Item #LC22C – Luc Childeric 16/16.5 Regular Tree, Regular Flap Position, 2003
Luc Childeric Close Contact Jumping Saddle. This is the flagship Model M, the most popular model in the Luc Childeric line. Beautiful saddle for a junior or petite adult female rider. Great opportunity to get the performance of a top French brand at a price within reach. Stamped 16, and measures generous (we get approximately 16 ¼” at the front edge of the cantle or 16 ½” at the back edge of cantle). Padded flap. Flap is regular position and measures fairly standard for seat size at approximatley 13 1/4” from the top of the stirrup bar to the bottom of the flap and approximately 13” in width at the widest point. Tree is regular and measures approximately 4 1/4” between the dots under the pommel, suitable for horses of average build. Features front and back blocks. Does not have billet guards. Very good condition. I see a few things to point out: some light rubs on left flap, some dings on right flap, wrinkled texture on some billets, and light sweat marks on underside of panels. Made in 2003 and well-maintained so looks newer than it is. This saddle has not even had a name-plate on it yet, so yours would be the first. Retail is around $4,050. Ours just $1895.