Charlie Richardson

Eventing Australia

To have Bates Saddles as my first ever sponsor is simply amazing. I am extremely lucky as I now ride in Australia’s best saddles and possibly the world’s best saddles.

I have the Bates Victrix adjustable jump saddle which I absolutely love. I feel completely at one with my horses as it is a close contact saddle with the beautiful Luxe Leather making it really grippy!

I also have the new Bates Artiste dressage saddle which is the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden in. I particularly like the soft, adjustable knee blocks as it makes me feel more secure in the sitting trot.