Introducing the NEW Bates Artiste dressage saddle

Be as one...

Created by Artists for Artists, the Bates Artiste is your secret to ignite your dressage performance.

Watch as our long time sponsored rider, international dressage rider and Olympian, Hayley Beresford uses her Bates Artiste dressage saddles at her stable in Germany:


Hear from the team behind the saddle, as Emily Bates of Bates Saddles explains the intricate product development process and the key features you can expect in the Bates Artiste:


Discover a position so natural and a connection so sensitive your saddle all but disappears as your performance comes to life.  Discover... the Bates Artiste.

The Bates Artiste is available in

  • Classic Black Luxe Leather or Classic Brown Luxe Leather.
    Please note, Classic Brown is available by special order only in some countries. 
  • Sizes 0, 1 or 2
    Due to the moveable FlexiContourbloc, the sizing is suitable for a range of sizes. As a guide, Size 0 is similar to approximately 16.5”-17”, Size 1 is similar to 17”-17.5” and Size 2 is similar to 17.5”-18”.  

The SweetSpot in the seat guides you to neutral, where you feel your pelvic bones squarely and contact is closest. This allows for a longer leg, perfect alignment and support for your upper body balance.

A low profile panel in dressage is revolutionary. This panel achieves a quick and seamless transition from your seat to your horse for unprecedented connection.

The Bates® SynergyPanel® is the ultimate for freeing your horse to perform to their full potential.

It is simply the most shock absorbent and protective panel for your horse’s comfort and a full range of movement.

When it comes to communication, the monoflap design enables the saddle to disappear, so you feel your horse, as never before. The unique shaping of the saddle flap, allows your aids to transmit to your horse cleanly and directly.

Moveable FlexiContourbloc
Enjoy unprecedented support to stabilise your leg and eliminate lift, with a contour that flows through the full length of the bloc. It is the quiet interaction of this FlexiContourbloc in riding that is like no other and has to be ridden in to experience its power.

Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar
The Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar further ensures maintaining perfect balance and strength is effortless, as the saddle is customised specifically to your individual riding position.

Luxe Leather
Simply the perfect riding surface with its luxurious and tactile grip. When it comes to leather there isn’t any finer!

The artistry…

This saddle celebrates the art of dressage – the sculpted performance conducted by horse and rider in choreographing every movement with emotion, power, and grace.

The perfect fit…

Achieve the perfect fit for your horse and generate power and depth of expression that you have never have felt before.

The stability…

Find stability with the perfect balance that will grant you a stillness, independence of seat, and a lightness of hand and leg that will allow you to dance across your stage with ease.

The connection…

Feel ultimate sensitivity, driving a connection that enables the subtlest finesse in your aids as you take the spotlight in the main arena.

Book your test-ride today through one of our launch partner stockists (below), or contact us directly if you are unable to locate one and we will endeavour to assist you.