What the Experts are Saying:
Gary Dearth [ ►]
I'm proud to be able to say that we were the first Arabian exhibitors to start riding Freedman saddles. The fit for both horse and rider is superior to any other saddles available. All Freedman products reflect an old world craftsmanship that is nearly impossible to find today.
Gabe DeSoto [ ►]
The saddle is very durable and it's just made with a lot of quality to help me day in and day out.
Joel Gangi [ ►]
The most comfortable flat saddle I've ever ridden in. Comfortable for my horses also.
Finest craftsmanship and materials, it’s the best riding saddle available.
Vicki Humphrey [ ►]
This saddle keeps pressure of the horses wither and allows for greater shoulder movement, it's close contact for both you and your horse, the adjustable stirrup bars allow you to sit in the correct position.
Joel Kiesner [ ►]
The tack fits the horses and it's made for horses by horsemen, and that means the world to me. The consistency in the saddles is huge to us.
Brian Murch [ ►]
The Freedman World Cup Super Grip saddle will put you and your horse in a better position to win at the highest level.
John Rannenberg [ ►]
From the first ride in it I get a great sense of security. The leather is so supple that I know it will break in quickly. The fit along the withers and back is perfectly balanced. Thank you for such great workmanship!
The new World Cup Super Grip Saddle from Freedman's is the finest saddle I have ever ridden in.
Jim Stachowski [ ►]
This saddle has the best look and finish and is the most comfortable I have ever ridden in.
Mary Trowbridge [ ►]
I love our new Freedman’s saddles, and all of the show equipment that we've gotten from them. Top quality leather and fabulous workmanship combines to make the equipment comfortable for horse and rider from the first day it arrives. The saddles fit our Arabian horses like no other saddle seat-style saddle I've found, and helps our amateurs find their position easily and consistently.
I have found that riding in the Freedman saddle positions me on the back of the horse the way cutback saddles were originally intended to. I find that I am able to feel the horse much better underneath me than I have been able to with other saddles on the market.
I love the way the leather feels on this saddle. They feel right, fit right, and are very attractive.
I LOVE IT. I am riding a very cold-backed horse, and with this saddle he settled in and went right to work!! He seems to love it too! Amazing.
Merriehill Farm, Inc.
I have a World Cup saddle and I love it. It is so comfortable that I can sink into it like I am sitting on a couch. Whether it’s me or our riders in the saddle, I find the shape allows us to sit back and up which helps bring our legs into the proper position. This riding position brings the horses up and back, like we want. We now have several clients with Freedman’s saddles. It’s what I recommend to all of our riders. As with all of the Freedman's products the craftsmanship and quality is second to none.
Mike Goebig/Dwayne Knowles
This saddle is very smooth, soft riding, and is a solid fit for horses and riders.
Sarah Gove [ ►]
I was apprehensive about giving up my childhood saddle, but after good reviews from friends and learning about the better fit for our horses I had to give it a try. After a week or so I really liked it. After a month or so I was in LOVE with it! Thank you David!
I love the new World Cup saddle. It rides so much differently than the original. It’s like going from a Cadillac to a Rolls Royce!
David Rand [ ►]
With this saddle it sits nice on the horse's back and is nice and flat. The super grip is so wonderful that the amateur or the owner that's driving feels secure.
Heather Boodey [ ►]
The World Cup Super Grip has a great stickiness to it, and all of my riders feel like they just connect with that saddle when they sit in it.
Bob Brison [ ►]
I think it distributes your weight in a much cleaner way across the horse's back, which allows more freedom in their movement.
We are fully sold on these saddles. There is a huge difference in your saddle’s fit for both horse and rider. AJ feels very secure, which is especially important.
Maximum comfort- zero break in from the very first ride!
Grey Ridge Farm
The first saddle I can honestly say I could not live without!
Lionel Ferreira [ ►]
A saddle’s function should be to support the rider while also molding to the horse conformation, both necessary to enhance the horse’s performance. This saddle achieves this, with excellent craftsmanship.
Lynda Freseth [ ►]
This saddles amazing, it does big things to help riders.
High Spirits Farm
The best fitting saddle for both horse and rider ever developed. Not only is it the most comfortable and secure saddle on the market, but the paramount advantage to the Freedman saddle is the way it fits the modern Saddlebred in the withers where others do not, which allows freedom of movement in the vital shoulder area and allows the neck to raise up with no impediment.
Chuck Herbert [ ►]
Clients that come in that have other brands of saddles, we ask them to ride in the World Cup Super Grip and see if they would like to make a change, because we do recomend it to each one of our clients.
Gayle Lampe [ ►]
Adjunct Professor of Equestrian Science,
William Woods University
I love my Freedman saddle. I feel it puts me in just the right spot to feel my horse under me and to ride very effectively. Born To Win likes it too!!
Smith Lilly [ ►]
Not only is the Freedman World Cup Super Grip Saddle comfortable for both horse and rider. It is well made and built to last
I really like how the Freedman saddle allows my riders to get down around their horse and feel everything that is going on.
Evan & Mary Orr [ ►]
The freedman super grip saddle gives you the perfect combination of comfort, rider positioning and seat security for either your performance or equitation rider.
The World Cup Super Grip Saddle works great for me! I immediately find the sweet spot in this saddle on every horse I ride, young, old, big or small.
The new Freedman’s saddle is fantastic! We are using them for both amateurs and equitation riders. The leather has a wonderful grip and truly makes my riders feel secure. Many thanks to Freedman’s, who keep supplying our industry with innovative ideas!
Kathryn Rodosky Taylor [ ►]
Posting low and staying in close contact with your horse is a difficult skill. This saddle assists my riders with both because there is no "spring board affect" from the saddle. I've seen improvements in balance, timing and coordination because the rider isn't being pushed up from the seat of the saddle during any gait.
LM Turner Stables
The World Cup Super Grip Saddle is very comfortable and I love it. After riding in it I wouldn't want to ride in anything else.
The most popular model we have ever made! This saddle is easy to ride and features comfortable super grip leather on the seat, skirts and flaps. This greatly improves rider timing and performance. Extra tight, close contact panels allows you to feel the horse beneath you. Shock absorbing tree points deep recessed adjustable stirrup bars, draw rein dee's and a double "V" billet balancing system make the World Cup SG Saddle the show horse industries favorite.
Fleece lined saddle cover included.
Saddle is brown and darkens with Oakwood leather conditioner.
We guarantee our saddle tree for 5 years!
Freedman saddles are covered under a 5 year warranty from its original purchase date to its original owner to be free from defects related to workmanship. If such defects appear, upon presentation of your dated proof of purchase and this original warranty tag, the saddle will be repaired within 60 days of its receipt in our factory. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear or any consequential damages due to excessive force nor does it cover repairs made by unauthorized personnel. Warranty is null and void if oil or greased based products are used including the process of oil dipping. Warranty does not cover damage caused by accidents or misuse.
We guarantee our saddle tree for 5 years against breakage under normal wear and tear. Freedman’s will replace the tree if it’s found to be defective upon examination by our customer care department. Saddle trees will not be replaced if there is structural damage due to excessive force due to an accident or misuse. Signs of these damages may not be cosmetically evident, but are easily diagnosed by our customer care.
Adjustable Stirrup Bars
Adjustable stirrup bars carry a 3 year warranty under normal wear and tear. If a bar is found to be faulty they will be replaced free of charge. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that stirrup bars are in the correct and locked position before mounting to ride. If a stirrup bar is not in correct and locked position the stirrup bar will show obvious signs of stripping due to force and will not be covered under warranty. Obvious signs include marks in the slide rail and broken parts due to force. Your Stirrup Bar safety catch may have to be adjusted to the tension you prefer. There is a 5/32 Allen Key supplied with your saddle so you can easily make the adjustments needed. Saddle billets have been designed for maximum strength and minimal stretch. They do wear faster than any other part of the saddle due to every day wear and tear. Our billets have been constructed of sandwiched leather and nylon webbing. Saddle billets carry a one year warranty from normal wear and tear. If the billets have been misused or damaged by anything being attached to them for the use of training, the warranty will be null and void.
Super Grip Leather
The leather surface of your Freedman saddle is not scratch resistant due to its natural soft leather properties and thus scratches/marks will become visible under normal wear and tear and are not covered under warranty. Only Freedman recommended cleaning and conditioning products are to be used on your saddle. Please refer to the “taking care of your new saddle” sheet we provide.
Freedman’s will not accept returns without prior authorization by our customer care department. Saddles sent to us must be prepaid and must have our claim# clearly labeled. Call us toll free 1877 256 7674 to register a claim. We thank you for purchasing a Freedman’s product.