Item #PS20C - Prestige Michel Robert 16/16.5, 2012, Full Calfskin, 33 cm Med to MW Tree That Offers Some Adjustability
Prestige Michel Robert Close Contact Jumping Saddle. Beautiful dark brown calfskin leather. Here is what the manufacturer has to say about this saddle: This saddle has been developed with the assistance of French Champion Michel Robert, and is ideally suited for riders who prefer a narrower twist and more forward seat position. The unique anatomical form of the Michel Robert Evolution gives the rider more comfort and control during flat work and when jumping. The saddle features a new design with open-worked leather on the skirt and knee-pad. The Michel Robert Evolution comes with a medium deep seat, square cantle and blocks.
Measures approximately 16.5” (stamped 16 and measures larger). Flap measures approximately 13.5” from the top of the stirrup bar to the bottom of the flap and approximately 13.5” in width at the widest point. Flap position on this model is designed for a rider who preers a more forward flap. Tree is stamped 33 cm (which we have seen alternately described as either medium or medium/wide in this brand; 32 cm is the standard Prestige tree, so it's a hair more roomy than their standard tree), measuring approximately 4 ¼” between the dots, suitable our opinion for a horse of average build. Note about Prestige tree: Prestige saddle trees can be adjusted by certain authorized Prestige dealers. (VTO Saddlery is an example of a saddler that is authorized to make these adjustments.) They can adjust a tree narrower or wider by 2cm, which means that this saddle could be adjusted from 31cm to 35 cm should you need a different amount of room in the tree, which may be helpful as your horse’s musculature changes and/or for your next horse. Has both billet guards. Very good condition, I just see some nicks in the decorative cream colored trim behind cantle. Made in 2012. New retail $3,850 to $4,295. $1995