Wintec 500 Close Contact Saddle

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16 1/2 Inch


In Stock. Usually Ships 3-6 business days.
17 Inch


In Stock. Usually Ships 3-6 business days.
17 1/2 Inch


In Stock. Usually Ships 3-6 business days.
Shipping weight = 29.00 lbs.


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Product Summary:

Wintec® 500 Close Contact Saddle CAIR
The traditional look of leather in a lightweight, easycare design. 

  • Classically designed close contact saddle designed for flatwork and jumping
  • Medium deep seat and an ultra narrow twist allow you to get close to your horse
  • CAIR panel cushion system for better performance and freer movement from your horse
  • Features EASY-CHANGE™ Gullet System and includes Medium Gullet Plate 
  • Easy Change Gullets and the NEW Riser System combine to give you the Easy Change Fit Solution - allowing you to custom fit your own saddle to your horse's changing shape.
  • Ergonomic stirrup bar is recessed to give you a seamless transition from your seat through your leg for ultra close contact
  • Adjustable/Removable FlexiBloc system allows you to choose the level of thigh support you need
  • Lightweight and easy to care for.  Fully synthetic saddle just wipes clean and cannot be damaged by water.
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Product Reviews by Customers

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Saddle 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. March 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by help i need to know what color this saddle is June 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing saddle 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! June 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by What a deal! 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. April 20, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by AMAZING!! 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. :) May 17, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it!!! I have used this saddle many times at my trainers barn and hope to buy one soon. would recommend it to anyone!! April 3, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best thing ever! 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 :) February 3, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 Great and Comfortable Saddle 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. July 22, 2009
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Does the easy change gullet system come in wide and extra wide? Also what is the return policy if saddle does not work out?
Diana C on Jul 14, 2015
Best Answer: The Easy Change Gullet System does come in wide, however that is an item we do not currently have available. The regular Easy Change gullets are available either singly (item SLT733014) or as a set (item SLT733302) up to 1X size. Wintec receommends only using a Wintec Wide saddle for gullets wider than the 1X.
Here is a link to our full Return Policy:
Please also be advises that Wintec has an 8% restocking fee for returned saddles.
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In the picture, this saddle looks black. Is it more brown or black when you get it? Thank you!
Sarah F on Apr 10, 2014
Best Answer: The saddle is more black and very easy to keep clean.
Reply · Report · rose l on Apr 14, 2014
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