PDS Carl Hester Collection

Sophistication speaks for itself and the PDS Carl Hester Collection is no different.

Carl was born and raised on a Channel island called Sark where horses were a part of daily life as there were no cars. At the age of 19 Carl left the island and made it to the mainland, taking a job at Fortune Centre located at Hampshire - a centre where adults with disabilities are given the opportunity to ride horses.

A horse from this Centre, Jolly Dolly was the horse to spark Carl’s dressage ambition going on to win Young Dressage Rider Championship with this mare. The rest is history and today you can benefit from Carl’s experience through riding in one of his PDS Carl Hester Collection saddles.

“For me, to find a brand whose saddle technology is coming to the fore, that I can move forward with and help train my horses to win more medals, is really fantastic” - Carl Hester MBE.

PDS Carl Hester Saddle Technology

PDS Carl Hester saddles have the X-Change system to allow the gullet to be exchanged to fit your horse.

What’s Master FitTM?

Master FitTM provides a customised saddle tailored for the shape of your horse - accompanied by the right top flap size for you.

The Master FitTM system utilises the revolutionary AMS® panels which can be customised to suit various horse conformations.

Why do I need AMS®?

The AMS® System utilises a special neoprene layer which provides a soft consistent layer to support the rider’s weight on the back of the horse.

This layer absorbs impact and distributes pressure evenly allowing for comfort plus optimal movement for your horse. Saddles with AMS® panels can be re-flocked and fitted to your horse, just like a traditional wool flocked saddle.

The distribution of weight with the AMS® System allows for the physiological requirements of the equine athlete.

What if my horse has a prominent wither?

Alto panels are designed to suit horses with a prominent wither and a greater wither

to back differential. Additional depth to the rear of the panel accompanied by a front gusset better suits a horse of this shape. 

What if my horse has a short back?

Corto panels have been developed for horses with well developed short coupled backs.

The panel is shorter and the rear gusset flatter - giving the optimal saddle for your horse with a short back. 

What about my comfort?

Top Flaps on the PDS saddles are available in different size options to suit the length of your leg.

Step up a class and ride in one of the world’s most elite athlete’s saddle collection today.

PDS Carl Hester Collection

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  1. PDS Entrada Mono Flap
  2. PDS Grande Mono Flap


    The ultimate for close contact, whether it is rider preference or necessity on a wider horse. Learn More
  3. PDS Grande


    The PDS Grande is the foundation saddle in the PDS Carl Hester Collection and forms the basis of the range. Learn More
  4. PDS Integro Mono Flap Junior


    The PDS Integro Monoflap Junior saddle is built on a close contact tree and offers the ultimate close feel in a dressage saddle. It is designed to suit a smaller or junior rider, the shorter block is standard. This saddle incorporates the technical excellence of the PDS Carl Hester collection. Learn More
  5. PDS Comfort Relief Girth


    The PDS Comfort Relief Girth is designed for horses who are prone to pinching and rubbing. Learn More
  6. PDS Euro Pro


    With quality and perfection in mind, this saddle focuses on achieving superior control and balance for the rider and exceptional freedom of movement for the horse. The European Double Leather provides the rider immediate comfort from the first ride. Learn More
  7. PDS New Deluxe


    The PDS Deluxe offers all the technical advances of the PDS range. The anatomically designed knee blocks and soft calfskin lined flaps, provide immediate comfort for the rider. Reinforcement to the bottom of the flap delivers increased durability. Learn More
  8. PDS Freedom Girth


    Specially designed to allow maximum freedom of movement behind the elbow. Learn More
  9. PDS Escapado Mono Flap


    Built on the ultimate tree for close contact and clear communication, the PDS Escapado features an ultra plush seat for incredible rider comfort, and anatomic knee rolls that support without constricting or forcing position. The panel does not have a front gusset, creating a closer horse to rider fit, while thoughtfully positioned billets provide more comfortable girthing for the horse. Learn More
  10. PDS Entrada Mono Flap


    The addition to the Carl Hester Collection. The Entrada provides a deep seat for rider stability and monoflap design for close contact. The ergonomic kneeroll provides support without restriction. Single leather makes the saddle durable, at an unbelieveable price. Learn More

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