Stylistically accurate jumping and optimal mobility for horse and rider – that’s what you can expect from the Close Contact jumping saddle Portos. Its newly designed and extremely soft seat, combined with its narrow twist and flat panel with short rib, reduces the distance between horse and rider to the absolutely required minimum. This helps both partners to merge into a perfectly matched unit. The full grain, soft leather makes sure that the rider feels at ease from the very beginning. The Portos model, however, is not only highly functional, but also distinguishes itself by its fanciful elegance. This saddle is particularly recommended for those who fancy a supple and aesthetically pleasing light seat. This particular model is the Portos S deluxe with wool flocking. As standard, the Portos S deluxe is a foam packing.
Who's Riding in the Stubben Portos Saddles?
Want the low down on the elite riders in New Zealand and internationally who choose to use this saddle?
- Vicki Wilson: Show Jumping champion, horse trainer, breeder, coach, elite horsewoman loves the Stubben Portos S jumping saddles.
- Donna Smith: New Zealand eventing champion
FAQ's on Fitting, Buying and Care for Stubben Saddles:
What if the saddle is showing as out of stock on the website? Does this mean there is a long wait or that I have to special order a saddle in for me?
Please contact Spurs direct to discuss your saddle options as we have saddles on order all the time with Stubben so although your saddle of preference might not be in stock right now, it is likely to be in our next shipment. So although you may have a wait time for your particular saddle to arrive- it could be as short as 1 to 2 weeks away.
I have an idea on the type of Stubben saddle I like but I am not sure if it will fit my horse. Do you have a saddle fitting service?
Stubben saddles are a specialised fit and we have a Stubben trained saddle fitter available to fit your new Stubben saddle. Please make contact with us so we can arrange this for you. If you are purchasing a new saddle, the fitting service is generally free and included in your saddle price. We can also handle all your repacks and adjustments with new or old Stubben saddles
I have heard that you cannot change the gullet on a Stubben saddle, is this correct?
No this is not correct- you are able to have the Stubben gullet changed but this can only be done using a special machine so it will need to be arrange through our Stubben saddle fitter.
What is the best care for my Stubben saddle?
It is really important that you take good care of your Stubben saddle to assist with longevity and maintaince of the saddle. We stongly recommend using only Stubben leather care products on your saddle as they have been formulated to provide the leather with the best care to keep it clean, supple and conditioned. You can purchase Stubben liquid saddle soap, Glycerine soap tubs and Hamanol conditioning balm from our stores.