Butet Hunter/Jumper Saddles
A saddle serves as the pilot seat for equestrian athletes and, at the top of the sport, every detail must be geared to performance and perfection. For the Butet Saddle Company the goal is for the saddle to disappear, for the horse and rider to become one. Since 1986, when Frédéric Butet established the brand in Saumur France, all elements of the brand have revolved around this vision. Today, the core values of elegance, tradition, and performance remain steadfast pillars, and the promise to provide the best seat to the top athletes of the world is inextricably stitched into the brand.
The company, which famously produced one of the world's most expensive saddles, an all gold number, is most well known for their classic (and understated) design of vegetable-tanned supreme leather and contrasting ergonomic stitching which grips and binds the leather elements together. The overall mechanical qualities and design have remained unchanged since the brand's inception. Apart from a computer-aided design and a laser cutting table, every saddle is made using original tools and handcrafted by Butet artisans, some who have worked for the brand more than 30 years.