NEW: Bates Caprilli Close Contact Classic

Introducing a serious show jumping saddle designed especially for riders who value a classic design while benefiting from modern innovations.

You will enjoy the benefits and appearance of traditional Heritage Leather with the bonus of Luxe Leather–made from the finest of calf leather–providing unsurpassed levels of grip in the seat and knee inserts. 

The Bates Caprilli Close Contact Classic offers you a flat seat, narrow waist and padded knee inserts to ensure safe, comfortable landings, while broad and tapered panels offer tremendous support for your horse’s back and enable greater freedom of movement. This close contact and optimally balanced saddle features an Ergonomic Stirrup Bar and adjustable Flexibloc system to assist you maintain your flawless jumping position throughout your competition rounds.

You will experience exceptional comfort and balance in this saddle whether you are commencing your competition career or competing at the highest level.

Available in Classic Brown in sizes 16.5”–18” with standard and forward flap options.

The Bates Caprilli Close Contact Classic is available from Bates Saddles stockists throughout the United States. To find out more, or to locate your closest stockist, visit