Our cross country video Bates saddle winner is ....

And the lucky winner is

Natalie Pettitt

Watch Natalie and Findeln at Keysoe (1) 2017 here

Congratulations Natalie!



An Eventful Life and Bates Saddles are giving you a chance to win a Bates saddle of your choice

When Olympic medallists such as Shane Rose and Stuart Tinney make Bates their saddle of choice for all three phases of eventing, you can be sure that the Bates range of saddles can meet your needs


“When you’re travelling between 600 and 700 metres a minute, it comes down to a question of balance, timing and judgement – there’s no time for the faint hearted. Bates saddles sit me in a great position, keeping me well balanced, so I’m prepared for whatever happens next” Shane Rose


Bates Saddles has earned its reputation as the industry experts in developing creative solutions to optimise horse and rider comfort and performance, working alongside elite riders to develop highly specialised saddles in each of their chosen disciplines.

The winner of our competition will be able to choose from the entire range of Bates Saddles but whether you choose a dressage saddle, a jumping saddle or an all purpose saddle, you will be unlocking your true potential with a Bates saddle focused on performance and comfort for both you and your horse.



Stuart Tinney says “I choose to ride in the Bates Dressage Saddle and the Bates Elevation+ Saddle for jumping. The Bates Elevation+ Saddle seats me closer to the horse than ever before, you really feel how narrow it is in the seat, but also under your leg with your knee being ‘on’ the horse’s shoulder I love the position this saddle puts you in, as it is easy to get up and out of the saddle, feeling very balanced and central over the movement”

Both the Bates Dressage Saddle  and the Bates Elevation+ Saddle feature the CAIR® Cushion System and the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution. Your horse will show a marked improvement in its freedom of movement, expression and self carriage, as the CAIR® Cushion ensures its absolute comfort and the EASY-CHANGE® Fit Solution puts your horse’s comfort first.

Enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that your saddle offers full adjustability and is able to meet the changing needs of your horse.


How to Enter

From 1st April – 31st May 2017 purchasers of An Eventful Life’s cross country videos have the chance to win a Bates Saddle of their choice

Simply purchase a cross country video from An Eventful Life between 1st April and 31st May 2017 to go into the draw to win the saddle.


Terms & Conditions

  • Purchase any cross country video between 1st April and 31st May 2017 to go into the draw to win the saddle.
  • One winner to be announced on June 1st 2017
  • The winner to have the choice of saddle from the Bates Saddles range. No mounts, girth or accessories are included in the prize; does not include special order saddles including Luxe Leather
  • Delivery included to Australia, New Zealand and UK

Find out more about An Eventful Life’s Cross Country Videos

Find out more about the range of saddles you can choose from at Bates Saddles