Expect the Unexpected
Bates InnoVa is the most innovative dressage saddle in the world. Born out of total dedication to deliver a saddle for sheer performance. The Bates InnoVa will raise your expectations of a dressage saddle forever! Click here to view the InnoVa features as an image. Bates InnoVa is available in Standard and Extended (featured) Contourbloc® in Classic Black. Size 0 is equivalent to 16 1/2" to 17". Size 1 is equivalent to 17" to 17 1/2". Size 2 is equivalent to 18" to 18 1/2".
Anatomically Contoured. Unparalleled Performance.
The Contourbloc® is a groundbreaking innovation in Dressage, anatomically contoured to the rider's leg making it distinctly unique. Ride with confidence enjoying unprecedented security, as your leg effortlessly rides in and behind the bloc with no restriction, allowing total focus on your execution of aids.
Unrivalled Comfort. Seamless Transition. Unprecedented Contact.
Instantaneously comfortable for men and women alike with a full width seat that immediately cuts away to encourage your leg to relax immediately on to the horse for unprecedented contact and enhanced communication.
Ultimate Performance Panel. Unsurpassed Flexibility for an Optimal Fit. Exceptional Comfort for Your Horse.
Bates InnoVa has the ultimate performance panel, featuring the CAIR® Panel System to facilitate greater communication and even weight distribution, offering the unrivalled comfort for your horse. Couple this with the EASY-CHANGE Gullet System, and the Bates InnoVa offers unsurpassed flexibility in achieving an optimal fit.
Every rider nurtures a unique and special connection with their horse, a connection that is built on trust. For riders, it is their horse's welfare and comfort that always comes first. As every horse regularly changes shape with their level of fitness, diet and maturity, when it comes their saddle, it too should be able to adapt to meet the changing needs of the horse. The EASY-CHANGE™ Fit Solution is the first total saddle fitting solution that not only enables full adjustment to be made to the saddle, but empowers riders to custom fit their saddles in a matter of minutes.
Riders can select the optimal tree width for their horse's current shape and muscling with the EASY-CHANGE™ Gullet System, or make adjustments within their saddle panel for optimal balance and clearance with the EASY-CHANGE™ Riser System. Together these systems offer unparalleled scope of adjustment for a total fitting solution that's not only easy, but measurable, and completely reversible giving total confidence to be able to easily make changes to the saddle.
Too many riders know the frustration that comes from their saddle no longer fitting, they do everything they can to improve their horses comfort by using pads under the saddle to compensate for a poor fit, or even worse have to buy another saddle, only to have the same thing happen again months later.
Whether you are a serious competitor, or simply ride horses for the joy of it, choose a saddle with the EASY-CHANGE™ Fit Solution that 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.
The EASY-CHANGE™ Fit Solution is available exclusively in high performance Bates leather saddles and easy-care Wintec Saddles.
EASY-CHANGE Gullet System
The EASY-CHANGE Gullet System is a revolution in convenience and comfort for horses and riders. It's a system developed to ensure that a saddle maintains the best fit for a horse by allowing riders to change a saddle's fit to suit a horse's changing shape.
Did you know ...
- Your horse will change shape as its maturity, type of work and level of fitness changes.
- A gullet that is too narrow may pinch and restrict the horse's shoulder movement.
- A gullet that is too wide may cause the saddle to sit on the horse's wither leading to damage of the spine.
- To avoid damaging your horse's back, you should check the fit of your saddle regularly.
You can easily determine the correct gullet width for your horse with an EASY-CHANGE® Gullet Gauge.
There are six gullet sizes available in the standard EASY-CHANGE Gullet System. YELLOW for Narrow, GREEN for Medium Narrow, BLACK for Medium, BLUE for Medium Wide, RED for wide or WHITE for extra wide. Available for purchase as a complete set (excludes the medium size) or individually.
WHAT IS CAIR?
Finally a panel system that understands the mechanics of the equine back and the impact saddles have on horse and rider performance. The revolutionary CAIR® Cushion System replaces the traditional fillings in your saddle panel with air. There are two independently sealed Air Cushions within each Saddle Panel. The concept of air, as the ultimate in cushioning for the horse is simple.
Air being a fluid medium will constantly adapt to the horse's working muscles. This means that your weight will be distributed evenly across the entire length of the cushion, virtually eliminating pressure points. This extraordinary comfort results in freer movement, better carriage and a happier horse. For such a simple concept the dramatic difference the CAIR® Cushion System makes to a horse's comfort and performance is profound.
The CAIR® Cushion System is patented worldwide and exclusive to Bates leather saddles and easy-care Wintec Saddles.