Favorite versatile close contact saddle?

I’m currently in the market for a new saddle, it has to be versatile enough to be used for schooling and fit on lots of different shapes as well as fancy enough to show (mostly Jumper, but dabbling in Hunters).

I’m about 5’7 with long legs, usually take a 17" saddle.

I own a 3 year old, modern type with medium withers. But the saddle would have to be versatile enough to fit some of the other horses I ride (including some ponies).

Right now I own and LOVE the Courbette magic CC saddle but I’m looking for something a little fancier for the show ring. I’ve previously had a Pessoa CC and found it didn’t fit me as well and had issues with rubbing on horses with high withers.

I’d like to try and stay under $2,500 (new or used in good condition)!


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I’m afraid there’s no single saddle that will work for horses of wildly varying conformations. Even adjustable tree or changeable gullet saddles only address the width at the front, and that’s only one part of the saddle fitting equation. While it’s possible to use one saddle on horses of similar conformations/widths using a shim/correction pad, if a saddle truly doesn’t fit the horse, there’s no pad (or combination of pads) in the world that will make it fit.