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The brand new Classique range, powered by WOW, launches at Burghley

Due to popular demand, we are launching a brand new collection on to the market at Burghley Horse Trials and it is set to fill a void in the market place, providing customers with many of the revolutionary WOW features, at a fraction of the cost!

The Classique collection, powered by WOW, is the result of research in the market, which identified that many customers wish to provide their equines with an ‘off the peg’ saddle that is packed full of unique features, without the higher price tag.

After careful development and prototype testing, the Classique has now been perfected to offer riders just this. The Classique collection of saddles offer customers a traditional flocked saddle with the benefits of WOW’s unique tree and panel system. The WOW Patented tree with Lateral Flexion means that as the horse moves the tree literally twists from side to side to allow total freedom of movement of the shoulder. The Pointless Panel System (PPS) provides a much greater bearing surface without point and stirrup bar pressures and this means you can achieve support and lift without increasing the pressures on the wither area.
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The Classique collection is capable of taking all of the WOW Headplate sizes and styles so they can fit horses from Extra Narrow up to 8X Wide. In addition each the Headplates come with three arch radiuses so you can fit the finest, to the very broadest wither with the same tree. Available in a Dressage and Jumping style in black or brown, sizes 16”, 17” & 18”. GP and XC style coming soon. RRP £1,499.

The Classique collection will be launching at Burghley Horse Trials on the WOW Saddles stand. To be one of the first to try it contact 01227 831614 to find your local WOW Saddle fitter or email classique@wowsaddles.com

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WOW Saddles – The Panel

The WOW™ (patent pending) panel system is actually an extension of the tree.  We call it our Pointless Panel System™ or PPS.  Most panels are made purely from leather or like materials which because of their soft nature provide very little extra support area over that of the tree.

With this in mind we created a panel which would…

 

  • Support the tree
  • Nullifying any of the pressure we normally see from stirrup bars and point of the tree
  • Extend the bearing surface of the tree to achieve a much greater and more consistent bearing surface for the saddle

We achieved these goals by incorporating in the panel construction a semi-rigid plastic plate (shown as a dotted line), which stiffens the top of the panel. The stiffened panel extends far beyond the tree and where conventional points would end (shown as a box outline). The plate can flex with the movement of the horse whilst still applying even pressure. The square inches of support surface produced by this saddle is greater than that of a western saddle!

A conventional tree has points which are 2-3 fingers wide and stop approximately 7.5″ down from the head.  WOW™ does not have points, the front of the tree is a lobe which incorporates the double stirrup bar.

This lobe is then extended by the plastic plate system on top of the panel to create a pointless tree and panel ending 12-13 inches down from the head. This extra depth of support decreases pressure on the shoulder and encourages better movement of the horse.


There is a choice of panel styles to suit different conformations of horse. Panel can be purchased separately if required.  We custom make panels with different heights of back gusset for different / difficult horse confirmations such sway back etc.

All panels are inter-changeable between seats of the same size or larger i.e. you can use a 17″ panel on an 18″ tree. This is very useful for horses with short backs that cannot accommodate the seat size the rider requires.

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