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Sensation Ride™ Formal Dressage Saddle - Classic Model

Sale price$3,143.00 CAD
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The Sensation Ride™ Formal Dressage treeless saddle allows the rider to sit very naturally on the horse, but aids the rider in keeping the leg stable. A deep seat and a wider pommel help maintain a solid, steady position. The flap of the Formal Dressage model is straighter; to be ridden with a long leg. The Formal Dressage model comes with two rings on either side of the pommel for breastplate use.

The Formal Seat offers a more traditional look while allowing the rider to feel less bulk under the thigh, and keep the pommel width to a minimum through using slightly padded flap weight jockeys around the pommel. Formal Dressage's are measured using English Seat Sizing, ranging from 16" to 18".
It is best for riders who are in the show ring or who ride in a forward position or shorter stirrup position. The formal seat often requires a pommel bolster to rebalance the rider due to the cushioning being mostly toward the rear of the seat.

The "Trail" designation supplies 5 additional rings for gear. This is an option for this model.

Compared to the standard Dressage flap, the Formal model has a longer flap and more substantial knee roll with quilt lines which tend to hug the leg.

For more information on our saddles, check out our FAQ's

*Sensation Ride™ does NOT have trial saddles at this time.  Please check out our Dealer Locator Page to find your nearest Dealer.  They will be happy to help you fit your saddle and find the right one specifically for you and your horse.


  • Length Front to Back - 24"/61cm
  • Depth Top to Bottom - 22"/55cm
  • Weight - 9-11lbs/4.1kg - 5kg


  • Formal Dressage (Base Price: $3,143.00 CAD)
  • Formal Dressage Trail (Base Price: $3,193 CAD)
  • Stainless Steel or Brass Hardware
  • Black or Brown Thread
  • Formal Dressage: 2 Rings - 2 Front Rings
  • Formal Dressage Trail: 7 Rings - 2 Front Rings, 5 Cantle Rings
  • Carry Handle with Sensation Ride Leather Cover
  • Seat Cushioned with Foam and Super Slow Recovery Poron Overlay in Smooth Leather
  • Formal Seat in Smooth Leather
  • Seat in English Sizes: 16", 16.5", 17", 17.5 & 18"
  • 3.5"/8.9cm Dressage Cantle 
  • Dressage Pommel
  • Knee and Thigh Roll in Smooth
  • Flap Reinforcement
  • Removable Regular Knee Blocks
  • Girth Rigging -
    • 3 Ring Removable Rigging with 2 Billets
    • 2 Sewn in 1"/2.5cm Billets with Sewn in Center Buckle Or 3 Ring Removable Rigging with 2 Billets
  • Stirrup Base - Ring
  • 1"/2.5cm Stirrup Leathers - One Size
  • Free Lycra Saddle Cover ($30 CAD Value)


  • Inquire about Different Thread Options (Add $50 CAD)
  • Seat - 
    • Classic Seat (Deduct $53 CAD)
    • Additional Poron Overlay (Add $25 CAD)
  • Seat Texture -
    • Formal Seat Roughout Options (Overlay Add $45 CAD, Rear Seat Add $65 CAD)
    • Formal Seat Overlay Colour (Add $45 CAD)
    • Classic Seat Roughout Options (Overlay Add $45 CAD, Full Seat Add $65 CAD)
    • Classic Seat Overlay Colour (Add $45 CAD)
  • Knee and Thigh Roll -
    • Knee and Thigh Roll Roughout (Add $20 CAD)
    • Coloured Piping (Add $80 CAD)
  • Removable Mega Knee Blocks (Add $13 CAD)
  • Pommels
    • Dressage Reduced (Add $40 CAD)
    • Dressage Narrowed (Add $40 CAD)
    • Dressage Reduced and Narrowed (Add $40 CAD)
    • Pommel Detail (Inquire for Options and Pricing)
  • Cantle -
    • 4"/10cm Deep Dressage Cantle (Add $45 CAD)
    • Deep Dressage Cantle Patch - Smooth or Roughout
    • Cantle Details (Inquire for Options and Pricing)
  • Cheyenne Roll (Add $60 CAD)
  • Bling for Cheyenne Roll -
    • Clear Synthetic Crystals (Add $25 CAD)
    • Nickle Plated Studs (Add $20 CAD)
    • Brass Studs (Add $20 CAD)
  • Additional Rings
    • Front Mid Non Structural Knee Roll (Add $50 CAD)
    • Front Mid Structural Knee Roll (Add $60 CAD)
    • Lower Rear Non Structural (Add $50 CAD)
    • Lower Rear Structural (Add $60 CAD)
    • Extra Front Handle Rings (Add $20 CAD)
  • Stirrup Base - Slim E-Bar (Add $20 CAD)
  • 2"/5cm Integrated Base Leathers - Taper to 1"/2.5cm Bottom for Stirrup Neck Attachment (Add $43 CAD)
  • 3/4"/1.9cm Decorative Stripe for 2"/5cm Leathers (Add $35 CAD)
  • No-Bite Fenders - 1"/2.5cm (Add $115 CAD) or 2"/5cm (Add $125 CAD)
  • Pommel Bolster (Add $29 CAD)
  • Twist Bolster (Add $29 CAD)
  • Mini Twist Bolster (Add $29 CAD)
  • Cantle Bolster (Add $44 CAD)
  • 1/8"/0.3cm Leather Saddle Strings with Black Ball Locks or 1/2"/1.3cm Saddle Strings (Classic Dressage (2 Strings) Add $13 CAD, Classic Dressage Trail (4 Strings) $Add $25 CAD)

*Strings in Saddle Photos do not depict actual length included with saddle*

Non-refundable deposit can be paid here.

Sensation Ride™  Formal Dressage Saddle - Classic Model
Sensation Ride™ Formal Dressage Saddle - Classic Model Sale price$3,143.00 CAD