Monday, 26 June 2017

Safety First: The world’s first fully deformable jump saddle

Riding hats, body protectors, air jackets and frangible pins: all modern safety measures developed to reduce the risk of injury in the event of a fall - but what about your saddle?

The patented 100% flexible SMART saddle range responds to demand for safer saddles.

Pioneering SMART™ FLEXTech™ technology offers unrivalled safety for both horse and rider, thanks to its unique, fully deformable structure; constructed of multiple layers of high density materials, the SMART™ saddle range contains no rigid parts to cause additional harm in the event of a horse fall.  Whereas the frame of a solid and inflexible traditional saddle poses a real risk of exacerbating injury, particularly in the instance of a rotational fall, the compressible layers of a SMART™ saddle will flex and absorb impact, reducing trauma and injury. Important for any rider, whether you’re an elite eventer or a happy hacker, the advent of the RigidFree™ saddle offers remarkable levels of safety for all equestrians.

The fully deformable SMART™ saddle will flex and absorb impact,
reducing trauma and injury in the event of a fall.

Safety fears are strongest in the sport of eventing, where the frequency of falls is highest and where 1 in every 520 cross country starters can be expected to sustain a serious injury from falling*. The SMART PRO Jump saddle offers an inimitable option for riders looking for a premium jump saddle with safety benefits. Designed in conjunction with 4* Event rider, Simon Grieve, the SMART PRO Jump saddle exceeds all expectations of a modern jumping saddle: lightweight, close contact and fully adjustable to any horse that you ride. The SMART™ PRO Jump saddle allows flexion of the back and freedom of movement, enabling your horse to perform in balance, encouraging healthy back muscle development for long term soundness and continued optimum performance.

SMART™ PRO Jump saddle
Edison, ridden in his SMART PRO Jump saddle,
by Team GB rider, Izzy Taylor,
in the 7 year old Championships at Osberton International

Not just for eventers, the revolutionary SMART™ FLEXTech™ technology is found in every saddle in the SMART™ saddle range; from pony club to dressage and everything in between. Handmade in the UK out of premium leathers for luxury feel and durability, the full range of SMART™ saddles are available to try through our nationwide network of Approved Advisors. Try-before-you-buy rental service as well as 0% payment plan options over 3, 6 or 12 months also available.

To find out more or to book a test ride, contact Solution Saddles:
01909 720 259
07738 711 099

*2016 FEI Eventing Risk Management Programme Satistics

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

3rd Saddle Research Trust International Conference - SAVE THE DATE

The Saddle Research Trust are delighted to announce that the date and venue of the next conference have been confirmed:

3rd Saddle Research Trust International Conference 

Saturday 8th December 2018

De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre, NG7 2RJ, Nottingham, UK

The 3rd Saddle Research Trust International Conference promises to be the biggest and best yet. Building on the ground-breaking research and progress achieved since the inaugural conference in 2012, the latest research will be presented by world-renowned leading experts in their fields.

Hosted at an exciting new venue, the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre , which impresses with first class facilities, ample free parking and centrally located for convenient road and rail links.  For those wishing to make a weekend of it, the De Vere Orchard Hotel is situated on site.
Further details will be available on the Saddle Research Trust website soon and tickets will go on sale later in 2017, with special early-bird offers and discounts for Saddle Research Trust members. 
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The SMART™ Traditional - the latest addition to the patented SMART™ saddle range

Designed to provide a solution for adults riding cobs, large native breeds or small hunters, where large shoulders and short backs often lead to saddle fitting dilemmas. The lightweight & flexible SMART™ Traditional saddle comfortably accommodates horse and rider, allowing you and your horse to perform at your best, without compromise.

  • Features unique FLEXTech™ technology; scientifically tested and designed to improve comfort and performance for all horses and riders
  • A workmanlike, low profile finish and  traditional knee flap offers versatility for flatwork, showing and low level jumping
  • Suitable for leisure riders and professional riders alike – from Riding Club to HOYS
  • Flexible base panel to accommodate large shoulders and shorter back lengths without hindrance
  • Allows full freedom of movement and easy fitting throughout the season or on multiple horses
  • Roomy gullet with large surface area weight- bearing panels provide support for a wide range of horses and ponies
  • Open shape, close contact seat affords greater room for the rider without adding length
  • Interchangeable knee block options for customised support and adaptability between different disciplines
  • Lightweight to minimise overall load
  • Handmade in the UK from premium leathers
  • Available in Black or dark Havana with optional suede

RRP £2,450
Introductory offer: £2,250