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Wintec 500 Close Contact Saddle CAIR

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Wintec 500 Close Contact Saddle CAIR

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Product Summary:

Wintec® 500 Close Contact with CAIR

 

A hard-wearing, leather-look, close contact jump saddle, suited for riders who prefer greater freedom of movement in the seat. Ideal for developing a strong, balanced jumping position. The EASY-CHANGE® Fit Solution is exclusive to Bates and Wintec. EASY-CHANGE® Individual Gullets are available to purchase in the following sizes, Narrow, Medium Narrow, Medium, Medium Wide, Wide and Extra Wide. Saddles arrive with a Medium gullet installed. The EASY-CHANGE® Riser System allows you to make adjustments within the saddle panel for the optimal balance and clearance. EASY-CHANGE® Risers are sold separately. 
 
Features:

·         Flat seat

·         CAIR Cushion System uses air technology to distribute the rider’s weight and cushions the horse’s back

·         EASY-CHANGE® Gullet System, select the optimal gullet width for the horse’s current shape and muscling

·         EASY-CHANGE® Riser System, make adjustments within the saddles panel for the optimal balance and clearance

·         The Equi-Leather - an exceptionally head wearing synthetic material which has a smooth leather-look finish

·         Drop panel points

 

Item Specifications:
 

MaterialSynthetic

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Style Item Number Model Number UPC
16.5 Brown SLT733607 1650 BRN WJC50CCXXXBRN42 9329097036985
17 Brown SLT733607 1700 BRN WJC50CCXXXBRN43 9329097037043
17.5 Brown SLT733607 1750 BRN WJC50CCXXXBRN44 9329097037104
16.5 Black SLT733607 1650 BLK WJC50CCXXXBLK42 9329097036961
17 Black SLT733607 1700 BLK WJC50CCXXXBLK43 9329097037029
17.5 Black SLT733607 1750 BLK WJC50CCXXXBLK44 9329097037081
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Additional Information:
Wintec® – Limited Warranty

Bates guarantees the Wintec® range of saddles for a period of two years against faulty materials, or workmanship. Further, the Elastiflex tree in your saddle is guaranteed against breakage for the lifetime of the saddle deemed to be ten years* (five years for the Wintec® Western saddle). The warranty on a Wintec® saddle and its components are subject to use under normal conditions. The warranty card should be retained by the purchaser, along with the original receipt as the retailer will require it should warranty work be required. Saddles which require a repair under warranty should ideally be returned to the reseller from which they were purchased. Associated shipping costs are the owner’s responsibility.

If you are at all concerned that your saddle may be faulty in any way, please return the saddle to the reseller from which you purchased it, so they may assess your saddle. Should warranty work be required the reseller will require the warranty card along with the original purchase receipt. Associated transport costs are the owner’s responsibility. 

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Wonderful, 1/27/2013

Maddy from Madison, WI

I LOVE this saddle! The air pockets throughout make it so comfortable. I am able to feel my horse so well and my seat has greatly improved. I would not recommend this as a first saddle because it is a close contact (use an all purpose at first)This is my first close contact saddle though. Like all Wintec saddles it is easy to clean and very durable. Unlike many of the other Wintecs it looks really nice. It is nice enough to show at lower level shows but durable enough for everyday riding. I really like that it is brown instead of black like many Wintecs because it is easier to find leather accessories in the same color. This is just a great overall saddle.

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Wonderful, 1/27/2013

Maddy from Madison, WI

I LOVE this saddle! The air pockets throughout make it so comfortable. I am able to feel my horse so well and my seat has greatly improved. I would not recommend this as a first saddle because it is a close contact (use an all purpose at first)This is my first close contact saddle though. Like all Wintec saddles it is easy to clean and very durable. Unlike many of the other Wintecs it looks really nice. It is nice enough to show at lower level shows but durable enough for everyday riding. I really like that it is brown instead of black like many Wintecs because it is easier to find leather accessories in the same color. This is just a great overall saddle.

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Great Saddle, 3/14/2012

meg from Idaho from idaho

This saddle has held up great for the past year. My trainer recommended the wintec pro jump pro, however when you have to girls that ride and two saddle to buy I chose the 500. After getting it our trainer was impressed, not only at the quality but also position it put my girls in. This is the perfect saddle for hunters or 3 day. My girls have shown in it and they clean up very easy just wipe them down. Great for kids, because they don’t require a lot of maintenance, and it can be fitted to any horse they my get with a simple change gullet. Highly recommended, and mom approved.

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Great Saddle, 3/14/2012

meg from Idaho from idaho

This saddle has held up great for the past year. My trainer recommended the wintec pro jump pro, however when you have to girls that ride and two saddle to buy I chose the 500. After getting it our trainer was impressed, not only at the quality but also position it put my girls in. This is the perfect saddle for hunters or 3 day. My girls have shown in it and they clean up very easy just wipe them down. Great for kids, because they don’t require a lot of maintenance, and it can be fitted to any horse they my get with a simple change gullet. Highly recommended, and mom approved.

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help, 6/12/2011

horse lover from woodville oregon

i need to know what color this saddle is

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help, 6/12/2011

horse lover from woodville oregon

i need to know what color this saddle is

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Amazing saddle, 6/10/2011

Lucy from Hudson Valley, NY

I bought a Bates Next Generation Elevation 3 months prior to buying this saddle, but I was shocked to find both my horses changed gullet sizes so they were no longer used the same gullet (man this system works)! So I needed two saddles....this was the right price and looked like a similar model to my elevation, and boy have I been pleasantly surprised! My fiance took over riding his horse, and I got into endurance racing, and the elevation now sits on the shelf while I primarily use the wintec. In the 10 months I've had it I've logged 75 miles in endurance racing competition, all in the wintec. It barely looks used, helps me stay in the right position, I don't worry riding in the rain, and my horse's back is never sore. Love this saddle!

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Amazing saddle, 6/10/2011

Lucy from Hudson Valley, NY

I bought a Bates Next Generation Elevation 3 months prior to buying this saddle, but I was shocked to find both my horses changed gullet sizes so they were no longer used the same gullet (man this system works)! So I needed two saddles....this was the right price and looked like a similar model to my elevation, and boy have I been pleasantly surprised! My fiance took over riding his horse, and I got into endurance racing, and the elevation now sits on the shelf while I primarily use the wintec. In the 10 months I've had it I've logged 75 miles in endurance racing competition, all in the wintec. It barely looks used, helps me stay in the right position, I don't worry riding in the rain, and my horse's back is never sore. Love this saddle!

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What a deal!, 4/20/2011

Karen from Pittsboro, NC

I got this saddle because I ride a wide variety of horses for different people, not all of which ride english. A friend of mine had the previous version of this saddle and I tried it out then bought this one. It has been wonderful! I will say that it is slightly too high in the front no mater what horse I am riding so I had to purchase a riser pad but otherwise I have no complaints. I know other people who have Wintecs and they have the same problem.

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What a deal!, 4/20/2011

Karen from Pittsboro, NC

I got this saddle because I ride a wide variety of horses for different people, not all of which ride english. A friend of mine had the previous version of this saddle and I tried it out then bought this one. It has been wonderful! I will say that it is slightly too high in the front no mater what horse I am riding so I had to purchase a riser pad but otherwise I have no complaints. I know other people who have Wintecs and they have the same problem.

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AMAZING!!, 5/17/2010

Abby from

I loved this saddle! It's to small for me now but I'm looking forward to buying a new 1. defenitly my fav saddle. :)

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AMAZING!!, 5/17/2010

Abby from

I loved this saddle! It's to small for me now but I'm looking forward to buying a new 1. defenitly my fav saddle. :)

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Love it!!!, 4/3/2010

Marissa Hart from

I have used this saddle many times at my trainers barn and hope to buy one soon. would recommend it to anyone!!

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Love it!!!, 4/3/2010

Marissa Hart from

I have used this saddle many times at my trainers barn and hope to buy one soon. would recommend it to anyone!!

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Best thing ever!, 2/3/2010

Cecillia from Beaufort, SC

I got this saddle when my TB was 3 and wanted the easy change gullet system so I could change it as he grew. I absolutely LOVE this saddle, it's comfy for me and him and the gullet system works great even when I have to change it and ride other horses. I have a show saddle that sits most of the time looking nice but THIS one is soooo cumfy and still looks sharp :)

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Best thing ever!, 2/3/2010

Cecillia from Beaufort, SC

I got this saddle when my TB was 3 and wanted the easy change gullet system so I could change it as he grew. I absolutely LOVE this saddle, it's comfy for me and him and the gullet system works great even when I have to change it and ride other horses. I have a show saddle that sits most of the time looking nice but THIS one is soooo cumfy and still looks sharp :)

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Great and Comfortable Saddle, 7/22/2009

from

This is one heck of a great saddle. It's the first English saddle I've owned that fit me and my Arabian and I paid way less for it than I did for the ones that didn't fit. I feel very secure in the seat and just love how it holds me in. My horse moves through all of her gaits smoothly and without getting excited. Can't recommend enough. You can buy a Bates but you'll pay more than twice as much for essentially the same saddle minus the leather. You wouldn't even know this isn't leather and it's so much easier to take care of. The changeable gullet system is the icing on the cake.

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unexpectedly amazing, 7/16/2009

Leah Kilb from Kingston, ny

I thought this saddle was a gross color, but in fact the color is darker and the saddle is amazing. I used it at the stables I get lessons from and could only tell it was a wintec because of the billet. The "leather" is amazing and I'm hoping my mom will buy it for me soon! Great saddle!

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unexpectedly amazing, 7/16/2009

Leah Kilb from Kingston, ny

I thought this saddle was a gross color, but in fact the color is darker and the saddle is amazing. I used it at the stables I get lessons from and could only tell it was a wintec because of the billet. The "leather" is amazing and I'm hoping my mom will buy it for me soon! Great saddle!

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Awsome Saddle, 6/3/2009

Mallory from Louisiana

I got this saddle a in December of '08 and its Summer of '09 and it's absolutly in great shape! I ride a Warmblood and it fits her great! Sweat and mud comes off very easily with the cleaner. Very comfortable. Overall a great saddle.

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Awsome Saddle, 6/3/2009

Mallory from Louisiana

I got this saddle a in December of '08 and its Summer of '09 and it's absolutly in great shape! I ride a Warmblood and it fits her great! Sweat and mud comes off very easily with the cleaner. Very comfortable. Overall a great saddle.

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love it, 3/24/2009

sharon from sudbury,on

I got this saddle for my older horse,and He loves it,His movement is very nice and My daughter loves the saddle,We have a Santa cruz saddle,but He loves this saddle a lot more,One thing has anyone ever tryed to darken the saddleif so how did you do it

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love it, 3/24/2009

sharon from sudbury,on

I got this saddle for my older horse,and He loves it,His movement is very nice and My daughter loves the saddle,We have a Santa cruz saddle,but He loves this saddle a lot more,One thing has anyone ever tryed to darken the saddleif so how did you do it

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Best saddle ever!, 3/16/2009

from Dorr, MI

I bought this saddle 5 years ago. I use it on my 32 year old mare, who seems to appreciate the Cair panels. An equally expensive leather saddle would have lots of obvious wear by now, but this one still looks brand new. Besides the ease of care and long life of the saddle, it is nice enough to show in. This is a very worthwhile investment. :)

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BEST SADDLE, 8/23/2008

from

I have had this saddle for a little over a year now, and it IS the BEST SADDLE EVER!!!! You can feel every movement your horse makes like everytime they take a step. It is great, and I would recommend this saddle to everyone. I have only cleaned it once, and it looks exactly like the day I got it!!

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Best saddle ever !!!, 8/3/2008

jennifer from Suffolk,Virginia

bought this saddle just for the gullet system because of my Warmblood extremely wide shoulders . Fit him like a glove and easy to use for show or trail . just awesome !!!

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Best saddle ever !!!, 8/3/2008

jennifer from Suffolk,Virginia

bought this saddle just for the gullet system because of my Warmblood extremely wide shoulders . Fit him like a glove and easy to use for show or trail . just awesome !!!

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Wintec Close Contact Saddle, 7/29/2008

Erin from New York

I love this saddle. It is inexpensive, easy to care for, and fits any horse with the easy change gullet system. I dont use any leather products, and this is a great alternative to those pricey leather saddles, without sacraficing comfort, quality, or style. i highly recomend this saddle to anyone, wether it is in the show ring or just riding on the trails.

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Wintec Close Contact Saddle, 7/29/2008

Erin from New York

I love this saddle. It is inexpensive, easy to care for, and fits any horse with the easy change gullet system. I dont use any leather products, and this is a great alternative to those pricey leather saddles, without sacraficing comfort, quality, or style. i highly recomend this saddle to anyone, wether it is in the show ring or just riding on the trails.

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English Saddle, 4/18/2008

Lina from Texas

This is an awesome saddle for kids

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English Saddle, 4/18/2008

Lina from Texas

This is an awesome saddle for kids

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