Our cross country saddle, Valor, is dynamically designed with the rider and horse in mind. While bravely soaring over tables, splashing through water obstacles, and galloping across the show course, you both will find maximum comfort. Our billets are designed to support long wear during competition through our specialized billet system that keeps the saddle moving with the horse, rather than separate from. The panels are always wool flocked, the gullet set to your horses needs, and the tree selected for both horse and rider. Our seat is exceedingly comfortable and the flaps are thin for a close contact feel but, cushioned just enough to keep tired legs stable. We created a longer, ergonomic skirt with additional padding around the stirrup bars to give support to the rider’s upper leg. Traditionally made with a flat seat, exposed blocks, and contrast stitching. We decided on calfskin in a rich Chocolate Brown and a true Black hue to fulfill stylistic preference. Buyers have the choice to customize stitching, binding, flap shape, size, and type (dual or mono), as well as logo style (embossed or sewn). Please contact for additional details and options.
About the Trial: You pay the full price of the saddle, plus shipping. After your receive the the saddle, the trial period begins, at which time you'll have 7 days to get all the details you need. Please take the time to ride in the saddle and to have your fitter out. We are available to work with your selected saddle fitter to ensure we have all the necessary information to create your perfect saddle. You must box up and return on the 8th day. Postmark from the carrier must indicate on or before the deadline. Once the saddle is in transit, you and the Barnes Team will be notified. After we receive the saddle back, we will assess any damage to the tack and will address the situation accordingly. If for whatever reason you decide not to go ahead and purchase your custom saddle, we will reimburse you the full price of the saddle.
All trial saddles are 17.5" seats and standard trees. The Valor is a monoflap saddle with a long billeting system.