Try before you buy

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.

 

Please download the Demo Booking Form. If you would prefer the booking form as a WORD doc, please send me a request via email - dianne@hest.com.au.

 

Complete the form and email it to dianne@hest.com.au and I will let you know when you can expect to receive your demo saddle. Sometimes there can be a wait of a week or two, as they are very popular. Your demo deposit will not be processed until the demo saddle is ready to be sent to you. If you prefer to pay the demo deposit via direct deposit, I will notify you when the saddle is ready so you can make your deposit to get in line immediately.

 

It is imperative that you send your booking form in regardless of whether the demo saddle is immediately available - this is the only way you can get in the queue. It's first - in - first - served.

Demo's are also available for purchase from time to time. I will announce when they're ready to purchase on our Facebook page and they will also be listed in the online shop on this site.

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

Click on photos for more information regarding sizing and security deposit required.
DP Ibero Verano Saddle
S1 DP Ibero Verano. Demo Deposit $4950.00, leathers, and stirrups. Takes a 2 buckle Dressage girth (not provided).
Ghost Barocco Saddle
Ghost Barocco Saddle. Size Piccolo. Demo Deposit $2100.00, comes with saddle pad, leathers, and stirrups. Takes a 2 buckle Dressage girth (not provided).
Ghost Buttera Saddle
Ghost Buttera Saddle. Size Grande. Demo Deposit $2150.00, comes with saddle pad, leathers, and stirrups. Takes a 2 buckle Dressage girth (not provided). Please note actual demo is Black.
Ghost Classic Lipica Dressage Saddle
Ghost Classic Lipica Dressage Saddle. Size Piccolo. Demo Deposit $2150.00, comes with saddle pad, leathers, and stirrups. Takes a 2 buckle Dressage girth (not provided).
EDIX Santos Western Saddle
The Santos Western saddle is treeless and has a fixed pommel system. Seat size: 16" Western. This saddle has western rigging for use with a cinch. Cinch not included. Demo deposit is $2150.00.
EDIX Tequiro Saddle
The Tequiro saddle is treeless and has a changeable gullet system. Seat size: 16" Western. This saddle has western rigging for use with a cinch. Cinch not included. Demo deposit is $1700.00.
EDIX Tudor Dressage Saddle
The Tudor saddle has a soft tree and a changeable gullet system. Seat size: 17.5". Demo deposit is $2600.00 Includes leathers and stirrup irons.
DP Startrekk Endurance Classic Saddle
S1 = 15.5" Western Seat. Treeless. This saddle has English rigging for use with an English Dressage type girth. Girth not included. Demo deposit $2990.00
DP Maxima Dressage Saddle
16" seat, Ultra Flex Adjustable Tree. Would also suit young teen. Demo deposit $3650.00
DP Avante Doublee Dressage Saddle
Seat size S1 (16.5-17"). Adjustable Ultra-Flex Tree. Demo deposit $4700.00
Ghost Quilty Saddle
Ghost Quilty Saddle. Size Piccolo. Demo Deposit $1550.00, comes with saddle pad, leathers, and stirrups. The Quilty has English girth billets for use with a 2 buckle Dressage girth. Girth not included.
Ghost Quevis Saddle
Ghost Quevis Saddle. Size Grande. Demo Deposit $1550.00, comes with saddle pad, leathers, and stirrups. The Quevis has English girth billets for use with a 2 buckle Dressage girth. Girth not included.
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.
Cavallin Mandriana Bareback saddle
Ghost Cavallin Mandriana Wildcut Bareback Saddle. Size Piccolo. Demo Deposit $1050.00, comes with saddle pad, leathers, and stirrups. The Mandriana has English girth billets for use with a 2 buckle Dressage girth. Girth not included.
Cavallin Toscana Bareback Saddle
Ghost Cavallin Toscana Bareback Saddle. Size Piccolo. Demo Deposit $1050.00, comes with saddle pad, leathers, and stirrups. The Toscana has English girth billets for use with a 2 buckle Dressage girth. Girth not included.
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).
Mattes Fellsattel - Medium Seat
Mattes Fellsattel: Cob sized saddle. Medium 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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​Terms of Trial:

1) A security deposit is taken via credit card, direct deposit or PayPal, in advance. Click on photos of demo saddles for the security deposit amount. These funds will be held as security against the saddle and accessories until it is 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, not from when it was posted to you. 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. I 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.

 

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. Please do not wash the Mattes Fellsattels. Whilst they are machine and dryer friendly, the instructions must be followed to the letter. Just vacuum the sheepskin once the sweat has dried off. Please do not wear dark denim jeans when riding in any of our demo saddles, or studded jeans please!

6) Please print and complete the Demo Booking Form. If the saddle is out on a demo already, you will be placed next in line. Your security deposit will not be processed until the saddle is ready to be sent to you.​

All Ghost & Mattes demo saddles come with the following

accessories included for use with the demo:

1) Saddle Pad

2) Stirrup leathers

3) Safety Stirrups

You will require access to a 2 buckle dressage girth

The EDIX Tudor saddle comes with leathers and stirrup Irons.

You will require access to a 2 buckle dressage girth

The EDIX Treeless saddles come with saddle pad, fenders, and stirrups.

You will require access to a western cinch

No accessories are included with the DP demo saddles and no special saddle pad is required.

You will require access to stirrup leathers, stirrup irons and a 2 buckle dressage girth.

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Ghost Classic Lipica Dressage Saddle

Ghost Classic Lipica Dressage Saddle. Size Piccolo. Demo Deposit $2150.00, comes with saddle pad, leathers, and stirrups. Takes a 2 buckle Dressage girth (not provided).