Item #AN106C - Antares 17.5 Forward/Extra Forward Flap with Free Pair of 54" Leathers
Antares 17.5 Close Contact Jumping Saddle. Seat measures true to size by our tape. This may be the nicest condition Antares that it is humanly possible to find at this price point! Soft, supple leather. This is a deep seat model, offering a secure and comfortable ride. Knee pads are nice and squishy for extra support when you press your knee into them over larger fences or when your horse is fresh. Front and back blocks. Has both billet guards, the attached kind which is nice because it prevents loss. Flap is standard length, and is forward to extra forward in position (to explain, while it is stamped extra forward “AA” in the serial number, we note the measurement by the tape is not as dramatically forward as that sounds, comparable to a forward flap in measurement in most brands). This flap position works well for riders who are longer from hip to knee or who jump (or have goals of jumping) larger fences. Flap measures approximately 13” from the top of the stirrup bar to the bottom of the flap, and approximately 14” at the widest point. Regular tree, on the generous side, that will work for many horses. Measures approximately 4.5” between the dots under the pommel. Very good condition, I just see typical signs of use such as darkening/ light wear on seat, some rubs on piping trim, and a small scrape on underside (hard to capture in a photo but I've taken a photo with my finger pointing to it). Very nicely maintained, so much so that it's never even had a nameplate on the cantle (let yours be the first!) Soft, supple leather. Made in 2002. Comes with a free pair of 54" leathers for schooling to get you started. It will be a long time before we expect to be able to find another top French brand in this nice of condition at this price point, so if you need a top brand at a minimal price, don't wait. New around $5,000. Ours just $1395.