The comfort of my horse and myself is the upmost important aspect in order to perform at our very best. The sport of eventing involves enough challenge in itself, so to not have to worry about your position or balance is why I ride in Bates Saddles. I love how the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution allows any horse of any shape to be fitted correctly as well as the CAIR Cushion System to give the horse complete comfort. I ride in a Bates Victrix as it gives me the feeling of being so close to the horse, where I can read and react to what is underneath me efficiently. I ride in a Bates Artiste as I love the position it sits me in and I feel at one with my horse.