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  • Obrigado Dressage Saddle


Obrigado Dressage Saddle

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"Schleese is pleased to announce the latest addition to our stable of dressage saddles – The “Obrigado”. Schleese’s newest best-seller allows every rider to feel the breathing of the horse, with the horse moving as freely as if he were not under saddle. The Obrigado provides several unique features benefiting horse and rider – several current and former Olympians who are now using the Obrigado on their horses have said that the saddle is so soft and the seat so deep that it makes them feel like they are one with their horses. Built on a modified AdapTree®, the Obrigado offers the most extreme shoulder freedom for the horse, with the softest seat in the dressage industry. Available in a standard monoflap, many innovative options truly personalize this saddle for both horse and rider.  Obrigado means ‘thank you’ in Portuguese. It was developed together with the head trainer of the Lusitano Association in Sao Paulo Brazil. He came up with the name because he actually felt his horses were saying ‘thank you’ for being afforded such freedom of movement. This saddle will allow you to get so close to your horse that you can actually feel him breathe. It has become the saddle of choice for riders of all levels, and has been proven especially effective for the ‘baroque-style’ horses."



10.0 kg


Deep, 11 cm, with flex cap option (cantle shock absorption for the rider’s back), square or round cantle, sloped pommel with recessed tree points (allows the rider to sit close to the base of the withers while allowing maximum freedom of the horse’s shoulder rotation), forward balance or cup seat option.


Adaptable (flexing) extra narrow twist, allows the rider to give quicker and sharper aids to the horse.

Female & Male Design:

Seat designed for the Female or Male Pelvic Axis.


The unique style of the Obrigado panel with extreme shoulder cut back places 70% of the saddle and the rider in front of the 14th rib to limit the pressure on the tendon fascial plate.

Billet System:

The adjustable V-Webbing billet system allows for correct billet alignment and equal pull throughout the length of the tree.

Leg Support (Knee and Thigh Blocks):

French Pencil style or Eagle style thigh blocks available. Choose to have it adjustable on Velcro for rider adjustability or integrated (sewn in fixed)


French-Style, German, Buffalo


Black, Brown, 2 Toned Black & Brown

Seat Sizes:

16.5″, 17.0″, 17.5", 18.0"


Mono Flap, Double Flap, French Leather, Buffalo Leather, German Leather, 2-Toned Leather, X-Extended Stirrup Bars, Additional D-Rings, Custom Thigh Rolls, Alternate Panel Type, Flap Length, Customization to Seat or Tree.


*Final Cost Varies With Features*

Please contact us to order this saddle or visit the "Available Demo Saddles" of our site to see what we have in stock.

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