Build a Mattes Saddle Pad

Mattes Saddle Pads

First class and highly functional pads for English saddles. Our range includes Mattes Saddle Pads, a range of half-pads with stylish Sheepskin edging, baroque style saddle pads and trekking/trail numnahs with practical pockets on both sides.

Have fun creating your own combination of designs and colours. Add fluffy sheepskin in your favourite colour exactly where you want it around the edges of your design and treat your horse with a full Sheepskin lining. Quality piping adds a certain extra touch to Mattes Saddle Pads.

Mattes Saddle Pad Options

Mattes Saddle Pads are available in:

  • All purpose, Dressage and Showjumping styles
  • in sizes S, M, L and XL.
  • You are free to choose the design of the top side: without Sheepskin padding, with Sheepskin padding and trim at the front, with Sheepskin padding and trim at the back and with Sheepskin padding and trim at the front and back.
  • The underside of the Mattes saddle pad can either have no sheepskin, a full sheepskin lining, top quality sheepskin lining beneath the saddle area or a crescent or specially shaped section of sheepskin.
  • The sheepskin is available in more than 30 different colours.
  • Good to know: Sheepskin had the ability to regulate temperature and absorb huge amounts of sweat make sheepskin equally perfect for summer or winter use.


If you really want to turn heads, choose the optional embroidered MATTES logo free of charge, or your own logo or text on one or both sides.

Further Customise Options

The top band, binding and up to three rows of decorative piping are available in almost 50 colours. The optional Velcro keepers on the sides come in more than a dozen different shades, or as our PM system.

The Mattes Saddle Pad is also available with the MER exercise sheet system for easy and secure attachment to our Eurofit MER exercise sheets.


MATTES uses high quality cotton/polyester blend quilted fabric. If you prefer, we can also make your Mattes Saddle Pad using a very hard-wearing polyester velvet; special lustrous fibres are woven into the fabric to give a striking look while the thick layer of padding makes the quilted pattern really stand out. Both quilted fabric and velvet are available in a wide range of colours – design yourself or take advantage of our Ready to Order designs (Choose Size etc).

The core of the EUROFIT® numnah is made of two layers: POLY-FLEX® (a deep-needled polyester felt) is used to maintain the shape and spread the pressure, while polyester wadding provides padding. We completely avoid foam, neoprene or gel, making the whole pad breathable.

Spine Clearance Design Features

The SPINEFREE® design reliably prevents any pressure around the withers and spinous processes. The secure SADDLE-FIX® system allows the top seam of the Mattes Saddle Pad to be attached comfortably in the gullet of the saddle.

Correction System
Mattes Saddle Pad

The Mattes Saddle Pad is available with the CORRECTION® System on request, with a choice of one or two pockets; get three 5 mm-thick felt shims (POLY-FLEX®) for each pocket, offering the same pressure relief as a good quality new saddle, padded with wool and horsehair. MATTES developed the CORRECTION® System to allow flexible and easy changes to saddle fit by up to 30 mm: to easily compensate for the rapid physical development of young horses in training, for horses that have been out of work for some time, or for trained horses which change shape a lot during the competition season, whenever quick alterations are needed.

Simply add extra shims, or just as importantly, remove them, to suit the horse’s changing shape. It is crucial to balance out long-term irregularities in conformation. These should never be corrected by adjusting the saddle itself!


Need help deciding which size to get? Read here….


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Our thanks for Mattes and Thomas Hartig for the Professional photos!

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