Wintec Launches New WintecLite All Purpose Saddle Range

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Riders don’t generally think of their saddles as “fun,” but Wintec has set out to change that with the new WintecLite All Purpose saddles.

The two new saddles in the WintecLite line are made from the hi-tech, durable, weatherproof and easy-care materials and the unique systems that Wintec is already known for the world over. But what makes them different is the lighter weight construction and materials, allowing the new WintecLite saddles to weigh in at just nine pounds—half the weight of a traditional saddle! And the fun part? WintecLite saddles feature an easily removable cantle that can be replaced with one that has been personalized with embroidery. Show off your national flag, name, breed-association logo or anything you can dream up. The options are endless!

“In listening to our customers and working with our development team, we went back to our core Wintec brand values in bringing back exuberant fun and a lighthearted approach to riding,” said Ron Bates, Managing Director, Wintec Saddles.

The WintecLite All Purpose is made from a new durable Equi-Fabric, while the WintecLite All Purpose D’Lux is constructed from luxurious, grippy Equi-Suede. The two long billets can be moved to any combination of four positions to give the best fit and offer superior comfort and a close-contact feel under the rider’s leg. This unique Safety Girth Point System also enables the rider to easily replace the billets when required or even switch from synthetic to leather billets, if desired. The adjustable Flexibloc system under the flap allows for tailored knee and thigh support to improve comfort and rider position in the saddle.

The new ultra-soft neoprene based panel lining in the WintecLite saddles ensures superior saddle stability and the ultimate in comfort for the horse. The saddles also feature the CAIR Cushion System and the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution for full adjustability and a custom fit, allowing the saddles to be used across a wide range of horse conformations or when your horse changes shape. (EASY-CHANGE Gullet and Riser packs are available to purchase separately.)

“With all the performance benefits associated with Wintec and being half the weight of a traditional leather saddle, they are the perfect lifestyle choice for both horse and rider wanting to make the most of their time together,” explained Bates.

For launch and while supplies last, WintecLite All Purpose saddles come with both a blank customizable cantle and one embroidered with the American (or Canadian) flag. Additional blank customizable or reflective customizable cantles are available for purchase separately. Black, $630 for WintecLite All Purpose; $860 for WintecLite All Purpose D’Lux. Find out more at wintec-saddles.com.

Wintec has always made riding easy and comfortable. Combine top performance features with Wintec’s hassle-free easy maintenance qualities and it’s easy to see why Wintec is the world’s number one synthetic saddle. When it comes to your horse’s comfort, choose the CAIR Cushion System for the ultimate in cushioning and even weight distribution. The EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution offers unprecedented flexibility in achieving a customized fit, ensuring your horse’s absolute comfort and your peace of mind.

Weatherbeeta is the world’s largest supplier of equestrian goods to saddlery retailers. It was started in Australia in 1975 and opened its U.S. office in 1998. It also has branches in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Weatherbeeta’s core focus is distributing well-known global names including WeatherBeeta, Dublin, Bates Saddles, Wintec Saddles, Collegiate Saddles, Korsteel, Roma and more. Websites include www.weatherbeeta.com, www.batessaddles.com, www.wintec-saddles.com, www.easychangefitsolution.com, www.collegiatesaddlery.com and www.dublinclothing.com.