HDR Memor-X Close Contact Saddle

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Product Summary:

Henri de Rivel® Memor-X Close Contact Saddle

Great for any discipline, the Henri de Rivel Memor-X Close Contact Saddle comes in several tree, seat, and flap options to accommodate a variety of horses and riders. Designed with comfort in mind, you'll enjoy a deep seat with supportive knee blocks to improve rider support and stability. Beautiful printed leather and reinforced billet straps ensure longevity, and it's finished with signature stitching for a show ring look.


  • Memory foam seat
  • High-density foam panels
  • Injection molded polymer tree
  • Padded forward flaps
  • Knee blocks
  • Nylon reinforced billet straps
Item Specifications:

Saddle Type:
Close Contact

Australian Nut Printed

14, 15, 15¾, 16, 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18, 18.5*, 19*
*Long flap version

Tree Widths:
Regular, Wide, Extra Wide

Style Item Number Model Number UPC
16R Austrln Nut E001006 160R AUS 2050-R08P16 845409058302
16W Austrln Nut E001006 160W AUS 2050-W08P16 845409058357
16.5R Austrln Nut E001006 165R AUS 2050-R08P165 845409058319
16.5W Austrln Nut E001006 165W AUS 2050-W08P165 845409058364
16.5XW Austrln Nut E001006 165XW AUS 2050-XW08P165 849913058896
16XW Austrln Nut E001006 16XW AUS 2050-XW08P16 849913058889
17R Austrln Nut E001006 170R AUS 2050-R08P17 845409058326
17W Austrln Nut E001006 170W AUS 2050-W08P17 845409058371
17.5R Austrln Nut E001006 175R AUS 2050-R08P175 845409058333
17.5W Austrln Nut E001006 175W AUS 2050-W08P175 845409058388
17.5XW Austrln Nut E001006 175XW AUS 2050-XW08P175 849913058919
17XW Austrln Nut E001006 17XW AUS 2050-XW08P17 849913058902
18R Austrln Nut E001006 180R AUS 2050-R08P18 845409058340
18W Austrln Nut E001006 180W AUS 2050-W08P18 845409058395
18.5R Austrln Nut E001006 185R AUS 2050-R08P185 849913036818
18.5W Austrln Nut E001006 185W AUS 2050-W08P185 849913036825
18.5XW Austrln Nut E001006 185XW AUS 2050-XW08P185 849913058933
18XW Austrln Nut E001006 18XW AUS 2050-XW08P18 849913058926
19R Austrln Nut E001006 19R AUS 2050-R08P19 849913036832
19W Austrln Nut E001006 19W AUS 2050-W08P19 849913036849
19XW Austrln Nut E001006 19XW AUS 2050-XW08P19 849913058940

Product Reviews by Customers

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Why did you choose this?
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A Christmas/birthday gift for my daughter
cheryl w on Nov 23, 2018
well im wanting to reach Olympic level as a rider and have total comfort for both me and my horse, so my instructor recommended henri de rivel saddles and I found the best deal on stateline and will be looking to purchase more from them.
Madelyn E on Jun 15, 2018
A Christmas/birthday gift for my daughter
cheryl w on Nov 23, 2018
We needed a saddle!
Susan J on Jul 6, 2018
well im wanting to reach Olympic level as a rider and have total comfort for both me and my horse, so my instructor recommended henri de rivel saddles and I found the best deal on stateline and will be looking to purchase more from them.
Madelyn E on Jun 15, 2018
the best price
BACCIO / Pedro F on Jan 31, 2018
Our trainer suggested this as a starter saddle. Another girl at the stables had one and we tried it out. My daughter liked it and is really excited about getting her own.
Barbara S on Nov 25, 2017
It looks like a nice low cost saddle, the free shipping made the choice easier.
Veronica B on Oct 3, 2017
good reviews and have heard good things about the brand
Rachel D on Apr 14, 2016
Not cheap but not expensive, great reviews, LOVE the shape and color, and looks very comfy!
Meesha21 on Oct 29, 2015
Love this saddle even though it doesn't look like the picture. Really comfy ride and puts me in great position on flat or jumping.
Michael C on Sep 21, 2015
We needed a saddle!
Susan J on Jul 6, 2018
the best price
BACCIO / Pedro F on Jan 31, 2018
So I read all the previous questions posted about this saddle and came out more confused... Some of the answers say yes this saddle has an interchangeable gullet system, some say no it does not. The details about this saddle mention nothing about being interchangeable. So if I was to purchase this saddle today would it be interchangeable or not?
A shopper on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This item comes equipped with Adjust-To-Fit interchangeable gullet system however, we do not sell the settings for the system they must be purchased elsewhere.
How does the interchangeable gullet system work? Is there a specific gullet bar set to buy? Or will the ones made for the Wintec and Bates saddles work?
Kelsey B on Oct 31, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I asked this question over a year ago... and by the way this saddle DOES have an interchangeable gullet system, but it is HDR specific.
Is the seat and bottom of the saddle leather or synthetic? I know there is the same question below but it doesn't really answer the question.
A shopper on Oct 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the seat and bottom are also leather.
Where do we show what flap length we need? also this saddle does not show that it has an interchangeable gullet system does it?
A shopper on Jan 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This saddle does not have an interchangeable gullet system. The flap for the 18W is 15 1/2", which should fit most average height riders.
What kind of interchangeable gullet system do I use for this saddle?
A shopper on Oct 30, 2014
What color is this saddle really? I've seen some pictures around the internet and it looks almost black!
A shopper on Aug 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I bought this saddle and so did someone else at my barn and they are both a darkish walnut brown, not black at all. You can definitely tell is a brown saddle though. Hope it helps.
are the billets leather or nylon?
Erin L on Jun 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The billets are leather but there's a nylon piece at the point of attachment to the saddle that's nylons for the second & third billets. The first one is attached directly to the saddle with leather. These are all very sturdy & well made. I've used this saddle for over a year & everything is holding up great so far. Hope this helps.
With a high withered draft/tb cross would I be better with a regular or wide tree? I was thinking regular but I've never had much luck getting a saddle to for him right in 21 years. I even have the interchangeable gullet systems on both my dressage and close contact saddles.
Suzanne H on Mar 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would go with a regular tree. The last thing you want on a high withered horses is the saddle sitting on his withers, and I think that will be the case with the wide tree. I know the struggle all to well, I have tb who has high withers. I think the regular tree should fit well
How should you know if this type of saddle seat is big enough for the rider? Measured by one hand behind the riders seat?
A shopper on Oct 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, when the rider is mounted and the stirrups are adjusted, they should be able to fit at least their four fingers behind them on the seat. This is to help insure you are sitting in the deepest part of the saddle seat. If the saddle is too small for you, your seat will be up on the cantle slope and you will always feel pitched forward off balance.
Do you think this would fit on a "big" medium pony?
biscuit on May 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I use my saddle on medium and large horses and it fits perfectly. Hope this helps.
does this saddle have knee rolls?
ridergirl0708 on Nov 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The sweat flap is padded, however it is not a prominent knee roll.
does is come with stirrups and stirrup straps?
A shopper on Apr 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No stirrups or leathers came with mine. It is an easy color to match though.
Would this work as a hunt seat saddle?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes, absolutely. I have been using this saddle and showing in it for the past 2 years. It's very comfortable and perfect for lower level hunter classes. It has a slightly deeper seat and straighter flap than you would want to use for competition at a higher level in my opinion, but it will fit each rider differently.
I have a 15.1 stocky quarter mare & I'm new to riding english. In a western saddle she needs a fqhb at least 7" gullet. Would I need a regular or wide tree?
A shopper on Feb 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I love this saddle! And the answer to your question is probably a wide tree. I use this on a 15.1 h narrow Morgan horse, and a 16.2 narrow body Thoroughbred. I would not find it wide enough for my 14.3 Quarter horse.
Does it have knee blocks?
A shopper on Jan 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this saddle has knee blocks. I double checked yesterday.
I am 5'2. Would the flap on the 17.5 be to long?
E.king on Jan 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: no my granddaughter is short... the only problem I have with the saddle are the very short billet straps but the saddle is really nice for the money. I would prefer the straps to have been lower under her legs. I need to find a better girth .
Is this in USD?
A shopper on Apr 5, 2018
Is the foam paneling soft or hard?
A shopper on Nov 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I find it soft, but firm. It’s really a great saddle for the $$$.
How wide is the channel on this saddle?
Leah C on Jul 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have not measured it but it fits my 16.3 hand QH and also my 1/2 Arab/Hackney (16.1)
This saddle is very comfortable and fits my horses very well.
How does this saddle in a medium tree tend to fit Thoroughbreds with decent withers? Thank you.
A shopper on Dec 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I was worried about this too! My mare is an Ottb, but she's decently filled out, I went with a wide tree and it fits her nicely, it is almost a little tight on her shoulder but I got lucky and it works
Do these saddles come in black?
Leah C on Nov 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not that I've seen, Only the Australian nut, But I find it to be a beautiful color.
Are the panels on this saddle straight or banana shaped? I need a jumping saddle for a new horse with a back that is straight and flat as a board. I'm in a rural area with no tack shops so unfortunately I can't go try or look at saddles
Holly T on Oct 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi. I bought and returned the HDR Memor-X close contact saddle. It was the most uncomfortable saddle that I ever sat in!! I would definitely not recommend it.
Is there an exchangeable gullet or not? Every answer says something different
Hannah on Jun 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No this does not have an exchangeable gullet
I am a lesson student. I am thinking of investing in this saddle. Should I buy a wide gullet to fit his draft cross back with a half pad? Or a just a regular gullet? Leasing or buying is in my soon future, thanks
Hannah on May 28, 2016
I bought the regular for the quarter horses I ride and it's wide on some of them even, so I would say, the regular is pretty wide, but I guess it'll depend on how wide your draft cross is. Hope this helps!
Is this saddle synthetic ?
A shopper on May 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No it is a all leather saddle
should i get a regular tree or a wide tree for my 15 hand paint gelding? he is not stocky at all but he is also not slim and skinny
A shopper on Feb 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Regular gullet: 4.25"
Wide gullet: 4.5"+
Would this saddle be good for.the hunter ring??
A shopper on Dec 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely it would. It is a beautiful saddle. We used it in several classes and on a couple different horses.
Does this saddle use the same gullets as wintec/bates?
A shopper on Nov 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This saddle doesn't have a changeable gullet
What type of stirrup leathers would match this saddle best? All australian nut leathers are over $60!
nat d on Sep 2, 2013
BEST ANSWER: This saddle is much darker than the photo so go with the darkest brown leathers you can find for a good color match. I bought the HDR hazelnut leathers and they look ridiculous with this saddle - way too light. I think the HDR oakbark might work but the photo looks like they're more reddish. The silverfox schooling leathers come in a brown and the photo looks like they would work but I don't have them so I can't say for sure. They are very inexpensive so it might be worth a shot. It seems like all of the darker leathers are more expensive but anything you can find in the dark brown or chocolate shades will work great with this saddle.
How wide is the XW tree?
A shopper on Mar 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We got the W tree and it was almost too big. We had to get a lift pad. Her horse is an Arabian and doesn't have much in the withers. We got the R and it was too small. It has held up well The billet straps still look new. She oils it regularly and it seems a bit lighter in color. Hope this helps.