Deon Stokes

Eventing Australia

"I am absolutely delighted to be riding in Bates Saddles. I was introduced to them at a very early age and have been using them ever since, so when it came to sponsorship they were my natural choice. It is a privilege to work alongside a company that puts the comfort of horses and the performance of riders as a top priority."

"I ride in a variety of Bates Saddles in both Dressage and Eventing disciplines and have complete confidence in their adjustability, enabling a perfect fit for each horse’s unique conformation and movement, as they progress through their training program. Together with my saddle fitter, we achieve a customised fit for all of my horses, both my broad and strong warmblood horses, as well as my more finely built eventers."