Wintec 500 All Purpose Saddle Flocked

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Product Summary:

Wintec 500 All Purpose Flocked Saddle

Ideal for pleasure riding or participating in multiple disciplines, the Wintec 500 All Purpose Flocked Saddle features a supportive seat, offering greater security and enabling a strong balanced rider position. The EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution is exclusive to Bates and Wintec. EASY-CHANGE Individual Gullets are available to purchase in Narrow, Medium Narrow, Medium, Medium Wide, Wide and Extra Wide. Saddles arrive with a Medium gullet installed. The EASY-CHANGE Riser System allows you to make adjustments within the saddle panel for the optimal balance and clearance (EASY-CHANGE Risers sold separately).


  • EASY-CHANGE Gullet System: select the optimal gullet width for horse's current shape and muscling
  • EASY-CHANGE Riser System: make adjustments within the saddle's panel for optimal balance and clearance
  • Flock panel
  • Equi-Leather grip panel: an exceptionally hard-wearing synthetic material with a smooth leather-look finish
  • Equi-Suede seat knee insert: a synthetic, ultra-luxurious, soft, and grippy material that provides great security
  • Drop panel points
  • Quick-Change girth point system: short synthetic triple including point strap
  • Elastiflex tree
  • Ergonomic stirrup bar
  • Adjustable Flexibloc System
Item Specifications:


13.2 lb.

Downloadable Resources
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Style Item Number Model Number UPC
16.5 Black SLT901402 165 BLK WAPF50XXXXBLK42 9329100000002
16.5 Brown SLT901402 165 BRN WAPF50XXXXBRN42 9329100000002
17 Black SLT901402 17 BLK WAPF50XXXXBLK43 9329100000002
17 Brown SLT901402 17 BRN WAPF50XXXXBRN43 9329100000002
17.5 Black SLT901402 175 BLK WAPF50XXXXBLK44 9329100000002
17.5 Brown SLT901402 175 BRN WAPF50XXXXBRN44 9329100000002
18 Black SLT901402 18 BLK WAPF50XXXXBLK46 9329100000002
18 Brown SLT901402 18 BRN WAPF50XXXXBRN46 9329100000002
Additional Information:
Wintec – Limited Warranty

Bates guarantees the Wintec range of saddles for a period of two years against faulty materials, or workmanship. Further, the Elastiflex tree in your saddle is guaranteed against breakage for the lifetime of the saddle deemed to be ten years* (five years for the Wintec Western saddle). The warranty on a Wintec saddle and its components are subject to use under normal conditions. The warranty card should be retained by the purchaser, along with the original receipt as the retailer will require it should warranty work be required. Saddles which require a repair under warranty should ideally be returned to the reseller from which they were purchased. Associated shipping costs are the owner’s responsibility.

If you are at all concerned that your saddle may be faulty in any way, please return the saddle to the reseller from which you purchased it, so they may assess your saddle. Should warranty work be required the reseller will require the warranty card along with the original purchase receipt. Associated transport costs are the owner’s responsibility.

Product Reviews by Customers

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I really like this saddle
I bought this saddle a year or so ago and after the initial breaking in period where I was uncomfortable (I'd had a completely different type of saddle before), I love it. It fits my horse and myself very well, but I could put it on my mum's horse just as easily. It's stood up well to the use I've put it to, and cleans up pretty easily. I've not had a single problem with it apart from the initial adjustment period. Definitely recommend.
April 23, 2015
Wintec for Life!!!
I love my Wintec saddle (did not purchase from site as I live in Canada but bought mine used). The knee blocks are very comfortable and secure. I prefer a deeper seat and this one is perfect. Super easy to keep clean (my horse rolled halfway while wearing it yesterday and when he got up I just brushed it clean with my hand and it looked perfect again). I know mine will last a long time, I keep it covered with the saddle cover when in tack locker. It is very durable but I am still careful not to wear jeans with buttons on back pockets to avoid scratching (when my breeches are in the wash). I have the easy change gullet system, it is super easy! I can change gullet in under 5 minutes. Perfect for my TB who muscles up and down often so I can tailor it to fit him. I do not have the CAIR (last Wintec I owned had it, sold due to seat size no issue with the saddle otherwise), I prefer the flocked one anyways. This is a very well made saddle, leaves perfectly even sweat marks on my gelding. Will never buy any other saddle than Wintec!
July 25, 2012
A few months ago, i was looking for a new saddle. I settled on this one beacause of price with a "it'll do" kind of attitude, not expecting it to be too good. When I got it in, it was already better than expectations. The brown synthetic is gorgeous! It fits me and my horse and is comfortable for me, and my horse doensnt seem to object to it at all. The saddle is Perfect except for one thing. I am not a fan of how the stirrup bars work. Though your leathers are SUPER easy to go on, they come off on occasion too :(, but it is not at all common, and only happens when i forget to push my leathers back on the bar before i ride. I love this saddle!
July 16, 2012
Love it!
So comfortable! Can't believe how much better this saddle feels than my old, traditonal leather saddle. Already butter soft/broken in and fits my 14h TWH like a dream. No more bruised thighs for me and no more sore back for my horse! Love the fact that I can customize this saddle not just to my horse, but to me. The correct position is so much easier to find and stay in! And WOW! This saddle is lovely, if I didn't know it was synthetic, I would never believe it. And since I got the floor model on sale and saved almost $100 I loved the price too! Thank you Wintec!
May 9, 2012
THIS IS BY FAR THE WORST SADDLE I HAVE EVER BOUGHT. I have black and blue bruises on my legs from how illy this saddle fite me. I am normally a 17.5" and that is what i ordered, but never again will I own a Wintec. My horse hates this Saddle with a passion. He's a working horse.. He LOVESS to work! and now he dreads it because of this poor quality saddle. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GET A COLLEGIATE LAURETE. THEY'RE WELL WORTH THE MONEY.
April 8, 2012
Nice :]
This is a very nice saddle. It's comfortable, fairly easy to clean and nice looking.It has fit all most every horse it's been on (but my TB) and they love it. One of the horses won't ride well unless we use this saddle on him.It's worth the money.
May 27, 2010
AH - MA - ZING!!!!!
SOOOOO COMFY AND PUTS YOU IN A SECURE POSITION!!!!! Fits my horse nicely and he seems happy in it. A little time consuming to change the gullets but I dont care! I have ridden in this saddle for hours on end and am still comfortable in it. Everyone should have one. It is really gorgeous,too. It looks SO much better in real life. The gullet is really wide (4 fingers) and this saddle may not be for all horses because the panels are REALLY huge and wide bearing so might not fit an arab
April 9, 2010
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Have had one for years. It is showing its age.
PETER C on Feb 7, 2015
Have had one for years. It is showing its age.
PETER C on Feb 7, 2015
After many years of service, my 2000 has finally died :( I am going to replace it with another Wintec because I love their product but I am trying to figure out the difference between the 2000 & the 500. Can you break down the differences please?
Tracy C on Nov 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 2000 Key Features: Drop panel points; Equi-Suede seat and shaped knee insert; Equi-Grip panel; Deeper Seat
500 Key Features: Shaped Equi-Suede knee insert; Drop panel points; Equi-Grip panel
Are the stirrups sold separately?
A shopper on Oct 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: To Person asking the question - no they are not. You need to buy leathers and stirrups.
why is it 13.2 pounds in the discription and a whopping 29 pounds for shipping. Surely 14lbs isnt just the box?
chelsea l on Dec 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Shipping carriers charge not only by a box's weight but also by its' dimensions. Both the size and weight of packages factors into how many can fit on a truck or in a container.
I think we need a wide gullet do we buy that as extra?
Lisa A on May 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Additional gullets would need to be purchased separately.
Is this item additional 30 % off as advertised 30% off total order??
A shopper on Aug 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is not. Wintec has set the lowest price possible as 11% below list price. When this item is added to the cart, a message comes up in red: "Additional discount restricted by Manufacturer."
What accounts for the weight difference between the Wintec 250, with a shipping weight of 12 lbs, and the Wintec 500, with a shipping weight of 29 lbs.? 17 lbs. difference is huge, particularly for a pony, so I need to know if the difference is in the shipping materials or the saddle itself.
Alice L on Feb 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The difference is going to be in the shipping materials and carrier, not the saddle itself.