King Series Classic Distance Rider Saddle

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King Series Classic Distance Rider Saddle
King Series has manufactured this western looking saddle on the famous McClellan tree.  Designed for long hours of endurance or trail riding. Built on a custom fiberglass reinforced tree with air cooling channel to help disperse heat. Features deep seat for your comfort, crafted in a dark oil leather with basketweave and clamshell tooling. Numerous dee rings to hang and attach saddle packs.  Equipped with padded endurance style stirrups, 4" cantle and English style billets.  Seat size measured in Western.  Girth not included.  Available in: Dark Oil
  • Tree:  Fiberglass
  • Bars:  Full Quarter Horse 
  • Cantle:  4"
  • Swell:  10 3/4"
  • Gullet:  5" Regular, 7" Wide
  • Actual weight: 26 lbs 


Product Reviews by Customers

Rated 5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by great saddle Love the look of the saddle. with the tooling on it, it is prettier than my sisters tucker. very comfy ride. stirrups are comfortable also. very excited about it and fits my horse well. have highly recommended it. March 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Used As Mounted Patrol Saddle I rode this saddle for at least 8 hours a day for over 2 years at a Mounted Police Officer. Saddle is very comfortable and durable while light in weight. No complaints for me or my steed. March 29, 2010
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Love it! Gullet is a bit small but rides great. Wide would be too wide medium is really narrow at 5". 6"would be perfect.
Susan B on Oct 16, 2015
I chose this saddle to try as an alternative to the very pricey Tucker Equitation Endurance saddle. My intent is to use it for trail riding American Saddlebred horses, I am not sure however that the tree will work for a Saddlebred, it might be too wide (even though I ordered the regular width). I am also not sure if the sizing will be correct for me, but State Line Tack has a very reasonable return policy (which I confirmed with call to Customer Service before ordering).
LORI S on Jul 9, 2014
Good sturdy saddle for trail riding, but sits very high on horse. Too high for my 17 hand TB. Also, the stirrups are far too heavy.
Kathy T on Apr 11, 2015
I am looking at three of your saddles. Going from a western w/horn (I don't like) to more of a english/endurance style. I wanted something lighter for my gaited horse and leather. This saddle is very much like a Tucker that is too much money for me at this time.
The weight is as much as my western saddle and not sure of the adjustment of stirups, need short 28in. Is this saddle all leather?
Shirley L on Jul 14, 2015
Best Answer: I bought a King Series Classic Distance Rider Saddle for our 16 hand flat shod Tennessee Walker. This boy has a terrific running walk, can rack his behind off, has a forward canter, and likes to go for a gallop. We ride in the mountains and Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, and riding in a flat Walking Horse saddle is an adventure I don't really care for. The western saddle made me crazy, especially at an extended canter and gallop. The King fits him well, is EXTREMELY comfortable, and is holding up well. The hand hold on the front does not get in my way, even when I am riding forward at the gallop. The higher cantle and slightly raised front make
for a comfortable, secure "pocket" when we "rack on!". The King looks good, has leather with good body-not the thin paper-like leather of some less expensive saddles, and doesn't have a lot of annoying "junk" under my legs. The stirrup bars are two or three inches lower than those on my English saddles. I replaced the leathers and stirrups with English leathers and fillis irons and ended up using pony sized leathers. I am 5'4" tall. The billets for attaching the girth are on the long side, so you may need to adjust the girth size. The saddle is leather and has lots of O-rings for gear; they make some noise, but I think of it as bear deterrent. All in all, this is a saddle that gives security without interfering with the rider the way a western horn sometime does, and I am very happy with it. If you ever invest in a Tucker, and once you ride in the King you may see no reason to invest in a Tucker, the King will be a great saddle when the weather is iffy and you don't want to risk musssying up the Tucker. I love this saddle for our Walking Horse. I hope this helps.
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Do you need to wear high calf boots with it?
Lisa A on May 20, 2015
Best Answer: No, but it helps to reverse the way the leathers buckle and put the buckles down low. I wear half chaps and paddock boots and have won river boots. Love the saddle.
Reply (1) · Report · Susan B on May 20, 2015
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what type of cinch do you get with this saddle, a western?
Valerie M on Nov 19, 2013
Best Answer: Mine was set up for an English style cinch ( three straps each side ) It is a nice saddle, very thick leather that takes a bit of time to break in, use a lot of oil at the start. very comfy seat and awesome "grab bar" when things get rough. Fits our 16.1 hands Paint mare very well.
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is the western seat size the same as the English seat size? I ride a size 18 or 19 in English. Thx!
A shopper on Nov 27, 2015
Best Answer: A 15 western is equal to a 17 english so an 18 english would be a 16 western. The 16.5 in this saddle would probably work. They say 16.5 Tucker equals 16 western 18 english due to padding snd this is a Tucker look alike. I really like mine. I'm 5'8 160 and got the 16.5 and it fits fine. The saddle gullet is very narrow 5" for the medium.
Reply · Report · Susan B on Nov 28, 2015
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I thought the endurance saddles were to be lighter in weight but I see that this is the same weight as my western saddle with a wood tree?
Is this saddle all leather?
A shopper on Jul 14, 2015
Best Answer: The actual weight of this saddle is 26 lbs. The shipping weight is 44 lbs (due to size of box). It is a leather saddle.
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