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The Prestige company, founded in 1974, is situated in Northern Italy, and is now one of the world’s largest and most successful saddlemakers, offering a vast range of dressage, jumping, endurance and all purpose saddles. The business was started through the innovation of the Stocchetti-Rasia family and their passion for horse riding and everything to do with it. Particular importance was laid on the morphological features of the different equine breed and on the needs of riders for comfort and balance.
Over the time the business acquired greater technical knowledge as from Germany, England and Switzerland, it assimilated their longlasting traditions in saddle-making. In the last 10 years the company has known a great expansion and because of the international influence and use of the products, Prestige will now become Prestige Italia. A name which is rapidly growing in popularity worldwide for its quality and product range.
PRESTIGE DRESSAGE SADDLES
An exciting new range of saddles offering lightness and ‘breathability’for the horse and rider. A stunning ‘eye-catching’ saddle, built to Prestige’s high quality of manufacture and design. Well worth looking at, and trying one if you can get a demo. Available in various leather types, with the usual superb quality finish. A real saddle to turn heads at any dressage events !
This new model has a much deeper seat than with any other Prestige dressage saddle and it enables theX-Helen Prestige rider to “sit deep” in the seat but without hampering the horse’s movement. The X-technology, with its elastic membranes, gives extra comfort for the rider, making the seat very soft. The entire saddle design, with very thin and soft close-contact panels is intended to afford the utmost freedom of movement to the muscles of the horse’s trapezius, as well as the utmost comfort for the rider.
All normal Prestige sizes and options are available on this model, and also available are 3 leather options… regular smooth leather, D calfskin covered finish, plus the very popular LUX leather, combining softness with extreme durability.
PRESTIGE JUMPING SADDLES
An interesting name, and a new dressage saddle based on “an in-depth study of equine conformation combined with research into human anatomy” …and so providing ultimate seat comfort for the rider. The seat of this saddle has been quoted as being ‘extraordinarily comfortable’ … so try one! Also NEW is the Prestige X-Contact, built to the same spec of the X-Perience, with even more close-contact from the seat.
Prestige’s fabulous X-technology has been applied to this new model, giving the maximum comfort for both horse and rider, with some extra decorative designs in damask leather giiving this stunning new saddle a really individual character. The X-Advanced is available either in D calfskin leather or their fabulous LUX leather. Normal Prestige sizes for the seat, the flaps and the tree width apply to this model.
It’s most obvious feature is the large opening in the centre of the seat, which Prestige explain as … ” a ventilation function for better air circulation, so cooling both horse and rider” and also… ” a therapeutic function, in that the anatomically shaped hole relieves pressure on the coccyx.”
Prestige X-BreathThere are also holes and apertures on the saddle flaps and underflaps, too, intended to make for greater lightness and for improved ventilation. The saddle also has Prestige’s new ultralight panels.
The X-Breath is the most ‘extreme’ of the otherwise traditional and high quality range of jumping saddles from Prestige Italy. Hopefully this saddle will become a ‘must have’ for the serious jump rider, as it seems to us that the ‘X-Breath’ has some very well-designed features, looks great too and deserves to be successful. If you can find a demo, do try it ….
The X-technology is now being applied to other models in the Prestige range, which seems to confirm the company’s confidence in their latest development, and will confirm their status as one of the world’s ‘top quality saddle’ manufacturers.Now a K monoflap version of the X-Breath is also available.