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Win a Bates saddle of your choice



Could we have a drumroll please?  We definitely need one for our very special, two-month competition prize.

Thanks to Bates Saddles, we are so excited to announce we have a Bates Saddle OF YOUR CHOICE to giveaway to one of our wonderful members!  Whether you’re after a Bates Artiste for the dressage diehard or a Bates Advanta or Bates Victrix to shine over a jump, there is a saddle for everyone at Bates Saddles.

Bates Saddles has had a massive start to 2021, with the appointment of official partnerships to not one, not two but THREE international equestrian federations. 

As the Official Partner ofBritish Eventing (BE), and the German Equestrian Federation (FN), and the Official Saddle of the United States Eventing Association (USEA), we think it’s safe to say Bates Saddles is galloping into an amazing year.  Their Managing Director, Ron Bates, had to say of the BE partnership, “We are honoured by the trust that British Eventing have put in our legacy of saddle innovation and the expertise of our team…” 

The past two years saw us welcome the new Bates Victrix and Bates Artiste.  Both saddles have had 87 years of experience poured into their designs, of Bates Saddles’ skill in crafting saddles that enhance equine comfort and rider performance.


 Choices, choices .......  Which Bates saddle will you choose?


The Bates Victrix is the striking ‘coloured’ jumping saddle, with a range of coloured highlights and leather options. The ultra close-contact Bates Victrix features the patented Bates SynergyPanel, as well as the Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar and HART. 

The Bates Artiste is classical design meets future tech – this stunning dressage monoflap saddle has quilted panel points, moveable FlexiContourblocs, and Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bars.  With the addition of HART, the Bates Artiste is designed to ensure the perfect fit for you and your horse meaning that as your horse changes shape, so can your saddle. 

To celebrate this big year for Bates Saddles we invite you, our loyal member, to submit your choice of saddle to win.  All you need to do is send us the name of your horse, the Bates saddle you prefer and why you would like to win. 

Will it be a brand-new Bates Artiste, Bates Advanta or Bates Victrix,  or a classic Bates Saddles style such as the famous Bates Innova or Bates Elevation? Tell us why for your chance to win ….

T’s & C’s

This competition to win a Bates Saddle of your choice is open only to our 5* members and delivery of our prize is available only in Australia.

  • Enter before July 1st 2021 by filling in a 5* members competition entry form here.
  • Only current 5* members are eligible to enter. Not a member yet? Click here to join us
  • One winner will receive the prize and the name will be announced on July 7th 2021 on this website and via our social media. The winner will also be contacted via email to organise delivery
  • Excludes mounts, accessories and saddle fitting
  • Please ensure you are logged in before entering