Wintec

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Wintec is an Australian saddle manufacturer known for the first synthetic saddles.[1][2]

History[edit]

The company is a subsidiary of Bates Australia, originally established in 1934,[3] and is known for its innovative approach to saddle manufacturing.[2] in particular the synthetic "Wintec".[4]

Saddles[edit]

The company's saddles have two innovative features: the Easy Change Gullet System and the CAIR Panel System.[5]

The Easy Change Gullet System was designed in 1998 to help custom fit a saddle to a horse’s withers, maintaining clearance of the wither as the horse’s shape changes.[6] and help maintain a good saddle fit [7]

The CAIR Panel System, an air filled panel, was developed in 2000 as an alternative to the traditional flocking in saddles,[5] and helps to evenly distribute the rider’s weight.[8][9] [10]


Wintec Dressage Saddles[edit]

Wintec offers several dressage saddles including the Wintec 250; Wintec 500, Wintec 500 Pony, Wintec 500 Wide; Wintec Pro; Wintec Pro with Contourbloc and the famous Wintec Isabell.[11]

Wintec 500 Dressage[edit]

Wintec 500 dressage is an entry level saddle. It features Flexiblocks to allow the ride to change the knee rolls of the saddle. it is made from hard wearing equileather and is a great first dressage saddle.

Wintec Isabell Dressage[edit]

The Wintec Isabell is similar to the Bates Isabell but is synthetic. The 'Isabell' as it is affectionately known was developed in consultation with World Dressage Champion Isabell Werth, to support both horse and rider as a team.

The difference the Isabell saddle makes to your riding is quite profound, as radical features including the Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar take the effort out of sitting in the correct position. The saddle is made from equisuede, providing extra grip. Combine that with its luxurious deep seat and you have a saddle built for the dressage ring.

Wintec Pro with Contourbloc[edit]

The Wintec Pro Dressage with Contourbloc®, achieves unprecedented comfort, supporting a correct and secure dressage position, featuring an ultra narrow waist enabling greater communication and contact, while the Contourbloc® further ensures confidence and security. Ideal for use in all levels of competition and training. Made from equisuede for grip, with hard wearing equileather patches to prevent stirrup rubbing.

Wintec Jumping Saddles[edit]

Wintec offers several dressage saddles including;

Wintec 500 Jump[edit]

A hard-wearing leather-look deep seat jump saddle that offers greater support for your position. Ideal for developing a strong, balanced jumping position. Made from "Equileather" with adjustable flexiblocs.

Wintec 500 Close Contact[edit]

A hard-wearing leather look close contact jump saddle suited for riders who prefer greater freedom of movement in the seat. Ideal for developing a strong, balanced rider position. This saddle is made from "Equi-Leather" and features short, synthetic, interchangeable girth points.

Wintec Pro Jump[edit]

A high performance deep seat jump saddle featuring an ultra narrow waist, perfect balance and grip for increased stability and feel. Ideal for use at all levels of competition.

Wintec Pro Close Contact[edit]

A high performance close contact showjumping saddle featuring an ultra narrow waist, perfect balance and grip for increased stability and feel. Ideal for use at all levels of competition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "English Tack - Wintec Bridle @ Horse Tack Review". Horsetackreview.com. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  3. ^ Sellnow, Les (2003-04-01). "The Right Saddle for the Job". TheHorse.com. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  4. ^ "parked with Netfleet.com.au". Wintec.net.au. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  5. ^ a b Sellnow, Les (2003-04-01). "The Right Saddle for the Job". TheHorse.com. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  6. ^ Sellnow, Les (2003-04-01). "The Right Saddle for the Job". TheHorse.com. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  7. ^ EASY CHANGE Gullet System
  8. ^ West, Christy M. (2005-02-04). "Evaluating Saddle Fit". TheHorse.com. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-08-30. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 
  10. ^ CAIR Panel System
  11. ^ "Dressage Range Archives - Wintec". Wintec. Retrieved 2016-04-14. 

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