Andante Dressage Saddle

Andante Dressage Saddle

The Andante Dressage combines a time-honoured, elegant and traditional design with cutting edge technical capabilities. Delivering you a revolutionary riding experience with greater comfort for you and your horse.

Product range: Classic

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Design and fit
The Andante Dressage saddle has a bespoke design; clean lines with an impeccable finish, something you naturally expect from one of the world’s finest custom saddle makers. It’s features ensure, comfort, stability, closeness and fit. A choice of velcro blocks allows personal customisation to achieve a unique fit. The tree used for this dressage saddle is a good option for horses with medium to high withers and a straight back.

Features and benefits

  • Built on a hybrid tree, with a high head and flatter back
  • Thumb Bit Bar fitted as standard
  • An open head with a wide channel giving your horses’ spine greater clearance
  • Twin flap with a three-quarter front gusset as standard
  • A mono flap is also available, which has concealed V-Webbing to improve horses’ comfort
  • Short leg panel helps you mould to your horse
  • Extra shoulder freedom
  • Wool-flocked panels that mould to your horse
  • Choose from six different velcro blocks for ultimate block position and rider comfort (see tab)
  • Available in a short (-25mm), standard or long flap (+25mm)
  • Leathers available are plain full grain, genuine buffalo, bison print, memel print in black and brown (See Build My Baines for full colour options and other materials)

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We’ve been making the finest hand-crafted saddles and equine goods since 1982.  Ensuring your horses’ comfort and welfare is our ultimate goal and at the heart of every saddle we make. Our skilled craftspeople custom-make every saddle by hand, from the first cut to the last stitch. We use only the highest quality raw materials, luxurious leathers, patents, crystals, and welting to ensure all saddles meets our exacting standards and stand the test of time.

At Frank Baines Saddlery we focus on fit, so we only sell our saddles through our network of Approved Stockists. All of them have met our rigorous requirements and are qualified, saddle fitters. Together, we support you during your saddle buying journey,  to ensure you get the ultimate fit for your horse and cutting edge design that you will love.

Our mission is to make the finest quality saddle that gives you balance, stability, comfort and maximum performance; a saddle that give you and your horse hours of happy riding. We combine the finest traditions and artisan skills with luxurious, top quality materials to produce innovative, award winning saddles, loved by riders all over the world.

Block Options

Options for this saddle are:

  • Flat pad with a Fixed block
  • Flat Pad Velcro Block (allowing rider to customise position – see chart in Options tab)
  • Blocked Pad with a Fixed Block

Block Options:

Material Options

All saddles can be made using a wide range of leathers, exotics, welting and crystals. Sign up to Build My Baines to view these and other options.


“This saddle is just wonderful. It was ordered for a particular horse that has rejected every saddle for the last two years and he absolutely loves it!” Additionally, it fits the rider perfectly and very comfortably, which has been a separate struggle all on its ow. It’s very exciting! ”

Laura, Falls Echo Farm, (Laura is one of our fitters and is speaking about the saddle ordered for a client.)


All saddles come with a complimentary;

  • Embroidered fleece saddle cover (view)
  • Embroidered saddle pad dressage (view)
  • Frank Baines Leather Balsam 150gsm (view)

The Frank Baines Guarantee
For saddles dispatched after 1st April 2020 onwards

Saddle trees come with a 5 year guarantee for breakage, subject to normal usage and conditions.
All other saddle parts come with a 2 year guarantee against defective workmanship and materials, subject to fair wear and tear and/or abuse or neglect, and subject to our terms and conditions.

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