Dressage Flaps

WOW Saddles Dressage Flaps

Most WOW Saddle flaps can come either a traditional butt (solid) leather or a quilted padded leather version.  The padded flap gives a superior contact and feel.  The rider’s lower leg stability is much better in the padded style due to the fact that the stirrup leather does not slide as easily on this type of flap.

The padded versions and some of the other flap designs are much more time consuming and complex to make and hence the price for these styles is more.  You will see Band A & Band B pricing indicated on each flap design below.  Check with your local supplier on the two price bands.

If you ride in environment where there is likely to be a lot of sand flicking up onto the flaps or you are not particularly good at keeping your tack clean, then we recommend the butt leather version as it will put up with more abuse!

Remember, all flaps have the ability to be put on the saddle in two positions and you can change these at any time.  They are most useful when you have a young horse and you need to use a slightly shorter stirrup.   By angling the flap forward you can get more leg bend behind the knee block.  The use of the forward stirrup bar is all so useful in this case.  As the horse becomes more balanced and in self carriage the angled back position of the flap and back stirrup bar are used.

Dressage Equitana

Code – EQUITANA

Lengths Available – Standard, +1″ & +2”

Description NEW addition to our range of dressage flaps is the Equitana with an adjustable fixed block!

The Block angle can be adjusted and the position front to back can be moved as well.  This means that you can achieve the perfect position of the leg every time with different riders.  We preveiwed a prototype of this flap at Equitana in Essen, Germany in March 2015 and it was very well received.

The stitch pattern is different and is like our swirl pattern.  The addition of a wear strip at the bottom provides a good looking contrast.  The flap construction is the same as our padded flaps so we have still kept that superior contact and feel you associate with a WOW.

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Dressage Giant Fixed Block

Code – DRFG

Lengths Available – Standard, +1″ & +2”

Description The Dressage Giant Fixed Block is a pure dressage flap.  The block is more supportive to the thigh than the standard fixed block flap.  There is more block at the top of the flap so often suits those riders with shorter thighs.  This flap, like its counterpart the Giant High, will really keep you in the seat when your horse is moving big!

Padded leather versions are available in two stitch styles “Classic” and “Swirl”

Price Band A & B

Dressage Giant High Fixed Block

Code – DRFGH

Lengths Available – Standard, +1″ & +2”

Description – The Dressage Fixed Giant Block is a pure dressage flap.  The block is cut higher to give support to the thigh but the cut seems to suit riders with standard to long legs.  The thinking behind this block is to get your thigh under the block not your knee jammed in it.  This is a real must if your horse is big moving.  The more weight you put on the ball of your foot in the stirrup the more you can keep your weight in the seat!  Sounds mad but you should try it!

Padded leather versions are available in two stitch styles “Classic” and “Swirl”

Price Band A & B

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Lesley Peyton-Gilbert

Dressage Movable Block

Code – DRM

Lengths Available – -2″, -1″, Standard, +1″ & +2”

Description If you enjoy hacking and maybe even some low level jumping along with your Dressage then this flap is for you. The moveable block allows you to position the knee support where you prefer. You have a choice of 7 blocks which allow for different leg support for different disciplines.

Padded leather versions are available in two stitch styles “Classic” and “Swirl”

Price Band A & B

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Judith Zimmerman

Dressage Seriously Straight

Code – DRFSS

Lengths Available – Standard & +2”

Description This is really serious dressage flap for the rider that can really drop from the hip and keep their thigh almost vertical to the ground!  the support and leg position you will get from this flap is superb.  Rider finding this flap comfortable would probably wish to try our “Up & Over Stirrup Leathers that are even further back than the conventional back bar position!

Padded leather versions are available in two stitch styles “Classic” and “Swirl”

Price Band A & B

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Richard Davison

Dressage Conventional

Code – DRC

Lengths Available – Standard & +2”

Description – Traditional looking dressage flap with a substantial fixed block located under the a soft padded knee roll. The main flap is made from very flexible, heavily oiled butt leather. Ideal for those that want a more conservative look to their saddle.  This flap only comes in the butt leather version and is a mono flap even though it gives the appearance of a dual flap.

Butt leather only

Price Band B only

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Ann-Maree Lourey

Dressage Standard Fixed Block

Code – DRF

Lengths Available – -2″, -1″, Standard, +1″ & +2”

Description Dressage Fixed Block flap will suit those riders that are purely into Dressage. It has a clean straight flap that will show off the shoulder of the horse better.  The knee support is more positive than the Moveable Block Dressage.

Padded leather versions are available in two stitch styles “Classic” and “Swirl”

Price Band A & B

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Richard Davison

Dressage Designer “On Fire”

Code – DESF

Lengths Available – Standard, +1″ & +2”

Description This flap can have the block from the Giant, Giant High, Standard or Zero.  The design is inspired from all of those very expensive designer handbags!  this really has a added WOW factor and all that beauty does not detract from it function!  It still rides as good as its’ less extravagant partners.

We are happy to quote if you have a design that is even more individual.

Padded leather versions only.

Price Band POA

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Natalie Blundell

Dressage Thigh Fixed Block

Code – DRFT

Lengths Available – -2″, -1″, Standard, +1″ & +2”

Description The Dressage Fixed Thigh Block flap will suit those that do not want knee support but want something to roll the thigh into for stability in the half halts. It will also suit riders with a long upper leg.

Padded leather versions are available in two stitch styles “Classic” and “Swirl”

Price Band A & B

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Dressage Zero Block

Code – ZERO

Lengths Available – -2″, -1″, Standard, +1″ & +2”

Description This flap is available in any style of normally fixed block flap i.e. Dressage, VSD, GP & Jumping. The fixed block is replaced by a soft flat padded area for those riders that do not like any blocks.

Padded leather versions are available in two stitch styles “Classic” and “Swirl”

Price Band A & B

Showing Flap

Code – SHOW

The showing flap is just that, all about show! It is a dressage styled flap which allows the horses shoulder to be seen in an elegant manner in the show ring. It is simple in design with soft padded thigh and knee area.