Pirouette Standard

Pirouette Standard

The Pirouette Standard is a mono-flap, wool-flocked Dressage saddle giving you ultimate close contact with your horse. Designed for precision movement it puts you in the classic Dressage position. Image shown is a Pirouette Standard.

Product range: Classic

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Design and fit

The Pirouette Standard mono-flap Dressage saddle has wool-flocked panels and a flat open seat. If you are looking for close contact then this saddle is for you. Every single feature is designed for exact motion to maximise the connection with your horse. The tree used for this Dressage saddle is a good option for horses with a medium wither and a flat back.

This saddle is available in three options:

  • 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

Features and benefits

  • Built on a laminated beechwood tree
  • A single flap allows you to feel extreme contact with your horse
  • Concealed V-girthing system gives you even girthing pressure to improve horses comfort
  • Choose from six blocks giving the rider instant comfort
  • A flat open seat that suits a more flatter-backed horse
  • Mono flap as standard
  • Available in a short flap (-25mm), standard flap 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.


“I have a custom Classic Pirouette and I LOVE it!! I wanted to be able to do dressage, jump and trail ride all in a saddle that was totally comfortable for my horse. I am so secure and balanced when I’m in the seat. It puts my legs in the correct position so I don’t have to think about my balance and my riding has improved exponentially. It is a beautiful, professionally crafted piece of art. My choices for colours, leathers and options were the icing on the cake. Thank you for making me and my horse incredibly happy.”

Judy Murray May 20


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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