Wintec 500 Close Contact Saddle CAIR

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Product Summary:

Wintec 500 Close Contact with CAIR


A hard-wearing, leather-look, close contact jump saddle, suited for riders who prefer greater freedom of movement in the seat. Ideal for developing a strong, balanced jumping position.  The EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution is exclusive to Bates and Wintec.  EASY-CHANGE Individual Gullets are available to purchase in the following sizes, 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 are sold separately. 

·         Flat seat

·         CAIR Cushion System provides significant performance advantages in the way it uses air technology to distribute the rider’s weight and cushions your horse’s back

·         EASY-CHANGE Gullet System, select the optimal gullet width for the horse’s current shape and muscling

·         EASY-CHANGE Riser System, make adjustments within the saddles panel for the optimal balance and clearance

·         The Equi-Leather grip panel is an exceptionally head wearing synthetic material which has a smooth leather-look finish

·         Drop panel points


Item Specifications:



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Style Item Number Model Number UPC
16.5 Black SLT733607 1650 BLK WJC50CCXXXBLK42 9329097036961
16.5 Brown SLT733607 1650 BRN WJC50CCXXXBRN42 9329097036985
17 Black SLT733607 1700 BLK WJC50CCXXXBLK43 9329097037029
17 Brown SLT733607 1700 BRN WJC50CCXXXBRN43 9329097037043
17.5 Black SLT733607 1750 BLK WJC50CCXXXBLK44 9329097037081
17.5 Brown SLT733607 1750 BRN WJC50CCXXXBRN44 9329097037104
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 10 years* (5 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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Can you jump using this saddle?
Analie S on Jul 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is designed for both flatwork and jumping.
is the colour of the saddle black?
Claire on Jul 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, this saddle is brown.
Can you show in a wintec saddle? At what level of show will they take points off?
Margie on Apr 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Do to shows standard we would refer you to ask your show master.
How much does the saddle weigh? The shipping weight is 29 lbs., but how much of that is the saddle?
Alice L on Feb 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The actual weight of this item is 12 pounds.
What color is this saddle?
Margie on Feb 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This product only comes in brown