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Merci XC – Cross Country Saddle

5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$5,195.00$5,840.00

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Weight 10.0 kg
SEAT

Very soft seat, well balanced, close contact with horse. Cantle height options of 5cm or 7cm. (dark brown saddle shown with 5cm cantle option).

TWIST

The narrow twist allows the rider’s leg to fall and hang naturally.

PANEL

Shoulder relief / independent panel allows complete freedom of movement for horses with big shoulders (see inset).

BILLET SYSTEM

Double flap option: 3 billets under the flap are provided for use with a traditional jumping girth. Monoflap option: long billet system is to be used with a short girth.

LEG SUPPORT (thigh and calf blocks)

Adjustable leg support for double flap and fixed external leg support for monoflap.

LEATHER

Premium European Soft Leather, Buffalo, German

COLOUR

Black, Brown, 2-Toned (Black+Brown), Brown (Light Havana), Cognac (Caramel), Chestnut (Reddish Brown), 2-Toned (Cognac+Chestnut), 2-Toned (Custom Colour Choices)

SEAT SIZES

17.0″, 17.5″, 18.0″

1 review for Merci XC – Cross Country Saddle

  1. 5 out of 5

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    I bought my Merci 3 years ago at the Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio. Jochen was there and talked about the importance of fitting the female anatomy. I had been riding a western saddle but, as I have gotten older, my hips were complaining as the western saddle was so wide. I had to take 2 Aleve before I rode. After 2 hours, my hips were very sore. Then I bought my Merci. Now when I ride, I do not take any Aleve . I ride 2 hours everyday and up to 4 hours at different parks that I ride at. I clocked 300 trail riding hours on my Arabians last year. I will be 74 on April 22. The narrow twist of the Merci is perfect for older riders. It is easier to go up and down hills as this saddle keeps you right in place. The joy of riding has been returned to me. Happy trail to all of you that use this saddle for this purpose.

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I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how very happy I am with your saddle company. I just bought a Wave saddle with the help of Kristen V. and could not be more pleased. It goes without saying that I love my saddle and how the saddle fitter fitted my horse, but it is the exceptional customer service that I have received from everyone at Schleese that really surprises and delights me. I am on a tight budget and to say that a Schleese saddle was out of my price range is an understatement. I considered the investment anyway because of your genuine passion for horse and rider comfort. It was the total trust and confidence that I felt in Kristen's expertise that really sealed the deal. She is the first fitter who took that kind of time and so patiently educated me and evaluated my horse. She was just as excited as I was to find a saddle that made both my horse and me happy. She is an asset to Schleese and I feel lucky to have her. Even though I was so happy with my saddle and confident in its fit, I still lamented the money I had just spent. Did I do the right thing? All those doubts are gone now that I have ridden my happy horse in our awesome saddle. It also gave me more comfort that you can imagine when I received my saddle, generously padded and safely wrapped in its lovely cover, with such a nice saddle pad to go with it. As if that wasn't enough, I got a check-up email from to make sure I was happy with my new saddle and tonight I received a hand written thank you note from Schleese. You may think these are small things, but please know that they mean the world to me. Customer service everywhere is on the decline. Thank you for being so very different! This was a big purchase for me and you could not have made me any happier or more confident in my decision. I plan to start saving for my jumping saddle next. I will never buy another brand of saddle and I will sing your praises to anyone who will listen! Thank you!

— Jennifer Grossi - Belle Plaine, KS

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