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Sensation Ride Saddle Models
ON MARCH 15, 2016, PRICES ON ALL SADDLES WILL INCREASE.

HYBRID
Treeless Saddle
$1595

Sensation Ride™ Hybrid Treeless Saddle

The Hybrid model offers the best of both worlds from the western and the English styles of saddles. The 13” wide swell of the Hybrid replaces the pommel of the other English models. The cantle of the hybrid is significantly wider and taller than the other English versions. The flap on the Hybrid is available standard as a dressage shaped flap designed for a longer leg position, or can be paired with an English Trail flap, for a more forward flap cut.

The swell on the Hybrid offers a rider a feeling similar to what a western saddle would offer. The knee roll is average to full with a moveable knee block attached under the knee roll.

Rings located at the rear and sides of the seats create attachment areas for cantle packs or water bottle holders for convenience on the trail. Front rings are for attaching a breastplate and carry handle.

Available in various choices of smooth to grippy leathers. Hardware choices are Stainless steel or solid brass.

Sizes available from 14.5" – 16.5"

FORMAL DRESSAGE
Treeless Saddle
$1595

Sensation Treeless Formal Dressage

The Formal Dressage model Sensation Ride™ saddle was designed to meet the needs of riders who want a very traditional, tidy looking saddle for the show ring.

The seat of this saddle is very secure and deep. The flaps are slightly longer and straighter than our Dressage model and have a more significant knee roll. The pommel has a slightly higher rise than any of the other English models. Stitch lines on the flap of the Formal Dressage are unique and streamlined, and they blend into the seat lines of the unique G4 seat.

The Formal Dressage comes standard with G4 Rigging. This feature allows the rider to choose any one of the 3 billets as a lower point stirrup attachment for ideal leg positioning.

There are front rings only on the Formal Dressage model, and these are hidden under the seat jockey and may be used with a breastplate.

Available in various choices of smooth to grippy leathers – Hardware choices are Stainless steel or solid brass.

Standard sizes available for this model are English 16, 17” or 17.5”

SONORAN
Treeless Saddle
$1795

Sensation™ Sonoran Treeless Saddle

We always appreciate receiving feedback from our customers, and this model was created in response to that feedback. Introducing our newest treeless saddle model – the Sonoran

Similar to the Hybrid, the Sonoran has a western seat on an English style flap, in this case our Formal Dressage flap.

The Sonoran combines the elegance of our Formal Dressage flap with the security of a Tall Western Swell and Cantle.

Available in various choices of smooth to grippy leathers. Hardware choices are Stainless steel or solid brass.

ENGLISH TRAIL
Treeless Saddle
$1395

Sensation Ride™ - English Trail

The Sensation™ English Trail treeless saddle was the original model Sensation Ride™. The concept behind the design is to provide the rider with a seat which is easy to rise from and adaptable to a short or long leg without obviously leaning to a specific riding style.

The seat shape provides the rider with support on the upper thigh – similar to what an Australian saddle would offer, but not to the same degree. The knee roll is average with a moveable knee block attached under the knee roll.

Rings located at the rear and sides of the seats create attachment areas for cantle packs or water bottle holders for convenience on the trail. Front rings are for attaching a breastplate and carry handle.

This model is best suited to riders who have a long hip to knee length, like a longer seat or would like to do some jumping.

Available in various choices of smooth to grippy leathers. Hardware choices are Stainless steel or solid brass.

ENGLISH All-Purpose
Treeless Saddle
$1335

Sensation English

The Sensation™ English treeless saddle was the original model Sensation Ride™. The concept behind the design is to provide the rider with a seat which is easy to rise from and adaptable to a short or long leg without obviously leaning to a specific riding style.

The seat shape provides the rider with support on the upper thigh – similar to what an Australian saddle would offer, but not to the same degree. The knee roll is average with a moveable knee block attached under the knee roll.

The English model comes with front rings on either side of the pommel for attaching a breastplate and carry handle.

This model is best suited to riders who have a long hip to knee length, like a longer seat or would like to do some jumping.

Available in various choices of smooth to grippy leathers. Hardware choices are Stainless steel or solid brass.

Saddle shown with G4 Seat upgrade.

DRESSAGE TRAIL
Treeless Saddle
$1395

Dressage Treeless Saddle

The Dressage trail model Sensation Ride™ saddle came about to fill the needs of the rider who wishes to have a deeper seat with a greater degree of contact in the knee roll. The flap of the Dressage model is straighter to be ridden with a long leg. The addition of 5 rings on the back and sides of the cantle, as well as the breastplate rings, gives this saddle the name “trail”. Great attachment areas for cantle packs or water bottle holders for convenience on the trail.

As with the English trail the seat shape provides the rider with support on the upper thigh – similar to what an Australian saddle would offer, but not to the same degree. The G4 seat upgrade will reduce the upper thigh support and turn the G3 DT into a more show-worthy saddle. The knee roll is average to full with a moveable knee block attached under the knee roll.

Available in various choices of smooth to grippy leathers. Hardware choices are Stainless steel or solid brass.

Standard size on this model would feel like a 15" Western seat or 17" English. Available in sizes from 16.5 – 17.5.

DRESSAGE
Treeless Saddle
$1335

Sensation Ride™ Dressage

Due to the numerous custom features available, our Sensation Ride™ treeless saddles are not available for online purchase. Each Sensation Ride™ saddle model has standard options:

* ENGLISH/TRAIL – English pommel, flap and cantle
* DRESSAGE/TRAIL – Dressage pommel, flap and cantle
* FORMAL DRESSAGE – Formal Dressage pommel, flap and cantle
* HYBRID – Hybrid swell and cantle, Dressage Flap
* SONORAN – Tall Western swell and cantle, Formal Dressage flap
* WESTLISH REBEL – Western swell and cantle, English Flap
* WESTERN SPORT – Tall Western swell and cantle
* HARMONY ELEMENT – No fixed pommel or cantle, Dressage Flap

Remember that these options can all be interchanged. For example, you could order an English Trail with an English Pommel, Formal Dressage Cantle and English flap if you would like. Or a Hybrid with Hybrid Swell, Tall Western Cantle and English flap.

We will work with you personally to develop the ideal saddle for you.

JUMP
Treeless Saddle
$1400

Sensation Ride™ Jump Treeless Saddle

The Sensation Ride™ Jump saddle offers all the features riders look for in a jumping saddle.  The standard reduced pommel, and low cantle allow the rider to easily get out of the seat over jumps, and the forward cut flap and large knee roll provide ample leg support when ridding with shorter stirrups.

The Jump model comes standard with rings around the cantle, making it a great saddle for riders who like to hit the trails when they aren’t schooling over fences.  Front rings are also included for the carry strap and for breastplate attachment.

The Jump comes standard with G3 rigging and a G4 seat, to make for a nice show ring look.  Removable knee blocks are included, with the option to upgrade to larger or smaller ones to get the perfect amount of support.

The Jump is available in sizes 16.5″ – 17.5″

WESTLISH REBEL
Treeless Saddle
$1890

Westlish Rebel

The Sensation Ride™ Westlish Rebel is the newest model in the Sensation™ treeless saddle line, and is actually a clever combination of two popular models. The name comes from Dana’s daughter, Samantha, who coined the term “westlish” to describe her riding style: a little bit western, and a little bit english!

We often have riders who love the Hybrid, but really miss the feeling of those “wrap around” fenders against the leg, rather than a more english style stirrup leather. The Westlish Rebel is a daring combination of the best of both worlds – the Hybrid flap with the Seat and fenders of the Sensation Western!

The Westlish comes standard with G4 Rigging, but can be customized to accept G3 rigging.

9 Rings allow you to attach just about anything to your Rebel, but like our other models, you can certainly add more if desired! Seat sizes are available from 14.5″ through to 16.5″.

If you normally ride a western 15″, you should go one size bigger and order a 16″ Westlish Rebel.

Available in various choices of smooth to grippy leathers – check with your dealer for the latest offerings. Hardware choices are Stainless steel or solid brass.

WESTERN SPORT
Treeless Saddle
$1700

Sensation Ride™ Western Sport

The Western Sport model Sensation meets the needs of the rider who wants the western “feel” – minus knee rolls. The 13” wide swell of the Western replaces the pommel of the other English models. The cantle of the Western is significantly wider and 1” taller than the other English versions. The Fenders on the Sensation Western are moveable up and down the 2” wide nylon leathers, offering the ability to change them to optimum placement for each rider.

Rings located at the rear and sides of the seats create attachment areas for cantle packs or water bottle holders for convenience on the trail. Front rings are for attaching a breastplate and carry handle. An extra set of lower front rings allows the option for use with a Western style breastplate.

This model is designed with the western rider in mind. It offers a secure, deep seat feeling very similar to the shape of a traditional western saddle, only much more comfortable! The fenders are stylized to reflect a western flair, and the seat and skirting is designed to uphold traditional western looks.

While the skirting is longer than the English models, the actual weight bearing surface is identical at 19”, allowing even the shortest backed horse the ability to use the Western in comfort.

Standard sizes available for this model are 14.5″ to 16.5″

Available in various choices of smooth to grippy leathers – Hardware choices are Stainless steel or solid brass.

WESTERN GAUCHO
Treeless Saddle
$1800

Custom Treeless Saddle

WESTERN GAUCHO Treeless Saddle $1700 - Description to come later.

HARMONY ELEMENT
Treeless Saddle
$950

Custom Treeless Saddle

The Sensation Ride™ Harmony Element treeless saddle provides the rider with the practical adjustability of the original Sensation Ride™ Treeless saddle, but in a more simplistic, nonrestrictive back-to-basics design.

The removable seat topper is available in your choice of leather or 100% wool fleece ($Call-for-price upgrade). Decide exactly how much support you want, and where you want it with hook & loop receptive components which can be placed in either the front or the rear of the saddle. Knee blocks can be attached to support your leg; great if you are riding in hilly terrain! No seat sizes needed – One size fits all, you can adjust the cantle and pommel support in the comfort of your own home, to fit each member of your family.

As is expected from the Sensation Ride™ treeless saddle line of products, the Sensation Harmony Element is designed with the horse in mind, allowing spinal relief with a contoured topline and panels to support the rider’s weight. This not only means it is comfortable for your equine friend, but also that it will perform with stability for the rider – no twisting or sliding!

5 rings will give you plenty of opportunity to turn your ride into an all day affair – bring your coat and packs! Regular breastplates and cruppers may be used if desired. Flaps are covered with quality North American suede or leather, to provide you with years of close contact riding pleasure.The Sensation Harmony Element is the perfect compromise between the ultimate closeness of riding bareback, and the protective structure of a saddle.

The Harmony Element treeless saddle comes standard with medium knee blocks, cantle bolster, pommel bolster, and hard use stirrup leathers.

Available in various choices of smooth to grippy leathers – Hardware choices are Stainless steel or solid brass.

PRICING INFORMATION

Nicker’s saddles are Canadian made, shipped from Canada, and priced in Canadian dollars. Price in US dollars is calculated using the Currency Converter and adding the 3% currency conversion fee.

Example: A saddle plus shipping comes to 1300.00 Canadian. Using the currency converter you will find the current days exchange rate and a converter calculator where you can simply plug in the amount and the work is done for you. But as an example of how this works, in case you want a quick math lesson, simply multiply the Canadian exchange rate with the total price. 1300.00 x (.956) = 1242.80. There is a currency conversion fee of 3% applied that is added to the Canadian price. 1300.00 x (3%) = 39.00. So the final price is 1242.80 plus the conversion fee of 39.00 for a total U.S price of $1281.80.

The exchange rate fluctuates frequently in small increments making it necessary to check the Currency Converter on the day of purchase. Certain Accessories are American and in USD. Only Nickers saddles and their accessories are priced Canadian.

Please note: Currently, this Spring of 2012, the exchange rate is not in favor of those is the U.S. This reflects our weak dollar. This week for instance, the exchange rate multiplyer has been 1.02 to 1.04. So on 1000.00 Canadian dollars the U.S price would be 1020.00 to 1040.00.

ORDERING & SHIPPING INFORMATION

Ordering is done the old fashioned way, with a phone call! ( 614 837-7299 eastern time). This assures both you and Gerri that you get exactly what you need. Email does not always reach its intended destination. If you email please follow up with a call if you have not heard back from us by the next day.

Shipping and handling can be $70.00 to $115.00 depending on location and size of the box necessary for shipping your saddle(s) and accessories. Order time varies 4 to 6 weeks. Very often there are in-stocks available. Be sure to check the instock list for saddles that can ship immediately. Or contact us for the newest list. We have Demos available for trial purposes.

WHAT COMES WITH THE SADDLES

The saddles come standard with the hard use stirrup straps. Girths and stirrups do not come with the saddles. All saddles, except the western saddle, come with removable knee blocks under the knee rolls. They also come with the front grab strap.

They weigh about 6 pounds without stirrups and girth hanging from them!

All saddles are alike on the underside. Click on the features tab at the top of this page for pictures. The footprint of the saddles is about 19" long. Even the western model is about 19 to 21" long not including the very flexible skirt behind the cantle.

Can I get the saddles with larger seat sizes than are listed? Nickers hopes to make larger models available. Please just call for more information. There are a few options available that can create a larger seat by as much as one inch. The angle of the Hybrids swell can create a more open or closed seat. So if you need a little more wiggle room in the front consider going with the C-T 92 degree western swell, the most upright one. The pommel on the English and Dressage models can be ordered with the smaller more petite pommel called the "reduced" pommel.

Where the cantle is concerned some of the stuffing can be removed from it which can furthur open up the seat. So if you are ordering a 17.5" English trail and need one inch more room, then enough stuffing from the cantle can be removed to create more room. Don't worry, the cantle will still hold its shape because there is molded foam inside of it. And the cantle will still feel very comfortable and you will have the extra seat size you need.

SADDLE COLOR OPTIONS - Many different color combinations are available.

  • The flap of the saddle (everything except the seat, knee and thigh roll) is typically made with black or brown leather but other leathers are also available such as Crazyhorse, see picture #2, Moutaineer, see picture #3 (NuBuck suede). Black Nubuck is also a choice for seat leathers. Leathers for the flap vary in their degrees of grip. Call for explaination.
  • The seat, knee and thigh rolls are offered in a variety of leathers and colors as seen below. Seats typically in suede or nubuck make good choices for increased seat grip.
  • A fun chameleon color package is offered for 100.00 extra. If the color you want is in stock then there is no 100.00 fee. See picture #4 as a good example.
  • New leathers are constantly being offered so email or call to find out what is available. See leather choices in the menu bar at the top of the page for the most current offerings.

Thumbnail Gallery below shows various color combinations. This is not a complete list.

Some colors may be discontinued. If you see one you like contact us for current status.


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Note: In some cases, colors in the photos may be different in real life. Example, #18 is red but
looks a bit on the pinkish side in the photo. Crazyhorse leathers vary with each hide batch.

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Elkskin Tobacco leather on black English trail 15 Mountaineer Nubuck, w/ black leather, G4 Western
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Smooth leather brown on Stampede (Stampede discontinued but is replaced with Crazyhorse leather 16 Green leather on black flap, Dressage
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All Nubuck Mountaineer 17 Greeen leather G3 Dressage w/ G4 Dressage seat top
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Oakbark smooth leather on Crazyhorse, G3 Dressage 18 Red leather on black, Hybrid with mathcing bridle
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Black smooth leather on Crazyhorse flap, Hybrid 19 Taupe on tan floral (floral currently not available)
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Oakbark smooth leather on Crazyhorse English Trail 20 Elkskin Tobacco on black G3 Dressage w/ G4 Dressage seat
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Smooth black on brown flap (a custom saddle) 21 Glacier brown on glacier brown flap, Hybrid
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Chameleon pink on black flap Hybrid, w/matching breastplate 22 Serengeti Nubuck on black flap, G3 dressage
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Stone on black flap, Hybrid 23 Brown leather on black flap, English trail
10 Red leather on black flap, G3 Dressage 24 Lime green in black flap, Hybrid
11 Chameleon Royal blue on black flap, G3 Dressage 25 Light blue leather trim on black flap, Hybrid
12 Smooth brown on Nubuck Mountaineer flap, Hybrid 26 Brown leather on Crazyhorse flap, G3 dressage
13 Smooth brown on black flap, English trail 27 G4 Western heavy-weight brown leather, suede seat
14 Limited edition smooth Hybernia brown on brown flap 28 Purple leather on black, English Trail, G4 seat top


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