ESPRIT II de Luneville Dressage Saddle
• Customised colours available & block options
• Platinum Package Deal (Fully Mounted) $7700 - Strada pad, leathers, stirrups & girth.
The Strada Dressage Saddle’s unique design, offers a seamless interface between horse and rider. This is the result of many years of research into the bio-mechanics of horses and dressage movements.
The design embodies simplicity and function. Unlike most other manufacturers, we design and make our own trees. The importance of flexibility and fit can never be over emphasised. Our newest 2023 saddles will also have the choice of the 'Elite Seat' option, for an enhanced & custom seat, as always intended.
The frame within the saddle, most importantly, must be the same shape as your horses back - which ultimately means, evenly distributed pressure. It also allows the back muscles to work free of pressure points which is important to build full back muscles, especially either side of the wither/behind the scapular area, which is so commonly restricted or compromised with gullets that are too small/too tight.
Strada saddles are light in weight and feature our unique Superflex© tree, designed to follow the movement of the horse. It has no metal on it & is made from a combination of high quality birch ply, leather, carbon-fibre and kevlar. The rails of the tree allow the saddle to stay in contact with the horses back as they can flex, up or down and independently. Any flexion is influenced by the horses back - designed for stability, full freedom and zero restriction from any rigid object between horse & rider.
There are 6 different tree types that reflect the different shapes of modern sport horse through to fitting older breed types such as the Iberian, Lusitano and Arab. By fitting with a tree type, we eliminate all saddle-woes - no gullets causing pressure or muscle wastage, or sitting too high in front, lifting at the back, rocking, etc. Your horses weight may vary through the season - but their true ‘shape’ is always the same.
Next, our special temperature intelligent, pressure eliminating, maintenance-free panels, are designed to last the lifetime of the saddle with zero maintenance. Our specialised panel foam automatically adjusts with pressure and release - they feel like muscle. For example, sit relaxed in a chair - push on your thigh muscle - the way this compresses and releases under pressure is much the same as our panels. Allowing the movements of the horses back to have continuous and correct panel contact, keeps the horses back muscles health and strong and gives a great feeling to the horse and rider. The panels will never require alteration or re-packing and are specially designed and made by Strada Saddles.
The stirrup bar position, girth attachments and weight of our saddles provides comfort and freedom of movement for the horse. This allows the rider to sit easily and effectively apply riding aids.
The Strada's have been produced since 1997, so we present our products to our customers with confidence. Strada Saddles continue to be the most technically advanced saddles, in materials & function, in the market today.