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Wintec 500 Stock Saddle 


Practicality and comfort at its best, the Wintec 500 STOCK SADDLE is a quality saddle for you to explore wherever you dare! You will feel secure in your position with a supportive seat, and the added comfort and grip of the rough out knee pad, the most easy-care saddle yet. After a big day of riding – simply hose off your easy-care Wintec saddle – after all, the best days end with the messiest saddles! For your horse, they will enjoy the super-soft panels which mould in and around their muscles, hugging their conformation.  

 Wintec saddles can be used in any weather condition without the need for additional protection. Wintec saddles are designed to help you make the most of your time with your horse by being lightweight, easy to care for, and scratch-resistant. There is a Wintec saddle for every discipline and every rider.

The History of Wintec

At a competitive price, Wintec saddles and fittings are engineered to provide long-lasting durability, simple maintenance, and maximum horse and rider comfort. Wintec has gained popularity among a diverse community of riders, including those who compete and those who ride purely for pleasure, thanks to technological advancements in fitting and comfort.

Technology and Performance are two important aspects of any saddles.

Wintec saddles can adapt to the changing fit requirements of horses as they mature or develop. Wintec is known for its EASY-CHANGETM Fit solution, which is used for saddle-fitting. It combines the EASY-CHANGE Gullet System, which allows riders to adjust the width of the saddle tree, with the EASY-CHANGE Riser System, which allows riders to adjust the height of the saddle panels without removing the saddle. With a few notable exceptions, the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution is now standard on all Wintec saddles.

All the comfort of a traditional stock saddle with the features made famous by the Wintec brand. Perfect for anyone looking for extra security and comfort whether that be starting young horses, playing polocrosse or riding up and down the trails, or anywhere and everywhere! It's a stock saddle that combines comfort, flexibility of fit and performance features. A hard-wearing Equi-Leather seat, poley knee pads and saddle flaps offer exceptional durability for the most demanding of climates. Features include Adjustable Y-Girthing system and poley knee pads. And you can just hose it off after you ride, no need to spend hours cleaning and oiling, what more could you want?

 Stock Saddle Conversion Chart 
Traditional Stock Measurement Approximate English Equivalent
11" Small child
12" Youth under 10 years approx.
Small 16"-16.5"
Medium 16.5"-17"
Large 17"-17.5"
Extra Large 17.5"-18"


Horse and Rider Technology

…we call this HART

HART provides the following services:

The CAIR® Cushion Panel System provides protective cushioning for the body. It distributes the rider's weight fluidly across the horse's back by utilising air pressure.

Using the EASY-CHANGETM Fit Solution, which consists of the EASY-CHANGE Gullet system and the EASY-CHANGE Riser system, you can achieve a precise custom fit. It is possible for riders to select the optimal gullet width for their horse's current shape and muscling, and to make adjustments within the saddle panels to achieve the best possible balance and clearance. All adjustments are quantifiable, symmetrical, and completely reversible, regardless of the method used.

The Elastiflex Tree, which is lightweight and durable, provides the lateral flexion necessary to work with the horse's muscular movement in every stride, allowing for more comfortable riding.

Free movement is supported by Performance Panel Technology, which is shaped to support the horse's natural motion and is positioned to create a wide channel to relieve pressure on the spinal column.

With the help of Comfort Seat Technology, riders can achieve higher levels of performance. The rider's ability to move with the horse is supported by the seat's gentle support.



The technology that makes up HART has been proven to be transformative for horse and rider:

  • Protective cushioning: CAIR Cushion System
  • Precision custom fit: EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution
  • Ergonomic flex: Elastiflex Tree
  • Free movement: Performance panel technology
  • Superior rider performance: Comfort seat technology

Only if a saddle has all of these features, is it worthy of the HART badge.

Rider reviews 

I can't imagine my life without riding... and I can't imagine the hassle of riding in anything other than a Wintec! 
Life's busy, time's precious. Make the most of every moment in a durable, weatherproof Wintec.
"Training together is our escape! My best friend and I love taking a few hours out for ourselves in a dressage arena to relax, unwind and simply ride together"
After training, competing or teaching... it's always nice to know my saddle just needs a quick wipe over and I'm done for the day!


Precision custom fit

…EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution

Together the EASY-CHANGE Gullet System and the EASY-CHANGE Riser System offer a total fitting solution for your horse’s absolute comfort and your peace of mind.

All adjustments are measurable, symmetrical and completely reversible, ensuring total confidence in your ability to custom fit your saddle to your horse’s changing shape for optimal comfort and performance.

Protective cushioning

…CAIR Cushion System


The revolutionary CAIR Cushion System replaces the traditional fillings in your saddle panel with air. There are two independently sealed air Cushions within each saddle panel. The concept of air, as the ultimate in cushioning for your horse, is simple. Air being a fluid medium will constantly adapt to the horse’s working muscles. This means that your weight will be distributed evenly across the entire length of the cushion, virtually eliminating pressure points.

This extraordinary comfort results in freer movement, better carriage, and a happier horse.

For such a simple concept the dramatic difference the CAIR Cushion System makes to your horse’s comfort and performance is profound.


Ergonomic flex

…Elastiflex Tree


Supported by an EASY-CHANGE Gullet, the Elastiflex Tree features a rigid head to maintain clearance over your horse’s wither, while possessing lateral flexion to work with your horse’s muscular movement with every stride. Precision engineered to be lightweight, symmetrical and ultra durable the Elastiflex Tree is guaranteed against breakage for the lifetime of your saddle (under normal riding conditions), deemed to be 10 years.

Free movement

…Performance panel technology

  • a generous panel, designed to ensure a large footprint on your horse’s back, maximising the weight bearing surface of the saddle and resulting in a reduction in pressure and increased comfort for your horse.
  • a wide and even chamber, with performance panels to support your horse’s working muscles and maximise movement in their shoulder area.
  • plus complementary technologies for your horse’s comfort including world-leading girthing systems.

Superior rider performance

Comfort seat technology

  • multilayered foams of exacting densities for instantaneous comfort and support of an optimal position.
  • a narrow waist anatomically shaped for closer contact.
  • plus complementary technologies for your comfort including world-leading stirrup bar, and systems to precision-tailor support for your riding position.


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