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

Item #AN95C - Antares 17" Full Buffalo, Dark Brown, Regular Flap Length, Soft Grippy Leather, Excellent Condition with Original Antares Invoice

$ 2,595.00

SOLD

Antares 17” Close Contact Jumping Saddle. Full buffalo, the most expensive leather option for grip and durability. Excellent condition, has never even had a nameplate on it so yours would be the first. This may be the dream saddle for the rider who wants all the bells and whistles at a mid-$2k price point. Must see full set of photos to appreciate condition! Seat measures true to size. Color is called Chocolate per the Antares invoice, a very dark brown (almost looks black, but when I lift up the flap I can see the dark brown color better.)  Leather came from an especially nice batch of buffalo, very soft and grippy. Flap is regular length and according to the stamp is straighter cut than standard (however the measurement of flap width is closer to a standard flap position; in theory the straighter flap is intended for a rider who is not long from hip to knee, but in practice the measurement of this saddle's flap width/position is fairly standard). Flap measures approximately 13” from the top of the stirrup bar where the buckle sits to the bottom of the flap and approximately 13” in width at the widest point. Tree is stamped wide (AO) though we note that the fit is very similar to a generous medium, so we would describe actual fit as more of a medium to medium/wide, with a dot to dot measurement of approximately 4 ¼” between the dots (see photo of front view of panel angle for a visual reference of our description of fit). This fit is likely to work for many horses including many warmbloods, so would be a great saddle for a rider who wants a saddle that can work on many different horses. Padded flap. Front and back blocks. Has both billet guards, the attached kind which is nice as it helps prevent loss. Comes with original invoice. Current retail on the full buffalo option is close to $6,000 + wait time + no chance to try the finished product before you commit. Test ride ours in close to new condition for less than half of the retail, plus have the advantage of test riding your exact saddle before you commit. Made in 2005 (surprising, as it looks so close to new) which creates a unique opportunity for a rider who has always wanted a buffalo saddle in nearly new condition to get it at a lower price point than would be the case on a newer year saddle in this same condition. (Please take a moment to view the photo link to below to see what we mean about how remarkable the condition is!) Comes with original Antares invoice order. Also comes with original Antares fleecy-lined cover. $2595  SOLD