Prestige Optimax Dressage Saddle
The OptiMax saddle has been enthusiastically received by some of the top riders in the country and is ready to take its place as one of the most technically advanced Dressage saddles on the market.
The integrated panels bring the rider close to the horse for maximum contact.
Gusseted panels effectively distribute the weight over the back muscles.
This is an exclusive design that delivers a deep, finely balanced and extremely comfortable seat.
FREE Prestige stirrup leathers with purchase
We generally stock this saddle in seat sizes 16", 17", and 18" in 32cm-35cm tree widths, and Black Leather. See drop down box for custom options available on this saddle. Custom options include: Tobacco color; Tree Widths 31, 36, and 31; Short Billets; and Short or Long Flap (Additional $320). Please call for availability on custom saddles and to learn more about our "Loaner Program" (see bottom of the page). Allow extra delivery time for special order saddles of 6-12 weeks.
Want fittings for your new Prestige? We also carry Prestige Contour Elastic Dressage Girth and
Prestige Non-Stretch Stirrup Leathers.
Test Ride Available!. Most of our in-stock Prestige saddles are available for test
For the care of your Prestige leather, we recommend Prestige Leather Care Kit to keep the leather clean and very well conditioned.
Prestige saddle trees can be adjusted by certain authorized Prestige dealers. VTO is authorized to make
these adjustments. We can adjust a tree up or down by 2cm. We suggest that you test ride a saddle that we have
available in a tree size close to what you think that you will need. Then if we need to adjust a saddle that we
have in stock for you, we can do that. The charge for changing a saddle tree is non-refundable, but it is applicable
to the purchase of a new saddle. In other words, we don't charge you to adjust the tree on a new saddle if you purchase it.
But we do charge you for the adjustment if you do not purchase the saddle. Please call us at 800-506-5344 for
details on this program. We can also adjust the trees on any Prestige saddle, not just new saddles.
Note about tree sizes: The following is VTO's opinion: Prestige saddles are available in 3 seat sizes. The 16" fits like a 17".
The 17" fits like a 17.5" and is by far the most common size. The 18" fits like an 18". For tree sizes, 33cm and 34cm are
considered "medium". For a saddle that will be used on a variety of horses, 34cm seems to fit most horses very well. 32cm is for
a horse with withers and a medium to narrow back. It will fit the typical TB type horse well. We have rarely seen a horse that will
take a 31cm, and we have never fit a horse narrower than 31cm. 35cm is considered "wide". 36cm and 37cm are "extra wide" and we
have fit several horses for these sizes.
Prestige Optimax Small Blocks:
In addition to our test ride program, we also offer "loaner" saddles if you want to custom order a Prestige saddle. Custom saddles take 6-8 weeks. With a loaner saddle, you won't have to be without a Prestige saddle while you wait. Customizations include short or long flaps, extra Dees, different leather, extra forward, different color etc.