HighEnd Used Saddles, LLC, Saddlery & Harness, Tucson, AZ

Item #AN111C - Antares 17" Full Calfskin, Regular Tree, Super Grippy and Soft, with Invoice from Antares

$ 1,995.00

SOLD

Antares 17” Close Contact Jumping Saddle. This is the Contact model. Here is what the manufacturer has to say about the Contact model: The Contact saddle is a jumping saddle with a semi-deep seat. It provides great contact with the horse. The Contact saddle is designed for a more advanced rider, and is specifically made for performance. Features upgraded full calfskin option for superb grip. We note that this one came from a particularly nice batch of leather in that it is especially grippy. Tree is regular, suited for horses of average build, measuring approximately 4 3/8” between the dots under the pommel.  Flap is standard position (N in serial number), and length is stamped regular length (2) though we note that the actual measurement in length is generous and compares to long (3) flaps in inches. Flap measures approximately 14” from the top of the stirrup bar to the bottom of the flap and approximately 13.5” in width at the widest part. Features front and back blocks. Has both billet guards, the attached kind which is great as it prevents them from getting lost. Very good condition, I just see typical signs of use such as slight darkening on seat. Features the lovely hidden fancy stitch gullet – no one but you will know it’s there, but it’s a conservative yet gorgeous touch that exudes quality, class, and beauty.  Comes with a tag on it that says “Protected by The Saddle Network” which was a saddle protection company that Antares was working with in 2012 at time of manufacture. (Here is a link for more information on that https://eventingnation.com/introducing-the-saddle-network/). (The tag itself may provide some theft deterrent so we recommend leaving it on). Comes with Antares invoice paperwork to show that consignor bought it directly from Antares.  Cantle has never even had a nameplate on it – let yours be the first. Made in 2012, with light use as it was purchased in 2015 from Antares as a demo saddle so was not put into regular use until then. Price new today is around $5,500+ range and up in the full calfskin option. Comes with saddle cover. $1995