The first thing you should understand about WOW™
is that we have listened to riders and also invested much time scientifically testing different types of saddles to see how they actually perform on horses. Because of this WOW™ named itself, being the one word everyone said when they rode on it.
WOW™ is also totally new way of owning a saddle. For the first time one can buy a traditional looking saddle and by buying different components, alter all of its’ characteristics to suit different horses, riders and disciplines.
WOW is the worlds first modular saddle. The seat, panels and flaps of the saddle are all available separately, so you can easily change component parts. When they are combined they make a saddle whose performance for the horse and the rider is unbeatable!
WOW™ has proved that it is capable of performing at the highest levels of our sport in Dressage, Jumping, Eventing, Endurance and Racing. The technology and concepts used to make this saddle are not to be found in any other brand. WOW™ is unique and truly "Saddlery for the 21st Century".
This web site is designed to give you a full insight into how and why WOW™ is unique. Take time to browse each element and by the end you will understand why this saddle got its name.
Our new addition to the range of dressage flaps is the Equitana with an adjustable fixed block!
The Block angle can be adjusted and the position front to back can be moved as well. This means that you can achieve the perfect position of the leg every time with different riders. Inspired by a request from one of our American Retailers, Patricia Cooper. We previewed a prototype of this flap at Equitana in Essen, Germany in March 2015 and it was very well received.
The stitch pattern is different and is like our swirl pattern. The addition of a wear strip at the bottom provides a good looking contrast. The flap construction is the same as our padded flaps so we have still kept that superior contact and feel you associate with a WOW.
Awesome Under Pressure
The WOW™ saddle is the culmination of over a decade of research & development, where every problematic aspect of traditional saddle fitting has been addressed and redesigned to make sure the saddle maximises the horse's comfort and performance.
The seat, panels and flaps of the saddle are all available separately, so you can easily change component parts. When they are combined they make a saddle whose performance for the horse and the rider is unbeatable!
Patented 'Y' Shaped Carbon Tree
By the use of a "Y" bar made from rigid Carbon Fibre that is as strong as steel embedded in the body of the tree we have created a framework that will move with the horse not against it!
Laterally Flexible Tree
A horse wants a saddle that is longitudinally rigid and laterally flexible in the head. This is exactly what the WOW™ tree provides.
A Saddle With No Points!
The WOW™ (patented) panel system is actually an extension of the tree. We call it our Pointless Panel System™ or PPS.
The Narrowest Twist You Will Find!
The WOW™ tree has the narrowest twist you will find on any saddle. This means that the leg contact is superb.
WOW has 15 standard types of panel onto which we can then make modifications if your horse needs something different. No saddle gives you that much choice.
Alterable Flap Positions
All of our flaps can be rotated forward or backwards by 3cm. This is a significant amount as there is only 5cm difference between a Dressage and a Jumping Flap.
Multiple Girthing Arrangements
The standard WOW™ has a unique girthing arrangement that has the ability to be tailored for different horses irrelevant of where their girth groove lies.
The idea of changing the width fitting of a tree is not new. However, WOW™ with its’ unbelievable Flexi-Head™ gives you a range of width fittings, in the same tree, that far exceeds any other saddle available today.2
Absolutely amazing saddles, I could not believe how much a saddle could improve Dora's movement! I can really recommend them!
“The horses are all much freer through their shoulders both on the flat and when jumping. I love the ease of adaptability to fit different horses, being able to fine tune them and make subtle changes to the balance while on board which would be impossible in a traditionally flocked saddle."
WOW Saddles technology is state of the art, which helps both the horse and rider achieve maximum performance and comfort. I can highly recommend the saddle to anyone who wants to get more out of your horse.
“Since using WOW, Trigo, our Lusitano stallion no longer has panic
attacks when being mounted or needs to be long reined before being ridden. His stride has opened up, improving his lateral work and he no longer freaks during training. He is all together a much happier horse.”
"My horses are far to valuable to me in every way, to consider using something as vitally important as a saddle, for any reason other than the horse's ability to perform to the very best of its' ability. WOW and Flair are a major step forward in the way we saddle our horses."
"The most interesting thing for me was that we know there is going to be pressure when we jump a horse but it was how fast that pressure was dissipated with the WOW saddle. That and how much more forward the horse was compared to what he was normally ridden in. He felt like he was enjoying it."
“The saddle’s Flair air flocking system is proven to be far superior over traditional wool flocking or foam, for both fit and pressure distribution, enabling the horses to perform at their best cross country."
"Riding on WOW was amazing; a really different experience. He was totally free in the shoulder, totally over the back, I was almost trying to stop him and not push him. He felt completely through, a wonderful experience."
“My horses totally transformed in their way of going immediately and their jumping is much softer. I find the saddles very comfortable and I am happy to recommend them to other riders”
Kitty Boggis GBR
The Classique range of saddles offers your horse the chance to enjoy many of the benefits of a WOW Saddle, yet with traditional wool flocking and at a fraction of the cost. Available in Dressage and Jumping styles, in black or brown leather, sizes 16”, 17” and 18”.
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