The PDS (Professional Dressage Solutions) range is a premium saddle brand designed in conjunction with leading dressage rider and coach – Carl Hester. The PDS Grande dressage saddle is the key saddle in the PDS Carl Hester Collection and forms the basis of the range. The saddle is suited to a wide range of horses with medium size withers. All PDS saddle trees are manufactured from a strong and light-weight Carbon fibre material and are anatomically shaped to help ensure your horse’s comfort while allowing for an incredibly close contact between horse and rider. In addition the strength and flexibility of the Carbon fibre tree allows for tree width adjustment through the use of the X-Change gullet system. Most horses change shape from season to season or even during a single competitive season and the use of the X-Change system allows the owner to make the necessary adjustments to their saddle in order to ensure the optimal fit for their horse at any given time. PDS saddles are also fitted with AMS saddle panels, specifically developed to help distribute weight evenly and to reduce pressure on your horse’s back. AMS saddle panels allow for flocking adjustments, helping to further customize the fit of the saddle to the individual horse’s shape. 17.5′.