Test Ride

Test Ride: Amerigo Cervia Siena

Test Ride: Amerigo Cervia Siena

The Amerigo Cervia Siena dressage saddle is fancy, and it wants you to know it. It’s stunning. Crafted from buttery soft calfskin leather, it has a deep, curving seat and large thigh blocks that immediately assure you of a secure ride. The seat is soft […]

Test Ride: Sommer Egon von Neindorff

Test Ride: Sommer Egon von Neindorff

The Sommer Egon von Neindorff is a classic Sommer model. It was developed in 1973 in collaboration with legendary German dressage trainer Egon von Neindorff. You may not recognize the name- von Neindorff stopped riding competitively fairly early on in his career to dedicate his […]

Test Ride: Schleese Semi Custom

Test Ride: Schleese Semi Custom

Since I’ve committed to spending most of the winter working on dressage on Moe, I thought I might as well keep things interesting by checking out a dressage saddle for a test ride. Schleese is a saddle brand I’ve heard a lot about. The store has […]

Test Ride: Sommer Esprit Flextra

Test Ride: Sommer Esprit Flextra

Confession: My latest test ride has been an ongoing love affair that’s lasted quite a bit longer than the typically allotted trial period of 10 days. It’s a Sommer Esprit Flextra and it is magical. What I like most about this saddle is the seat. […]

Test Ride: Sommer jumping saddle

Test Ride: Sommer jumping saddle

Update 08/19/15: Sommer confirmed this is a Sommer Platinum jumping saddle. While I was at the Oklahoma City show, one of our regular customers consigned a saddle with me. I was very curious to try it, because it’s a Sommer jumping saddle. I don’t see many […]