The Elita saddle is Pessoa's Euro-styled version of the Gen-X with added stitching details, keeper detail,and super-supple waxy grained leather with super-grippy cowhide seat.
This saddle is eligible for Mary's Saddle Trial Program. Try it before you commit to buying it - we know that the proper saddle fit is important for both the horse and rider. Please look over the details of Mary's Saddle Trial Program and let us know if you have any questions!
Unlike other Gen-X saddles, the Elita features Pessoa's AMS synthetic wool flocked panels. The AMS system guarantees comfort for the horse and rider; the panels are made of a non-bunching synthetic flocking, wrapped in a thin layer of neoprene. The AMS panel provides a soft, consistent, and very close contact layer to support the rider's weight on the back of the horse, absorbing impact and distributing pressure evenly for maximum comfort and freedom of movement for your horse. These panels may be reflocked as desired to customize the saddle to your horse.
The Elita also features Pessoa's interchangeable gullet plate X-Change System. The XCH system allows the rider to modify the width of the saddle's tree using any of the Pessoa XCH gullet plates with only a screwdriver. This system does not change the integrity or look of the saddle - the strength is the same, the feel is the same, and like all Pessoa trees, the warranty is the same 100 years.
The Gen-X Elita comes with Medium gullet plate (other size gullet plates are available from Narrow thru X-Wide). Dark Havana. Regular or Forward Flap. Available in sizes: 16, 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18.