Item #H14C – Hermes Steinkraus 16.5/17, Buttery Soft Supple Leather
Hermes Steinkraus Close Contact Jumping Saddle. Features incredibly soft, supple leather that glows with good care. You MUST feel and touch this leather to appreciate how buttery soft it is to the touch. Very good condition. According to consignor, used for only one show season.Technically measures 17” by our tape but because the actual sitting surface and overall scale of the saddle is more like a 16.5” I would recommend it for riders who take a 16.5” in most brands. Knee pads and knee roll added in 2017 just prior to consignment by professional saddler (Duncan at Saddleworks out of Camp Verde, AZ) with leather ordered from Europe. This is great saddle for a rider who prefers a closer contact with less bulk between horse and rider. Hermes is famous for its twist which many riders find allows them to wrap their leg down and around the horse especially well. Flap is standard for Hermes, measuring approximately 14” from the top of the stirrup bar to the bottom of the flap and approximately 13.5” in width at the widest point. Serial number 31.523. Super soft leather. I just see signs of name plate on cantle, and one of the fuzzy dots is missing a little fuzz in the middle (cosmetic). No billet guards. Tree suitable for higher-withered horses such as Thoroughbreds and lighter warmbloods that have a similar build. Comes with carrying case. New $6,000 (For more info on the Hermes Steinkraus visit: https://www.hermes.com/us/en/product/steinkraus-jumping-saddle-H067235CK21160/). Get this one in very good condition for a fraction of the price, just $1295.