Solstice Saddlery    






 Eagle River, Alaska








































 Pessoa Saddles are regarded as amongst the best made and following the lead set by Rodrigo Pessoa (3 Times World Cup Showjumping Champion) other Champions such as Anky Van Grunsven and Blythe Tait have ridden to victory on saddles designed and supervised by the Legendary Nelson Pessoa.  These saddles have become a favorite on the Grand Prix circuit.

 Only top craftsmen are selected to work on these superb saddles and they use carefully chosen, French leathers of the highest quality, naturally tanned in a tannery with more than 200 years experience yielding a finished hide of exceptional richness of texture and warm color.

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The Stadium-This saddle features a longer and wider flap to suit long-legged riders and those who ride with a shorter stirrup. Seat and knee pads are French buffalo leather for superior grip. No knee roll, but the knee pads are higher and thicker than on other models. 161/2-18    




The Amateur Owner/AO-  The A/O features the classic Pessoa "point of balance" spring tree, supple French Oakbark calfskin leather, and a slightly deeper and wider seat than most Close Contact saddles. Pessoa has designed this saddle for the rider who is looking for perfect weight distribution over the horse's shoulders, allowing the horse to move more freely With  or without knee rolls or New knee blocks.  This saddle is one of the most comfortable of all Pessoa saddles. Also available in printed leather.  Also comes in the Junior Size and Baloubet Pro for the Professional Rider.   



The  EQ-Whether you are negogiating the most intricate Medal Course, tackling the toughest gymnastics or strengthning your position on the flat without stirrups, the Pessoa EQ places you in the proper position. Designed to suit riders who prefer a slightly flatter seat and slightly longer flap. Crafted in soft, supple French Oakbark leather! (Optional Knee Roll style)   



Generation X-From his experience in Junior Jumper classes to his dominance at The World Cup level, Rodrigo has always strived to improve his performance... and his equipment. The Rodrigo GenX is his contribution to the competitive young rider. And this has made the Pessoa's GenX their top selling Saddle! "Created to bring the rider closer to the horse, providing better control, which in turn builds rider confidence", Rodrigo's GenX can help you ride with greater success!  



The Millenium Master- Pessoa's ultimate in workmanship and quality... the Millenium Master! Crafted in the world's finest, most supple French leather, the Master looks as good as it performs!  Key quality and performance feautures include; a new deeper, more supportive seat, grippy calfskin, padded flaps and kneww roll for comfort and control, regualr or long flag, in medium or wide.



The Blythe Tait Event- Master Eventer Blyth Tait designed this saddle with his eye toward comfort, durability, and balance to meet the specific demands of the three-phase competition. His answer to today's eventing is "a close-contact seat that allows greater freedom in the tack for the extreme balance adjustments necessary over solid obstacles".  Also includes: extra-forward padded flaps, sculpted, special-grip calfskin close contact seat, soft and grippy knee pads, pencil knee rolls for added security .





The Pessoa Legacy XL-This saddle is part of the Pessoa Legacy collection with new design elements to enhance performance.  This saddle has a lower pommel and a narrower twist to ensure closer contact and less interference.  A longer and more forward flap allows for a much shorter stirrup position.  Comes with a Triangle knee roll and a thigh block.  The XP is made in French "Chamont" leather with calfskin seat and knee pads. Only available color is Oakbark.  Tree widths available are Regular and Wide. Seat sizes are 16", 16.5", 17", 17.5" and 18". 




The Pessoa Legacy XP-Perfectly balanced for today's forward jumping position. Latex molded panels are built on an entirely new tree, offering a better fit. Thicker panels and a slightly wider channel offer the horse enhanced comfort. Riders will appreciate the soft calfskin seat and knee pads. Saddle is finished in a traditional smooth oakbark leather. Beautiful stitching detail through out. Sizes 16 1/2", 17", 17 1/2", regular or wide tree.Also comes in the XP Junion 




Rodrigo Pony- Designed just for children it helps achieve a more balanced and effective seat.





The ANKY DRessage- Whatever your level of expertise, the Anky van Grunsven Dressage Saddle is designed to provide the perfect balance. This elegantly styled saddle features a deep, comfortable, soft seat that's supportive not constricting, allowing you to use your seat aids effectively. The flap design and large knee rolls position your leg correctly for the best performance possible.A unique billet design provides stability without putting undue strain on the horse's back. Exceptional hand-crafted, soft and durable French leather and wool-stuffed panels that hold their shape carry the Pessoa tradition of quality, durability, beauty, and performance. Truely a winning saddle.


Pessoa AO Plain Raised Bridle-Meticulously detailed and perfectly proportioned. Beautifully crafted in select European leather. Raised caveson and browband. Include5/8" laced reins. Hook studs. Imported. Oakbark. Pony Size, Cob Size, Full Size (1/2" cheeks), Oversized (5/8" cheeks).




Pessoa AO Fancy Stitched Bridle-Raised caveson and browband with fancy stitching.Premium European leather, and quality workmanship with fancy stitching on the raised caveson and browband. Includes/8" laced reins. 1/2" cheeks. Hook studs. Imported. Oakbark. Pony Size, Cob Size, Full Size.