Item #DV85C - Devououx Biarritz 16/16.5 2007, Full Calfskin, Flap Size 1
Devoucoux Biarritz 16/16.5 Close Contact Jumping Saddle. Great high-performance saddle for a junior or petite adult, as it has many features desirable for moving up to higher levels of the sport (including full calfskin for extra grip, front and back blocks for leg stability, and slightly thicker knee pads for support over larger fences). Stamped 16.5, and measures approximately 16 1/4” by our tape, so may work for a rider who takes either a 16 or 16.5. Full calfskin, featuring soft, grippy leather. Front and back blocks. Has both billet guards, the full length type which are nice for protecting the entire length of the flap without having to slide the billet guard around. Padded flap, with slightly thicker pads (which I find helpful for giving your knee something to press into when the jumps get bigger or your horse is fresh). The flap is standard length and position for this seat size (1), measuring approximately 13” from the top of the stirrup bar where the buckle sits to the bottom of the flap, and approximately 13.5” in width at the widest part. Grain leather reinforcement at bottom of the flap makes flaps longer lasting in the lower leg area. Tree is regular (Arcade Normale) and measures approximately 4 ¾” between the two dots under the pommel, a generous fit that will work for many horses. Signs of previous nameplate on back of cantle. I see typical signs of use, and some slight sweat marks on the underside panels. Made in 2007. Comes with its original Devoucoux cover. New around $6,000 in calfskin option.