Stylish Dressage Saddle Pads for Training and Competition
A dressage saddle pad, with its characteristic rectangular shape designed to fit the longer flaps of a dressage saddle, is the optimal choice for those who practice this discipline. In addition to its functions such as preventing saddle slippage, providing shock absorption, and wicking away moisture, it also serves the important role of protecting your valuable dressage saddle. However, it has another crucial role – to act as a stylish accessory on your horse.
At our store, you'll find a wide range of dressage saddle pads in various designs. Whether you want a traditional white dressage saddle pad for competition, a sleek black one for training, or colorful options like pink or red for everyday use, you can be sure to find something that matches your preferences. Our selection is carefully curated, featuring well-known brands such as Back on Track
, Cavalleria Toscana
, and Equiline
, ensuring that you can easily find the best dressage saddle pad for you.
Match Your Saddle Pad – Elevate Your Dressage
Looking proper is part of dressage. In the competition arena, as a rider, you should wear a competition jacket
, a shirt or competition top
with a high collar, riding breeches
, riding boots
, and, of course, a secure riding helmet
. But even the horse's equipment has regulations, both in terms of appearance and impact on the horse. However, the rules state that saddle pads are not mandatory at all. Riding without a saddle pad in dressage competitions is allowed. Since a dressage saddle pad protects the saddle, which is a significant investment, and also enhances the overall appearance, especially when coordinated with your riding apparel
or other horse equipment
like a hood
, it is extremely rare to see riders without saddle pads.
The Best Dressage Saddle Pads for Horses and Ponies
The best dressage saddle pads, for both horses and ponies, are made of moisture-wicking and quick-drying materials to ensure that sweat doesn't get trapped during use. The fabric should breathe, just like your workout clothes do when you exercise. A good saddle pad should also offer durability, neither wearing out after a short period of use nor losing color and shape after washing. It should also provide ample wither clearance to avoid rubbing and pressure on the withers, which is one of the horse's most sensitive areas. The dressage saddle pad you choose should be well-fitted and preferably of high quality to ensure it doesn't bunch up and press against the withers in the end, which cheaper materials can easily do. In our selection, you'll find only dressage saddle pads from the best brands on the market, including Eskadron
, popular Hansbo Sport
, and everyone's favorite, Kingsland