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WELLEP 'SANS PAREIL' SATTEL


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INTRODUCTION

Following the success of the Wellep Infinitely Variable Headplate System, which is now used by leading saddle manufacturers throughout the world, the Wellep Saddle Company was formed as an associate of Wellep Equestrian International (UK) to produce and market its own exclusive range of Saddles based on the unique Headplate System.

The object of the Sans Pareil range of saddles developed by the company was to complement the high quality of the precision-engineered headplate in terms of materials and craftsmanship, whilst incorporating design features that enhanced and took advantage of the ability to achieve an instant and precise fitting for every type of back formation whatever the animal's state of fitness, (it will be appreciated that the profile of the back alters continually and significantly as the horse becomes fitter and loses surplus fat.)

THE TREE


Model 088/100-200

All saddles in the Sans Pareil range are built on traditionally constructed Wellep laminated beech wood spring trees fitted with the Wellep Infinitely & instantly Variable Headplate System. The tempered steel springs give resilience to the seat but are of greater strength than is usual. This ensures that the shape of the tree and its balance cannot be impaired as a result of metal fatigue.

THE ADJUSTMENT KEY

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The variable headplate is simply adjusted by pulling back the protective flap and inserting the key into the mechanism. The key is pulled forward to close the head and backwards to open it.

The key will flex when the maximum adjustment point is reached so that the mechanism is not subjected to unnecessary strain.

The mechanism is designed so that it is impossible for it to be closed or opened beyond the set parameters. It also incorporates built-in safeguards to prevent the adjustment being altered by vibration caused by the horse's movement. The only way the adjustment can be altered is by using the key in the adjustment screw.

THE STIRRUP BARS

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With the exception of the jumping models, on which a bar adjustment is unnecessary, all saddles in the range are fitted with stainless steel Wellep adjustable stirrup bars which can be altered (by selecting any one of five positions) to suit the length of the rider's leg and to obtain a correct riding position. (To a degree the variable headplate can also be used in conjunction with the bars to influence the disposition of the rider's weight and position.)

THE SELF-BALANCING GIRTH SYSTEM

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 Dressage  GP & Close Contact

All the Sans Pareil saddles incorporate an original Wellep self-balancing girth system. This ensures that the girth lies flat in the sternum curve (the equine equivalent of the human waist) whatever the horse's, conformation, and that an equal tension is placed on all four saddle straps at all times. In consequence, and as a direct result of an accurately fitted saddle, the saddle is firmly secured in the correct position without the girth having to be adjusted excessively tight.

Man-made webbing is offered as an optional alternative instead of the conventional leather girth straps for greater strength, ease of adjustment and to reduce bulk under the leg.

MEMORY PANELS

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All models are built with French-type panels which provide the largest possible bearing surface to the back, allowing the weight to be distributed over a wide area. However, the ability to adjust the headplate to give a precise fit allows the panels to be so slim as to give the rider what is virtually bare-back contact.

The panels are made of laminated memory foam. They are shaped to the back conformation and have the capacity to mould themselves to the individual horse, returning to the original shape when the saddle is removed. They need no maintenance; alterations to a particular profile being made with the headplate; they are resilient to an extreme and there is no possibility of the surface developing the irregularities, resulting in bruising pressure points, which can occur in the old-type wool-stuffed panels. (The adjustable headplate obviates the necessity for this type of panel. Formerly it was only by regulating the flocking that adjustments could be made to the fit.)

THE LEATHER

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The leather used in the Wellep range is, in the simplest terms, the very best obtainable. The seat, for instance, is made from pigskin, the traditional material and acknowledged as being the best for the purpose. (Most modern saddles have calf-hide seats which though soft initially have a limited life in comparison with pigskin.)

The printed ox-hide flaps, cut from selected butts, are also traditional in the finest English saddles and are superior in quality, wearing properties and suppleness to any other leather or combinations of leather, foam etc.

The Wellep saddles are made from leather dressed to the rich, classical colour called London Tan. Unlike so many of the modern and cheaper hides used in present-day saddle production this colour is fast and no problems will be caused in this respect.

THE TRAVEL BAG

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Each saddle is provided with a bag to protect it whilst travelling. Since the saddles can be fitted to any horse the owner can always enjoy the comfort of his own saddle wherever he rides.

CLEANING & MAINTENANCE

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It is advisable to treat the saddle with a good quality leather dressing before it is put into use. The top of the saddle should be cleaned regularly with glycerine saddle soap applied with a barely damp sponge. At periodic intervals (once a week is sufficient) the saddle should be treated with the leather dressing, otherwise it should be cleaned after use, dirt and sweat being removed.

Do not dry a saddle by artificial means i.e. fires, heaters, radiators etc. which will dry out the grease content and cause the leather to crack. Let it dry naturally in a well-ventilated room. After cleaning keep the saddle on a saddle-rack or saddle-horse open to the circulation of air.

When it is necessary to put a saddle on the ground, place it head-down with the seat towards a wall or something similar with the cantle resting against the latter.

Do not store saddles in polythene bags - they are subject to heavy condensation. Use instead a bag or cover of cotton or linen.

SERIAL NUMBER

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Each saddle is registered and carries its own serial number. Because the range is exclusive and great attention is paid to the details of construction and finish the maximum number of saddles which it is possible to manufacture to these exacting standards in each year is limited to 300.

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U.S.A. PATENT NO: 4996827. EUROPEAN PATENT NO: 0326376. GERMAN PATENT NO: P68900305.6. AUSTRALIAN PATENT NO: 6140283. AUSTRIAN PATENT NO: E68163. CANADIAN PATENT NO: 1317113. OTHER WORLD PATENTS PENDING.

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