Try before you buy

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Not everyone is comfortable buying a saddle without trying it out on their own horse first. Even though we have an AWESOME 10 day return policy, we also offer customers the opportunity to hire one of our wonderful saddles before committing to purchase. See below for full details.

 

1) A security deposit is required to hire a demo saddle. Please click on the photo of the saddle you ant to hire to view the amount. If you wish to make this payment via credit card, please visit this page.  These funds will be held as security against the saddle and accessories until they are returned, with nil damage. Normal wear is expected. 

2) You are responsible for the saddle until it is returned safely by REGISTERED POST. You are liable for postage both ways, Postal insurance is recommended on the return trip, if the saddle does go missing, your security deposit cannot be refunded. It is important that you assume full responsibility for the saddles condition & safe keeping during the trial period. Experience has shown that damage to saddles usually occurs when they are transported in a car. If you do need to transport the demo saddle, please do so using the box it came to you in.

3) The length of the trial is 10 days, this starts from when you receive the saddle, If you require any additional time, just reach out. If there is no one immediately waiting to trial the saddle, it should be okay. 
 
4) Delivery charges are dependent on location. We will deduct the postage costs and demo fee ($120) from your refund once the demo saddle has been returned as per conditions stipulated above. If you wish to place an order for a new saddle, the $120 demo fee is of course waived. Credit card fees incured cannot be refunded.

 

5) Saddles and all accessories, must be returned in the same condition as they were received: clean and hair free. If the saddle or accessories are returned with excessive wear and tear including scratches and dents to the leather or excessive marking on girth straps or flaps and/or stirrups, a portion of your security deposit will be retained to cover this damage. If the saddle and/or accessories are returned dirty, a cleaning fee of $25 will be deducted from your refund. 

 

6) Please do not wear denim jeans when riding in any of our demo saddles, or studded jeans or jeans with bling on the pockets. Silicone jodhpurs will damage the dressage saddle seats so please do not wear these either. Jodhpurs with suede seats are okay. 

7) Please print and complete the Demo Booking Form below. Send it to us via email dianne@hest.com.au. If the saddle is out on a demo already, you will be placed next in line. Your security deposit will not be required until the saddle is ready to be sent to you.​

Below are the demo saddles currently available for pre-purchase trial

Click on photos for more information regarding sizing and security deposit required.
Ghost Buttera Maxxi Saddle
Ghost Buttera Maxxi Saddle

Seat size Grande. Demo Deposit $2450.00, comes with saddle pad, leathers, and stirrups. Takes a 2 buckle Dressage girth (not provided).

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Ghost Buttera Saddle
Ghost Buttera Saddle

Ghost Buttera Saddle. Size Grande. Demo Deposit $2450.00, comes with saddle pad, leathers, and stirrups. Takes a 2 buckle Dressage girth (not provided).

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Ghost Ferrara Saddle
Ghost Ferrara Saddle

Seat size Piccolo. Demo Deposit $2150.00, comes with saddle pad, leathers, and stirrups. Takes a 2 buckle Dressage girth (not provided).

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Ghost Torino Saddle
Ghost Torino Saddle

Ghost Torino Saddle. Size Grande. Demo Deposit $1650.00, comes with saddle pad, leathers, and stirrups. The Torino has English girth billets for use with a 2 buckle Dressage girth. Girth not included.

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Edix Libre Saddle
Edix Libre Saddle

Small seat (16.5-17" English). Different pommel sizes to choose from. See fitting page for how to determine correct pommel size. Demo comes with shimmable Saddle pad, stirrup leathers and stirrup irons. Demo deposit $1850.00

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EDIX Yasir Dressage Saddle
EDIX Yasir Dressage Saddle

The Yasir saddle has a soft tree and a changeable gullet system. Seat size: 17". Demo deposit is $2750.00 Includes leathers and stirrup irons.

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DP Bolero XT Saddle
DP Bolero XT Saddle

17.5" seat, adjustable via Allen Wrench, Ultra-Flex Tree. Security deposit $5890.00

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DP Majestro Saddle
DP Majestro Saddle

S1 17" seat, adjustable via Allen Wrench, Ultra-Flex Tree. Security deposit $4650.00

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DP NovaFlex Duett DL Dressage Saddle
DP NovaFlex Duett DL Dressage Saddle

17.5" seat, adjustable via Allen Wrench, Ultra-Flex Tree. Security deposit $5350.00

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DP Prado MBL Saddle
DP Prado MBL Saddle

17.5" seat, adjustable via Allen Wrench, Ultra-Flex Tree. Security deposit $5350.00

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DP NovaFlex Bolero DL Dressage Saddle
DP NovaFlex Bolero DL Dressage Saddle

17" seat, fully adjustable Ultra Flex Tree. Security deposit $4690.00

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DP Quantum Sport Saddle
DP Quantum Sport Saddle

S2 = 17"-17.5" Fully adjustable Ultra Flex Tree. Security deposit $6100.00

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DP Wade Saddle
DP Wade Saddle

15" seat, 6.5" gullet, 90 degree bar angle, rigid rawhide wrapped tree. Security deposit $5150.00

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DP Startrekk Endurance Classic Saddle
DP Startrekk Endurance Classic Saddle

S2 seat = 16" Western approx. Treeless. Has widest pommel: N3F. Security deposit $3260.00

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DP Orleans Baroque Saddle
DP Orleans Baroque Saddle

Seat size S2 (17"-17.5"). Adjustable via Allen Wrench, Ultra-Flex Tree. Demo deposit $5020.00

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HM FlexEE Deluxe VSD Saddle
HM FlexEE Deluxe VSD Saddle

Model: VSD (Very slightly dressage). Seat size: 17". Changeable gullet and flexible leather tree. Demo deposit: $2750.00

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Mattes Fellsattel - Large Seat
Mattes Fellsattel - Large Seat

Mattes Fellsattel: Cob sized saddle. Large seat. Demo deposit is $1700.00, comes with all mounts except a girth. Takes a 2 buckle dressage girth (not provided).

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