Features

The PDS Carl Hester Collection features the unbreakable carbon fibre tree, X-Change System and the AMS panel.

The tree interacts with the movement of horse and rider enabling the horse to move freely and giving the rider comfort. The optimum level for the saddle is maintained using the X-Change System and fine tuning by wool placement inside the AMS panels.

Models
Products
Size
Carbon fiber tree
X-change® system
AMS Panel
Front gusset
Rear gusset
Color
Saddle contact
Suitable for
horses with
Short or Long Flap
S-Block
Compatible
Gullet Plate
Grande More details
17” -  17.5” -  18”
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes Regular
Black
Premium
Medium Withers
Both
Yes
PDS® Gullet Plate
(468000)
Grande Alto More details
17” -  17.5” -  18”
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes Alto Style
Black
Premium
Higher Wither to back differential
Both
Yes
PDS® Gullet Plate
(468000)
Grande Mono Flap More details
17” -  17.5” -  18”
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes Regular
Black
Premium Close
Low to medium withers
Both
Yes
PDS® Gullet Plate
(468000)
Integro Mono Flap More details
17” -  17.5” -  18”
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes Corto Style
Black
Premium Extreme Close
Low withers barrel shaped back
Both
Yes
Pessoa® Gullet Plate
(466892)
Special Order Options

Short and long flap options are available to special order.

Carbon fiber tree

All PDS saddle trees are made of Carbon fiber making them very light and incredibly strong. The tree will improve your horse’s comfort and performance through it’s anatomical design giving incredible contact between horse and rider. Carbon fiber offers strength and flexibility allowing the tree widths to be adjusted.

X-Change® System

Most horse owners are faced with the problem that their horse changes shape from season to season or even throughout a season. This can often be inconvenient and expensive to resolve. Looking after your horses back at any time is crucial to its performance and inevitable compromises are forced upon the horse owner by other brands that do not allow adjustment. This may result in permanent damage both physically and mentally to your horse. All PDS saddles can be adjusted easily, often on site, to ensure that your saddle always fits perfectly.

AMS® Panels

AMS® panels distribute load and reduce pressure on a horse’s back. Each saddle within the PDS Carl Hester Collection is fitted with either Regular or Alto AMS panels specifically designed for a certain horse type.

Regular panels are suited to most dressage horses.

Alto panels are built to fit horses with a prominent height difference from wither to back. The saddle has a slightly deeper AMS panel at the front, to offer extra support and clearance over the wither and spine. It also has a slightly deeper rear gusset to ensure that after allowing for the height at the front of the horse, the saddle is still able to sit level.