowing the rider to alter their position depending on the type of riding required. It is available in a wide seat version as well as a standard width seat.

Gp Saddles in Black and Brown

Dressage Saddle

All of our dressage saddles offer a deep central seat position providing the rider with excellent security. All our saddles are built on open head trees which allows the horse greater freedom of movement. Saddles are made on a number of different trees to cater for different conformations. All saddles can be made as standard double flap or Mono flap and come with the option of being calf skin covered which gives extra grip, comfort and security to the rider. Dressage saddles are available with a Velcro knee block which allows the rider to change its position or as a fixed internal or external block. These saddles have a broad gullet and a generous wool flocked panel to reduce pressure and offer the horse superior comfort and freedom.

Dressage saddles

Dressage Saddle Girthing System

The self levelling girthing system as shown comes as standard but various options are available.

Dressage Saddle Girthing System