The Louisville™ Flat Seat Cut Back Show Saddle

The Louisville™ Cut Back Show saddle incorporates a laminated birch wood and spring steel tree, which is designed and made in our tree department. Our unique tree has been sculptured to the rider’s thigh allowing the hips to drop in a more perpendicular angle, which allows the legs a more comfortable and natural position. We have streamlined the seat for a classic look while retaining the superb comfort and durability that has been the hallmark of our cut back saddles for many years. The panels are constructed using the finest English pure wool felt and natural latex rubber then shaped to correspond to the contours of the tree and the anatomy of the rider, ensuring a perfect symmetry of the two. This Louisville™ saddle has all the attributes and more that has made our cut back saddles the premier brand in the Arabian show scene for over 25 years.

Our unique Patented L&R® five position adjustable stirrup bar made in England using the finest grade stainless steel are hand assembled by master craftsmen. All of our saddle trees are designed in house and hand crafted in our own tree department by master tree makers with unparalleled experience in the industry.

Each and every item used in the construction of our saddles that can be, is sourced in England from the finest materials available.

The Louisville™ Cut Back Show saddle is for the rider who prefers a flat seat.

A New Unique Feature only available from Lovatt & Ricketts®

Our unique Saddle Seat cut back spring tree has been further enhanced by the improving of the Longitudinal (length) flexibility of the tree enabling it to flex with the movement of the horse’s motion. We have over several years exhaustively been testing a combination of layers of Birch Wood ply to obtain the optimum flex with maximum strength. We have completed our research and incorporated it into several of our European models and is now available in our cut back models. This is a truly unique innovation and tremendous advancement in the comfort of the horse.

Leather Options:

  • X-Grip Water Buffalo with Ultra-Tack™ Calf Skin in the seat.
  • Smooth English Aniline Full Grain Saddle Butts with Ultra-Tack™ CalfSkin seat
  • Pig Print English Aniline cowhide with Ultra-Tack™ CalfSkin seat

Also Available to Special Order: Smooth Suede Nu-Buck Buffalo in the Seat.

Colours: Black or Brown

Black Smooth
Brown Smooth
Black Buffalo
Brown Buffalo
Havana Pig Print
Black Pig Print

Seat Sizes: 18”,19”,20”,21”,22” and 23”

Tree Widths: Narrow, Medium and Wide.

Price: $3,400.00

flat louisville winning first showingI LOVE my new show saddles from Lovatt and Ricketts!!!

My previous show horse was a Half Arab with medium width.  I now own and show a Purebred Arabian, requiring a wide tree.  Thus, I was forced to buy 2 new saddles!  I’m glad that was the outcome because both saddles fit perfectly!  One saddle is for is Country Pleasure, therefore I purchased the FLAT Louisville brown buffalo cut back saddle.  I can truly feel my horse, and again, comfortably. And, we won our 1st show on our 1st showing using the new Louisville Flat!!  (Arabian Country Pleasure AAOTR).The other discipline is for show-hack, so I purchased the Showring.  That coupled with the show bridle, also from Lovatt and Ricketts, my horse is comfortable and looks stunning!!We have had a successful show season so far and look forward to many future rides with my new saddles!
Carol Ann CorsiOak Point, TX